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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals headline Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

on April 06, 2011, 11:20am

bonnaroo buzz1 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals headline Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals have one busy summer ahead of them. In addition to a handful of tour dates, they’re playing several major festivals, including Wakarusa, Hangout, and Dave Matthews Band’s Caravan show in Atlantic City. Now they’re taking one of those fests on the road as headliners for the newly announced Bonnaroo Buzz Tour.

Presented by StubHub!, the tour name stems from the Bonnaroo-themed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, which recently hit store shelves. (Editor’s note: It’s extra tasty!) Last year, to celebrate the confection’s appearance in their stores, B&J had various ‘Roo alums like Punch Brothers and Phish’s Mike Gordon play intimate sets in scoop shops across the country. This time they’re making it mobile as Ms. Potter and her band bring Futurebirds, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Box Revelation, and even comedian Julian McCullough out for 12 concert dates.

Things kick off May 17th in Asbury Park, NJ, and stick to the eastern half of the States from there. Baltimore, Little Rock, Knoxville, Raleigh and Cleveland get shows before Charlottesville, VA and Charleston, WV get last dibs. Supporting acts vary depending on location, and are marked accordingly on the schedule ahead.

According to Bonnaroo’s website, “In celebration of our 10th year, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking some of the most talked about buzz bands on the road as they make their way to our farm in Manchester, TN.” The problem? Besides Potter, none of the other acts are actually on the ‘Roo bill at this point. Are these hints at first-round additions? We’ll find out when they’re announced officially on Thursday. Tickets for the Buzz Tour go on sale Friday and, in addition to Grace Potter and The Nocturnals’ other dates, the tour info is below.

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour 2011 Dates:
05/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony *#
05/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live *#
05/21 – Oxford, MS @ Lyric Oxford *#
05/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room *#
05/24 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall *#
05/27 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *#^
05/28 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues *#
05/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *#^
05/30 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre *#
06/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *&
06/08 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre *&
06/09 – Charleston, WV @ Clay Center &

* = w/ Futurebirds
# = w/ Gary Clark Jr.
^ = w/ Julian McCullough
& = w/ The Black Box Revelation

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals 2011 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum (sold out) *
04/15 – Vail, CO @ Spring Back to Vail
05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
06/02 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/03 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
06/05 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/11 – Santa Rose, CA @ Harmony Festival
06/24-26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
07/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Sandbar at Red Rock Resort
07/02 – Sioux City, IA @ Saturday in the Park
07/03 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Music Festival
07/05 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
07/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
07/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
07/09 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Atla, WY @ Grand Targhee Americana Festival
07/30 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
08/20 – Boston MA @ Bank of America Pavilion

* = w/ The Avett Brothers