While many people’s knowledge about Peter Frampton starts and ends with his 1976 double-live album Frampton Comes Alive, the guitar-player has been impressing audiences since the age of 18, when he was a founding member of the blues-rock act Humble Pie. This summer Frampton will put his guitar playing on display as he’s lined up an impressive package toured dubbed Frampton’s Guitar Circus.
Joining Frampton at various stops in the support slot on the lengthy summer run is a meaty array of accomplished ax-men – B.B. King, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth and Steve Lukather. The massive 51-date run, which kicks off at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 28, will also include appearances from the likes of Vince Gill, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Davy Knowles, Roger McGuinn (founder/lead guitarist of the BYRDS), Richard Thompson, Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) at various stops throughout.
If you’re into a night with these legendary guitar-slingers, than maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
Sallie Ford & The Outside Sound:Summer Tour (6/23 – 8/31)
HT faves Grace Potter and Nocturnals have an extremely busy summer planned as they’ll be opening for the Dave Matthews Band, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers and the Allman Brothers Band by the time September rolls around. The band will also headline their own Grand Point North Festival on September 14 and 15 at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont.
[Photo by Brian Jenkins]
Joining Grace and the Nocs at this year’s fest will be Gov’t Mule, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, City and Colour, Felice Brothers, and Shovels & Rope. Other acts set to play include Scott Tournet & Ver La Luz, Natalies Prass feat. Benny Yurco, and locals Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Rough Francis, Joshua Panda and the Hot Damned, Paper Castles, Alpenglow and Belle Pines. Potter has also added a handful of headlining dates to her tour.
If you’re not into a night with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
As expected, influential indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel have started announcing more tour dates. The Jeff Mangum-led act has added Midwest and Mid-Atlantic dates to what was previously announced and the group’s website says, “More East and Midwest dates to be announced soon!”
Elf Power will open most of the newly-added dates. In addition to Mangum, the group will feature Scott Spillane, Julian Koster and Jeremy Barnes.
Here’s the full list of Neutral Milk Hotel dates currently on the schedule…
10-11 Baltimore, MD – 2640 Space at St. John’s Church *
10-12 Richmond, VA – The National *
10-14 Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
10-15 Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club *
10-18 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall *
10-19 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 *
10-20 Birmingham, AL – Iron City *
10-22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club #
10-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Mountain Oasis Festival) #!
10-26 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle #
11-10 Melbourne, Australia – Harvest
11-16 Sydney, Australia – Harvest
11-17 Brisbane, Australia – Harvest
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club Taipei
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender
* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
! with Daniel Johnston
Last Friday night The Rolling Stones kicked off the latest leg of their 50 and Counting World Tour in L.A. At that show, the Stones dusted off a few old classics and even debuted Emotional Rescue for the first time ever. The legendary rockers followed that up on Sunday in Oakland by bringing out special guest Tom Waits for a rare live appearance. Today, The Rolling Stones have added one final North American date to 50 and Counting.
On June 24th, The Stones will play the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as the final North American Date of the 50 and Counting Tour. Tickets for the Washington, DC show go on sale Monday, May 13 at 10AM EDT and will be available at www.rollingstones.com.
Here’s a look at the remaining North American Dates…
May 8 – San Jose – HP Pavilion (On sale now)
May 11 – Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena (On sale now)
May 15 – Anaheim – Honda Center (On sale now)
May 18 – Anaheim – Honda Center (On sale now)
May 20 – Los Angeles – STAPLES Center (On sale now)
May 25 – Toronto – Air Canada Center (On sale now)
May 28 – Chicago – United Center (On sale now)
May 31 – Chicago – United Center (On sale now)
June 3 – Chicago – United Center (On sale now)
June 6 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre (On sale now)
June 9 – Montreal – Bell Centre (On sale now)
June 12 – Boston – TD Garden (On sale now)
June 14 – Boston – TD Garden (On sale now)
June 18 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center (On sale now)
June 21 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center (On sale now)
June 24* – Washington, DC – Verizon Center (On sale May 13)
The Rolling Stones will play HP Pavilion in San Jose tomorrow night.
In 1974 Frank Zappa and The Mothers released the live album Roxy & Elsewhere, with The Roxy part of the record culled from a three-night stand in December of 1973 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, with the Elsewhere portion taken from a pair of shows in Edinboro, Penn. and Chicago. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release, Zappa Plays Zappa have lined up a lengthy North American tour, which will see the modern interpreters of Frank’s musical legacy play the album in its entirety. The Dweezil Zappa-fronted act will kick off their 29-date tour on September 2 at Lupo’s in Providence and wrap in early November December nodding to album’s roots with three-night run at The Roxy, roughly a month before Zappa & Co. played on that very stage exactly 40 years earlier.
If you’re not into a night with the Zappa tribute act, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
Over the last couple of years when we’ve written about The Polyphonic Spree it mostly focused around their enthusiasm for holiday music. On August 6, the choral-rock ensemble will release their properly punctuated album – Yes, It’s True. – their first set of new material since 2007′s The Fragile Army. The Tim DeLaughter fronted act, who harnessed the power of crowd-sourcing to help fund their new record in raising $100,000, will head out for a 12-date summer tour, which includes a high profile appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, as well as a pair of New York City-area shows at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg and the Bowery Ballroom on July 9 and 10 respectively.
05.11.13 | Dallas, TX | Homegrown Fest
05.25.13 | Arlington, TX | Levitt Pavilion
06.13.13 | Manchester, TN | Bonnaroo
06.25.13 | Columbus, OH | Newport Music Hall
06.26.13 | Indianapolis, IN | Deluxe at the Amber Room, Old National Centre
06.28.13 | Minneapolis, MN | Varsity Theater
06.29.13 | Kansas City, KS | Kanrocksas
07.01.13 | Chicago, IL | Park West
07.02.13 | Muskegon, MI | Coast West Music Festival
07.05.13 | Philadelphia, PA | Theater of the Living Arts
07.06.13 | Washington, DC | Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
07.08.13 | Allston, MA | Brighton Music Hall
07.09.13 | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg
07.10.13 | New York, NY | The Bowery Ballroom
If you’re not into a night with the choral-rock ensemble, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
UPDATE: Yesterday we reported on the dates Beck announced around his Newport appearance. There were conflicting reports between his Facebook page and his official site about the format of the shows. Today, Beck has clarified the formats. He’ll perform acoustic in Newport and Wantagh and then electric in Boston and Brooklyn. None of the shows will be solo performances. Beck mentioned he’ll update the format of the Portland (Maine) show soon.
HT fave Beck had already been announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Newport Folk Festival, but that won’t be the only gig he plays in the Northeast this summer. Beck has just revealed three additional dates that will take place in Portland, Maine; Boston and Brooklyn. In addition Beck will perform as part of the Jones Beach date of the AmericanaramA traveling festival on July 27th.
The singer-songwriter’s brief Northeast tour starts with a set at the Jones Beach AmericanaramA date with Wilco, Bob Dylan and Ryan Bingham on July 27th. After that, Beck will offer an acoustic performance at Newport on July 28th. He’ll also play a special acoustic set at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on July 30th. Then, on August 2nd, Beck will appear at Boston’s Bank Of America Pavilion before the run concludes on August 4th at Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park.
Here’s the full list of shows and on-sale dates…
July 27 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach – AmericanaramA (special acoustic set) – on sale May 4
July 28 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival (special acoustic set) – on sale now
July 30 Portland, ME -State Theatre – on sale Friday, May 3
August 2 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion – on sale Friday, May 3
August 4 Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park – on sale Friday May 10
Well today was the day that indie-rock fans had been hoping for ever since the reclusive Jeff Mangum returned to performing live and touring back in 2011, as it was announced that Neutral Milk Hotel will be reuniting for a series of shows later this year. The influential Athens, Georgia-based band, who only released two full-length studio albums, including the much revered In the Aeroplane over the Sea, have been on “hiatus” since 1998. The group, which will feature Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster and Jeremy Barnes, currently have five scheduled shows, with additional gigs being strongly hinted at according to the following message on their website, “More to come and love and respect to all who were there to see Jeff play over the last year!”
The current tour, as it stands, will feature a pair of hometown shows at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, as well as a gig at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, North Carolina, and a pair of shows in Taiwan and Japan. Daniel Johnston, Elf Power and Half Japanese will serve as opening acts, with a portion of the concert proceeds donated to the charity Children of the Blue Sky as well as others “in need.”
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on Scarecrow Collection, but we’re excited to see what the band has in store since they’ve just announced a new lineup. Bassist Greg McLoughlin from former Blips act BuzzUniverse and drummer Anthony Freda have joined the long-running act.
McLoughlin and Freda join founding members Gerard Fee (Guitars/Vocals) and Ed Fritz (Keyboards) to form the new version of Scarecrow Collection. The band will hit the road this May for a series of shows in the NYC area. Here’s the full Scarecrow Collection Performance Schedule…
Earlier this month legendary metal act Black Sabbath teased fans by announcing four shows in North America. Today, they’ve upped the ante by revealing a full slate of North American tour dates that will see the band visit 20 cities between July 25th and September 3rd.
The North American portion of the Black Sabbath World Tour kicks off on July 25th in Houston and runs until a September 3rd engagement at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Ozzy Osbourne and Co. are currently in Australia, where they played in Brisbane tonight.
Here’s the full list of Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates…
07/25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion
07/27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
07/29 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/04 – Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/06 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
08/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08/12 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
08/14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/16 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
08/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/24 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
08/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08/28 – Irvine, CA @ Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre
08/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
09/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
Over the last month Robert Plant and his latest band, The Sensational Space Shifters, have been appearing on a handful of festival bills, including the ones for High Sierra and the inaugural edition of JamBase Live. So it just seemed like a matter of time before the former Band of Joy front man would drop a full slate of North American dates to keep him busy between fest slots. Yesterday we got just that, as news surfaced that Plant & Co. have lined up a 16-date headlining run that kicks off at the Palladium in Dallas on June 20, and wraps roughly a month later with a gig at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell on July 27.
If you’re not into a night with Plant, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
After a successful 2012 filled with many Strangefolk Reunion shows, the original members of the band have announced a four-show run that will take place this September. Reid Genauer, Jon Trafton, Erik Glockler and Luke Smith will play Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on September 25th followed by two shows at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on September 26th and 27th. The run concludes with a September 29th performance at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine.
Tickets for all four shows will go on sale this Friday.
Last week we broke the news that the Allman Brothers Band would play a series of shows with Steve Winwood this summer. Today, the dates for the jaunt have been revealed. While the Allmans will share the bill with Winwood at a number of shows, they’ll also perform at Chicago’s Chicago Theatre by their lonesomes and have announced four shows with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
The tour starts with the ABB’s headlining appearance at The Peach Music Festival before the band hits the road in earnest for a pair of “An Evening With” shows in Chicago. On August 23rd they kick off the run with Winwood who will share the bill for a total of six shows. The Allmans’ Summer Tour concludes in early September with four shows featuring Grace Potter and the Nocturnals opening.
Here’s the full list of post-Peach Fest dates…
8/20 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre – “An Evening With” – 5/4
8/21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre – “An Evening With” – 5/4
8/23 – Darien Ctr, NY – Darien Lakes Perf. Arts Ctr. w/Steve Winwood – 4/27
8/24 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre w/Steve Winwood – 4/26
8/27 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook w/Steve Winwood – 4/26
8/28 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Perf. Arts Ctr. w/Steve Winwood – 4/27
8/30 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion w/Steve Winwood – 5/10
8/31 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amph. w/Steve Winwood – 5/10
9/2 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amph. – w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – 5/10
9/4 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – 4/26
9/6 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Ctr. w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – 4/26
9/7 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – 4/26
Of the upcoming tour, Gregg Allman said in a press release, “This will be a good little run. We’ve always loved Steve and we’ve been listening to a lot of Grace’s stuff, so I imagine we’re going to have a bunch of fun together.” We can’t wait to see what happens.
There are all sorts of interesting pairings hitting the road this summer, but here’s an old one that’s coming back – Umphrey’s McGee and STS9. The acts first teamed to play venues during the Summer of 2008 and have continued to check in with each other at Caribbean Holidaze events. We’re expecting a batch of STS9 and UM dates to surface, though for now there’s only one which is confirmed.
On September 1st STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee will play the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 4th at 10AM ET.
Watch Umphrey’s welcome guest Murph of STS9 for Comfortably Numb…
Former Wings front man Paul McCartney has just added a pair of New York City shows to his Out There! world tour. Macca will play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 8th and 10th.
Tickets will go on sale this Monday, April 22nd, at 10AM ET via Ticketmaster.
Here’s the Out There! Tour Dates announced thus far…
May 18 – Orlando FL – Amway Center
May 19 – Orlando FL – Amway Center
May 22 – Austin TX – Frank Erwin Center
May 23 – Austin TX – Frank Erwin Center
May 26 – Memphis TN – FedEx Forum
May 29 – Tulsa OK – BOK Center
May 30 – Tulsa OK – BOK Center
June 8 – Brooklyn, MY Barclays Center
June 10 – Brooklyn, MY Barclays Center
June 13-16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
July 9 – Boston MA – Fenway Park
July 12 – Washington DC – Nationals Ballpark
July 16 – Milwaukee WI – Miller Park
July 19 – Seattle WA – Safeco Field
August 9-11 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
This marks McCartney’s first headlining shows in New York since performing at Yankee Stadium in 2011. He did play MSG back in December as part of the 12-12-12: Sandy Relief Concert. For a full rundown of Macca’s New York City shows leading up to Yankee Stadium, check out this B List.