Top 5 Tour Announcements of the Week
This week provided many options for live-music lovers: playing in the sand with Dead & Co. versus watching a singer perform posthumously via hologram, or the more traditional Bleachers or A$AP Mob tour announcements. Peep it all below.
Ronnie James Dio ‘Dio Returns’ Tour
Ronnie James Dio–Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman–is back. Sort of. A hologram of the singer, who died of stomach cancer in 2010, will set off on the “Dio Returns” world tour, performing in the US, UK, Australia, Mexico and more. A backing band of the musicians former colleagues will perform on the tour as well. The somewhat-morbid fun begins on November 30 in Helsinki. Stay tuned for ticket updates.
Bleachers ‘Gone Now’ Fall Tour
The Jack Antonoff-fronted Bleachers will hit the road this fall in support of their new album Gone Now. The power-pop group kick things off on September 8 in Lewiston, NY, followed by stops around the South, Midwest and Pacific Northwest. The tour comes to a close on November 20 with a show at NYC’s Terminal 5. Click here for tickets.
The Killers ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ Tour
In support of their new album Wonderful Wonderful, The Killers are back with a fresh batch of winter tour dates. Catch the Las Vegas-based rockers starting in Europe on November 6, with stops around the UK until the 28th of the month. On January 5 the band returns to the states, with shows in Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn and Philly. Click here for tickets.
Dead & Company ‘Playing in the Sand’ Concert Vacation
Most fans of the Dead have seen the band countless times in countless locations, but few have ever partied with the jam stalwarts in the sand. The three of the band’s five original members–alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti–have just announced “Playing in the Sand,” a three-night destination concert slated for February 2018. The event will be held in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from the 15th to the 18th, with all-inclusive travel packages available here.
A$AP Mob ‘Too Cozy’ Tour
The entire A$AP Mob crew is hitting the road for the Too Cozy Tour slated to kick off on September 23. The first stop will be at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA, followed by concerts in NYC, Philly, DC and Detroit. After gigs throughout the Mid and Southwest, the tour comes to a close with a run up the West Coast, culminating in a November 3 performance the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. Click here for tickets.