• The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of 2017

    March 30, 2017

    Regardless of how listening to albums and songs has changed over the last several decades, live music remains a constant. Around this time of year, loads of artists announce their live show itineraries while festivals cue us in to other performers who are likely to be on the road. As fans, we scan these listings looking for our home city (or something within a reasonable distance), plotting out just who we get to see and when we get to see them.

    As always, it’s difficult to nail down the best tours coming our way. Maybe that’s why we update this feature a few times a year. Aside from the following 25 artists, which include giant stadium tours and tiny club shows, festivals have already clued us in that the likes of Tool, Lorde, Frank Ocean, Solange, and Future Islands will also be on the road. Plus, we opted not to list artists like Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, and Japandroids, whom we included in our previous installment. And there are sure to be surprises. Will Kanye West return to his floating stage? Will Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, and Dirty Projectors tour widely in support of new releases? This is sure to be another great year for live shows.

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    25. NONAME

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    Black girl magic is real, and Noname wields enough to cast the entire world under her spell. Her debut LP, Telefone, is full of wisdom beyond her years and harmonies that send shivers down your spine. Everything she does has originality sewn into it — which is why Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins sought her out for collaborations early on in her career. As she proved during her appearance on Saturday Night Live alongside Chance, her pipes sound just as moving live as they do on record, so she’s stepping into the light to flaunt them on a proper, lengthy tour with opener Ravyn Lenae. Noname’s hype is rightfully deserved and ever-growing. Case in point: Every single show on the tour is sold out. Chances are a couple ticketholders will fall ill, though, so it’s worth trying your luck showing up at doors to grab a stranger’s spare. The show will certainly be worth it. –Nina Corcoran

    Noname 2017 Tour Dates:
    01/14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    02/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
    02/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
    02/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    02/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    02/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    02/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
    02/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    02/22 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
    02/24 – Iowa City, IA @ Ballroom at The University of Iowa
    02/25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
    02/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    02/28 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    03/02 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    03/03 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
    03/05 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
    03/06 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    06/08-11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    07/29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
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    24. RUN THE JEWELS

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Run the Jewels have been all over the world over the past few years, and why not? El-P and Killer Mike have each made a lot of great music on their own, but they’ve never been bigger than they are as rap’s foremost tag team of the moment. It’s a testament to how good their album trilogy has been that we’re just as excited to see them tour behind the Christmas fucking miracle of Run the Jewels 3 as we were when this all got started four years ago, even after all the dates and festivals since. And even if you’ve seen them multiple times, RTJ deliver the kind of fire-breathing live performances that carry the torch for the best of live hip-hop, and there’s just no such thing as too much of a great thing. Plus, Donald Trump’s going to be the president, and it’s a reasonable assumption that RTJ will have thoughts on the matter. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

    Run the Jewels 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
    01/16 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
    01/17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    01/18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
    01/20 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
    01/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
    01/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
    01/24 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
    01/25 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
    01/29 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    01/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
    02/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
    02/02 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
    02/03 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    02/05 – Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
    02/06 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    02/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
    02/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    02/11 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
    02/13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
    02/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
    02/15 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
    02/17 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    02/18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    02/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    02/21 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    02/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    02/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    02/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    05/26-28 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
    05/26-28 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling
    05/31-06/04 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
    06/08-10 – Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound
    06/16-18 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    06/17-19 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival

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    23. BILLY JOEL

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    Photo by Ben Kaye

    Baseball may still be America’s pastime, but considering the amount of time he’ll be spending on diamonds across the country in the upcoming year, Billy Joel may just supplant its reign. The Piano Man is set to play sports centers ranging from the New Orleans arena the Smoothie King Center to classic baseball stadiums like Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Ever the showman, the legendary singer-songwriter continues to put on crowd-pleasing performances at his residency at New York’s own iconic Madison Square Garden, a commitment he’ll continue to honor in the midst of his nation-spanning tour. Instead of a bottle of red or a bottle of white, Joel may be singing about whether the peanuts or the cracker jack are more on the menu.

    Billy Joel 2017 Tour Dates:
    01/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    01/27 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
    02/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
    02/22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    03/03 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    03/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
    04/05 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
    04/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    04/28 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
    05/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
    05/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    07/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Progressive Field
    07/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
    08/11 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
    08/30 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
    09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

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    22. ARIANA GRANDE

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    Don’t roll your eyes at Ariana Grande. She’s barely 23 years old and already dominating the pop world, but that’s not what makes her stand out. It’s Grande’s ability to collaborate with Stevie Wonder, her support of Black Lives Matter, and her voice’s leaps and bounds that still somehow seem underutilized despite her vocal range. If you thought her VMAs performance of “Side to Side” was ridiculous, wait until you see what she prepped for this tour. Grande’s got a flair for vocal and visual dramatics alike, which means the tour for Dangerous Woman will bring the drama from start to finish. —Nina Corcoran

    Bonus: there’s no word regarding openers yet, but given this is the biggest tour she’s ever done, it’s bound to be someone good.

    Ariana Grande 2017 Tour Dates:
    02/02 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
    02/04 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
    02/07 Omahe, NE @ Century Link Center
    02/09 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    02/14 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    02/17 Uncasville, CT @Mohegan Sun Arena
    02/19 Manchester, NH @SNHU Arena
    02/21 Buffalo, NY @Key Bank Center
    02/23 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/26 Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    02/27 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    03/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    03/03 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    03/05 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    03/06 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    03/09 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
    03/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    03/12 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    03/14 Chicago, IL @ United Center
    03/16 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
    03/18 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    03/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
    03/23 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    03/24 Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
    03/26 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
    03/27 San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
    03/30 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
    03/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    04/03 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    04/06 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
    04/08 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    04/09 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    04/11 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
    04/12 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
    04/14 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
    04/15 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
    05/08 Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
    05/10 Oslo, NO @ Telenor
    05/12 Herning, DK @ Jyske Bank Boxen
    05/14 Amsterdam-Zuidoost, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    05/16 Amsterdam-Zuidoost, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    05/18 Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
    05/20 Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
    05/22 Manchester, UK @ Arena
    05/25 London, UK @ O2 Arena
    05/26 London, UK @ The O2
    05/28 Antwerp, BE @ Sportpalais
    05/31 Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
    06/01 Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
    06/03 Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
    06/05 Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
    06/07 Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena
    06/09 Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
    06/11 Lisboa, PT @ Meo Arena
    06/13 Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
    06/15 Rome, IT @ Palalottomatica
    06/17 Turin To, IT @ Pala Alpitour
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    21. CHRIS ROCK

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    “Is America ready for a black president?” Chris Rock asked rhetorically in a special SNL Road to the White House report back in 2007. “Why not? We just had a retarded one,” he concluded. A decade later, we might ask Rock the same about an orange president and let him do what he does best: deliver a punchline. Sure, he paid his dues on SNL in the ’90s and went on to find A-list success on television, in films, and as an Oscars host, but make no mistake about it: Chris Rock is a stand-up comedian first and foremost, and it’s been nine years since he last brought his singular, foul-mouthed worldview to stages. And given the racial and political tensions of our times, never has his perspective and ability to find humor in the bleakest of realities been more needed. –Matt Melis

    Chris Rock 2017 Tour Dates:
    02/14 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
    02/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
    02/18 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
    02/21 – Niagra Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
    02/22 – Niagra Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
    02/23 – Niagra Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
    02/24 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
    02/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    03/03 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
    03/05 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
    03/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
    03/24 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
    03/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
    03/29 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
    04/06 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort
    04/07 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino
    04/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
    04/14 – Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
    04/19 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
    04/22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
    04/28 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
    05/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
    05/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
    05/13 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Center
    05/14 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
    05/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
    05/25 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center
    05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
    06/03 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center

    20. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS + BABYMETAL

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    Photo by Killian Young

    It can be hard to take the Red Hot Chili Peppers very seriously these days, and touring with a J-pop metal act comprising three teenage girls doesn’t exactly help matters. Or does it? On one hand, the Chilis have nearly painted themselves into a corner after turning in more of the same scabadabadoos on their latest album The Getaway. On the other hand, the band have never sounded looser and more fun during their live shows, rejuvenated by the tastefully frenetic guitar playing of young gun Josh Klinghoffer. They’re still one of the biggest rock groups in the world, but they sure don’t act like it. Maybe that’s why BABYMETAL actually makes a ton of sense as their opener. These three girls know how to get an audience riled up, but there’s an ostentatious sense of fun behind the very idea of the group’s existence. If a band this young can rock this hard, who’s to say the Chilis are too old to let their hair down a bit? —Collin Brennan

    Red Hot Chili Peppers 2017 Tour Dates:
    01/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
    01/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
    01/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
    02/02 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Luis Arena
    02/04 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    02/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    02/08 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    02/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Key Bank Center
    02/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    02/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    02/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    03/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    03/04 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
    03/05 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
    03/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    03/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    03/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    03/12 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
    03/15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
    03/17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    03/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
    04/12 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center *
    04/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
    04/15 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
    04/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center *
    04/19 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
    04/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena *
    04/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena *
    04/26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *
    04/27 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *
    04/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena *
    05/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    05/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    05/14 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    05/16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
    05/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    05/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
    05/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    05/23 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    05/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
    05/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
    05/29 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    06/08 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
    06/18 – Quebec, QC @ Vidéotron
    06/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    06/22 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
    06/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    06/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
    06/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
    06/30 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    07/01 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    07/13-15 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
    07/13-16 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
    07/20 – Rome, IT @ Postepay Rock In Roma
    07/21 – Milan, IT @ Milano Summer Festivl
    07/25 – Krakow, PL @ Cracovia Stadium
    07/27 – Riga, LV @ Lucavsala Island
    07/29 – Helsinki, FI @ Kaisafest
    09/20 – Dublin, IE @ 3 Arena
    09/21 – Dublin, IE @ 3 Arena
    09/24 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio

    * = w/ BABYMETAL

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    19. THE SHINS

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Face it: The Shins aren’t playing Coachella. Or Panorama. Or too many other festivals this year. (At least if we’re to go by the few lineups that have appeared over the last two weeks.) So, those aching for a little melancholy beyond their record collection and out in the open air will have to catch James Mercer and co. at one of their select tour dates. Right now, it’s slim pickings with a few dates here and there, but considering they’ll drop their fifth studio album, Heartworms, in March, they’ll undoubtedly have a proper run sometime before December. Then again, Mercer could go totally mental and refuse to tour beyond the 10 dates below, opting to lock himself in a basement until 2018. That probably won’t happen, but you just never know, people. The world’s a twisted place, and The Shins are a twisted band. Only one of these statements is true. –Michael Roffman

    The Shins 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
    03/04 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
    03/06 – San Diego,CA @ Observatory North Park
    03/07 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    03/28 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
    03/29 – London, UK @ Apollo Hammersmith
    03/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    04/22-23 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
    05/12 – 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell

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    18. THE FLAMING LIPS

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    Photo by Heather Kaplan

    The Flaming Lips’ reputation as a live band doesn’t need explaining. Their DIY whimsy and attention to spectacle is a big reason why they’re such a revered act. That said, one of the coolest things about the band is how their live shows change from album to album, often matching the new songs in atmosphere and color. So, there is genuine excitement to see the sets for Oczy Mlody find a way to present that album’s simultaneous sense of dread and hope. Europe will get the first crack at the band, but the Lips will be back to the states in March. As of now, they’re sticking to the eastern half of the US (Boston, New York, Atlanta), but if we know the band, expect many more performances to be announced. –Philip Cosores

    The Flaming Lips 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
    01/21 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton
    01/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
    01/24 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    01/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    01/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchen Brewery
    01/28 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
    01/30 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
    01/31 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
    03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
    03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex
    03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
    03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
    03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
    03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
    04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
    04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
    04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
    04/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
    04/21 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum Theater
    04/22 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
    04/23 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    04/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
    06/30 – Vilanova i la Geltrú, ES @ Vida Festival

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    17. MASTODON

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    Mastodon is one of modern rock’s goofier bands, and despite continuing to re-establish their credentials as one of metal/alternative/whatever we’re calling them now’s torch-bearers, the announcement for their 2017 tour just reiterates that fact: “We couldn’t be more excited to pour majestic rock sauce all over your town. Come on down and help us celebrate the season of new beginnings where fresh buds bloom, animals awaken, the earth comes to life and there’s a new Mastodon album to melt your face off!” As they prepare to release the follow-up to Once More ‘Round the Sun later this year, expect some new material to come with the band’s spring tour. And, y’know, rock sauce.

    If that doesn’t already have you excited, how’s this for a sweetener: Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles will open, ensuring a thoroughly muscular evening of music. We can already hear the ringing of tinnitus and smell the heavenly aroma of spilt beer and secondhand pot. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

    Mastodon 2017 Tour Dates:
    04/14 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater %
    04/15 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater %
    04/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield %
    04/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium %
    04/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    04/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex %
    04/24 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore %
    04/26 – Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theater %
    04/27 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant %
    04/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City %
    04/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival
    04/30 – Fort Meyers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
    05/02 – Washington, DC @ Fillmore %
    05/03 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel %
    05/05 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion Festival
    05/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
    05/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues %
    05/09 – Portland, ME @ State Theater %
    05/11 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom %
    05/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE %
    05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom %
    05/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre %
    05/16 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theater %
    05/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium %
    05/18 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall %
    05/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live %
    05/20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live %

    % = w/ Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles
    * = w/ Opeth, Gojira, Eagles of Death Metal, Devin Towsend Project, and Russian Circles

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    16. CHAIRLIFT

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    Once-in-a-lifetime shows are something every concertgoer should aspire to see. That’s why the forthcoming run of dates from Chairlift are so important. Back in December, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly announced that their spring tour would be their last as a band, which means, yes, you should probably catch them at one of the select handful of dates below. Looking at the itinerary, one would have thought they’d go out with a bigger bang, but oh well, this is what you get. In a way, the scant seven dates makes the whole thing even more limited and essential. So, what the hell are you waiting for? Grab tickets now before they’re gone forever and ever and ever and ever. –Michael Roffman

    Chairlift 2017 Farewell Tour Dates:
    04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos
    04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
    04/14 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    04/15 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    04/20 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    04/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    04/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

    04. LIONEL RICHIE W/ MARIAH CAREY

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Hello! Listen, put that entirely meme-able viral New Year’s performance into context — any Mariah Carey live performance will be a spectacle, because even if she doesn’t get in a tiff with producers, she’ll put on a show with those insane pipes. Plus, you’ll get Lionel Richie, with his magnetic presence and utterly underrated vocals. And, per the tour’s name (“All the Hits”), this should be an all-killer/ no-filler kind of situation, one of those shows where you realize exactly how many Lionel Richie songs are straight jams to which you know every word. He’s more than that “Hello” video. –Lior Phillips

    Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey – All the Hits Tour Dates:
    03/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
    03/17 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
    03/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    03/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    03/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
    03/25 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    03/28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
    03/30 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    04/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    04/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    04/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    04/08 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
    04/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    04/14 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    04/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    04/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
    04/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    04/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    04/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
    04/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    04/28 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    04/30 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
    05/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
    05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    05/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    05/08 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
    05/10 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
    05/13 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    05/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    05/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
    05/20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    05/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
    05/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
    05/26 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
    05/27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center

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