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The 30 Most Anticipated Tours of 2018

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It’s time to go back to the venues — not that we ever left. Still, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out (yet again) that this year’s festival offerings are what one might say … “less than.” So, that leaves the standard tours, and the good news is that this year is anything but standard. A few icons are returning to the fold — one for his final hurrah — while several n00bs are climbing up the ranks faster than you can say, “Whoa, they’re pretty great.” Even better, it’s a total hodgepodge of genres, which means anyone with a credit card and an open mind is eligible to have an eclectic concertgoing experience in 2018.
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Ozzy Osbourne

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Early in 2017, Black Sabbath concluded a lengthy farewell tour, marking the end of the band’s 40-plus-year run. Now, frontman Ozzy Osbourne is following suit, waving goodbye with a stretch of shows across North America, South America, and Europe that will last until 2020. (Though, according to a press release, he’ll play select shows thereafter.) He’ll be in good company, too, playing alongside longtime collaborators like guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. –Michael Roffman

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Ozzy Osbourne 2018 Tour Dates:
04/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Rockville 2018
04/29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
05/05 – Mexico @ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
05/08 – Santiago, CL @ Pista Atletica
05/11 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio G.E.B.A.
05/13 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque
05/16 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
05/18 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Esplanada de Mineirao
05/20 – Rido de Janeiro, BR @ Apoteose
06/01 – Moscow, RU @ Olympiisky
06/03 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
06/06 – Hyvinaa, Finland @ Rockfest
06/08 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/10 – Donington, UK @ Download Festival
06/13 – Prague, CZ @ Airport Letnany
06/15 – Paris, FR @ Download Festival Paris
06/17 – Italy @ Firenze Rocks Festival
06/20 – Halden, NO @ Tons of Rock Festival
06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell Festival
06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 – Krakow, PL @ Impact Festival
06/28 – Oberhausen, DE @ König-Pilsnet Arena
06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Spain
07/02 – Lisbon, PT @ Meo Arena
07/05 – Barcelona, ES @ Barcelona Rock Fest
07/08 – Rishon LeTsiyon, IL @ Live Park

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Twin Peaks

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You don’t have to be Leland Palmer to wanna dance around with these Chicago brats. Twin Peaks had a hell of a 2017, dropping bombs on Spotify each month by the twos, and now they’re jonesing to play them live. Enough that they’re heading out come February for a jaunt that will take them all throughout our wonderful country until it starts to get warm again. Sure, most of us will probably be wrapped in sweaters, but these birds sing a pretty song … and there’s always music in the air. –Michael Roffman

Twin Peaks 2018 Tour Dates:
02/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
02/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
02/11 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
02/13 – Iowa City, IA @ IMU Main Lounge
02/14 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
02/15 – West Lafayette, IN @ Purdue at The Anvil
02/16 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/17 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
02/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
02/20 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
02/21 – Montreal, Canada @ MTELUS
02/22 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
02/23 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
02/24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Air + Style
03/16 – Davenport, IA @ The Village Theatre
03/17 – Lincoln, NE @ VEGA
03/18 – Sioux Falls, ND @ Icon Lounge
03/20 – Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto
03/21 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest: March 21-25
03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
03/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
03/29 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
03/30 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
03/31 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
04/02 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
04/03 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
04/04 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 PLEASANT STREET
04/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/06 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/09 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
04/19 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
04/20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
04/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

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Lucy Dacus

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Lucy Dacus first burst onto the indie rock scene in early 2016 with her debut album, No Burden, signing to Matador Records to release a vinyl and CD reissue later that year. Now, the Virginia native returns with her follow-up album, Historian, set to arrive on March 2nd via Matador. Upon its release, she’ll hit the road for an exhaustive North American and European tour that should keep her plenty busy throughout this forthcoming Spring season. –Eddie Fu

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Lucy Dacus 2018 Tour Dates:
03/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/07 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
03/08 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour Room
03/09 – East Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
02/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Yacht Club
03/10 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
03/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
03/20 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03/21 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
03/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
03/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
03/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/31 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
04/02 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/05 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
04/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
04/08 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
04/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
04/19 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
04/20 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
04/21 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
04/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds, Venue 2
04/24 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
04/25 – London, UK @ Omeara
04/26 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
04/27 – Paris, FR @ L’Espace B
04/29 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
04/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
05/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzebar
05/03 – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
05/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
06/14-06/17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

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Panda Bear

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Photo by Nina Corcoran

Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, recently returned with a vinyl-only, five-song EP titled, A Day with the Homies, which he describes as “without frills or much embellishment.” He also says the EP “doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air,” which should really make you want to hear these songs live. Well, he’s hitting the road in April for a worldwide tour that includes dates in North America, England, Belgium, and France. He’ll even be joined by his Animal Collective cohort Geologist for those North American dates. –Randall Colburn

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Panda Bear 2018 Tour Dates:
04/02 – Manchester UK @ Gorilla
04/03 – London, UK @ Village Underground
04/05 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
04/06 – Brugge, Belgium @ More Music Festival
04/08 – The Hague, Netherlands @ Rewire Festival
04/26 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *
04/27 – Austin, TX @ Levitation @ Mohawk *
04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
05/01 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
05/02 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
05/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
05/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
05/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
05/07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
05/09 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

* = w/ Geologist

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Weezer and Pixies

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Alternative rock veterans Weezer and Pixies are joining forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour. The 30-date trek commences June 23rd in Tampa, Florida, and runs through mid-August. The Wombats will open a portion of the tour dates. Weezer will likely be supporting their latest album, Pacific Daydream, though by the time the tour kicks off in June, they may have already released a follow-up in The Black Album. Meanwhile, Pixies are still floating about with Head Carrier. –Alex Young

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Weezer and Pixies 2018 Tour Dates:
06/23 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
06/26 – New Orleans, LA @ @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square ^
06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion ^
06/29 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
06/30 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater ^
07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center ^
07/07 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^
07/08 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center ^
07/10 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion ^
07/11 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center ^
07/13 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
07/14 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage ^
07/15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre ^
07/17 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/18 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
07/22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
07/25 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/28 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
07/29 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillion
07/31 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/01 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/04 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
08/07 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/11 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
08/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

^ = w/ The Wombats

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Pallbearer

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Pallbearer will trek across the States in continued support of Heartless, their third LP and one of the very best of 2017. The heavy metal titans will shred for fans in Oklahoma City, Nashville, St. Louis, and Philadelphia from mid-January through the end of March and also have back-to-back concerts scheduled in Arkansas, where they formed nearly a decade ago. –Lake Schatz

Pallbearer 2018 Tour Dates:
01/19 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
01/20 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
01/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
02/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
02/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Yacht Club
02/25 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
02/26 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
02/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
03/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Metal & Beer Festival

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ASAP Ferg

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Back in November, ASAP Ferg and the rest of the ASAP Mob wrapped their collective tour. Now, with the holidays behind him, Ferg is ready to head out for another jaunt — only this time it’s of the solo variety. The 31-date trek kicks off in Philly on February 28th and wraps up in Ferg’s New York hometown on April 14th. Denzel Curry and IDK will be along for the ride, too, a journey they’re calling the Mad Man Tour. –Ben Kaye

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ASAP Ferg 2018 Tour Dates:
02/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
03/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
03/02 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
03/03 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach
03/04 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
03/06 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
03/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
03/10 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
03/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
03/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Novo by Microsoft
03/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
03/19 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
03/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
03/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
03/28 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden
03/30 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
03/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
04/03 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
04/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room, Old National Centre
04/05 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
04/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
04/10 – Montreal, QB @ New Gas City
04/11 – Clinton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
04/12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/14 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

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Mac Sabbath

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Ronald Osbourne, Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice, and the Catburglar are coming to a city near you, bringing with them the fattiest fast food-themed Black Sabbath covers in the PlayPlace. They call themselves Mac Sabbath, and the four-piece just dropped their first recorded material with “Pair-A-Buns” (a parody of Sabbath’s “Paranoid”), as well as an accompanying video. Now, they’re hoping to spread their gospel of grease with the “I Got a Bad Feeling About This” tour of North America, which the freaks are co-headlining with metal band Galactic Empire. –Randall Colburn

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Mac Sabbath 2018 Tour Dates:
02/08 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
02/10 – Emporia, KS @ Emporia Granada Theatre
02/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
02/12 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
02/13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
02/14 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
02/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
02/16 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom *
02/17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
02/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
02/20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
02/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
02/22 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
02/23 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater *
02/24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *
02/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
02/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
03/02 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live *
03/03 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill *
03/04 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar *
03/06 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
03/07 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon *
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore *
03/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium *
03/10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
03/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar *
03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *
03/13 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
03/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s Live
03/15 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
03/16 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
03/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

* = w/ Galatic Empire

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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers

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Calling all dads: Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are teaming up for a US tour this Spring. The two rock acts are scheduled to hit the road together beginning May 10th in Charlotte and will play some 37 dates across the country. It should be noted that these dates follow the recent death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker. In fact, since his passing, lead singer Donald Fagen and Becker’s estate have been locked in a legal dispute over ownership of the band’s name and music. Fagen has pointed to 1972 Buy/Sell Agreement, which stipulates that, upon Becker’s death, Fagen assumed all ownership rights. Becker’s estate, however, contends that the contract was no longer in effect. Legal mumbo jumbo aside, tell your pops. –Michael Roffman

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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers 2018 Tour Dates:
05/10 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
05/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
05/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
05/14 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/17 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheater
05/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
05/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
05/24 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
05/25 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/27 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
05/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
06/01 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
06/05 – Seattle, WA @ Keyarena
06/07 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
06/09 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
06/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
06/12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
06/15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
06/16 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
06/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
06/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
06/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
06/26 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/02 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
07/03 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
07/06 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/07 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/10 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/11 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
07/13 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/14 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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Superorganism

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Want a leg up on The Coolest Act of 2018? Secure a ticket to see our latest Artist of the Month, Superorganism. The multi-national octet is one of the weirdest acts to surface in years, melting psychedelia synth pop with passable hip-hop beats for a sound that could best be described as “different.” Okay, there are a lot of ways to label this outfit, but damned if we know which one sticks in the long run. That’s probably a good thing. Another good thing are the kinds of small venues they’re playing in America. Catch ’em now before they inevitably play somewhere bigger come summer. –Michael Roffman

Superorganism 2018 Tour Dates:
02/15 – London, UK @ The Jazz Cafe
02/18 – Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse
02/19 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
02/22 – Cologne, DE @ Die Kantine
02/23 – Berlin,DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg
02/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Musikkens – Lille Vega
02/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan Sodra Teatern
03/01 – 03/03 – Oslo, NO @ by:Larm 2018
03/05 – Digbeth, UK @ O2 Institute Birmingham
03/07 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
03/08 – London, UK @ Oval Space
03/09 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
03/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Centre for Contemporary Arts
03/12 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/27 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
03/30 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
03/31 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
04/01 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/03 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/02 – Dublin, IE @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
06/08-06/10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
07/13-07/15 – Grafenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
08/07-08/11 – Oslo, NO @ Oyafestival

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Jorja Smith

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Even without a proper album or EP out, Jorja Smith has been riding a wave of momentum all year on the strength of one-off singles (“Teenage Fantasy”, “On My Mind”) and high-profile collaborations (Drake’s “Get It Together”). Now, the British-based R&B singer is looking to continue her streak in 2018 with a North American Spring tour, which will take her to San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, and New York, among others. Look for a wild show seeing how this latest batch of dates follows a short stint opening for Bruno Mars. Hot damn. –Lake Schatz

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Jorja Smith 2018 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Liquid Rooms
02/07 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
02/08 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
02/10 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Libraries
02/11 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
02/12 – Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
02/14 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
02/15 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush 02 Academy
04/13-04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/20-04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coahcella
04/23 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
04/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
05/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
05/02 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/04 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
05/05 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/08 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/09 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
05/12 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/13 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

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Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes will keep the folk spirit alive with a string of Spring tour dates across America. The trek, which follows an epic run of dates in Asia and Australia, commences on March 1st in Tampa, Florida. The folk rockers are then scheduled to pass through Miami, Memphis, New Orleans, and Jackson before wrapping up in Nashville. Come for the stirring live renditions of their latest album, Crack-Up, one of the best of 2017, and leave talking about their covers of Nina Simone, Tom Petty, and Phish. –Lake Schatz

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Fleet Foxes 2018 Tour Dates:
01/14 – Singapore, SP @ Esplanade Theatre
01/16 – Kuala Lumpur, MY @ KL Live
01/18 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp DiverCity
01/19 – Osaka, JP @ Big Cat
03/01 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
03/02 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
03/03 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
03/04 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre
03/06 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts
03/07 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
03/09 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
03/10 – Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
03/11 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
03/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre
04/10 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
04/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Expo Center
04/20 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Ampitheater
05/04-06 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
05/07 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
05/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
05/10 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theater
05/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
05/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
05/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
05/18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
05/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/23 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
05/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
05/25-27 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling 
05/26 – South Burlington, VT @ The Green Shelburne Museum
06/30-07/07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Prague, CZ @ Velky sal Lucerna
07/04 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/10 – San Sebastian, ES @ Auditorio del Centro Kursa
07/12-14 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/24 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
08/15-18 – Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival

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Queens of the Stone Age

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For the longest time, the first rule of a Queens of the Stone Age concert was no fighting, only fucking. Seeing how frontman Josh Homme shattered that rule last Fall, well, who the hell knows anymore. But, here’s hoping it’s still the band’s mantra — after all, the guy’s apologized for his actions not once, but twice — and things go back to being copacetic. Because, if we’re looking at the band’s forthcoming tour in support of last year’s Villains, it has all the makings of being an epic rock jaunt. How could it not when you have Royal Blood, Ty Segall, Wolf Alice, and Eagles of Death Metal as potential openers. Rock on? –Michael Roffman

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Queens of the Stone Age 2018 Tour Dates:
01/22 – Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre *
01/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum *
01/25 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena *
01/26 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
01/27 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center For the Performng Arts *
01/29 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena *
01/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Memorial Arena *
02/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
02/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
02/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/21 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
02/25 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Maracanã Stadium #
02/27 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque #
02/28 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque #
03/02 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski Quarry #
03/04 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Beira-Rio Stadium #
03/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Velez #
03/10 – Bogota, CO @ Palacio de los Deportes
03/17 – Iztacalco, MX @ Vive Latino
03/21 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
03/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
03/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Innings Festival
03/24-03/25 – Houston, TX @ In Bloom Music Festival
03/28 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
03/29 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
04/20-04/21 – Monterrey, MX @ Pal Norte Festival
04/24 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater $
04/25 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory $
04/26 – Shreveport, LA @ Municipal Auditorium $
04/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre $
04/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville $
05/01 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater $
05/02 – St Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater $
05/04-05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
05/04-05/06 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
05/17 – Calgary, CA @ Scotiabank Saddledome %
05/18 – Edmonton, CA @ Rogers Place %
05/20 – Winnipeg, CA @ MTS Centre %
05/22 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field %
05/24 – London, CA @ Budweiser Gardens %
05/25 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester Dome Arena %
06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/09 – Goteborg, SE @ Liseberg
06/10 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund
06/12 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
06/15 – Roeser, LU @ Rockhal
06/16 – Weisbaden, DE @ Open Air Im Kulturpark
06/19 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Arena
06/20 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
06/21 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park Open Air
06/23 – Lucca Lu, IT @ Lucca Summer Festival 2018
06/24 – Monza, IT @ I-Days Festival
06/25 – Zagreb, HR @ InMusic Festival
06/27 – Dresden, DE @ Elbufer
06/29 – Winssen, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
06/30 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park
07/05 – Rostelaar, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/07 – Belfort-Du-Quercy, FR @ Eurorockeennes Festival
07/13 – Lisoba, PT @ NOS Alive
07/14 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool

* = w/ Eagles of Death Metal
^ = w/ Ty Segall
# = w/ Foo Fighters
$ = w/ Wolf Alice
% = w/ Royal Blood

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U2

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Photo by David Brendan Hall

Here’s something that’ll make Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott’s day: U2 are still touring in 2018. After spending a hefty portion of last year celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, Boni and his Irish brothers-in-arms are back to support their latest album … Songs of Experience. While we’re not exactly running to hear songs like “American Soul” or “Red Flag Day”, we’ll never pass up an opportunity to see what kind of stage show they have up their sleeve — or, you know, the dozen or so sing-alongs that come with their back catalog. –Michael Roffman

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U2 2018 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
05/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
05/07 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
05/08 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
05/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
05/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
05/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
05/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
05/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
05/26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
05/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
06/05 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/05 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/09 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
06/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
06/17 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
06/18 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
06/21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
06/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
06/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/29 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

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Pedro the Lion

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In October, David Bazan announced he was resurrecting Pedro the Lion to play a string of reunion shows in the Pacific Northwest. Now, he’s followed through on the promise of a full US tour with three month-long legs in February, May, and August. According to a press release, the setlists will “span every Pedro the Lion record and then some,” which likely means they’ll be testing out the new material Bazan teased back in October. So, hey, it’s not all for nostalgia. –Eddie Fu

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Pedro the Lion 2018 Tour Dates:
02/08 – St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
02/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
02/10 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
02/12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/13 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
02/14 – Houston, TX @ Rockefellers
02/16 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
02/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
02/18 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
02/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
02/21 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
02/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
02/23 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
05/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
05/09 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
05/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05/13 – Oakland, CA @ Starline
05/14 – Los Angeles @ CA @ Teragram
05/17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
05/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
05/20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
05/21 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s
05/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
05/24 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
08/06 – Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI
08/07 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
08/08 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
08/10 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
08/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
08/16 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
08/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08/18 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House – Revival Room
08/20 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
08/21 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
08/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
08/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

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Power Trip and Sheer Mag

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Photo by Kevin Estrada

Reports may say rock is on the decline, but Power Trip and Sheer Mag will soon hit the road together to prove otherwise. The Dallas thrash metal outfit and Philadelphia-bred rock group have lined up a North American tour that runs from late April through early June. Better yet, the two acts will be joined by Fury and Red Death. All dates are in support of Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic, one of the best albums of 2017, and Sheer Mag’s Need to Feel Your Love, which gave us one of last year’s top songs in “Expect the Bayonet”. Brace yourself. –Lake Schatz

Power Trip and Sheer Mag 2018 Tour Dates:
04/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
05/01 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
05/04 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
05/05 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry #
05/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit #
05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
05/08 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat #
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #
05/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
05/12 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon #
05/13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
05/15 – Detroit, MI @ El Club #
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s #
05/19 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle #
05/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line #
05/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre #
05/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis #
05/24 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room #
05/25 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
05/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghosts #
05/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #
05/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne #
05/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
06/01 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz #
06/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent ^
06/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma #
06/04 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red #
06/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad ^
06/07 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^

# = w/ Fury and Red Death
^ = w/ Red Death

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Taylor Swift

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Earlier this month, the New York Post released a story dubbing Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour “a disaster,” citing “stratospheric markups and greedy sales gimmicks.” However, despite such reports, the pop singer actually expanded her tour, adding multiple dates in previously scheduled cities, which brings the grand total to over 50 dates. What’s more, Billboard estimates the tour could earn anywhere from $390 million to $510 million. Yeah, she’s doing just fine. –Randall Colburn

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Taylor Swift 2018 Tour Dates:
05/08 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
05/11 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
05/18 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
05/19 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
05/25 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field At Mile High
06/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
06/08 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
06/15 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
06/22 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
06/23 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
06/30 – Louisville, KY @ Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
07/07 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
07/10 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
07/11 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/17 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium
07/20 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/21 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/22 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/26 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
07/27 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
07/28 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
08/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
08/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
08/14 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
08/18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/25 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
08/28 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
09/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
09/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
09/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
09/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
09/29 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
10/06 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
10/19 – Perth, AU @ Optus Stadium
10/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium
11/02 – Sydney Olympic Park, AU @ ANZ Stadium
11/06 – Brisbane, AU @ The Gabba
11/09 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium

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Khalid

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Khalid’s meteoric rise last year was capped off when the singer earned a handful of 2018 Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his full-length debut, American Teen. Not one to rest on his laurels, Khalid will take his talents across North America starting at, of all places, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Come May, the Roxy Tour will head from Vancouver to Los Angeles, Denver and beyond. For every ticket sold in each city, Khalid — a fervent advocate for pet adoption — will make a donation to a local animal shelter. What a guy. –Lake Schatz

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Khalid 2018 Tour Dates:
01/27 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
02/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
02/02– Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
02/03 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tap1
02/05 – Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
02/06 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s Neue Welte
02/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
02/09 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
02/10 – Offenbach am Main, DE @ Stadthalle Offenbach
02/11 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
02/13 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
02/14 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
02/15 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
02/17 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 1
02/18 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy Glasgow
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center
05/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05/03 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
05/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/07 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis Arc Pavilion
05/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
05/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
05/13 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
05/14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/16 – Dallas, TX @ Allen Event Center
05/17 – Austin, TX @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
05/18 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
05/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
05/26 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
05/30 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
05/31 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
06/01 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
06/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
06/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavillion
06/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
07/14 – London, UK @ Hyde Park ^

^ = w/ Bruno Mars

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Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake will soon pluck the twigs from his hair and emerge from the Tennessee wilderness where he apparently conjured up his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods, for a headlining tour of North America. Technically, his schedule begins on February 4th, two days after the album’s release, when he’ll headline the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. His actual tour will kick off two months later at Toronto’s Air Canada Center and is currently set to wrap up on May 30th in Memphis, which is appropriate considering Timberlake said his native state served as an inspiration for the album. –Randall Colburn

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Justin Timberlake 2018 Tour Dates:
03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/18 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
03/21 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
04/02 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
04/04 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
04/08 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
04/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
04/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
04/24 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
05/05 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
05/07 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
05/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
05/14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
05/15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
05/18 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
05/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
05/23 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
05/27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
05/30 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum

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Hamilton

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If you haven’t already, 2018 will offer your best opportunity to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton. The production will be staged in 20 cities this year, as Miranda revealed on Twitter, namely New York City, London, Chicago, San Diego, Tempe, Seattle, Denver, Portland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Houston, Costa Mesa, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Des Moines, Boston, and Charlotte, with a promise for “many more” still to come. Miranda will reprise his Alexander Hamilton role for a special three-week run in San Juan, Puerto Rico, come January 2019 to benefit the island after Hurricane Maria. –Alex Young

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Hamilton 2018-2019 Dates:
New York, New York – Richard Rodgers Theatre, Now running through August 19th (Tickets now on sale)
London, England – Victoria Palace Theatre, Now running through July 28th (Tickets now on sale)
Chicago, Illinois – CIBC Theatre, Now running through September 2nd (Tickets now on sale)
San Diego, California, San Diego Civic Centre, January 3rd – January 28th (Tickets now on sale)
Tempe, Arizona – Gammage Auditorium, January 30th – February 25th (Tickets now on sale)
Seattle, Washington – Paramount Theatre, February 6th – March 18th (Tickets now on sale)
Denver, Colorado – Buell Theatre, February 27th – April 1st (Tickets on sale January 22nd)
Portland, Oregon – Keller Auditorium, March 20th – April 8th (Tickets now on sale)
St. Louis, Missouri – Fox Theatre, April 3rd – April 22nd (Tickets now on sale)
Salt Lake City, Utah – The Eccles, April 11th – May 6th (Tickets TBD)
Houston, Texas – The Hobby Center, April 24th – May 20th (Tickets TBD)
Costa Mesa, California – Segerstrom Center for the Arts – May 8th – May 27th (Tickets TBD)
Atlanta, Georgia – Fox Theatre, May 22nd – June 10th (Tickets now on sale)
Las Vegas, Nevada – The Smith Center, May 29th – June 2nd (Tickets now on sale)
Washington, DC – The Kennedy Center, June 12th – September 16th (Tickets TBD)
Des Moines, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts Center, June 27th – July 15th (Tickets now on sale)
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Opera House, September 18th – November 18th (Tickets now on sale)
Charlotte, North Carolina – Belk Theater, October 10th – November 4th (Tickets now on sale)
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Teatro UPR at University of Puerto Rico, January 8th – January 27th (Tickets TBD)

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

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Though most of the recent headlines related to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have centered around their absurd musical output, the Australian psych rockers — and our recent Band of the Year — initially made a name for themselves thanks to their ruckus live shows. This Spring, the band will head out on the road for a new leg of North American tour dates, during which they’ll perform material from all five of their 2017 studio albums. That should make for a fairly unpredictable show night to night. –Alex Young

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2018 Tour Dates:
02/21 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton
02/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
02/23 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
02/24 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club
02/25 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy 2 Glasgow
02/27 – Rouen, FR @ TBD
02/28 – Ghent, BE @ TBD
03/01 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
03/02 – Villeurbanne, FR @ Transbordeur
03/03 – Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef
03/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/07 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
03/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
03/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
03/10 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
03/11 – Munich, DE @ Strom
03/14 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV
03/15 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
06/01 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
06/05 – Vancouver, BC @ The Malkin Bowl
06/06 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
06/07 – Missoula, MT @ Monk’s
06/09 – Milwaukee MI @ The Pabst Theater
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
06/11 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
06/13 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
06/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
06/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans
06/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Outdoors – Waller Creek Amphitheatre

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The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill

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Alt-rock giants The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill have announced a North American co-headlining tour for the spring. Set to commence in mid-April, the month-long jaunt will see the two acts play to audiences in Chicago, Brooklyn, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle, among other cities. Splitting opening duties will be Rituals of Mine and Ed Harcourt. The joint trek comes in support of the Afghan Whigs’ acclaimed 2017 album, In Spades. Built to Spill’s last record was their 2015 effort Untethered Moon. –Lake Schatz

The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill 2018 Tour Dates:
04/11 – Madison, WI @ Majestic #
04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre #
04/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue #
04/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
04/16 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall #
04/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
04/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues #
04/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
04/23 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth #
04/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom #
04/25 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues #
04/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head %
04/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
04/29 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel %
05/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse %
05/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre %
05/03 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues %
05/04 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s %
05/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre %
05/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren %
05/09 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory %
05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern %
05/11 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre %
05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox %

# = w/ Rituals of Mine
% = w/ Ed Harcourt

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David Byrne

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Very few artists are as dedicated to the live experience as David Byrne. So, when the former Talking Heads frontman says he’s about to deliver “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense,” we’re not just thrilled; we’re downright intrigued. The tour comes in support of American Utopia, his first strictly solo album in over a decade, a title that, he says, refers to “our longing, frustration, aspirations, fears, and hopes regarding what could be possible, what else is possible.” Huh, sounds like our feelings on this new mystery show of his… –Michael Roffman

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David Byrne 2018 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
03/04 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center For the Performing Arts
03/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Center For the Arts
03/07 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
03/09 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
03/10 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
03/19 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Gran Rex
03/20 – Montevido, UY @ Teatro de Verano
03/23-25 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil
04/03 – Mexico City MX @ Metropolitan Theater
04/05 – Monterrey MX @ Auditorio Pabellón M
04/07 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
04/17 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
04/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Smith Center for the Arts
04/19 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/24 – Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
04/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
04/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
04/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn
05/04-06 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/08 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
05/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
05/10 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
05/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Arts
05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
05/16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
05/19 – Saskatoon, SASK @ TCU Place
05/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
05/21 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
05/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
05/27 – Portland, OR @ Keller Audiorium
05/28 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center
05/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Capitol Theatre
06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater
06/05 – Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Civic Center
06/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Arts
06/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
06/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
06/14 – Oxford, UK @ New Theatre
06/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
06/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Symphony Hall
06/18 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Apollo
06/19 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
06/22-23 – Prague, CZ @ Metronome Festival
06/25 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
06/26 – Wien, AT @ Museumsquartier
06/30-07/01 – Ewijk, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole
07/05-08 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/11 – Oeiras, PT @ Cool Jazz Festival
07/13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
07/13-14 – Barcelona, ES @ Cruilla Barcelona
07/17 – Zürich, CH @ Theater 11
07/19 – Ravenna, IT @ Ravenna Festival
07/20 – Perugia, IT @ Umbria Jazz Festival
07/21 – Trieste, IT @ Piazza UNita
07/27 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
07/31 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/01 – Shelburne, VT @ Shelburne Museum – The Green
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Center for the Performing Arts
08/05 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Devos Performance Hall
08/10 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
08/11 – Huber Heightes, OH @ Rose Music Center
08/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
08/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
08/18 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Auditorium
08/21 – Sacramento CA @ Community Theater
08/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
08/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

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Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator

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Technically, Vince Staples is opening for Tyler, the Creator. Technically. But, if we’re being honest with ourselves (and why wouldn’t we be), we’re going to chalk this forthcoming jaunt as a co-headlining tour. What’s more, we’re giving the spotlight to Staples, whose recent Big Fish Theory is one of the most digestible rap albums in years. “Yeah Right” is going to destroy every audience, and this writer can’t wait to be right in the middle of the chaos. –Michael Roffman

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Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator 2018 Tour Dates:
01/26 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
01/27 – Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum
01/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Armory
01/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Armory
01/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
02/02 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/03 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
02/06 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
02/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
02/08 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
02/10 – Atlanta, GA @ World Congress Center
02/12 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
02/13 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheatre
02/15 – Philly, PA @ Liacouras Center
02/17 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum
02/18 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
02/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
02/21 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
02/23 – New York, NY @ The Theater at MSG
02/24 – New York, NY @ The Theater at MSG
02/25 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
02/27 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
03/01 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
03/03 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
03/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

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Jawbreaker

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Jawbreaker returned last September with a triumphant reunion set at Riot Fest. It turns out the Chicago gig was more than just a one-day affair, as the seminal act — one of the best punk bands ever — has just lined up even more concert dates for 2018. After playing a pair of shows in San Francisco, they’ll pop up in Brooklyn and Los Angeles in February and March, respectively. It would appear this is just a prelude to something bigger down the line. Still, those who were actually lucky enough to snag tickets will also catch opening guests like Waxahatchee and Charly Bliss. What a steal. –Lake Schatz

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Jawbreaker 2018 Tour Dates:
02/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel &
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
02/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel %
03/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium !
03/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *

& = w/ Charly Bliss, Emily Flake
^ = w/ Clare O’Kane, special guests
% = w/ Kate Willett, special guests
! = w/ Waxahatchee, Upset
* = w/ Waxahatchee, Post Life

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Brockhampton

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Los Angeles based hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON — and our Rookie of the Year — are coming off a marathon 2017, what with the release of three full-length albums. But, with a fourth on the way, and over 30 tour dates currently on the docket, it’s looking like 2018 is going to be even crazier. In addition to multiple festival appearances, BROCKHAMPTON will also hit up several cities across North America during what they’ve billed the “Love Your Parents” tour. How cute. –Michael Roffman

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Brockhampton 2018 Tour Dates:
01/16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
01/17 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
01/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec
01/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
01/22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
01/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
01/25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
01/26 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
01/28 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
01/29 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
01/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
1/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
02/02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/04 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
02/06 – Montreal, QC @ Corona
02/08 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Theater
02/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
02/11 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic
02/12 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic
02/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
02/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Music Hall
02/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II (Downstairs)
02/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
02/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
02/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
02/21 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
02/22 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden
02/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
02/26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
02/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
03/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal
03/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
03/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
03/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

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Foo Fighters

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With Foo Fighters, you know how it goes: new album, endless tour. For Dave Grohl and the gang, the promotional cycle behind last year’s Concrete and Gold has only just begun, and this year they’ll be everywhere — from venues to baseball diamonds. Yes, MLB fans, you’ll have to share your precious digs with the veteran rockers, who will undoubtedly flood your city streets with classic songs like “Everlong”, “My Hero”, or “All My Life”. So, grab a box seat or a lawn chair. It’s your choice. –Michael Roffman

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Foo Fighters 2018 Tour Dates:
01/20 – Perth, AU @ Nib Stadium *
01/23 – Adelaide, AU @ Coopers Stadium *
01/25 – Brisbane, AU @ Suncorp Stadium *
01/27 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium *^
01/30 – Melbourne, AU @ Etihad Stadium *
02/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium *
02/25 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Maracanã Stadium #
02/27 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque #
03/02 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski Quarry #
03/04 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Beira-Rio Stadium #
03/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Velez #
04/18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
04/19 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion
04/21 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
04/22 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
04/25 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORDIA Credit Union Amphitheatre
04/26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
04/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia State Stadium
04/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
05/01 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
05/03 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
06/01-03 – Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring Festival
06/01-03 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park Festival
06/05 – Gottenberg, SE @ Ulvei
06/10 – Hamburg, DE @ Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
06/11 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportspaleis Antwerp
06/13 – Bern, CH @ Stade de Suisse
06/15-17 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
06/19 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
06/22 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/23 – London, UK @ London Stadium
07/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
07/12 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/14 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
07/16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
07/25 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/26 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
07/30 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
09/01 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
09/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
09/06 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
09/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/12 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
10/05-06 – San Bernardino, CA @ CalJam 18

$ = w/ The Struts
& = w/ Bob Mould
* = w/ Weezer
^ = w/ The Preatures
# = w/ Queens of the Stone Age

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Lorde

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After conquering the festival circuit last year, Lorde is finally ready to bring her new stage show to venues across America. That should be a relief to several fans, especially those in Chicago, who have yet to hear Melodrama come to life. (If you recall, Mother Nature had other plans for the New Zealand pop star at last year’s Lollapalooza.) Weather aside, our 2017 Artist of the Year is one of the most engaging performers out there today, and it’s about time she hits the road on her terms. –Michael Roffman

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Lorde 2018 Tour Dates:
03/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
03/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
03/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
03/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
03/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at the Rose Garden
03/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
03/13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
03/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
03/16 – Glendale, CA @ Gila River Arena
03/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
03/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
03/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Arena
03/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
03/27 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
03/28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
03/29 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/31 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
04/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
04/03 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
04/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
04/06 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
04/08 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
04/11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
04/12 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
04/14 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
04/15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

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St. Vincent

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True, St. Vincent was our Live Act of the Year for 2017, but she’s only just begun, to paraphrase The Carpenters. Annie Clark will continue her Masseduction well into 2018 with dates going now until the summer. She’s even making it somewhat of a family affair, bringing along her aunt and uncle, jazz duo Tuck & Patti, to join her for dates this month. From there, she’ll keep seducing more venues and a handful of summer festivals, all by her lonesome. Should be wild. –Michael Roffman

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St. Vincent 2018 Tour Dates:
01/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre #
01/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre #
01/20 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium #
01/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium #
01/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium #
01/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren #
01/27 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory #
02/15 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
02/16 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
02/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
02/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
02/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
02/22 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
02/23 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
02/24 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
02/26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
03/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
03/02 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/03 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
03/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
04/07 – Toluca, MX @ Ceremonia
04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/19 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/25-27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
06/03 – London, UK @ Victoria Park (All Points East) *
06/28 – Ewjik, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
06/29-07/01 – Vilanova I La Getru, ES @ Vida Festival
07/05-07 – Trencin, SL @ Pohoda Festival

# = w/ Tuck & Patti
* = w/ Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, Courtney Barnett, and more

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Jack White

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Fact: When Jack White tours, he doesn’t pull his punches. And seeing how the Third Man himself has been off the road for a few years, we’re more than anticipating his grand return — we’re chomping at the bit. We won’t have to wait long, fortunately, as he’ll start supporting his forthcoming solo album, Boarding House Reach, a month after its March 23rd release. Once again, fans can likely expect sprawling setlists that go deep in his catalog with covers that should keep our news team spinning on their heads night after night. But hey, no complaints here. We’re 100% ready for a Jack Attack. –Michael Roffman

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Jack White 2018 Tour Dates:
04/19 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
04/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
04/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe
04/23 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
04/24 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
04/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
04/27 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
04/29 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
04/30 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
05/01 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
05/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
05/04-06 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/25-26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
05/27 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
05/29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
06/01-03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/04 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
06/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica
06/07 – Rochester, NY @ Dome Arena
06/08 – Lewiston, KY @ Artpark Mainstage Theater
06/09 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/27 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
06/28 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
07/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
07/03 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
07/04 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
08/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
08/08 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
08/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir
08/11 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/13 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theatre
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08/19 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
08/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
08/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
08/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

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