Archive for May, 2010

Steve Miller Band Tours for Bingo!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Steve Miller

The Steve Miller Band is currently touring in support of a new record, Bingo!, due out June 15th. The band will tour through the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Six Canadian stops are scheduled along the tour, as well as two dates in the U.K.

In a video released on the band’s website, Steve Miller talks about the making of Bingo!. He reminisces about experiences on stage with established musicians like Otis Redding during his early days in the Chicago music scene. The Chicago blues scene had a major impact on Miller as a musician, and in Bingo!, he has recreated his own versions of his favorite blues classics. (more…)

Tool on Tour Next Month

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Tool

American metal band, Tool, will kick off their 2010 tour at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 19th. The band has four dates scheduled for Canada. The final stop is set for the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California on July 13th.

No official word yet on an opening act, but rumor has it that the band is working on a new album. Fans shouldn’t get too excited about an all-new set list. While the rumor mill is always churning, Tool is known to take their time writing new material. (more…)

The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Gorge Amphitheatre

It’s that time of year again! The annual Sasquatch! Music Festival is on this weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA.

This year’s entire lineup is outstanding, but I’ll offer up a few of my personal favorites: Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack, Vampire Weekend, Tegan and Sara, Fruit Bats, and MGMT.

Overlooking the impressive Columbia River Gorge, the perpetually sunny Gorge Amphitheatre provides a beautiful backdrop for three days of live music.

Kick your summer off with a weekend at one of the best music festivals of the year.

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The Black Keys Tour for Brothers

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The Black Keys

The Black Keys are currently touring in support of their newest effort, Brothers. Just released this week, Brothers is the sixth album from the soulful duo.

On the heels of a recent hip-hop side project, Blakroc, the new release sees The Black Keys returning to the rugged, blues-infused sounds that first gained them popularity.

The Black Keys will make three stops in Canada this fall. Their final show is set for the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC on October 10th. (more…)

Vampire Weekend Adds Dates to Contra Tour

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Vampire Weekend

New York Indie-rockers, Vampire Weekend, have just announced new dates to their 2010 Contra Tour. Beach House and Dum Dum Girls will be joining the band for the majority of the added fall shows.

The Contra Tour has already taken the band to Europe, Australia, and North America. The first North American leg of the tour began in March, following the January release of Vampire Weekend’s second album, Contra. The highly anticipated second effort debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and sold over one hundred thousand copies in its first week.

Catch the unique musical stylings of Vampire Weekend live in your city. (more…)

Sting Begins Symphonicities Tour in June

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Sting

Music industry icon, Sting, will be touring with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra beginning next month. The Symphonicities Tour will feature the newly orchestrated greatest hits from Sting’s fruitful career, both as a solo artist and with the Police. The 45-piece orchestra will take direction from conductor Steven Mercurio.

From his website, Sting is quoted as saying, “I’m delighted by this new opportunity to tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, having a whole new palate of musical colors to work with and reinventing the songs that have been the staples of my live performances for over thirty years.”

The Symphonicities Tour will begin at the Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, B.C. on June 2nd. (more…)