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The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Summer 2017

Grab your sunscreen, get a Tinder date, and catch as many of these acts as possible

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    We’re barely a third of the way through 2017, but it already feels like a monster year for music. There have been veteran acts that lived up to their reputation, like Kendrick Lamar, Future, Drake, Ryan Adams, Slowdive, Aimee Mann, Mount Eerie, Spoon, Feist, and The xx, as well as plenty of rising acts that solidified their buzz, like Sampha, Perfume Genius, Jay Som, Julie Byrne, and Migos.

    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.


    25. Tycho w/ Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist

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    Tycho // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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


    24. Erykah Badu

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    Photo by Nina Corcoran

    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

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    Summer Tour Dates:
    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


    23. Incubus w/ Jimmy Eat World

    Incubus // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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 headliners Incubus and all-star openers 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. –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


    22. Slowdive

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    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:
    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


    21. J. Cole

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    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

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    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
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    20. Metallica

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    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:
    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

    * = w/ Avenged Sevenfold
    ^ = w/ Volbeat
    + = w/ Gojira


    19. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie

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    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…

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     –Michael Roffman

    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
    07/06 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle
    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


    18. Rancid and Dropkick Murphys

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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

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    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
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    17. Phoenix

    Phoenix // Photo by David Hall
    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

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    Summer Tour Dates:
    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

    * = w/ Whitney
    + = w/ The Lemon Twigs
    % = w/ Miike Snow


    16. Father John Misty

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    Photo by Ben Kaye

    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:
    06/07 – Mexico City, MX @ Metropolitan Theatre
    06/16-18 – Monterey, CA @ Monterey International Pop Festival
    06/21-25 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
    06/23-25 – Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
    06/24-07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass Festival
    07/23 – Sydney, AU @ The Metro Theatre
    07/24 – Southbank, AU @ Melbourne Recital Centre
    07/28-30 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
    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 @ MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst
    08/31-09/03 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
    09/01-03 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
    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
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    15. Spoon

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    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:
    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


    14. Tool

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    Tool // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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:
    05/27 – 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


    13. Outlaw Music Festival Tour

    My Morning Jacket // Photo by Ben Kaye
    Photo by Ben Kaye

    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

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    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

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    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


    12. Paramore

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    Photo by Jeremy D. Larson

    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:
    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


    11. Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper // Photo by Ben Kaye
    Photo by Ben Kaye

    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

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    Summer Tour Dates:
    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

    Ryan Adams // Photo by Heather Kaplan
    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:
    05/27 – 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

    + = w/ Phoebe Bridgers
    ^ = w/ Jenny Lewis


    09. Future

    Future // Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
    Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick

    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

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    Summer Tour Dates:
    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


    08. Feist

    Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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:
    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


    07. Interpol

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    Interpol // Photo by Debi Del Grande
    Photo by Debi Del Grande

    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

    * = w/ Deerhunter and Battles


    06. Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    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

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    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
    08/09– 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
    08/29 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
    09/01 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
    09/02 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
    09/04 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    09/06 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    09/07 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    09/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    09/15 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock In Rio
    09/21 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Saint Jordi
    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
    10/07 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
    10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
    10/11 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
    10/12 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard 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
    11/11 – 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
    12/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
    12/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum


    05.Queens of the Stone Age

    Queens of the Stone Age // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Nobody’s ever going to turn Josh Homme away when he shows up in town to play a gig. If he happens to bring, oh, I don’t know, Iggy Pop or Jesse Hughes or John Paul Jones or Dave Grohl with him, that’s just a bonus. But Homme and his main gig, Queens of the Stone Age, have always been more than enough ever since they emerged in the late ’90s as one of the quirkiest hard rock acts dotting the alternative scape. They’ve only announced a few summer dates thus far — mostly festivals and all but a couple are abroad — but there is good reason to cash in those frequent flyer miles. Not only has Homme recovered from wrist surgery, but QOTSA have been teasing a new album that is finished, mixed, and ready to drop at any time. So, the chances of a new song or two finding the setlist seem pretty good — and well worth an excursion to Japan for the bragging rights. –Matt Melis

    Summer Tour Dates:
    06/22-25 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
    07/13 – Auckland, NZ @ Logan Campbell
    07/16 – Darwin, AU @ Convention Center
    07/19 – Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion
    07/20 – Melbourne, AU @ Festival Hall
    07/22 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
    07/28-30 – Naeba, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
    08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
    09/15-17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest


    04. Planetarium

    Sufjan Stevens // Photo by David Brendan Hall
    Photo by David Brendan Hall

    Have you ever been to a planetarium? Even without music, they rule, giving youngsters (and the occasional adult) a chance to learn about our universe from the comfort of movie theater seating. It’s unclear whether Sufjan Stevens, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and composer Nico Muhly will evoke that when they take their new collaborative album on the road, but with just a handful of dates announced, Planetarium Live promises to at least be a unique experience. Anyone that’s seen Stevens in the past, be it his insane festival run last year, his bonkers Christmas shows, or his breathtaking and intimate dates behind Carrie & Lowell, knows that live music in the hands of Sufjy can be next level. This summer, that next level will be the heavens. –Philip Cosores

    Summer Tour Dates:
    07/10 – Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris
    07/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park
    07/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    07/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater


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