Top 5 Tour Announcements of the Week
It’s another week of reunions and indie blasts from the past, as Garbage, Bear vs. Shark and The Shins have all announced tour dates. Luckily we have the announcement of this year’s Mad Decent tour to keep us relevant. Check out who we’re most excited to see hit the road.
The Shins Tour
While not a full-blown “tour,” beloved indie band The Shins have announced their first live performance since 2013. They’ll be headlining End of the Road festival, held annually in the UK. Joining them at the fest is Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective and Bat For Lashes. Click here for more info.
The Kills World Tour
In support of their first album since 2011, rock band The Kills have announced plans for a lengthy world tour. Fronted by Alison Mosshart (of Deadweather) and Jamie Hince, the duo will be on the road from May 3 to November 9, including stops at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta and Splendour in the Grass in Australia. Click here for more info.
Bear vs. Shark Reunion Tour
Although they were only together for four years before disbanding in 2005, post-hardcore outfit Bear vs. Shark left behind two amazing and influential albums. Now, after a decade away, they’ve fired up the social media accounts and announced their return. The first show on the bill? A benefit concert to aid victims of the Flint, MI, water crisis on June 25. Click here for more info.
Mad Decent Block Party Tour
You know summer is right around the corner when Mad Decent drops its annual Block Party tour dates. [Insert “beat-dropping” joke here.] The Diplo-owned record label will take its hottest acts from Florida to Phoenix, Brooklyn to Berkeley, beginning on July 30. Lineup is still TBA. Click here for more info.
Garbage ‘Strange Little Birds’ Tour
The ’90s really are back, and the release of a new Garbage album is all the more proof. Strange Little Birds is due out on June 10, and the following month they’ll kick off a supporting U.S. tour. It begins with a performance at this year’s Summerfest on July 6 in Milwaukee. Click here for more info.