M83 Announce 2016 Spring Tour Dates

Now that M83 have been announced for several music festivals in the spring, the electronic act has unveiled they will be hitting the road this year. On Tuesday (Jan. 12), the Anthony Gonzalez-led group announced a slew of tour dates which are set to begin in April. The band’s tour will officially kick off on April 6 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and wrap up a little over four months later on Aug. 15 at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Most of the stops will find the “Midnight City” group performing at some worldwide music festivals.

If it appears that your city isn’t on the list, don’t lose hope so soon. There are several huge gaps in the tour schedule, which can be seen below. According to several publications, the band will be unveiling several more tour dates at the end of the month, so keep an eye out.

Tickets for those non-festival shows are set to go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 13 on the band’s official website. Pre-sales will begin on Wednesday while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 15.  Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

M83 2016 TOUR DATES:

April 6 – New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
April 9 – Houston, TX @ TBD
April 10 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
April 25 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 27 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
April 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
April 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 27-30 – The Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 6 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain @ BBK Live Festival
July 9 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Festival
July 15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany @ Melt Festival
Aug 10 – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
Aug 11 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Aug 15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

Previously, the band had been confirmed to make appearances at several high-profile music festivals including New York’s Governors Ball, California’s Coachella, and Washington’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. It was also revealed in a previous update that Gonzalez and company will be working on a brand new album; the follow-up to 2011’s hit record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.


Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Sources Confirm Guns ‘N’ Roses Reunion at Coachella


After what felt like weeks of speculation, it sounds like Guns ‘n’ Roses’ original lineup will indeed be reuniting in 2016. Over the last couple of weeks, rumors that the original GNR lineup would be reuniting in 2016 had been floating around the internet, though there was no official confirmation or even a denial. On Tuesday (Dec. 29), Billboard reported that some sources have confirmed that the 80s band will be making their long-awaited reunion at 2016’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind reunion, which will take place in the spring, the sources have also unveiled that there is currently talk of the band hitting the road in the summer of 2016 for a stadium tour. The sources reveal that the original lineup, which will include Slash and Axl Rose, are in the middle of negotiations with concert promoters. If the band has their way, they can be playing at least 25 North American football stadiums in the summer including a show at the new Las Vegas Arena. In total, they can make up to $3 million per show.

The somewhat confirmation comes 22 years since the last time Slash and Rose played together at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires in July of 1993. Speculations of their reunion began last week when a cryptic update was made to the band’s website. The second cryptic hint came via a video teaser that played before screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. the video shows a crazed crowd cheering while Rose’s “You know where you are?” from “Welcome to the Jungle” is heard over the loud cheers.

GNR will follow a slew of big artists who made their big reunions on the Coachella stage. Rage Against the Machine reunited there in 2007, My Bloody Valentine in 2009, Pulp in 2012, and OutKast in 2014.
Coachella 2016 is set to hit Indio, CA during two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Tickets are currently available, and if the rumors are 100% true, then, it might be a good idea to get them now than wait.

Coachella Announce 2016 Festival Dates

Doesn’t it feel like Coachella just wrapped up the 2015 incarnation of the annual music festival last week?

Well, it was actually like two months ago, but that’s not stopping the festival organizers from revealing the dates for the 2016 festivities as well as the news that tickets will be going on sale later this week.

We guess it’s never to early to plan for the desert.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to their stomping grounds of the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA.

Like last year, the festival will once again happen over the course of two weekends; April 15-17 and April 22-24 for 2016.

Like organizers revealed, advance ticket sales will take place this Thursday (June 4) beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Coachella organizers revealed in a statement that “this will be the only time passes can be purchased using the payment plan.” So if you’re on a fixed income and want to hangout in the desert next April, Thursday might be your magic way in.

Organizers also “recommend signing up for a Front Gate Tickets purchase account in advance” so you aren’t one of the unfortunate souls who gets locked out on Thursday.

For those interested in signing up ahead of time, head on over to Coachella’s official website to sign up for weekend one and/or weekend two.