As the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival gets set to celebrate its 10th anniversary this June, the influential festie is taking a hybrid of what they do each year in Manchester, TN on the road with the inaugural Bonnaroo Buzz Tour. Headlined by fest alums Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, the tour, which takes its name from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor that debuted last year, will also feature sets from the Futurebirds, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Box Revelation and comedian Julian McCullough. The 13-date tour kicks off on May 17 at the historic Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and concludes on June 9 in West Virginia, the very same day Bonnaroo X gets underway.
If the Bonnaroo Buzz tour isn’t dropping by a town near you, then maybe you’ll be able to hit one of these recently announced tours…
- Gomez crosses the pond for a handful of northeast gigs
- Alison Krauss & Union Station line up a lengthy NA tour
- Dinosaur Jr. to play their 1990 album Bug in its entirety
- American Babies head out in support of Flawed Logic
- Gypsy-punk act Beirut mixes festival and headlining appearances
- Nostalgia Alert: Styx and Yes team up for a summer shed run
Finally, since we first wrote about Mumford & Sons a little over a year ago, the UK folk-rock act has been on a meteoric rise thanks in part to their high energy, foot stomping sounds. The four-piece act, who have already announced plans for the unique Railroad Revival Tour with Ed Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show, have also recently revealed details for additional summer shows. The band will supplement their festival appearances with a number of headlining dates throughout the South and Midwest, which includes a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 9 and a two-night run at the Fillmore in Denver, CO on June 15 and 16.