Kendrick Lamar, gorillaz, Blondie and garbage, planetarium, queens of the stone age, Interpol, chance the rapper, paramore, outlaw music festival tour, tool, spoon, father John misty, Phoenix, rancid n Dropkick Murphys, Lindsey Buckingham and Christie McVie, metallica, j Cole, slowdive, incubud with Jimmy eat world, Erykah Badu, Tycho with Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist.
But we’re not here to dwell on recorded music. We’re here to talk tours, a task we take on a few times a year to highlight the most exciting artists coming to a club, theater, arena, or stadium near you. This is the summer edition, meaning we’re not repeating any of the artists that appeared on our 2017 kickoff list. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not still anticipating some of those acts. U2 remains one of our most anticipated shows of the summer with their anniversary presentation of The Joshua Tree. Others, like Fleet Foxes, A Tribe Called Quest, Hans Zimmer, and King Crimson are still high up on our list of shows to catch as the days get longer and warmer.
But over the past few months, a host of new tours have been announced, and below you’ll find the 25 that we’re most itching to check out. Put on your sunscreen, get a Tinder date, and be sure to catch as much live music as possible this summer. You won’t be sorry.
Some ascents are so gradual that you hardly even notice them. That could be said for Tycho, who quietly has grown from playing small clubs and daylight festival sets to the run they have planned for early summer on the West Coast. Scott Hansen and his post-rock crew will be headlining bigger venues than ever before in support of last year’s Epoch, all of them outdoor and featuring support from like-minded soundscape crews Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist. These are shows that feel catered toward the setting and the atmosphere, looking to milk the warm weather for all its worth and ring in the summer with proper experiences under the stars. –Philip Cosores
Summer Tour Dates: 06/27 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor 06/28 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield 06/30 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre 07/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
It would seem that the deck is stacked against Erykah Badu. According to the name of her new tour, the soul queen’s involved in quite the showdown — facing off against Everythang, in fact. But if anyone has the pipes to defeat such a massive enemy, it’s Badu. The enigmatic artist has quite the range, both vocally and in her catalog. In fact, her most recent release, 2015’s But You Cain’t Use My Phone, showed that versatility and strength, fusing R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and more into a virtuosic yet unpretentious show. So when she brings that full arsenal of skills against Everythang — including at festival stops and theaters around the world — Everythang better be ready. –Lior Phillips
Summer Tour Dates: 05/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Funk Fest 05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Funk Fest 05/27 – Houston, TX @ Houston Arena Theater 05/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Lake Front Arena 07/06 – London, UK @ Hammerstein Theater 07/07 – London, UK @ Hammerstein Theater 07/08 – Paris, FR @ Palais des Sports 07/09 – Rotterdam, NL @ North Sea Jazz Fest 07/11 – Montreaux, CH @ Montreaux Jazz Fest 07/12 – Tuscany, IT @ Lucca Summer Fest 07/14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tivoli Gardens 07/15 – Pori, FI @ Pori Jazz Festival 07/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl 07/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest 08/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA 08/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Funk Fest 08/13 – Richmond, VA @ TBA 09/01 – Dallas, TX @ TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival 09/15 – Newark, NJ @ TBA 09/16 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music and Arts Festival 09/22-23 – Chicago, IL @ Midwives Conference 10/01-12 – Tokyo, JP @ Camp Fest 10/09-10 – Osaka, JP @ BBL
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, but hippies won’t be hogging all of the nostalgia this year. Emo kids and alt-rockers will also get their moment in the proverbial sun thanks to a tour featuring the revitalized co-headliners Incubus and Jimmy Eat World, both of which inconceivably released solid albums in recent months. JEW’s Integrity Blues is the standout of the two, though we have to give Incubus credit for thinking outside the box and bringing in Skrillex to co-produce their new record, 8. It’s the kind of move that could easily backfire, and fans will only have a few chances to see how it all comes together, as this “mini” tour only features a handful of North American dates. –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 07/06 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre 07/07 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 07/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre 07/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 07/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 07/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center 07/15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater 07/16 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 07/18 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center 07/19 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 07/20 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion 07/22 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 07/23 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center 07/26 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion 07/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 07/29 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/30 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 08/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere at Champions Square 08/04 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/05 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater 08/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 08/11 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion 08/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl 08/16 – Mt. View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/18 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 08/19 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre 10/03 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
By now, it’s not really a secret that Slowdive’s new self-titled album is arguably one of their greatest feats to date. While it’s not exactly a comeback story, per se, the idea of seeing the shoegaze legends return with something new, rather than regurgitating something old, is refreshing to say the least. That’s why we’re kind of rushing out to hear them play songs like “Slomo”, “Sugar for the Pill”, and “No Longer Making Time”. Based on their recent round of setlists, it would appear those selections are par for the course, punctuating a healthy heaping of past favorites like “Catch the Breeze” and “Star Roving”. –Michael Roffman
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle 05/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse 05/13 – Santiago, CL @ Fauna Otono 05/14 – São Paulo, BR @ Balaclava Fest 05/16 – Buenos Aries, AR @ Niceto Club 05/18 – Lima, PE @ CC Baranco 06/02 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy 06/03 – London, UK @ Field Day 06/10 – Skopje, MK @ Zdravo Mladi Festival 06/16-18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby 07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival 07/06 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival 07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival 07/09 – Six Four Les Plages, FR @ Pointu Festival 07/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest 07/30 – Tahar Shi, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival 08/19 – Trondheim, NO – Pstereo Festival 08/27 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine Festival 08/31 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival 09/07 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Barby Club 09/15 –16 – Angers, FR @ Levitation Fest 09/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Beyond the Tracks Festival
We’re living in a golden age of hip-hop, and few artists have done more to push the genre to new heights than the Frankfurt, Germany-born, North Carolina-based artist known as J. Cole. Rather than try to top 2014’s massive 2014 Forest Hills Drive with an even bigger follow-up, the 31-year-old rapper scaled things back a little with last year’s 4 Your Eyez Only, and it will be interesting to see how the mature, concise record will translate to the stage. Cole will have plenty of chances to test out different approaches, as his massive world tour features dates scheduled all across North America, Europe, and Australia. Whether you’re based in Cardiff, Copenhagen, or Columbia, SC, it’s time to get hyped. –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 06/01 – Columbia, SC @ The 06/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks Live 06/03 – Tallahassee, FL @ Potbelly’s 06/05 – Jackson, MS @ Hal & Hal’s 06/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company 06/07 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre 06/09 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex Event Center 06/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre 06/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant 06/14 – Memphis, TN @ The New Daisy Theater 06/15 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom 06/17 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva 06/18 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center 07/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena 07/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 07/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center 07/11 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum 07/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena 07/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 07/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 07/23 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre 08/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center 08/04 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden 08/05 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum 08/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena 08/08 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center 08/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center 08/11 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena 08/14 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena 08/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center 08/18 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 08/19 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center 08/20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 09/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1 09/30 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum 10/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet 10/03 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium 10/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome 10/06 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle 10/07 – Frankfurt, DE @ Stadthalle Offenbach 10/09 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall 10/10 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith 10/12 – Nottingham UK @ Motorpoint Arena 10/14 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena 10/15 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena 10/18 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena 10/20 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena 10/21 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena 10/22 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena 12/01 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena 12/02 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage 12/05 – Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion 12/06 – Melbourne, AU @ Margaret Court Arena 12/09 – Perth, AU @ HBF Stadium __________________________________________________________
Photo by Philip Cosores
The debate has never really been whether or not Metallica are the biggest metal band in the world. The point of contention over the last couple decades returns to at what album or point in their career should the demarcation line be drawn between Metallica the thrash/heavy metal pioneers and Metallica the sellouts. It’s a sad commentary on our society that you rarely can talk about a band that brought heavy metal to the masses in the late ’80s and early ’90s without falling into this lame debate. Regardless, Metallica will hit the road this summer and, like they always do, pack their shows with whippersnappers and longtime diehards alike. Oh, and most importantly, James Hetfield has assured Metallica fans that all mics will be working. Give me fuel, give me fire, working mics, I require! –Matt Melis
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium *^ 05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field *^ 05/14 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium *^ 05/17 – Uniondale, NY @ New Coliseum ^ 05/19 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium ^ 05/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range 06/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium ^ 06/07 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field *^ 06/09 – Newton, IA @ Iowa Speedway 06/11 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium *^ 06/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome * 06/16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium * 06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field * 07/05 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium *^ 07/07 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium *^ 07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park *^ 07/12 – Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park *^ 07/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Ete 07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre *^ 07/19 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau *^ 07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl *+ 08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium *+ 08/06 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park *+ 08/07 – San Francisco, CA @AT&T Park 08/09 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field *+ 08/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival 08/14 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place *+ 08/16 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium *+ 09/02 – Denmark @ Royal Arena 09/04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome 09/06 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome 09/08 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Area 09/10 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Area 09/12 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier 09/14 – Cologne, GER @ Lanxess Arena 09/16 – Cologne, GER @ Lanxess Arena
Fleetwood Mac is like a long-lasting theater company. It’s been dramatic, it’s been epic, and it’s been incestuous. The love, the heartbreak, and the psychological damage each one of the members have put upon one another will someday make for one of the greatest biopics to ever hit the silver screen. (Hey, Cameron Crowe, make it happen.) The latest chapter in the band’s long and winding career finds lead guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and fellow vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie hanging out over a collaborative album that’s been too accurately titled, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie. Due out June 9th, the pair will hit the road shortly after for what will likely be an emotional couple of hours each night consisting of new cuts, old sounds, and must-hear classics. As long as Buckingham stays away from hideous deep cuts like “Time Bomb Town” and guarantees a long encore presentation of “Holiday Road”, well, then we’ll be right there for the harmonies. What do you say to that, Lindsey? C’mon, don’t hold out on me…
Summer Tour Dates: 06/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park 06/23 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre 06/24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater 06/26 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap 06/28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 06/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts 07/02 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 07/03 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island 07/05 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 07/19 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle 07/21 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre 07/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theatre 07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 07/27 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Punk rock never really had the same coastal rivalry as hip-hop, but its emphasis on locality meant that kids growing up in different parts of the country gravitated to their own weird subset of pop punk or hardcore. For Bay Area brats in the ‘90s, nothing beat the slurry Clash worship of Operation Ivy and its liberty-spiked hellspawn Rancid, while over in New England, punks with names like Sully slammed brews to the sound of the Dropkick Murphys.
It took more than two decades (and a whole lot of Warped Tours) for Rancid and the Murphys to hit the road on their own supertour, and the result is a dream come true for anyone who ever tried to jam a safety pin through their ear. The 24-date From Boston to Berkeley Tour kicks off July 27th in Bangor, ME, and includes stops in the Murphys’ hometown of Boston and Rancid’s native Berkeley. The bands will cap off each show with a joint encore, which should be worth the price of admission alone. Then again, punks are notoriously cheap. –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 07/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion * 07/28 – Montreal, QC @ ’77 * 07/29 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach * 07/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica * 07/31 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill * 08/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE * 08/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier * 08/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage * 08/05 – Boston, MA @ Brockton Fairgrounds * 08/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk * 08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island * 08/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion * 08/11 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park ^ 08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Saltair ^ 08/13 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre ^ 08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC Thunderbird Arena ^ 08/16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater ^ 08/18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach ^ 08/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium ^ 08/20 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek ^ 08/22 – Chandler, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center ^ 08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park In The Park ^ 08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center ^ 08/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
* = w/ Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns ^ = w/ The Selector and Kevin Seconds __________________________________________________________
Photo by David Brendan Hall
It’s been a long four years without new Phoenix in our lives, but it looks like that wait is finally just about over. The long-awaited Ti Amo drops in June, and the anticipation heats up with each and every trickle of information. It’s fitting, too, that the new material has hit the web through video of their return to the stage, as the French outfit long ago established themselves as one of the most thrilling acts in indie rock. Their massive global tour will take them from Miami to Japan and seemingly everywhere in between, from festival stops to auditoriums. But no matter the space, frontman Thomas Mars will make the place shake with his otherworldly bravado. –Lior Phillips
Summer Tour Dates: 05/12 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore * 05/13- Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues * 05/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival 05/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium * 06/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore + 06/03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Festival 06/04 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival 06/05 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom + 06/07 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks + % 06/10 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105’s BFD 06/11 – San Diego, CA @ 91x Presents: X-Fest 06/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre + 06/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl + 06/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl + 06/21-06/25 – Worthy Farm, UK @ Glastonbury Festival 06/29 – Vilanova i la Geltru, ES @ Vida Festival 06/30 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock Festival 07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive 07/07 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live 07/08 – Herouville-St-Clair, FR @ Beauregard Festival 07/09 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeenes 07/12-16 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival 07/13 – Aix-les-Bains, FR @ Musilac Festival 07/14-16 – Berlin, DE @ Melt! Festival 07/14 – Carhaix, FR @ Festival Les Vieilles Charrues 07/20-22 – Wiesen, AT @ Out of the Woods Festival 07/22 – Roma, IT @ Rock in Roma 08/11-12 – Bali, ID @ Sunny Side Up Festival 08/11-13 – Jakarta, ID @ We The Fest 08/15 – Manila, PH @ Araneta Coliseum 08/18-20 – Osaka, JP @ Summersonic Festival 08/18-20 – Tokyo, JP @ Summersonic Festival 09/02 – Dublin, IR @ Electric Picnic 09/24 – Munich, DE @ TonHalle Munchen 09/25 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium 09/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36 09/28 – Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal 09/29 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena POPB 09/30 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
In many ways, Father John Misty is the perfect musician for The Year of Our Lord 2017. His recently released Pure Comedy traces the contours of a society crumbling beneath its own narcissism and self-obsession — a society you might recognize from its starring role in the news media. Perhaps more than any other white male artist working today, FJM fluently speaks the language of our times, and his rapid rise to indie stardom hasn’t diminished his desire to irk and troll audiences whenever he sees fit. Fans of Pure Comedy will snap up tickets to Mr. Tillman’s Wild Ride to see hits like “Total Entertainment Forever” performed live, but at least a few of them will get more (or less) than they bargained for. –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 05/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 05/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 05/13 – Mayer, Arizona @ FORM Arcosanti Festival 05/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre 05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre 05/26 – Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park 06/07 – Mexico City, MX @ Metropolitan Theatre 07/21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass Festival 07/23 – Sydney, AU @ The Metro Theatre 07/24 – Southbank, AU @ Melbourne Recital Centre 08/04-06 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival 08/06 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest 08/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo 08/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field 08/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads 08/23 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 08/26 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst 08/31-09/03 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival” 09/13 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 09/14 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre 09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann 09/18 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall 09/19 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall 09/20 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre 09/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House 09/23 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 09/25 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 09/26 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 09/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 09/29 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall 09/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory 10/01 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 10/02 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall 10/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre 10/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory 10/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory 10/07 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre 10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater 10/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl 10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre 10/14 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater 11/01 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall 11/02 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow 11/05 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester 11/07 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 11/08 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 11/11 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon 11/12 – Brussels, BE @ L’Ancienne Belgique 11/13 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivolivredenburg 11/14 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys 11/16 – Milan, IT @ Frabrique 11/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz 11/19 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera 11/20 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu Do Recreios
Photo by Heather Kaplan
Whereas most indie rock bands struggle to stay relevant for the length of a season, Spoon have somehow carved out a 20-year niche of relevancy that shows no sign of letting up with their latest and typically solid release, Hot Thoughts. Groovy, dynamic, and laced with a sensuality we haven’t heard from the band in ages, the new songs translate seamlessly to the stage, giving Britt Daniel and co. the chance to strut their middle-aged stuff and show the young’uns how it’s done. They’ll have plenty of competition on a nightly basis, as they’ll be sharing the stage with such indie luminaries as The Shins, The New Pornographers, and Belle & Sebastian. –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 05/11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall % 05/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg 06/18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby Festival 06/19 – Munich, DE @ Technikum 06/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich 06/22 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik i Parken 06/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio 06/25 – Ewjik, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole 06/27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla 06/28 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arts School 06/30 – London, UK @ O2 Forum 07/02 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival 07/03 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria Theater 07/05 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie 07/06 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live 07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival 07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival 07/15 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Festival 07/16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival 07/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre & 07/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion & 07/21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre & 07/23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis & 07/25 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall # 07/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE & 07/28 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival 07/29 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival 07/30 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^* 08/01 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore # 08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 08/06 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^ 08/08 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen 08/09 – Bellvue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre 08/27 – Portland, OR @ MusicFestNW Presents Project Pabst 08/28 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory + 08/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre + 08/31 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall + 09/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl + 09/05 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory + 09/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot + 09/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre $ 09/11 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium $ 09/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater $ 09/14 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre 09/15 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theater $ 09/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theater $ 09/30 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater ! 10/01 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union ! 10/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater ! 10/05 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ! 10/17 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues 10/20 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm 10/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks 11/02 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie at Botanique 11/06 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 11/07 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory 11/09 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction 11/11 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne 11/12 – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club 11/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo 11/15 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera 11/16 – Porto, PT @ Porto Coliseum 11/17 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu dos Recreios
% = w/ Tennis & = w/ The New Pornographers # = w/ Cherry Glazerr ^ = w/ Belle & Sebastian * = w/ Andrew Bird + = w/ White Reaper $ = w/ Twin Peaks ! = w/ The Shins
Tool fans subsist on one very basic principle: Where there is life, there is hope. So, if Tool, Puscifer, or A Perfect Circle hit the road or one of the latter two release new songs, that means Maynard James Keenan still draws breath and may one day put an end to the torments of the damned and release Tool’s fifth studio album. It’s hard to live on that type of faith, though, and it’s not getting easier anytime soon. A Perfect Circle’s Twitter account just responded to fans with the bad news that neither a new Tool nor a new APC album will surface in 2017. So, if Tool fans must continue to wander the desert, at least they can follow their prophet this summer, as the band plays a handful of dates, including shows in towns they haven’t played in over a decade. But seriously, when’s gonna be our time, Lord? –Matt Melis
Summer Tour Dates: 05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena 05/25 – Hershey, PA @Giant Center 05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling 05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena 05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre 06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre 06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival 06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center 06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena 06/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 06/12 – Calgary, CAN @ Scotiabank/Saddledome 06/13 – Edmonton, CAN @ Rogers Place 06/15 – Vancouver, CAN @ Rogers Arena 06/17 – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheater 06/18 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center 06/21 – San Jose, CA @ Sap Center 06/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 06/24 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
Aside from Warped Tour, most of the traveling US festival tours have gone extinct. Rock the Bells is no more, Ozzfest doesn’t trot the country anymore, and Lollapalooza has long been stationary. But this year we have a new entry into that arena with the Outlaw Music Festival tour, a six-date run that will see Willie Nelson‘s rotating lineup event visit a lucky group of cities. The event debuted with a single incarnation last year in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but won’t be returning to that spot. Instead, cities like New Orleans, Dallas, Detroit, and Syracuse will play host to Nelson, along with The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, and My Morning Jacket. Bob Dylan even drops by at one stop. If he doesn’t play “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, I’d demand my money back. (‘Cause the song is from Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Get it?) –Philip Cosores
Summer Tour Dates and Lineups: 07/01 — New Orleans, LA at Shrine On Airline: Willie Nelson & Family The Avett Brothers Sheryl Crow Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Other Artists To Be Announced
07/02 — Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion: Willie Nelson & Family Sheryl Crow The Avett Brothers Hayes Carll Margo Price Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
07/06— Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion Willie Nelson & Family Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Sheryl Crow Margo Price Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
07/08 — Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena: Willie Nelson & Family Bob Dylan and His Band Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Sheryl Crow Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
07/09 — Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest: Willie Nelson & Family Bob Dylan and His Band Sheryl Crow Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Margo Price Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
07/16 — Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater: Willie Nelson & Family My Morning Jacket Sheryl Crow Margo Price
Apparently, pop punk heroes Paramore were about to close up shop after their last album. “You can run on the fumes of being a teenager for as long as you want, but eventually life hits you really hard,” frontwoman Hayley Williams recently told The New York Times. But listening to their hot-off-the-presses follow-up, After Laughter, you wouldn’t guess this is the sound of a band running out of steam. They’ve even pushed further into a new wave stream, growing up some through their pop punk maturation. It’ll be interesting to see how those changes incorporate into their live show and whether it affects their riotous energy. But considering the fluorescent videos and blood-pumping tunes, we’re guessing not. –Lior Phillips
Summer Tour Dates: 05/20 – Carson, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 06/15 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia 06/16 – Belfast, IE @ Waterfront 06/18 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo 06/19 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall 06/21 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall 06/22 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall 06/24 – Köln, DE @ Palladium 06/25 – Tilburg, NL @ O13 06/27 – Paris, FR @ Grand Rex 06/29 – Wien, AT @ Arena Open Air 06/30 – Sopron, HU @ Volt Festival 07/02 – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast 07/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark 07/05 – Hradec Kralove, CZ @ Rock For People 07/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus 07/09 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock 07/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega 07/14 – Tonsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell Festival 07/21 – Centre Hall, PA @ Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival 07/28 – Hinckley, MN @ Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center 07/29 – Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair 08/12 – Billings, MT @ Montanafair 08/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair 2017 09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Each year, it seems the Chance the Rapper experience gets bigger, and considering the guy’s talent and charisma, that train won’t be slowing down anytime soon. On the back of the Grammy-winning Coloring Book (and establishing a multi-million dollar arts and literacy fund to benefit Chicago Public Schools), he turned those spiritually brilliant and rapturously fun songs into a couple of Magnificent Coloring World events. And while each show on his upcoming festival and arena tour might not have that same immersive physical experience, Chance’s sublime stage presence guarantees that you’ll feel wrapped up in his songs. With prime spots at festivals like Boston Calling and Eaux Claires, as well as massive stages like Red Rocks, Chance’s ebullient world will only get bigger. –Lior Phillips
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center Omaha 05/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 05/13 – Kansas City, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater 05/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center 05/16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena 05/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace In Auburn Hills 05/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center 05/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 05/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival 05/24 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 05/25 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell 05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival 05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch!” 05/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center 06/02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Festival 06/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater 06/04 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 06/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena 06/07 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex 06/08 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion 06/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival 06/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre 06/13 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena 06/14 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 06/16 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival 06/17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival 06/29-07/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival 07/07 – London, UK @ Wireless 07/13-07/16 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival 07/22 – Centre Hall, PA @ Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival 08/03-08/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 09/22-09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful 10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl 10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl 10/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits 10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits 10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Festival
10. RYAN ADAMS
Photo by Heather Kaplan
Ryan Adams hasn’t exactly been keeping a low profile lately. Since he dropped his brilliant new record, Prisoner, in mid-February, he’s been on the road touring, a fixture on late-night television, and even designing a box set, which includes 17 B-sides from Prisoner that have leaked their way online. Looking at the expansive slate of dates, including several festivals, Adams has booked for this summer, it doesn’t seem as though he’ll be slowing down anytime soon either. No coaxing or arm twisting is ever required to get folks to turn out for a Ryan Adams set, but this summer has a chance to be something special. He’s touring arguably his best new material since Heartbreaker, and early reports from this tour have hinted that there’s absolutely something for everyone each night. –Matt Melis
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^ 05/12 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^ 05/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival 05/20 – Auckland, NZ @ Civic Theatre 05/23 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli 05/24 – Byron Bay, AU @ The Northern Hotel 05/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Margaret Court Arena 05/27 – Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion 06/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Granada Theater 06/02 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre 06/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre 06/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater 06/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 06/22 – Calgary, AB @ Jubilee 06/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Jubilee 06/25 – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall 06/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater 06/28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre 06/29 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield 07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival 07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival 07/08 – Barcelona, ES @ Festival Cruilla 07/09 – Six-Fours-Les-Plages, ES @ Pointu Festival 07/11 – Roma, IT @ Cavea, Auditorium Parco della Musica 07/12 – Gardone Riviera, IT @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale 07/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Culture Factory 07/15 – Munich, GER @ Muffathalle 07/16 – Berlin, GER @ Tempodrom 07/28 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre 07/29 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre 07/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 08/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 08/04 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Festival 08/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival 08/10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West 08/11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival 08/16 – Utrecht, NLD @ TivoliVredenburg 08/17 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop 08/17 – Beacon, UK @ Green Man Festival 09/08 – Belfast, IE @ Ulster Hall 09/09 – Cork, IE @ Olympia Theater 09/11 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theater 09/12 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theater 09/14 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo 09/15 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall 09/17 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage One 09/18 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy 09/19 – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy 09/21 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange 09/22 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall 09/24 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival 09/29 – Colombia, MO @ Roots N Blues N BBQ 10/06-08 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival 10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
Coming off last year’s co-headlining Summer Sixteen Tour with Drake, the extremely prolific Future didn’t spend much time basking in his own glory. Instead, he burrowed into the studio and started planning a truly massive 2017, which he kicked off with the release of not one but two albums (FUTURE and HNDRXX) as the calendar flipped from February to March. He’ll likely draw heavily from both companion albums on his forthcoming “Nobody Safe” tour, which features the talents of Young Thug, Migos, Torey Lanez, Kodak Black, and A$AP Ferg. That stacked list of guest appearances raises the question: Drake who? –Collin Brennan
Summer Tour Dates: 05/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live * 05/12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion * 05/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek * 05/14 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion * 05/16 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage * 05/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Center *# 05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center * 05/20 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater *^ 05/23 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center* 05/24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center * 05/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion * 05/27 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center * 05/28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *# 05/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center * 06/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre * 06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre * 06/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center * 06/04 – Kansas City, KS @ Sprint Center * 06/07 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place *^ 06/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *^ 06/10 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre *^ 06/11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Amphitheatre *#^ 06/13 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center * 06/15 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre * 06/22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion * 06/23 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre *# 06/24 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion *^ 06/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^ 06/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre *^ 06/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena *^
* = w/ Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black # = w/ Young Thug ^ = w/ ASAP Ferg
Feist really knew what she was doing when she named her new album Pleasure. The Canadian singer-songwriter has, for nearly two decades, amassed an incredible number of affecting earworms and clarion calls that will tickle your spine with every repeated listen. But that’s not to say that new album or her catalogue are exclusively focused on the good times; no one can capture emotion quite like Leslie Feist, whether that be a grinning sway or punctured heartbreak. That cathartic emotion comes through especially powerfully live, which will be verified as Feist hits the road and plays the new record in full. But even if you haven’t dug into Pleasure yet (and seriously, you should), she’ll certainly add “I Feel It All” and other favorites afterward. –Lior Phillips
Summer Tour Dates: 05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 05/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 06/01 – Boston, MA @ Sanders Theater at Harvard 06/02 – Boston, MA @ Sanders Theater at Harvard 06/04 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival 06/07 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre 06/08 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre 06/10 – New York, NY @ Town Hall 06/11 – New York, NY @ Town Hall 06/12 – New York, NY @ Town Hall 06/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic 06/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic 06/17 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival 06/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 07/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival 07/04 – Montreal, QC @ Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 07/09 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Fest 07/19 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia 07/20 – Mainz, Germany @ Zitadelle – Open Air Gelande 07/22 – Wiesen, AT @ Out of the Woods Festival 07/24 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom 07/27 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 07/28 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 07/31 – Milan, IT @ Teatro Dell’arte 08/02 – Munich, DE @ Circus Krone 08/04 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival 08/05 – Luhmuhlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale 08/07 – Trakai, LT @ Trakai Island Castle 08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival 08/11 – Gotenburg, SE @ Way Out West 08/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Haven Festival 08/14 – Brussels, BE @ Brussels Summer Festival 08/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival 08/19 – Winterthur, CH @ Winterthurer Musicfestwochen
Interpol are American. Yes, the word Interpol might have European connotations, but the band is definitely from the US. You wouldn’t think that, though, to see the band’s tour dates celebrating 15 years of their landmark Turn on the Bright Lights. They aren’t just stopping by Europe; they’re setting up shop with a month-long expedition that includes headlining dates and festivals. In the US, there are but two announced shows, both large-scale events in NYC and LA that include Deerhunter and Battles in what should be a fitting homage to the aughts. Jokes aside, seeing Interpol play their classic record should be a memorable experience, regardless of what timezone you’re in. –Philip Cosores
Summer Tour Dates: 08/09 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar 08/10 – Vienna, AT @ Arena 08/12 – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well Festival 08/13 – Belgrade, RS @ Belgrade Fortress 08/15 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival 08/16 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle 08/19 – Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier 08/20 – St. Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock 08/22 – Asolo, IT @ AMA Music Festival 08/23 – Milan, IT @ Carroponte 08/25 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich OpenAir 08/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Koncerthuset 08/29 – Tilburg, NL @ 013 08/30 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort 09/01 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace 09/03 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall 09/05 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon 09/09 – Madrid, ES @ DCode Festival 09/23 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium * 09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ LA State Historic Park * 10/17 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center WTC 10/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center WTC
Anyone who caught Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show this past February probably thought the same thing: Good lord, I need to see this show live. Don’t get too excited, folks; it’s not like she’s going to bungee jump on to the stage every night. What she will do, however, is go H.A.M. for each and every one of her audiences. You see, Gaga is very old-school when it comes to performances, and it doesn’t matter what song she’s singing — it could be something obvious like “Poker Face” or something new like “A-YO” — she’s going to turn it into a singular event. It also helps that she’s the pop star that keeps on giving, as evidenced by her recent Top Song inclusion, “The Cure”, so who knows what else she’ll have up her meat-covered sleeve come summer time. For all we know, she could have three new singles by then. Mystery goes a long, long way… –Michael Roffman
Summer Tour Dates: 08/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 08/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place 08/05 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum 08/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena 08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park 08/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 08/19 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center 08/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 08/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 08/25 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field 08/28 – New York, NY @ Citi Field 09/01 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park 09/04 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre 09/06 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre 09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena 09/15 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock In Rio 09/22 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Saint Jordi 09/24 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion 09/26 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum 09/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena 10/01 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis 10/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome 10/06 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena 10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Arena 10/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena 10/17 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena 10/21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena 10/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe 10/26 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena 10/28 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena 11/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse 11/07 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena 11/10 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun 11/13 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center 11/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 11/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center 11/19 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center 11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 11/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena 11/30 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena 12/01 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 12/03 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 12/05 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center 12/08 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 12/09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena 12/12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center 12/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
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