Top 5 Tour Announcements of the Week
Eeking out those last few summer tour announcements, plus cartoons come to life. Here’s who we’re most excited to see announce tours this week.
Gwen Stefani with Eve
In support of her new solo album, This is What the Truth Feels Like, Gwen Stefani is hitting the road for a lengthy tour. Joining her for support is rapper Eve, who collabed with Stefani for early 2000s hits “Let Me Blow Your Mind” and “Rich Girl.” The fun kicks off on July 12 and wraps up on October 15. Click here for more info.
Lady Antebellum Summer Tour
Country favorites Lady Antebellum are ending their hiatus with the announcement of a summer tour. Filled with festivals and fairgrounds, catch the trio from May 27 to August 26, performing at Bayou Country Superfest, Musikfest, Buckeye Country Superfest and more. You can also watch them perform the national anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby on May 7. Click here for more info.
The Avalanches Summer Tour
Aussie electronic outfit, The Avalanches, have revealed plans for their first live performances in 15 years. The shows will take place at Primavera Sound in Barcelona (that fest keeps getting better and better), Field Day fest in London, and Splendour in the Grass in Australia. No word on whether a new album will follow. Click here for more info.
Phish Riviera Maya Festival
Phans that got shut out of this year’s inaugural Riviera Maya Festival, hosted by prolific jam band Phish, will be happy to hear the quartet is heading back to Mexico next January for round two. It’s rare for the band to announce tour plans so far in advance, but in keeping in true Phish fashion you’ll only have until April 28 to pony up a serious chunk of cash and reserve your spot. Click here for more info.
Animaniacs Summer Tour
If you’ve been on Netflix recently, you’ve likely noticed that beloved ’90s cartoon, Animaniacs, has been added to their list of programming. If that wasn’t exciting enough, it’s just been announced that the cast (Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille) will unite for a tour centered around the show’s music, backed by a full orchestra. Details beyond that are hazy, so stay tuned as more info is revealed.
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