Monday, April 11, 2016

Tour update: Culture Club; Counting Crows/Rob Thomas

I'm glad to hear Boy George and the crew (who I reviewed here recently) will be returning. The shows are not to be missed...

Culture Club's first full world tour in more than 12 years will span 40 cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Asia. Known for such hits as “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Miss Me Blind,” the band will kick-off their tour in June in Australia. A list of the new U.S. tour dates are listed below. Tickets are on sale now through local venues. Additional tour dates are also set to be announced soon.

The Grammy Award–winning English group -
Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar/keyboards), Jon Moss (drums/percussion) and the Boy George (lead vocals) - received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans last year as they reunited and toured 20 cities in North America.

U.S. Tour Dates:

July 5
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Orlando, FL

July 6
Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FL

July 8
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL

July 9
Morocco Shrine Auditorium
Jacksonville, Florida

July 16
The Shoe at Horseshoe Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

July 17
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Detroit, MI

July 20
The Family Arena
St. Charles, MO

July 22
The Chicago Theater
Chicago, IL

July 23
MYTH Live Event Center
St. Paul, MN

July 26
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN

July 27
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO

July 28
The Joint at Hard Rock Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

July 30
IP Casino Resort Spa
Biloxi, MS

Aug. 2
Statesman Skyline Theater at Long Center
Austin, TX

Aug. 7
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO

Aug. 11
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Seattle, WA

Aug. 12
Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Airway Heights, WA

Aug. 13
Troutdale, OR

Aug. 15
The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

Aug. 16
The Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Aug. 19
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Lincoln, CA

Aug. 20
Vina Robles Amphitheater
Paso Robles, CA

Aug. 21
The Pearl at The Palms
Las Vegas, NV

Aug. 23
Celebrity Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

Aug. 24
San Diego, CA

Aug. 26
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

Aug. 27
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 2
New York State Fair - Chevy Court
Syracuse, NY

Sept. 3
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, NY


Counting Crows and Rob Thomas will also unite this summer for their first tour together. 

Pre-sale and VIP tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 12 at 10am local time through Thursday, April 14 at 10PM local and tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, April 15. Citi pre-sale kicks off Wednesday, April 13 through Thursday, April 14 at 10PM local time. Local Ticketmaster, radio and venue presales will run Thursday, April 14 from 10am to 10pm.

For Counting Crows, the tour announcement comes on the heels of their recent news of an exciting run of European shows, which includes a slot for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Rome, Italy. Latest release, 2014’s ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’, earned critical acclaim and scored a top 10 debut. 

The upcoming tour celebrates Rob Thomas’ third solo effort, 'The Great Unknown,' which was released last year. The album had a Top 10 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart and was produced by longtime collaborator Matt Serletic, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Ricky Reed (twenty one pilots), and Shep Goodman & Aaron Accetta (American Authors) and features the hit single, “Hold On Forever” as well as the soon-to-be released “Pieces.”

"Twenty years ago Rob and I were like kids running around Italy in the middle of the night getting drunk and playing gigs. I still love nothing more than touring with my friends. This is going to be a great summer,” said Adam Duritz.

"Music is about good friends getting together and celebrating life. Our fans are going to be doing that in the audience and we will be doing that on stage as well. Bring on the summer!" said Rob Thomas.

Tour Dates:

Fri Jul 22
West Palm Beach, FL
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 23
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Mon Jul 25
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre**

Wed Jul 27
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion

Thu Jul 28
Raleigh, NC
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 30
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Jul 31
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Tue Aug 2
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed Aug 3
Bangor, ME
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 5
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sat Aug 6
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena

Tue Aug 9
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center

Wed Aug 10
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion

Fri Aug 12
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 13
Niagara Falls, NY
Seneca Niagara Casino*

Mon Aug 15
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Tue Aug 16
Brooklyn, NY
The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Thu Aug 18
Bethlehem, PA
Sands Bethlehem Events Center

Sat Aug 20
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center

Sun Aug 21
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center*

Tue Aug 23
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre*

Wed Aug 24
Chicago, IL
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Fri Aug 26
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 3
Woodinville, WA
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Sun Sep 4
Ridgefield, WA
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Thu Sep 8
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre

Sat Sep 10
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sun Sep 11
Reno, NV
Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort

Tue Sep 13
Phoenix, AZ
Ak-Chin Pavilion*

Wed Sep 14
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Fri Sep 16
Indio, CA
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Sat Sep 17
Las Vegas, NV
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center*

Mon Sep 19
Denver, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

Thu Sep 22
Albuquerque, NM
Sands Casino Amphitheater

Sat Sep 24
Allen, TX
Allen Event Center

Sun Sep 25
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Tue Sep 27
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

Wed Sep 28
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

Fri Sep 30
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater

*pre-sale/VIP sales begin Tue., April 19
** pre-sale/VIP sales begin Tue., June 14

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