Top 5 Tour Announcements of the Week
It seems bands are coming out of hibernation this week, after long hiatuses and lineup shifts. Unless you’re Zac Brown Band. In that case, you’re constantly touring. Also– is Death Cab and CHVRCHES a match made in musical heaven? Read on, readers.
Flight of the Conchords Reunion Tour
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our friends on the other side of the world, but after a three-year hiatus from touring the U.S., New Zealand’s musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords are back. They’ll embark on a thorough 28-date tour of the U.S., including a headlining slot at Newport Folk Festival on July 22. Click here for more info.
Death Cab for Cutie with CHVRCHES
It’s a match made in indie/electro heaven, as CHVRCHES and Death Cab will join forces for a five-show run this June. Sandwiched in between those five shows is Bonnaroo (have you heard of it?), in which both acts are slated to perform. The co-headlining tour begins on June 7 and ends on June 16. Click here for more info.
Zac Brown Band ‘Black Out the Sun’ Tour
Although they’re still on tour with Jeckyll and Hyde, Zac Brown Band have announced yet another slew of shows taking place this summer. The “Black Out the Sun” tour will begin on May 19 in Hartford, CT, and sees them at major amphitheaters and arenas across North America. After a two-night run at Fenway Park in Boston, the tour ends on September 3 in Upstate New York. Click here for more info.
Crystal Castles Spring/Summer Tour
Despite a major lineup shift, a new (and improved?) Crystal Castles is back with a batch of tour dates plus the promise of new music. Catch Ethan and Edith on the SXSW circuit in March, as well as slots at Spring Awakening and the Reading & Leeds Festival(s) in August. Click here for more info.
Yeasayer ‘Amen & Goodbye’ Tour
After keeping pretty quiet since 2012, Yeasayer is back with new tunes and a headlining U.S. tour. They’ll traverse the coasts from May 12 to June 3, before heading off to Europe for the remainder of the month. You can also catch them on March 16 in Brooklyn, NY, at the House of Vans. Click here for more info.
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