Looks like the MLB could learn a thing or two from the music industry’s version of the Winter hot stove. Seems like every other day there’s a huge tour or festival announcement, and today we got three big ones dropped on us. Whether you’re chasing a nostalgic big stage performance, or a more intimate folk-pop show, there’s a show for everyone to enjoy this Spring/Summer.
(In an attempt to get everyone in the zone for each artist, give a listen to their playlist while you read their section…or not)
In addition to their current South American festival schedule, Radiohead announced a North American headlining tour spanning all of July. The tour will hit arenas in most major markets, with most cities hosting multiple dates. Radiohead is known for putting on a stunning visual performance, so this tour comes highly recommended if you’re a fan. Tickets go on-sale either 2/23 or 2/24 for all markets, full list of show dates here.
Taking Back Sunday / Coheed & Cambria
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Two of New York’s biggest rock bands of the 2000’s are hitting the road on a co-headlining tour this Summer, spanning 28 American cities over 5 weeks. Neither band has released new music recently, so it’d be nice to see either of them drop something in support of the tour. Either way this show will be a hell of a time, and you can’t get much better value with tickets floating around $50 or so. Awesome bonus with having The Story So Far open up for the tour as well, criminally underrated pop punk band will definitely be gaining some fans this summer. Check out the tour dates here.
Indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has added both UK and US show dates to her previously announced tour in support of her upcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, due out May 18th. The Aussie has quite a spring/summer touring season coming up. She’s got a brief U.S. run starting late April, followed by a string of European dates, and finishing up with a run in the states ending July 28th. Click here to check out her most recent single, “Nameless, Faceless”. Full list of tour dates available here.
That band that you didn’t really like, but pretended to like because everyone else claimed to love them, is going out on a headlining American tour. They just released a new single, “Just Like Paradise”, and currently have a new album in the works but no official release date. This has all the makings of a great summer show. Even if you aren’t an O.A.R. fan, this is still a great show to get the high school/college buddies back together, enjoy a few cold beers, and just let loose and have a good time. Take a look at the full list of tour dates here.