Bob Dylan has announced another installment of his so-called “Never Ending” tour.
The 76-year-old singer will hit the road in October and make his way from the west coast to Boston, where the tour concludes on November 16th.
Along for the trek for all but the first two dates will be Mavis Staples, civil rights activist and Dylan’s one-time girlfriend/frequent collaborator who famously rejected his marriage proposal in the early 60s.
Dylan’s latest release is Triplicate, a three disc collection of covers of classic American songs.
Staples recently announced the upcoming If All I Was Was Black, a collaborative album with Jeff Tweedy, due November 17th via Anti-Records.
Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples
10/13- Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Southern California Casino & Resort*
10/14- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea*
10/17- Salt Lake City, UT @ George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater
10/18- Salt Lake City, UT @ George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater
10/21- Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center
10/23- Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
10/24- Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium
10/25- Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Arena
10/27- Chicago, IL @ Wintrust Arena
10/28- Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
10/29- Bloomington, IN @ Indiana University Auditorium
11/01- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
11/03- Akron, OH @ E.J. Thomas Hall
11/05- Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre Columbus
11/06- Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
11/08- Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/10- Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
11/11- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/12- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/14- Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
11/16- Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
* = no Mavis Staples
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Texas acappella group Pentatonix have announced plans for a Christmas-themed tour in December via an Instragram video.
The tour will primarily focus on the east coast, but starts with three consecutive dates in Chicago (it also includes three-run stints in Boston and New York City) and will be in support of the quintet’s upcoming album, A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe, a reissue of last year’s A Pentatonix Christmas, which will include 10 new songs.
A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe is due October 20th through RCA Records.
Pentatonix are the recipients of three Grammy awards – winning Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, in both 2015 and 2016 and Best Country Duo/Group Performance in 2017 (along with Dolly Parton) for the group’s arrangement of Parton’s “Jolene.”
Pentatonix on Tour
12/03- Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
12/04- Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
12/05- Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
12/07- Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
12/09- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
12/12- Boston, MA @ Boch Center – Wang Theater
12/13- Boston, MA @ Boch Center – Wang Theater
12/14- Boston, MA @ Boch Center – Wang Theater
12/17- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
12/19- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/20- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/21- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
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Country singer Kip Moore has announced a North American tour in support of his upcoming album, Slowheart. Support will come from Drake White and Jordan Davis.
A$AP Mob, the hip-hop collective featuring rappers A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant as well as producers A$AP Lou and A$AP Snacks, will set out on a North American tour this fall. Support will come from Playboi Carti and Key! on select dates.
A$AP Mob recently announced their second album, Cozy Tapes Vol.2: Too Crazy, which will arrive August 25th via RCA Records. The group has shared a single, “RAF,” which features guest appearances from Payboi Carti, Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo.
The month of August will also see the release of A$AP Twelvyy’s debut album, 12, and A$AP Ferg’s mixtape, Still Striving. The trio of releases has been dubbed AWGEST by the group as a nod to A$AP Rocky’s agency, AWGE.
A$AP Mob on Tour:
9/23- Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
9/25- New York, NY @ City Parks Foundation Summer Stage Central Park
9/26- - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
9/27- Washington, DC @ Echostage
9/29- Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
10/12- Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
10/14- Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/16- Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/18- Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
10/19- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/21- Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
10/22- San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10/24- Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/25- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/27- Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
10/28- Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
10/30- Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
11/01- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/03- Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
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Rap legend JAY-Z has announced a North American tour in support of his new album, 4:44.
The 31-date trek will hit arenas across the country. JAY-Z is also set to make headlining appearances at New York City’s The Meadows and Austin’s Austin City Limits festivals, as well as his own Budweiser Made in America festival, where he has enlisted J Cole, The Chainsmokers, Solange, Run the Jewels and more to perform.
4:44 has made headlines for going RIAA-certified Platinum in less than a week after its release. The album was initially only available to subscribers of the rapper’s streaming service, Tidal, and Sprint customers. Although it was made available as a free download to the latter group, Sprint did purchase these copies, allowing the album to reach its Platinum status. However, 4:44 did not chart on the Billboard Top 200, although this is probably due to Tidal not reporting its streaming figures to Nielson Music. 4:44 has since been released to iTunes and Apple Music and a physical release is forthcoming.
A Roc Nation representative recently confirmed to Pitchfork that JAY-Z now officially has added the hyphen back to his name (after dropping it for 2013’s Magna Carta…The Holy Grail) and will now be formatted in all caps.
JAY-Z 4:44 Tour Dates:
10/27 –Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
10/28- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
11/01- Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
11/03- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/05- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
11/07- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
11/08- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/09- New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
11/11- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11/12- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
11/14- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/15- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/16- Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
11/18- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/19- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/21- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
11/22- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/25- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/26- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
11/27- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
11/29- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
12/02- Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12/05- Chicago, IL @ United Center
12/06- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/09- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
12/11- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
12/13- Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
12/14- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
12/16- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12/17- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/19- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
12/21- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
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The Foo Fighters have announced a new album, Concrete and Gold, as well as a series of US tour dates in the fall.
The tour will run, playing arenas through mid-October to mid-December. Directly before the tour, they will host Cal Jam 17, a one-day festival also featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Cage the Elephant, the Kills, Japandroids, and former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher. The festival name is a tribute to the original California Jam festival, which occurred in 1974.
Concrete and Gold will be released on September 15th through Roswell/RCA Records. The album was produced by Greg Kurstin, who has previously worked with Adele and Sia. Frontman Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone that “[Kurstin] is the guy we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” So far, a single, “Run,” has been released and the band recently performed another new song, “Lah Dee Da,” at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival.
The Foo Fighter’s latest studio album was 2014’s Sonic Highways. The band also released an EP, Saint Cecilia, in 2015.
The Foo Fighters on Tour
10/14- Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
10/15- Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/17- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
10/18- Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20- Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
10/21- Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/23- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24- Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
10/26- Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC
11/07- Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/08- Champaign, Il @ State Farm Arena
11/10- Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/11- Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13- Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15- Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/01- Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/02- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/04- Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05- Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/07- Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
12/09- Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10- Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
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New Zealand pop star Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has announced the North American portion of her Melodrama World Tour via her Twitter account. See the dates below.
The singer will crisscross the country from the beginning of March to late April, hitting arenas in every major market. The tour will feature an opening act that has yet to be announced.
Melodrama, Lorde’s sophomore effort, was released on June 16th to near universal acclaim. The album was produced and written almost entirely by O’Connor and collaborator Jack Antonoff. The follow-up to 2013’s Pure Heroine was preceded by the jarring, key-shifting single “Green Light” and, more recently, “Perfect Places.”
O’Connor, who is only 20 years old, told USA Today that Melodrama is not a concept album, but does revolve around a loose narrative of a house party which she described as an “interesting metaphor for young adulthood.”
Lorde Melodrama Tour Dates
3/01- Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
3/02- St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
3/03- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/05- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
3/08- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
3/10- Portland, OR @ Moda Center at the Rose Garden
3/12- Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
3/13- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
3/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
3/16- Glendale, CA @ Gila River Arena
3/18- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
3/19- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
3/21- Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
3/23- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
3/24- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Arena
3/25- Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
3/27- Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
3/28- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
3/29- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
3/31- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
4/02- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
4/03- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
4/04- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
4/06- Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
4/07- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
4/08- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
4/11- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
4/12- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
4/14- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
4/15- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
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Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has extended his “Legend of the Fall” tour into the fall.
The newly announced set of dates will feature support from rapper Gucci Mane and Nav, who is signed to Tesfaye’s XO label. On select dates, French Montana will provide support.
The tour, which kicks off the week of Labor Day, will see The Weeknd playing arenas in major cities across the country. See the dates below.
The Weeknd’s latest, Starboy, was released in November 2016 via XO/Republic records. The album features guest appearances from Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Future and Lana Del Ray and has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.
The Weeknd “Legends of the Fall” Tour Schedule
9/06 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
9/09- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
9/12- Boston, MA @ TD Garden Center
9/15- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/16- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/19- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
9/20- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
9/24- Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
9/26- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
9/27- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
9/29- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
10/02- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
10/05- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
10/06- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
10/08- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/11- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
10/13- Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
10/14- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
10/17- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/19- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10/21- Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
10/24- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
10/28- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
10/29- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/01- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/02- Chicago, IL @ United Center
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Indie Rockers Arcade Fire have announced plans for a new album and accompanying tour. See the dates below.
The follow-up to 2013’s Reflektor will be titled Everything Now and will be released on July 28th via Columbia Records. The album will contain a song of the same name, which was sold previously as a 12” single at Primavera Sound festival. Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Steve Mackey, Markus Dravs and Thomas Bangalter (of Daft Punk). Frontman Win Butler recently told Zane Lowe of Beats 1 radio that the album will features contributions from Geoff Barrow of Portishead.
The band have also released a video for the title track, which features synthesizer contributions from Bangalter.
As far as touring arrangements go, Arcade Fire will headline Sunday night of Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 6th before embarking on the “Infinite Content” tour. Support will come from Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, Angel Olsen, Phantogram, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grandmaster Flash on select dates.
Arcade Fire “Infinite Content” Tour
9/5- Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
9/6- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/9- Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/12- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grandmaster Flash)
9/15- Boston, MA @ TD Garden (w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
9/16- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center (w/Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
9/17- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/21- Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/22- Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/23- Miami, FL @ Watsco Center at the University of Miami (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/26- New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/27- Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center (w/ Wolf Parade)
9/28- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center (w/ Wolf Parade)
10/11- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place (w/ Phantogram)
10/12- Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome (w/ Phantogram)
10/14- Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum (w/ Phantogram)
10/15- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (w/ Phantogram)
10/17- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena (w/ Angel Olsen)
10/18- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (w/ Angel Olsen)
10/20- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (w/ Angel Olsen)
10/22- Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center (w/ Angel Olsen)
10/25- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
10/27- Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
10/29- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
11/1- Windsor, ON @ Windsor Credit Family Union Centre (w/ Broken Social Scene)
11/3- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
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Nas and Lauryn Hill will join forces for a North American tour this fall. Support will come from Chronixx and comedian Hannibal Buress on select dates.
The two co-headliners have a history together. They went on a similar tour in 2012, after Nas released his latest album, Life is Good. Hill also collaborated with Nas on his 1996 single, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That),” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997.
The tour will kick off September 7th in Chicago, mostly stopping at outdoor amphitheaters before wrapping up October 11th in Vancouver.
Nas has been quite a bit more active than Hill in recent years, releasing the aforementioned Life is Good in 2012 and contributing to the recently-cancelled Netflix original series The Get Down. Hill hasn’t released anything since 2002’s MTV Unplugged, although her lone solo album, 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is consistently listed on critic’s best-of lists and has sold over 19 million copies worldwide.
The “Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas” Tour
9/7- Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/8- Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
9/10- Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
9/12- Boston, MA @ Blue Hill Bank Pavilion
9/14- Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
9/15- Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
9/20- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/22- Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
9/23- Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
9/27- Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
9/28- Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
9/30- Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
10/3- San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/5- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/7- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/10- Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
10/11- Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
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