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The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2014

Or, 25 reasons to get out and enjoy the autumn air.

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    Why is summer typically the go-to season for tours and concerts? It’s hot out, too many unsupervised kids mill about, and somehow everything just feels more expensive. Sure, it’s hard to resist a smokey cookout and the warmth of a beach chair, but the fall offers a far more suitable choice for those looking to be all-around comfortable. For one, the weather has a personality, offering signature elements like pumpkin-scented breezes and Indian summers. Really, there are few things more life-affirming than standing outside on a cool autumn evening, even for all the summer lovin’, folks. Also, the year’s remaining top artists come out of their holes and drop their strongest work, which they celebrate by hopping into tour vans that crunch over the leave-infested roads. So, toss the swim gear in the hamper, grab a cup of cocoa, and start planning your next three months around these must-see tours.

    Cold Specks

    coldspecks The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2014

    If you thought Cold Specks’ “doom-soul” only resided on record, think again. The stage is where the Canadian singer-songwriter reveals her true self. Using her commanding yet ghostly presence, she deftly conjures atmospheres of urgency, awe, heartache, and even fear. While much of her live show’s success can be attributed to her murky and emotive vocals, there’s no doubt that Cold Specks’ skills as a riveting storyteller — see: 2012’s I Predict a Graceful Expulsion and her latest album, Neuroplasticity — are what really transport audiences to another place. –Michelle Geslani

    Cold Specks 2014 Tour Dates:
    09/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    09/20 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    09/23 – Paris, FR @ La Flèche d’Or
    09/25 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
    09/26 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
    09/29 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
    09/30 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    10/01 – Manchester, UK @ Band on The Wall
    11/05 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s
    11/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    11/09 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    11/11 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
    11/12 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
    11/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
    11/15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    11/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
    11/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    11/24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    11/25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Theatre
    11/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
    11/28 – Calgary, NW @ SAIT’s Gateway
    11/29 – Swift Current, SK @ Lyric Theatre
    11/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
    12/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
    12/03 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
    12/05 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    12/07 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa

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