Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New tour dates roundup: Florence, Adam Lambert, Courtney Barnett, Great Big World, M83, Jewel

Several prominent acts have announced new tours. Here is a roundup...
Last year, Florence + The Machine saw the release of their first U.S. #1 album How Big How Blue How Beautiful (Republic Records). Now the band will hit cities they didn't previous play on their “How Beautiful” tour of North America this spring. Support comes from Grimes and Of Monsters And Men. It kicks off in May in Miami.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public today at 10:00 a.m. local time through Friday, Jan. 15 at 10:00 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information and to purchase tickets visit 

Florence + the Machine are nominated for five awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Ship to Wreck,” Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “What Kind Of Man” and Best Pop Vocal Album for How Big How Blue How Beautiful. How Big How Blue How Beautiful is also nominated for Best Recording Packaging.

Additionally, Florence has created an exclusive Pandora mixtape inspired by songs she listens to on the road. Pandora listeners can hear the mixtape here and learn more about Pandora's pre-sale that begins Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10AM local time.

With three albums to her name, Florence continues to reach new heights—How Big How Blue How Beautiful reached #1 in the U.K. (her third #1 album in the country), Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada after reaching the top spot on iTunes charts in 24 countries worldwide. Download the album via iTunes here and stream it via Spotify here.

How Big How Blue How Beautiful was written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Kid Harpoon, Paul Epworth, John Hill and James Ford, the album follows Florence’s globally acclaimed Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011). Download the album HERE.

Tour dates:

May 13 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
May 14 Orlando, FL Amway Center
May 17 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
May 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center*
May 19 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater*
May 24 Kansas City, KS KRBZ Cricket Wireless*
May 26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center*
June 2 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center*
June 4 Cleveland, PA Blossom Music Center†
June 7 Boston, MA Xfinity Center†
June 8 Montreal, QC Bell Centre†
June 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre†
June 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre†
June 12 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre†
June 14 New York, NY Barclays Center*
*with Grimes
†with Of Monsters And Men 

Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated recording artist Adam Lambert has announced dates for his North American Original High Tour. The multi-city trek will kick off next month and will include stops in several major cities (full routing below).

The tour will support Adam’s critically acclaimed third studio album “The Original High” which released last June on Warner Bros. Records and debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. He's fresh off a recent world tour fronting Queen.

Lambert tickets go on-sale this Friday, Jan. 15 at 10AM local time at Citi  credit card members will have access to the presale beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program.

For complete presale details visit For general ticket purchase information, please visit

Tour dates: 

2/23/16 Huntington, NY The Paramount
2/24/16 Boston, MA House of Blues
2/26/16 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
2/27/16 Atlantic City, NJ Caesars Atlantic City Circus Maximus
2/28/16 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
3/1/16 New Brunswick, NJ State Theater
3/3/16 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/5/16 Washington, D.C. Lincoln Theatre
3/6/16 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
3/8/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/10/16 Nashville, TN The Ryman
3/12/16 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
3/13/16 Orlando, FL Universal Studios Florida
3/14/16 Clearwater, FL Eckerd Hall
3/22/16 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
3/23/16 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
3/25/16 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
3/26/16 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
3/28/16 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
3/30/16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
4/1/16 Las Vegas, NV LIFE at SLS Hotel
4/2/16 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
A Great Big World announce dates for their Kaleidoscope 2016 North American headline tour today. The jaunt sees the Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum pop duo perform in major markets, beginning in March in Toronto. The full itinerary is included below. Tickets go on-sale Friday Jan. 15 at
The group—Ian Axel and Chad King—will be on tour in support of their recently released second full-length album, When The Morning Comes [Black Magnetic/Epic Records], available now in stores and at all digital retailers [].
Tour dates:
3/1/16 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
3/2/16 – The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
3/4/16 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
3/5/16 – Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
3/6/16 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
3/8/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
3/9/16 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
3/11/16 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
3/12/16 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
3/13/16 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
3/17/16 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
3/18/16 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
3/19/16 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA
3/20/16 – The Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA
3/22/16 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
3/24/16 – The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/25/16 - Star Theater - Portland, OR
3/26/16 – The Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
3/28/16 – Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/29/16 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
3/30/16 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
4/1/16 – Wooly’s –Des Moines, IA
4/2/16 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
4/3/16 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
4/5/16 – Musica – Akron, OH
4/6/16 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA 

In 2015, Courtney Barnett released her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit to rave reviews, toured the world and secured a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. 

Barnett made several national TV appearances, performing on Ellen, The Tonight Show, Conan and CBS This Saturday Morning. She also played several major festivals around the country including Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, Newport Folk Festival, and more.

Her incredible year was capped off opening for Blur at Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. Barnett will be returning to the US this spring to play a series of festivals and headlining dates including Coachella and Governors Ball which were announced last week.

Today, we get a new song from the 28-year-old, titled "Three Packs A Day", the track is yet another insight in the world of Courtney Barnett and her unique and poignant every day observations. 

"Three Packs A Day" will be released as part of an upcoming Milk! Records compilation, the label that she runs, owns and releases her music on in Australia.

While in her hometown, she was part of a special performance as part of the Melbourne Festival, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Patti Smith's Horses. Barnett was joined on stage by Jen Cloher, Magic Dirt's Adalita, and The Drones' Gareth Liddiar to perform the album in it's entirety. Barnett put her own stamp on iconic tracks "Redondo Beach" and "Break it Up".

This past October in LA, Barnett sat down with Song Exploder to talk through her song "Depreston." Here we hear her breakdown the lyrics, melodies and recording of the track in great detail. A must listen for anyone who is a fan of the song.  

Listen to Courtney Barnett's Sound Exploder Podcast 

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit album topped almost every major music website year end list with critics hailing it as not only one of the best releases of the year, but Barnett one of the most exciting song writers to emerge in decades. 

Watch Courtney Barnett's 2015 

Tour dates:

1.16.16 - Enmore Theatre - Sydney, Australia
1.22.16 - Palais Theatre - Melbourne, Australia
4.15 - 04.17.16 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
4.19.16 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
4.20.16 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
4.21.16 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
4.22 - 04.24.16 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
4.26.16 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
4.27.16 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
4.28.16 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
5.25.16 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
5.26.16 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
5.29.16 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
5.30.16 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
5.31.16 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
6.02 - 06.05.16 - Nelsonville Music Festival - Nelsonville, OH
6.03 - 06.05.16 - The Governors Ball Music Festival - New York, NY
Grammy-nominated songwriter and New York Times’ bestselling author and poet Jewel will return to the road this spring for an intimate tour, performing hits spanning her 12 studio albums including 2015’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ and sharing stories from her memoir Never Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story. Jewel’s “Picking Up the Pieces Tour” kicks off in March.
“It’s going to be really fun to get back out on the road,” Jewel said. “I’m excited to share the stories behind some of my favorite and most personal songs in such an intimate setting.”
The tour marks Jewel’s first since 2013’s “Greatest Hits” tour and is the culmination of an exciting 2015 that saw the singer release her first memoir and her 12th studio album ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ within days of each other. The album has been noted as a bookend to her multiplatinum selling debut, 1995’s ‘Pieces of You’. “Never Broken — Songs Are Only Half the Story” shares experiences spanning Jewel’s childhood and career and earned the designation of a NY Times Bestseller.
Jewel has sold over 27million albums to date and earned praise from fellow songwriters including Loretta Lynn and Neil Young. A cornerstone of the current American and folk movements, the singer will perform fan favorites spanning the record including “Who Will Save Your Soul”, which sold 12 million copies.
Tour dates:
March 4
Lake Charles, LA
Golden Nugget Casino Grand Ballroom
January 15 @ 10am
March 5
Biloxi, MS
IP Casino Resort
January 15 @ 10am
March 6
Jacksonville, FL
Florida Theater
January 15 @ 10am
March 10
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Parker Playhouse
January 15 @ 10am
March 11
Fort Pierce, FL
Sunrise Theater
January 15 @ 10am
March 13
Clearwater, FL
Capitol Theater
January 15 @ 10am
March 17
Greensboro, NC
Carolina Theatre
January 15 @ 10am
March 18
Wilmington, NC
Humanities & Fine Arts College
January 25 @ 10am
March 19
Durham, NC
Carolina Theatre
January 15 @ 10am 
M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has announced an initial series of North American tour dates, including special performances at the Coachella festival in Indio, CA and The Governor’s Ball in NYC. This summer will see further festival performances across the globe, including stops in Spain, Germany, Sweden and more.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale from Jan. 13 via, with the general on-sale date commencing Jan. 15. See below for full list of tour dates, with more shows to be announced later this month.
Following the success of critically acclaimed album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, featuring platinum selling single “Midnight City,” M83 is on the verge of another epic full-length release. Anthony describes his forthcoming album as “more fun and fresh” with “a lot of eclecticism,” promising plenty of “unexpected guests.” Details to be announced soon.
Ticket pre-sale for US tour from on Wednesday January 13th.
General sale from Friday January 15th
Tour dates:
April 6 - New Orleans, LA - The Civic Theatre
April 8 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
April 9 - Houston, TX - TBD
April 10 - Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 12 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
April 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
April 15 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
April 17 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
April 22 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club
April 25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
April 26 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
April 27 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
April 29 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
April 30 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 27-30 - The Gorge, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
May 31 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 - New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 6 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
July 7 - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
July 9 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Festival
July 15 - Gräfenhainchen, Germany - Melt Festival
Aug 10 - Oslo, Norway - Øya Festival
Aug 11 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
Aug 15 - Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival

No comments: