Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tour update: Thrice, Empire of the Sun, Jimmy Eat World, John Legend, Muse

Thrice will be the special guests on Rise Against and Deftones’ North American tour this summer.

After touring across North America and Europe last year, including notable performances at 2016’s esteemed Reading & Leeds Festivals, the Orange , Calif. natives are back on the road to celebrate their critically acclaimed ninth album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The general public on-sale will take place Friday, February 10 at 10:00am local time. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Tour Dates:

3/07 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues ^^ (SOLD OUT)
4/22 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds (WJRR's Earthday Birthday)
4/27 – London, UK @ KOKO
4/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
4/29 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock
6/09 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^ %
6/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill ^ %
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^ %
6/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^ %
6/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^ %
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing ^ %
6/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater ^ %
6/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ^ %
6/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater ^ %
6/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Amphitheatre ^ #
6/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^ #
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^ #
6/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater ^ #
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center ^ #
7/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater ^ #
7/03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater ^ #
7/06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^ #
7/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^ #
7/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center ^ #
7/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ^ #

^ – with Rise Against and Deftones
^^ – with Manchester Orchestra
% – with Three Trapped Tigers
# – with Frank Iero and the Patience

In related news, Thrice’s singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dustin Kensrue will also do a spring solo tour with Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull. The co-headline stint begins March 22 in Louisville, KY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Fan Club presale is live and tickets can be purchased HERE. The general public on-sale starts Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm local time, with tickets available on Kensrue’s website.

For this past year’s Record Store Day, Kensrue released More Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, a two-track 7” featuring a pair of unreleased covers from the original Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood recordings – Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” and Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.” Fans can purchase More Thoughts HERE.

Dustin Kensrue Tour Dates:

3/22 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
3/23 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/24 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
3/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
3/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
3/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
3/29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 

Empire Of The Sun announced a series of U.S. headline dates, which include an April 19 concert at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles and a May 10 show at Terminal 5 in New York City. Special guests The Avalanches and Broods will open on select dates.

Tickets will go on sale February 10 for all shows except Los Angeles, which will be available beginning February 17. Empire Of The Sun will also return to Coachella this year, performing on April 14 and 21. See below for itinerary.

Empire Of The Sun is touring in support of its new album, Two Vines, which is now available everywhere, including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and in the Top 10 of the Alternative Albums chart.

Fans can view Empire Of The Sun performing the lead single, "High And Low," live at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood in a new video, which can be seen HERE.

The track became a Top 15 hit at Alternative radio and has more than 15 million streams on Spotify. Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines was co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika),alongside long-term collaborator, Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco). Pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, feature heavily on the album. Other collaborators include Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution and Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham.

Manny Marroquin's new remix of "Walking On A Dream" closes out Two Vines. "Walking On A Dream" originally appeared on the band's 2008 debut album of the same name. In early 2016, the eight-year-old single rocketed to the top of the radio and Shazam charts after it was heard in Honda's "The Dreamer" commercial. The spot now ranks as the most Shazamed U.S. television commercial ever. With more than 125 million streams, "Walking On A Dream" became a global smash hit. Views of the official video now exceed 55 million.

Tour Dates:

4/14 - Indio,CA @ Coachella
4/15 - Las Vegas,NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
4/16 - Reno,NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino *
4/18 - Phoenix,AZ @ Comerica Theatre +
4/19 - Los Angeles,CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall +
4/21 - Indio,CA @ Coachella
5/10 - New York,NY @ Terminal 5
5/11 - Washington,DC @ Echostage
5/12 - Boston,MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
5/13 - Camden,NJ @ BB&T Pavilion - WRFF Radio Show

* The Avalanches supporting
+ Broods supporting

Coming off of a successful Australian tour and a show-stopping performance as the headliner of the Australian Open, Jimmy Eat World announced new North American dates starting on April 19 in Flagstaff, AZ with special guest Beach Slang. Tickets for the tour will be available for pre sale on February 8 and 9 and will be on sale to the general public on February 10.

Jimmy Eat World will hit the road starting Friday, February 24 in Tucson, Arizona before heading to South America. A few weeks ago, the band performed “Get Right” off of their ninth-studio album Integrity Blues on Conan. Click here to check it out.

Tour Dates:

February 24 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ +
February 25 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX +
February 26 The Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX +
February 28 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL +
March 1 Iron City Birmingham, AL +
March 2 Mavericks at The Landing Jacksonville, FL +
March 3 Music Farm Charleston, SC +
March 5 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC +
March 6 The Mill & Mine Knoxville, TN +
March 7 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN +
March 8 Joy Theater New Orleans, LA +
March 10 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK +
March 12 Brewster Street Ice House Corpus Christi, TX
March 11 Dallas Observer St. Patrick’s Day Concert Dallas, TX
March 25-26 Lollapalooza Brasil Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 28 Circo Volador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
March 30 La Trastienda Montevideo, Uruguay
March 31-April 1 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1-2 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago, Chile
April 19 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff Flagstaff, AZ ++
April 21 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV ++
April 22 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA ++
April 24 The Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT ++
April 25 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA ++
April 26 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC ++
April 2 The Palace Theatre Calgary, AB ++
April 29 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB ++
April 30 O’Brian’s Event Centre Saskatoon, SK ++
May 1 Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB ++
May 6 Canopy Club Urbana, IL ++
May 7 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI ++
May 9 London Music Hall London, ON ++
May 10 Algonquin Commons Theatre Ottawa, ON ++
May 11 Aura Portland, ME* ++
May 13 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA ++
May 14 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD (DC 101 Kerfuffle) ++
May 15 Mainstage Morgantown Morgantown, WV ++
May 16 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN ++
May 18 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA ++
May 19 The Rave Milwaukee, WI ++
May 20 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, IL (WKQX PiQniQ)
June 28 Huxley’s Berlin, Germany
June 23-25 Hurricane Festival Scheebel, Germany
June 24-26 Southside Festival Neuchausen Ob Eck, Germany
July 2 E Werk Cologne, Germany
August 23 Meikweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 25-27 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
August 25-27 Leeds Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
August 29 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany

+ AJJ supporting
++ Beach Slang supporting

Multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend has announced dates for his North American tour, Darkness and Light, which opens in May with Gallant as the opening act. The tour follows Legend’s fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which came out in December on Columbia Records.

Legend also continues his successful foray into the world of film as one of the principles for production company Get Lifted Film Co., which has an executive producing credit on the 14-time Oscar-nominated film La La Land in which John also appears, playing a jazz band leader named Keith alongside stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Legend also contributed to the film’s soundtrack with the original song “Start a Fire.” To date, La La Land has taken home six Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards and a PGA Award.

Tickets for John Legend’s Darkness and Light Tour go on-sale to the public beginning Friday, Feb. 10 at 10AM local time. For additional purchase information please visit

Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning today at 10AM local time through Friday, Feb. 10 at 10AM local time. For complete details, please visit As a special bundle promotion, every pair of tickets fans purchase online will include the option to get a copy of the Darkness and Light album. More details are available through the John Legend website.

John has also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer special enhanced experiences on tour this summer. Packages include premium reserved seating and amenities ranging from a Meet & Greet with John to an invitation to the LVE Wine Cellar complete with a wine tasting of John Legend's exclusive LVE Collection. For full package details, visit

Tour Dates:

5/12/17 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
5/13/17 Clearwater, FL Coachman Park
5/14/17 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/16/17 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
5/18/17 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
5/19/16 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
5/21/17 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/22/17 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
5/24/17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
5/25/17 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
5/27/17 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
5/28/17 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
6/1/17 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
6/3/17 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/4/17 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/7/17 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
6/8/17 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
6/10/17 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival*
6/12/17 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights
6/13/17 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
6/15/17 Saint Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox Theatre
6/16/17 Rochester Hills, MI Meadowbrook Amphitheater
6/17/17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/19/17 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/20/17 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/22/17 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
6/23/17 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater
6/27/17 New York, NY Theater at Madison Square Garden
6/30/17 New Orleans, LA ESSENCE Festival
*Tickets on sale in March.

photo: Danny Clinch
I'm disappointed there are no SoCal dates (what about the Greek Theatre?). With any luck they will add some...

Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse announced a tour of North American amphitheaters with worldwide multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The tour will kick off in May and wind down in September, with stops in Tampa, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, St. Louis, Toronto, Salt Lake City, Red Rocks and more.

A Muse fan club presale will start Wednesday, Feb. 8h at 10am local time and run through Thursday, February 9th at 10pm local time. Fans can pre-order tickets HERE during those times. Thirty Seconds to Mars fan presale also begins Wednesday at 10am local time. Fans can pre-order tickets HERE. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 10 beginning at 10am local time. A full list of dates can be found at For further information please visit

Muse's last album, Drones, was released in June of 2015 and debuted at No. 1 in 21 countries around the world including their first No. 1 album in the United States. The album spawned the number one hit "Dead Inside," and the band went on to win the Grammy Award, their second, for Best Rock Album in February of 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums selling upwards of 18 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards around the world.

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