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The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2015

This year has been kind to concertgoers, and it's only getting better

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    We’ve already had a stellar year for concerts. Just a few months ago, we were anticipating Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, eagerly awaiting arena tours from Foo Fighters, The Who, and Madonna, and wondering whether Alabama Shakes and D’Angelo would continue to deliver on the live performances they had come to be known for. Yeah, we had a pretty great spring and summer for music, but the year is not over yet.

    It’s important to note that all of those arena tours have yet to wrap up, and a few major festivals, like ACL, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Treasure Island, all remain. Special appearances, like Kanye West performing 808s & Heartbreak, also highlight the docket. Plus, there are sure to be a few more late-year runs still to be announced. What’s already been revealed has us all excited to cover live music for the next few months, especially these 25 tours we put at the top of our must-see list.

    25. Stevie Wonder

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    Stevie Wonder played The Taste of Chicago 2008 in Grant Park as a free event for all the hot dog-hounding denizens of the city. You’d think that music would be the last thing on the minds of folks in meat comas, but sure enough, Stevie’s park showing, his presence and bodacious sound, meted out singing, dancing, and a general sense of wowed appreciation for the legend letting it out. That’s just how good Stevie still can be. So imagine how groovy he might be if you pay to see him. OK, that sounded a little cynical, but come on, his Songs in the Key of Life Tour added 20 extra North American tour dates this past August. The hot tour was a full run of his famous ’76 double LP, and it’s carrying on from September 30th to November 24th, closing out with a big show at Madison Square Garden. —Blake Goble

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    Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
    09/26 – Toronto, ON @ Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre
    09/30 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    10/03 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    10/09 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    10/11 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
    10/14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
    10/16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
    10/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    10/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
    10/31 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
    11/03 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
    11/05 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
    11/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    11/10 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
    11/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
    11/17 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
    11/19 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
    11/21 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Lewis Arena
    11/24 – New York City @ Madison Square Garden

    24. FIDLAR

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Ever since FIDLAR rose to prominence in their native Los Angeles, the punks have been known for their raucous live shows, which, in their early days, would often get so out of hand that the police would break them up. While they’ve certainly done some growing up since releasing their self-titled debut all the way to their recent Too (if you haven’t already, check out the CoS cover story on the band, which delves into frontman Zac Carper getting sober), that hasn’t sapped any energy out of their gigs. FIDLAR’s young fanbase shows up early and in force, and with the official release of rowdy tracks like “40oz. on Repeat”, “West Coast”, and “Sober”, expect as many mosh pits and boisterous sing-alongs as ever. —Killian Young

    FIDLAR 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/15 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    09/16 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
    09/18  – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
    09/19  – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
    09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
    09/22 – Montreal, QC @Theatre Fairmount
    09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/26 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    09/27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
    09/28 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
    09/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage
    10/03 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive }
    10/05 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
    10/06 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    10/9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
    10/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
    10/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    10/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
    10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    10/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    10/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
    10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
    11/10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
    11/11 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
    11/12 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
    11/14 – London, UK @ The Forum
    11/15 – Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
    11/17 – Berlin, DE @ Posbahnhof
    11/19 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon Hall
    11/21 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
    11/22 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club
    11/23 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoliredenburg

    23. Ride

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    Questionable choice of headwear aside, the announcement last November that ‘90s shoegaze pioneers Ride would be reuniting for the first time since breaking up in 1996 left many excited on this side of the pond as well as in the band’s native UK. After playing festivals like Coachella and a few one-off shows, Ride is set to embark this fall on a full US tour, giving the whole country a chance to hear the classics again. While not every reunion is executed as well as it sounds in theory, reports from the band’s spring festival appearances were glowing, indicating that Andy Bell and co. haven’t become too rusty in almost two decades away. Contemporaries such as Besnard Lakes and DIIV, who are set to release their sophomore album this fall, will open select dates on the tour. Reunion tours like this often draw skepticism, but the chance to see one of the most influential bands of the ‘90s again should not be missed. —David Sackllah

    Ride 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
    09/18 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
    09/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
    09/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
    09/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
    09/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony #
    09/25 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater #
    09/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Festival
    09/27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
    09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City #
    10/01 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall #
    10/02 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues #
    10/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Club #
    10/11 – Leeds, England @ O2 Academy Leeds
    10/12 – Norwich, England @ University of East Anglia
    10/14 – Brixton, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
    10/15 – Liverpool, England @ O2 Academy Liverpool
    10/17 – Bristol, England @ Anson Rooms
    10/18 – Newcastle, England @ O2 Academy Newcastle
    10/19 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Corn Exchange
    10/21 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
    10/22 – Birmingham, England @ The Institute
    11/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    11/07 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
    11/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    11/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    11/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    11/15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    11/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    11/17 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
    11/19 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
    11/24 – Osaka, Japan @ Namba Hatch
    11/25 – Tokyo, Japan @ Zepp Divercity
    11/27-29 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong @ Clockenflap Festival
    11/28-29 – Singapore, Singapore @ Neon Lights Festival

    * with DIIV
    # with Besnard Lakes

    22. Yo La Tengo

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    Yo La Tengo has been a three-piece band for the vast majority of its existence, but on their 1986 debut LP, Ride the Tiger, they had a second guitarist by the name of Dave Schramm. Schramm has since appeared with the band on rare occasions – including on Fakebook, Yo La Tengo’s 1990 precedent to the half-original-half-covers Stuff Like That There – but their current tour behind Stuff will feature him back on lead guitar regularly for the first time since the early days, executing the extra delicate solos brought into play on the new record. See their recent CBS Sunday Morning spin on “Automatic Doom” by their fellow Hoboken band The Special Pillow for an idea of just how delicate those solos can get. —Steven Arroyo

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    Yo La Tengo 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/23 – Troy, NY @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
    09/24 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
    09/25 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    09/26 – Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre of Durham
    09/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    09/29 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
    09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
    10/03 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
    10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
    10/15 – Dublin, IE @ National Concert Hall
    10/16 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
    10/18 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
    10/19 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Center
    10/20 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
    10/23 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
    10/24 – Holland, NL @ Paradiso
    10/25 – Leuven, BE @ Het Depot
    10/27 – Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
    10/28 – Koln, DE @ Kulturkirche
    10/30 – Bologna, IT @ Teatro Antoniano
    10/31 – Rome, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica
    11/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
    11/06 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
    11/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
    11/09 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
    11/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sayers Club
    11/12 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Music Thing
    11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
    11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    11/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
    11/17 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
    11/18 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    11/20 – Seattle, Neptune Theatre
    11/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    12/18 – Tokyo, JP @ O-East
    12/19 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro

    21. HEALTH

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    HEALTH has long earned a reputation as a pulverizing live act, but with the LA group’s new album, Death Magic, the band has created music that is less esoteric, with bigger hooks and a softer edge. At FYF Fest, HEALTH leaped around the stage, shouted manically, and created an overall chaotic spectacle, proving that the resulting live show still manages the intensity and force of their previous output, just with some songs with pop backbones thrown in. HEALTH is more well-rounded now, providing pleasures from varying sources, and giving a good reason why they jumped to a major label for their newest album. —Philip Cosores

    HEALTH 2015 Tour Dates:
    10/09 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
    10/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Club
    10/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
    10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
    10/16 – Krakow, PL @ Unsound Festival
    10/17 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
    10/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ Mousonturm Saal
    10/20 – Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann
    10/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
    10/24 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
    10/25 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Music Week
    10/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    10/27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    10/28 – London, UK @ Heaven
    10/30 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    11/10 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
    11/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    11/13 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    11/14 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    11/15 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    11/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    11/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at Voyeur
    11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    11/24 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    11/25 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
    11/26 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    11/27 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
    11/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    11/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
    11/30 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
    12/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
    12/03 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    12/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    12/05 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    12/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    12/09 – Portland, OR @ Holocene

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    20. Tobias Jesso Jr. w/ Wet

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Tobias Jesso Jr.’s songs are modestly arranged, simply worded compositions that seem like they’ve existed forever, or at least since comparable songwriters like Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, and Billy Joel first emerged in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The 30-year-old’s debut album, March’s Goon, is effective for its comfortingly familiar sound, good for small spaces and bigger venues alike. Jesso will start his fall tour at a historic spot, San Francisco’s The Fillmore, and proceed to take his intimate songs to places as far away as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium after he gets through with the States. –Michael Madden

    Tobias Jesso Jr. 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
    10/1 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
    10/2 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
    10/3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater *
    10/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
    10/8 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
    10/9 – Toronto, CA @ The Mod Club *
    10/10 – Montreal, CA @ Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile *
    10/11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
    10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
    10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
    10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
    10/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
    10/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
    10/20 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
    10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West at King Plow *
    10/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn Birmingham *
    10/23 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
    10/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
    10/25 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
    10/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
    10/28 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
    10/30 – Hollywood, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
    11/12-17 – The Hague, NL @ Crossing Border
    11/17 – Zurich, CH @ Exil
    11/18 – Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
    11/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    11/21 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
    11/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    11/24 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    11/25 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
    11/27 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    11/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    11/29 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
    12/02 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    12/04 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

    * w/ Wet

    19. Titus Andronicus

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    There are many reasons to anticipate a Titus Andronicus tour in 2015. The New Jersey band turned 10 this past July and celebrated their birthday with a raucous show at Shea Stadium, the Brooklyn DIY venue where frontman Patrick Stickles can often be found when not on tour. That show was also the release party for the band’s 29-song rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, a monumental work of art that happens to be very fun and very loud. These latter two qualities will take center stage when Titus Andronicus tours America this fall, embarking on a cross-country circuit that seems almost like a victory lap. Stickles takes nothing for granted, though; look for him to end up half-naked and gyrating more often than not. When you’re bent on being the greatest frontman in modern rock, there are no nights off. —Collin Brennan

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    Titus Andronicus 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    09/19 – Houston, TX @ Walters
    09/20 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
    09/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel
    09/24 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
    09/25 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
    09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
    09/27 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
    09/28 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
    09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    09/30 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
    10/02 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    10/02 – Portland, OR @ Music Millennium
    10/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    10/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    10/05 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    10/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    10/07 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
    10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
    10/10 – Madison, WI @ Frequency
    10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/12 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
    10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    10/14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
    10/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    11/05 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    11/06 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    11/07 – Brighton, UK @ Bleach
    11/08 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
    11/10 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
    11/11 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
    11/12 – Liverpool, UK @ Kazimer
    11/13 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    11/14 – Leeds, UK @ Beacons Metropolitan Festival
    11/16 – Nottingham UK @ Bodega Social Club
    11/18 – Paris, FR @ Le Mecanique Ondulatoire
    11/19 – Opwijik, BE @ Autumn Falls Festival
    11/20 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
    11/22 – Dublin, IE @ The Hangar

    18. Garbage w/ Torres

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    “Hey boy, take a look at me, let me dirty up your mind/ I’ll strip away your hard veneer and see what I can find.” Open those eyes, dears — you’re not dreaming. Even the biggest Garbage fans would not have believed a 20th anniversary tour (christened the 20 Years Queer Tour) could happen, but here we are, staring down the ’90s alt-rock heroes’ first live performance of their ‘95 debut in full. With dense drone cocooned in pop casings, the complex structure of their songs made the maddening mundanity of life sound marginally dreamy. If you thought captivating frontwoman Shirley Manson only existed on record, think again. The stage will highlight every thick corner of her sound, key modulations stripped down and then stitched together to form a formidable body of work. With Torres as support, these shows already sound like a dream. Mackenzie Scott’s raw energy combined with unsettling, heart-piercing simplicity bridges the gap between the ’90s and the present day. —Lior Phillips

    Garbage 20th Anniversary Tour Dates:
    10/06 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay
    10/07 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Blvd Pool @ Cosmopolitan Hotel
    10/13 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
    10/14 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
    10/15 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
    10/17 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
    10/18 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum
    10/19 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater
    10/21 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum
    10/23 – Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury
    10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
    10/26 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    10/28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/31 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
    11/02 – Copehagen, DK @ Store Vega
    11/04 – Tillburg, NL @ 013
    11/05 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    11/07 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
    11/08 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
    11/09 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
    11/11 – Moscow, RU @ Crocus City Hall
    11/13 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
    11/14 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall

    17. Dave Chappelle

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    chappelle The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2015

    Dave Chappelle didn’t need to tour anytime soon, not in the way that fans needed him to tour when he returned to the road in 2013 after nearly a decade of spotlight-dodging. The comedy world isn’t exactly deprived of what Chappelle brought to the table a decade ago (the similarly culture- and race-minded Hannibal Buress and Key & Peele have found recent success at Comedy Central, which aired Chappelle’s Show), but that doesn’t mean he’s replaceable. We need his tales of stoned misadventures. We need his White People Voices. Mostly, we need his perspective, one of a wildly successful celebrity who continues to struggle with the implications of his own fame. What we don’t need is the allegedly wasted Chappelle who was booed at a Hartford gig in 2013 and again in Detroit this April. –Michael Madden

    Dave Chappelle 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
    09/17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    09/19 – Boise, ID @ Morrison Center (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
    09/22 – Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
    09/24 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
    09/25 – Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre
    09/26 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
    09/27 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
    09/28 – New York City @ Gramercy Theatre (9 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.)
    09/29 – New York City @ Gramercy Theatre (9 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.)
    09/30 – New York City @ Gramercy Theatre (9 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.)
    10/02 – Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
    10/03 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester Auditorium Theatre (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
    10/05 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre Albany (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
    10/06 – Reading, PA @ The Santander Performing Arts Center (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
    10/07 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre (7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)

    16. Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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    Seeing Godspeed You! Black Emperor live is like seeing mythologies come to life. The Canadian group began as a trio back in the early ’90s before their ensemble, sound, and importance began to swell. Now, in 2015, the military industrial complex they rallied against nearly two decades ago has inflated at 12 times their pace, making for a live experience all the more biting and caustic. The visuals at Godspeed’s shows elevate the live experience; film loops are fed into a projector and light up the wall behind them in real time every night to give context. When those chicken-scratch messages of hope and despair begin shooting across the screen in black and white, you start to forget where you are, wrapped up in the burrowing noise of a protest that’s been building for years, head bowed, with a cult following in its trail. –Nina Corcoran

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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
    09/17 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
    09/18 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
    09/19 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    09/21 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
    09/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
    09/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
    09/26 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    09/27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    09/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    10/22 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
    10/23 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
    10/24 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage
    10/27 – Liverpool, UK @ Camp and Furnace
    10/28 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
    10/29 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
    10/31 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
    11/03 – Malmo, SE @ Kulturbolaget
    11/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
    11/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
    11/06 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
    11/08 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja Music Zone
    11/11 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
    11/12 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik

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