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The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2017

Here are 25 can't-miss reminders of why we love going to concerts in the first place.

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    Yes, summer is not technically over yet, but it’s not too early to look forward to what’s coming up for the rest of the year. The last few months have brought a wave of excellent shows allowing us to soak up the warm air that the hottest months bring. This has included Lady Gaga as the first solo female headliner at Wrigley Field, the launch of the Gorillaz tour in Chicago, and a very limited run for Sufjan Stevens’ Planetarium. We’ve seen Roger Waters in an arena, Green Day in a stadium, and U2 in an even bigger stadium, all of which still had a hard time topping one of cinema’s best composers competing against Lollapalooza.

    Will fall be able to top the summer season? Time will tell. But with a lineup that includes one of electronic music’s most exciting figures presenting a 3-D event, one of rap’s elder statesman making a triumphant return to touring, and a guitar god reaching her showstopping peak with a brand-new album and visual presentation. Yeah, it’s gonna be a big finish to the year and enough to remind us why we love going to concerts in the first place.

    –Philip Cosores
    Executive Editor

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    25. Liam Gallagher

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    Fans of Liam Gallagher as a solo artist or Oasis as a band will surely already be lining up to grab the best spot in the venue for his upcoming tour (and justifiably so, as his Lollapalooza after-show was a hard-rocking revelation of no-shits-given swagger). However, it might be worth the price of admission just to find out what wacky controversial shit he has to say that given day or how he might decide to completely throw everything off the rails (as he did at his actual Lollapalooza set, after playing only five songs). But after that train wreck, it seems that the younger Fighting Gallagher Brother has been delivering solid performances, and previews of As You Were are more than promising in their feisty glam. Here’s hoping he keeps that positive streak going. As you were. –Lior Phillips

    Liam Gallagher 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/09 – Madrid, ES @ dcode
    10/07 – San Bernardino, CA @ CAL JAM 17
    10/29 – Dublin, IR @ Samhain
    11/10 – Dubai @ Party In the Park
    11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
    11/18 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    11/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    11/21 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
    11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
    11/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    11/27 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    11/29 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    12/30 – Lorne, AU @ Falls Festival
    12/31 – Marion Bay, AU @ Falls Festival
    1/2 – Byron Bay, AU @ Falls Festival
    1/7 – Fremantle, AU @ Falls Festival
    1/14 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Ecopark Convention Centre Ancol
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    24. Goblin

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    Hungry horror hounds, get ready for some October lunch as Goblin are back to elevate the Halloween season. No, Claudio Simonetti isn’t in the band anymore, but you do have three-fifths of the original band who helped carve out the signature sounds for Dario Argento’s Suspiria and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. By our count, folks, that’s what we call a majority, and in this day and age, that’s pretty much as good as it gets. Besides, are you really going to pass up the opportunity to hear tracks off two of the most iconic horror films of all time during the season of the witch? Get there. –Michael Roffman

    Goblin 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    10/26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
    10/27 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
    10/28 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
    10/30 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    11/03 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
    11/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    11/06 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
    11/09 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    11/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
    11/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
    11/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
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    23. Flying Lotus 3-D

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    Flying Lotus, ever the dynamic musician, is launching a 3-D tour. Yes, with the glasses and everything. The show premiered at Los Angeles’ FYF Festival in July. Pairing well with Flying Lotus’ dense and funky style, the FYF performance was laden with large screens, bright lights, and cinematic horror imagery. With the help of FlyLo collaborator Thundercat, the 3-D tour will kick off with two shows at the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy Festival in LA before lighting up across North America. Though Thundercat will only be present at the first two performances, Flying Lotus’ multimedia prowess is more than enough to carry him solo. Earlier this year, FlyLo released Kuso, a manic film full of grotesque imagery and horrific oddities. Even on a flat movie screen, it’s impossible to look away from Kuso. And if Flying Lotus is able to transfer his cinematic touch to the stage, his 3-D tour is guaranteed to be engrossing. –Carly Snider

    Flying Lotus 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery *
    10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery *
    10/20  – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
    10/27 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    10/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    10/30 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    10/31 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    11/01 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theatre
    11/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/03 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
    11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    11/05  – Washington, DC @ Echostage
    11/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/09 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    11/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
    11/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theater
    11/12 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
    11/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
    11/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    11/16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman KC
    11/17 – Denver, CO @ EXDO
    11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    11/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    11/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
    11/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

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    22. Ministry and Death Grips

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    At first take, Ministry and Death Grips may seem like an odd pairing — one is a staple of industrial rock, the other an anarchist rap trio. But both make music that is dense, confrontational, and dissonant; their mediums may be different, but their aura is the same. Their co-headlining tour kicks off in October and runs through November, taking the groups all around North America, including Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Denver. Ministry will be supporting their upcoming album, AmeriKKKant, which is due later this year. Even without AmeriKKKant, Ministry will have plenty of playable material from any of their 13 studio albums. Death Grips’ latest release, “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)”, is a 22-minute assault of sound. Upon the song’s debut, the band revealed it was working on their next album. If one thing’s certain, it’s that this tour is going to be loud. –Carly Snider

    Ministry and Death Grips 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/13 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    10/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    10/19 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
    10/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
    10/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    10/23 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    10/24 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
    10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
    10/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
    10/29 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
    10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
    11/02 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    11/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    11/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    11/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theater
    11/10 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    11/11 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!


    21. John Carpenter

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    Did you catch John Carpenter last year? No? Good news, the Master of Horror is coming back for another round, and this time, it looks like he’s pivoting away from his solo albums and towards his forthcoming release, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, due out October 20th via Sacred Bones. That’s not to say we don’t want to hear his latest compositions — both volumes of Lost Themes make for incredible listens and do wonders for our Carpenter-starved imaginations — but to have a tour solely focused on his greatest themes is admittedly quite exciting. If we’re lucky, maybe he’ll go deeper on a few of his soundtracks and offer up choice selections like “Laurie’s Theme” or “Division 13” or “Chariots of Pumpkins”. Hey, it’s Halloween season; everyone’s entitled to one or two or three good deep cuts. –Michael Roffman

    John Carpenter 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
    10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    11/02 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
    11/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    11/05 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    11/07 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
    11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    11/10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    11/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
    11/13 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    11/15 – Boston, MA @ Royale
    11/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
    11/19 – Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre


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    20. Danzig

    danzig trump travel ban planned parenthood The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 20172017 has been a monumental year for Danzig. The Misfits co-founder and former frontman released Black Laden Crow, his first new album in seven years, and is gearing up to tour throughout the month of September. Danzig will tour the United States, stopping in Cleveland, Detroit, and San Francisco among others. Most notably, however, he will be appearing at Chicago’s Riot Fest where he is set to perform his album Danzig III in its entirety. Danzig will be joined by Corrosion of Conformity and Deafheaven while on tour, with the latter performing the final three dates and the former performing each date prior to Riot Fest. It’s almost impossible for an artist to quietly resurface with new material after nearly a decade, so Danzig’s tour is sure to be one hell of an experience. –Lindsay Teske

    Danzig 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/07 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
    09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
    09/09 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater *
    09/11 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater *
    09/12 – Lewistown, NY @ Artpark Amphitheatre *
    09/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora *
    09/15 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore *
    09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    09/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre ^
    09/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
    09/25 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee ^

    * = w/ Corrosion of Conformity
    ^ = w/ Deafheaven


    19. Tegan and Sara perform The Con
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    What happened to the full-album tours? What was all the rage just a couple years ago may have already run its course. Is it our fault? Maybe. But while we’d love to take credit for influencing major industry trends, the truth is there will always be a market for full-album tours. And as they go, Tegan and Sara are the perfect artists to attempt it. It’s not just that The Con is a fantastic album (it is), but it’s also that Tegan and Sara have been touring their great last album, Love You to Death, for the last year and could use the shakeup. To sweeten the deal, the 22 shows will also include all-new acoustic arrangements of the songs. The result is a tour that feels like an ideal marriage of the right artist picking the right material at the right time. There’s no con about that. –Philip Cosores

    Tegan and Sara 2017 Tour Dates:
    06/24 – New York, NY @ Pride Island, Pier 26, Hudson River Park
    09/09 – San Bernadino, CA @ High and Low Festival
    09/15 – Flushing, NY @ The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
    10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre #
    10/21 – Las Vegas, CA @ The Pearl at The Palms #
    10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
    10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
    10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic #
    10/26 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall #
    10/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore #
    10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre #
    10/30 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium #
    10/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium #
    11/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pantages Playhouse Theatre #
    11/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre #
    11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel #
    11/05 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple #
    11/06 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre #
    11/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre #
    11/09 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre #
    11/10 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre #
    11/11 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem #
    11/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle #
    11/15 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre #
    11/16 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre #

    # = The Con X: Tour Acoustic Show
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    18. William Corgan

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    Look, we’ve already talked about how excited we are to hear what Billy Corgan and Rick Rubin cooked up together for Ogilala. Hell, I wrote the entry in our accompanying albums list only a few days ago. But we’re also intrigued to see how he takes the stripped-down set on the road. In some respects, he kind of previewed this show last year when he offered acoustic renditions of his Pumpkins catalogue, even surprising fans by inviting out former guitarist James Iha. Elegant was one of the best ways to describe that tour, and we’re expecting the same thing for this run, particularly since new single “Aeronaut” suggests nothing more than tasty slices of ornate pop from the singer-songwriter. Even better, according to a press release, he plans on playing a second set of past favorites, and knowing Corgan, he’ll go very, very deep into his oeuvre. –Michael Roffman

    William Corgan 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
    10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
    10/18 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
    10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    10/24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
    10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
    10/27 – Nashville, TN @ CMA Theater
    10/29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
    11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
    11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
    11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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    17. Nas and Lauryn Hill

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    We can pick apart the validity and value of legacy tours 12 ways to Sunday, but every once in awhile, a tour comes around that just immediately brings back the magic feelings, and the jaded questions fade away. The combination of legendary Brooklyn rapper Nas and the enigmatic, charismatic, altogether incredible Ms. Lauryn Hill is just such a tour. A pairing that’ll bring together old-school hip-hop heads jonesing for a return to their glory days with youngsters craving a bit of that golden era. That said, the close friends won’t be coasting on the past. While Nas will surely gather together some material from his upcoming new album, Ms. Hill will surely pull from a decade-spanning set of covers, Fugees songs, and solo material. –Lior Phillips

    Nas and Lauryn Hill 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/07 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
    09/08 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
    09/10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
    09/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    09/14 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
    09/15 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
    09/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
    09/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
    09/23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
    09/27 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
    09/28 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
    09/30 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
    10/03 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
    10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
    10/07 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    10/10 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
    10/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum


    16. Kesha

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    From September to November, Kesha will be touring Rainbow — her first album in five years. Kesha’s re-emergence is significant. The singer has spent the past several years fighting a legal battle centering on allegations against former producer Luke Gottwald, a time in which Kesha has revealed that she didn’t know if she would be able to release music again. The Rainbow Tour hits several major North American cities this fall, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Boston. Announcements of Kesha’s plan to tour again has evidently excited fans as the tour has almost sold out completely — regular tickets are only still available for two out of her 24 tour dates. As an album, Rainbow is peppered with themes of resilience, power, and self-love. Performed live, these elements will only be amplified. –Lindsay Teske

    Kesha 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/15 – Del Mar, CA @ KAABOO Del Mar
    09/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ M Resort Casino & Spa
    09/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ iHeartRadio Music Festival
    09/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
    09/27 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    09/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
    09/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
    10/02 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
    10/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    10/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
    10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    10/09 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
    10/10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    10/13 – Lakewood, OH @ Lakewood Civic Auditorium
    10/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    10/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
    10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    10/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
    10/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
    10/24 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
    10/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
    10/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
    10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
    11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
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    15. Grizzly Bear

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    Grizzly Bear is returning to the road, rested and ready after their extensive Shields tour. The Brooklyn-based quartet is traveling across Europe and North America in support of their latest album, Painted Ruins, released in mid-August. Kicking off in October and running through mid-December, the Painted Ruins tour includes extended stays in Brooklyn (of course), Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Brooklyn’s new Brooklyn Steel — where the band will play for three nights — also recently housed LCD Soundsystem for a five-day concert streak. If Grizzly Bear’s performance is anything like their new record, it is sure to be powerful and self-assured. Bassist Chris Taylor took a much more hands-on role in the songwriting on Painted Ruins, heightening the album’s drama while maintaining a distinct level of comfort. The new album also seems to be Grizzly Bear’s most collaborative yet, which is sure to make for a captivating live dynamic. –Carly Snider

    Grizzly Bear 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/04 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
    10/05 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
    10/06 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    10/08 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
    10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
    10/10 – East Sussex, UK @ Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
    10/12 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    10/13 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
    10/14 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/16 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    11/01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    11/08 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    11/09 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
    11/10 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Fest
    11/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
    11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
    11/16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
    11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
    11/26 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    11/28 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    11/29 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv
    12/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    12/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    12/04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    12/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    12/09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
    12/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
    12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
    12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern


    14. The National

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    There might not be a more consistent band in rock and roll than The National. Regardless of whether they are working in New York or Los Angeles, regardless of the fact that the shows have grown from clubs to amphitheaters, and regardless of whether indie rock is in fashion or not, The National continue to hold their place as the vanguard. On their latest album, Sleep Well Beast, the group is predictably solid, less intent on matching their previous heights and more so in continuing to wade in new, unexpected waters. For their tour, the band will bounce from Europe to the US a couple times, highlighted by four nights in London, a big-time appearance at the Hollywood Bowl, and multi-night engagements in cities like Chicago, Berlin, Dublin, Montreal, and Seattle. It’s a solid three months on the road and feels like it might be a precursor for festival dates in 2018. Fortunately for fans, it’s not just on record that the band is consistent. They match it on stage. –Philip Cosores

    The National 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/16 – Cork, IE @ Cork Opera House/Sounds From a Safe Harbour
    09/17 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    09/18 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    09/20 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
    09/21 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
    09/22 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    09/23 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    09/25 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
    09/26 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
    09/27 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
    09/28 – London, UK @ Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
    10/05 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
    10/06 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium #
    10/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    10/08 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Hall
    10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^#
    10/12 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
    10/14 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/15 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Elphilharmonie
    10/23 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    10/24 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    10/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
    10/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
    10/28 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
    10/30 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
    10/31 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
    11/02 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
    11/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
    11/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
    11/06 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    11/07 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    11/27 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    12/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    12/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    12/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall
    12/05 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    12/07 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    12/08 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    12/09 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
    12/10 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Theatre
    12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
    12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House

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    # = w/ Daughter
    ^ = w/ Local Natives
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    13. Daniel Johnston

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    He’s been championed by the likes of Kurt Cobain and cited as an influence by some of indie rock’s most accomplished acts. For some, he’s an overlooked genius. For others, it’s less about the music and more about Daniel Johnston’s story – how he used art to overcome mental illness – that touches them. Whatever your take on Johnston as an artist, his fall farewell tour offers a unique chance to embrace the final leg of his journey as a musician. Johnston will play eight dates in different cities, each show backed by a different band who will select the setlist. These dates include The Preservation All-Stars joining him in New Orleans, The Districts and Modern Baseball in Philadelphia, Jeff Tweedy & Friends in Chicago, and Built to Spill in both Portland and Vancouver. Each night will begin with a screening of Jeff Feuerzeig’s award-winning 2005 documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston. It plans to be a fitting farewell to one of the most unconventional and inspiring indie artists of the last several decades. –Matt Melis

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    Daniel Johnston 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theatre *
    10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater #
    10/07 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall Theatre $
    10/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre ^
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre @
    11/07 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
    11/08 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall %
    11/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub %

    * = w/ The Preservation All-Stars
    $ = w/ Members of Beirut, Gang Gang Dance, Cibo Mato and others
    # = w/ The Districts and Modern Baseball
    ^ = w/ Jeff Tweedy & Friends
    @ = w/ Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, members of Silversun Pickups and others
    % = w/ Built to Spill and others


    12. Foo Fighters

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    Seriously, what do you have better to do? I wanna know. You gripe and moan about rock and roll being dead, and then you miss Foo Fighters to stay home and what, brush your hair, binge watch whatever for the umpteenth time? We’re talking about a straight-ahead rock band that legitimately commands arena-size audiences. A living-legend, iron horse frontman who, should he fracture a leg because he performs so damn hard, will play an entire show from a self-designed guitar throne before he’d cancel on fans. Oh, and what’s that? The Foos have a new album due out. Okay, so you have arguably the biggest rock band in the world fronted by the hardest-working frontman alive hitting the road and debuting new tunes. If your ass doesn’t make it there, you’re just taking a dying breed for granted. –Matt Melis

    Foo Fighters 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/10 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
    10/07 – San bernardino, CA @ CAL JAM 17
    10/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    10/14 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
    10/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
    10/17 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
    10/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson@Boling Arena
    10/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
    10/21 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
    10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    10/24 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
    10/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
    10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
    11/07 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
    11/08 – Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
    11/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    11/11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
    11/13 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
    11/15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    11/18-19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
    12/01 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
    12/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
    12/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
    12/05 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
    12/07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
    12/09 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
    12/10 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
    12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena


    11. Marilyn Manson w/ Alice Glass

    Marilyn Manson // Photo by Philip Cosores
    Photo by Philip Cosores

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    Twenty-one years ago, when Marilyn Manson crossed the bridge from cult goth rocker to bona fide MTV sensation with the album Antichrist Superstar, it would have been hard to predict just how long the musician has been able to hold the spotlight. But here we are in 2017, with Manson on the cusp of releasing his 10th career album, Heaven Upside Down, and still thriving in the hard rock scene. A small part of the long-term success has been through his alliances, which has included kindred spirits Trent Reznor and Billy Corgan over the years. This run will see Manson make a new friend in former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass, who will open select dates on the biggest solo tour of her career. Be it headlining mid-sized venues on his own or appearing at festivals like Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and Aftershock, Manson will strike a balance between showcasing his newest material and cementing his career legacy. We’re guessing there might be some political commentary involved, too. –Philip Cosores

    Marilyn Manson 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/27 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring ^
    09/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^
    09/30 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom ^
    10/02 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
    10/03 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount ^
    10/05 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel ^
    10/07 – Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance
    10/08 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! ^
    10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre ^
    10/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom ^
    10/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Freaker’s Ball
    10/14 – The Woodlands, TX @ Houston Open Air
    10/15 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Freaker’s Ball
    10/17 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater ^
    10/19 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium ^
    10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
    10/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
    10/23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ^
    10/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues ^
    10/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues ^
    11/05 – San Bernardino, CA @ Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
    11/14 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
    11/15 – Elsingnore, DK @ Hal 14
    11/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
    11/18 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
    11/19 – Prague, CZ @ Tip Sport Arena
    11/20 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
    11/22 – Turin, IT @ Pala Alpitour
    11/23 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
    11/25 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
    11/27 – Paris, FR @ Accor Hotels Arena
    11/28 – Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouq
    11/29 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
    12/01 – Nancy, FR @ Zenith
    12/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    12/04 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    12/05 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
    12/06 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
    12/08 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
    12/09 – London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena

    ^ = w/ Alice Glass


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