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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

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    # 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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    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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    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

    15. Beach House

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    The big question for Beach House’s tour for their new album, Depression Cherry, is whether the live presentation will further the album’s desire to retreat into the shadows. On record, fewer live drums are employed, and the melodies feel more content to coast rather than soar. For their large-scale live tour, which will undoubtedly continue into 2016, the band will be faced with the choice of letting their songs reach their massive potential or bringing their older material to the level of the new album, recalling their early live presentations when Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally played to much smaller rooms, lulling their fans into a trance. Either way, Beach House fans should be delighted. —Philip Cosores

    Beach House 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/17 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
    09/18 – Cincinatti, OH @ Bogart’s
    09/19 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
    09/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
    09/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    09/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    09/25 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    09/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
    09/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    09/28 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
    09/29 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
    10/01 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    10/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
    10/03 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    10/04 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
    10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
    10/07 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
    10/08 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    10/24 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
    10/25 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    10/26 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
    10/27 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
    10/29 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    10/30 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
    10/31 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
    11/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    11/03 – Brussels, BE @ Autumn Falls
    11/04 – Koln, DE @ Gloria
    11/05 – Luxemborg, LU @ Den Atelier
    11/07 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
    11/10 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    11/11 – Goteberg, SE @ Tradgaarn
    11/12 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
    11/13 – Copehangen, DK @ Vega
    11/14 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel K1
    11/16 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
    11/17 – Munich, DE @ Freiheiz
    11/18 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
    11/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
    11/21 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
    11/22 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
    11/23 – Lisbon, PT @ Armazen
    11/25 – Porto, PT @ Teatro sa da Bandeira
    12/07 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    12/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    12/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    12/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    12/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    12/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

    14. Sufjan Stevens

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    Photo by Ben Kaye

    Sufjan Stevens’ latest record, Carrie & Lowell, is not a fun time. Don’t take that the wrong way; it’s possibly the best release in his entire catalog, with a candid Stevens opening up about his troubled and complicated relationship with his mother and coping with her death. Appropriately, the Carrie & Lowell tour stops so far have played out like intimate conversations with the whispery-voiced songwriter. Don’t expect a set filled with celebratory anthems and cheerleader outfits, though a few synthesizer detours may erupt from time to time. Instead, there’s a sense of reverence hanging over each mostly stripped-down performance. Church windows hang over the stage, playing home videos and showcasing serene landscapes. Stevens makes himself completely transparent to the audience, and despite the overwhelming melancholy, there’s a sense of healing by the time he ends the final song. —Dusty Henry

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    Sufjan Stevens 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/16 – Berlin, DE @ Admiral Palace
    09/17 – Berlin, DE @ Admiral Palace
    09/19 – Essen, DE @ Colosseum Theater
    09/20 – Geneva, CH @ Theatre du Leman
    09/21 – Milan, IT @ Teatro della Luna
    09/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Theatre Carre
    09/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Theatre Carre
    09/25 – Relms, FR @ Comidle Theatre
    09/26 – Luxembourg @ Grand Theatre
    09/27 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
    09/29 – Barcelona, ES @ El Forum
    09/30 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Circo Price
    10/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ The Arlington Theatre
    10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
    10/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Popejoy Hall
    10/28 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
    10/30 – Buffalo, NY @ The Center for the Arts University at Buffalo
    10/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loews Jersey Theatre
    11/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
    11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
    11/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
    11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    11/06 – Orlando, FL @ Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center
    11/07 – Miami, FL @ Olympia Theater at Gunsman Center
    11/09 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
    11/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
    11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    11/12 – Louisville, KY @ Robert S. Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
    11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center

    13. Neil Young

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    You remember last month when we named the 25 best rock acts with unique setlists? Well, Neil Young was one of them and for good reason. While he does pay homage to whatever album he’s supporting — which means those of you who weren’t so hot about The Monsanto Years will likely want to take some Pepto — the ol’ Canadian bard tends to pepper his sets with surprise oldies and reworked studio tracks. Now that he’s touring with Promise of the Real, it’s anyone’s guess. A setlist dating back to July 19th, however, has him dusting off 16 classic tracks (“After the Gold Rush”, “Old Man”, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”, etc.) with only six Monsanto slices (“Wolf Moon”, “Workin’ Man”, etc.). What the hell are we saying? This is Neil fuckin’ Young we’re talkin’ about. Two tickets, please. –Michael Roffman

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/19 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion (Farm Aid)
    10/01 – Missoula, MT @ Adam Center/U of Missoula
    10/02 – Spokane, WA @ Arena Spokane
    10/04 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
    10/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Honour the Treaties Benefit)
    10/07 – Portland, OR @ Chiles Center
    10/08 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
    10/10 – Santa Barba, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    10/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan
    10/13 – San Diego, CA @ RIMAC Arena
    10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    10/17 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
    10/24-25 – Mountain View, CA @ Bridge School Benefit

    12. Beirut w/ Julia Holter

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    For Beirut’s newest album, No No No, Zach Condon and his band relied more on percussion and keys to move the songs, with fewer horns than ever before. If you’ve seen Beirut live, you know that the horn section is one of the defining elements of the show, if not the defining element. The question that Beirut’s tour will answer is how the new material sits beside the old and whether the two will marry into something better than either would be on its own. Perhaps the older material will get the stripped-down treatment, or the new stuff will get a larger arrangement. Or maybe they will simply be played as is, as the differences between the two are subtle. One thing is for certain: With Julia Holter pegged to open some of the dates, the Beirut tour will feature an unmissable opening act. —Philip Cosores

    Beirut 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/17– Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    09/20 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    09/22– Paris, FR @ Zenith
    09/24 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
    10/01 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
    10/04 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe National Historic Landmark
    10/06 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
    10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    10/10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    11/03 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
    11/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    11/14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

    11. Kurt Vile w/ Waxahatchee and Cass McCombs

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    Photo by Nina Corcoran

    Philly singer-songwriter Kurt Vile makes it look easy, like he’s perpetually shrugging off what’s been apparent for years: He’s a rock star, something that’s partly disguised by the drowsy haze of his music. On September 25th, he’ll return with his sixth album, b’lieve i’m goin down…, which has been preceded by two great singles so far: the swaggering album opener “Pretty Pimpin” and the piano-based mumbler “Life Like This”. It’s a contemplative and warmly produced effort, and it should make for some poised performances this fall, ones for which he’ll be joined by Waxahatchee, Luke Roberts, Cass McCombs, and Heron Oblivion. –Michael Madden

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    Kurt Vile 2015 Tour Dates:
    10/02 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
    10/03-04 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    10/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    10/10-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
    10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
    10/17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    10/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
    10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    10/24 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
    10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
    10/30 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Festival Paris
    10/31 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
    11/01 – Brussels, BE @ Autumn Falls
    11/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
    11/04 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
    11/05 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
    11/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchenbryggeriet
    11/07 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amerbui
    11/09 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
    11/10 – Koln, DE @ Gebaeude 9
    11/11 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    11/12 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    11/13 – Bristol, UK @ Motion
    11/15 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    11/16 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC 1
    11/17 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds University Stylus
    11/18 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
    11/20 – Lucerne, CH @ Sudpol
    11/21 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
    11/22 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
    11/23 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
    11/24 – Lisbon, PT @ Armazem F

    10. Grimes w/ Nicole Dollanganger

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    We’ll keep this real simple: Grimes is sitting on one of this year’s most anticipated albums, and her tour mate, Nicole Dollanganger, is one of the most promising young voices we’ve heard in some time. Those are two obvious reasons why the Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour is a must-see this season. Admittedly, there’s something worrisome about Grimes’ disdain for her own hits, but it would be quite a surprise if she pulled a Corgan and refused to play them. Even if she does, though, that just means more new material to ingest and decipher. One would like to hope that we’d have the album by then. That “one” is me, who has probably streamed “REALiTi” over 10 times this week alone. Sorry, Claire, but I love it. –Michael Roffman 

    Grimes 2015 Tour Dates:
    10/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ Growlers Beach Goth Party Festival *
    10/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
    10/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder *
    10/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
    10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan
    11/07 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
    11/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
    11/10 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
    11/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    11/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    11/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    11/21 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis
    11/22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth
    11/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

    * w/ Nicole Dollanganger

    9. Duran Duran

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Gone are the hallmarks of Duran Duran’s prime: The boats, the bevies of bronzed beauties, and the sprayed bouffants are nowhere to be seen. But these new wave heroes are back on tour strutting (and maybe high-kicking) all the same. We know the Brits are hardly the “wild boys” they sing about in that ’84 chart-crusher of the same name these days, but have you ever seen a 56-year-old prance across the stage with a renewed spirit to show what’s beneath that once gaudy veneer? Part of their current appeal is thanks to the talent of Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, who by association recruit a younger generation of ears that are only now grasping the full scope of Duran Duran. But their 14th album charms a star-studded crew, too; Lindsay Lohan, Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, and Mr Hudson have all followed the scent, and let’s not rule out seeing at least one cameo either. A lyric purged from the new album — “Whatever happens, we’re still here” — might just be the ticket we need this fall. —Lior Phillips

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    Duran Duran 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *#
    09/23 – Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair *
    09/25 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre #
    09/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
    09/27 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre #
    10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *#
    10/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Greek Theatre, Berkeley *#
    10/03 – Rancho Mirage, CA @  Agua Caliente Casino #
    11/27 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
    11/28 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
    11/30 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
    12/02 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
    12/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
    12/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
    12/06 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
    12/08 – London, UK @ The O2
    12/09 – Bournemouth, UK @ Bournemouth International Centre
    12/11 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
    12/12 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena

    * = w/ Chic
    # = w/ Clean Bandit

    8. ASAP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator w/ Danny Brown and Vince Staples

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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    There’s a self-made ethos pervading this tour, even with these rappers’ commercial success and affiliations. ASAP Rocky is on the heels of his psych-rap odyssey, At.Long.Last.ASAP, which confirmed his open-mindedness in developing new sounds for himself, and the lineup of the tour he’s about to embark on is similarly varied. Tyler, the Creator will co-headline, performing in support of April’s Cherry Bomb. Danny Brown will bring his livewire energy, making his relatively advanced age (34) irrelevant. Meanwhile, Vince Staples will round things out, effectively squashing rumors that he and Tyler hate each other. Rocky may be the most commercially visible out of everyone here, but alongside those three guys, he’ll have to stay on point with his performances and any new material that he debuts. –Michael Madden

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    Rocky and Tyler Tour Dates:
    09/19 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena *
    09/22 – New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden *
    09/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier *
    09/26 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
    09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
    09/30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *
    10/02 – Houston, TX @ NRG Center *
    10/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
    10/09 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom *
    11/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
    11/11 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater *
    11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
    11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *

    * = w/ Danny Brown and Vince Staples

    7. Deerhunter w/ Atlas Sound

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    Photo by Debi Del Grande

    Two of anything can be dangerous. Donuts, hamburgers, pizza — you know your vices. But two of Bradford Cox is always healthy. Somehow, and god willing, the Southern singer-songwriter plans to both open and close his shows with Atlas Sound and Deerhunter, respectively. It’s a noble effort, and one that diehard fans will appreciate, especially those who typically show up early to stake some prime real estate near the stage. Deerhunter’s forthcoming album, Fading Frontier, hits stores the night before their Bradford Jamboree begins in Los Angeles, though anyone eagerly waiting for a follow-up to Atlas Sound’s 2011 Parallax will have to ask him what’s up once he’s at the mic. Don’t be shy; he’s quite cordial. ::rimshot:: –Michael Roffman

    Deerhunter 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
    10/15 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
    10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre #
    10/17-18 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
    10/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
    10/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox #
    10/29 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
    10/30 – Brighton, UK @ All Saints Church #
    10/31 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Music Week
    11/01 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory #
    11/03 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 #
    11/04 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
    11/06 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla #
    11/07 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire #
    11/09 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix #
    11/10 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie #
    11/11 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma #
    11/12 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia #
    11/13 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson #
    11/14 – Geneve, CH @ L’usine #
    11/15 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik #
    11/16 – Heidelberg, DE @ Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnof #
    11/18 – Berlin, DE @ Lido #
    11/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega #
    11/21 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie #
    11/22 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival
    12/04 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
    12/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
    12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
    12/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
    12/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw #
    12/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale #
    12/12 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
    12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
    12/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
    12/15 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
    12/17 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner #
    01/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    01/09 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

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    # = w/ Atlas Sound

    6. Chance the Rapper

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    Photo by Nina Corcoran

    Family Matters. Not only is that the tagline of Chance the Rapper’s upcoming tour, it’s also a fitting mantra describing the soon-to-be father’s dedication to his crew and his fans. With the long-anticipated release of Surf from Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment (a free release, the first of its kind on iTunes), the Chicago MC shored up his reputation as an artist committed to making music he contributes to as accessible as possible to his followers. For the series of club shows, Chano is bringing D.R.A.M., Metro Boomin, and Towkio along for the ride for what are sure to be high-energy gigs. —Killian Young

    Chance the Rapper 2015 Tour Dates:
    10/10 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Outdoors
    10/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Pagent
    10/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland
    10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
    10/16 – Milwaukee, MN @ Rave
    10/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
    10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
    10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
    10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    10/23 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    10/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    10/29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    10/31 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween
    11/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
    11/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/05 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
    11/06 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore
    11/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
    11/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
    11/12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou
    11/13 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
    11/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
    11/16 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
    11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    11/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
    11/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
    11/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine

    5. Florence and the Machine

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    If you didn’t get the chance to see one of Florence and the Machine’s powerhouse festival headlining performances this past summer, you may still be in luck. Led by the strong vocals of Florence Welch, the band is continuing to tour in support of the excellent How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. (The one catch is that dates are primarily set in the UK and the West Coast of the US and Canada.) By now, Welch has cemented herself as one of our most exciting and engaging singers, effortlessly bounding across huge stages and managing to captivate the audiences that come out in droves to see her. Unrestrained by petty concerns like set time limits, expect the band to turn out some even more impressive, free-flowing performances. —Killian Young

    Florence and the Machine 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/17 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
    09/18 – Manchester, UK @ Arena
    09/21-25 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
    09/28 – London, UK @ Apple Music Festival
    10/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
    10/14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
    10/16-17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    10/20 – Santa Barbera, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    10/21-22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/24 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
    10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
    10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Festival
    11/07 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
    11/10-11 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl
    11/13-14 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney opera House Forecourt
    11/15 – Sydney, AU @ Sydn
    11/17 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
    11/18 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
    11/21 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
    12/09 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
    12/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    12/12 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
    12/13 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrome
    12/14 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
    12/16 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
    12/18 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
    12/19 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
    12/21 – Milan, IT @ Forum Milan
    12/22 – Paris, FR @ Zenith

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