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.

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour Dates

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Things are starting to really look up for the Followill family because Kings of Leon have announced that they will be heading out on tour soon. The tour which is slated to start this winter, will happen in support of their recently released new album, Mechanical Bull.

The band have also confirmed that blues rocker, Gary Clark. Jr will be the opening act for the band during the North American Tour which will start on February 5 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

According to a press release, the newly released dates are just the first leg of their 2014 tour and that many more will be announced later on. For now, check out the first leg of the Mechanical Bull Tour.

MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES:

Feb. 5: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Feb. 7: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Feb. 9: Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 11: Auburn, MI (The Palace At Auburn Hills)
Feb. 14: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 15: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Feb. 18: Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center)
Feb. 19: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 21: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Feb. 23: London, Ontario (Budweiser Gardens)
Feb. 24: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Feb. 26: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Feb. 28: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
March 5: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
March 6: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
March 8:  Chicago, IL (United Center)

Tickets will go on sale to the general public between November 1 and November  2, depending on each market.