Watch SOFI TUKKER hit the desert for ‘Batshit’

With their debut album officially out for the world to hear, SOFI TUKKER have returned with the music video for another new jam from the record. On Wednesday (April 11), the New York-based act unleashed their insane music video for “Batshit.” The three-and-a-half-minute clip finds the duo hanging out and rocking out in the middle of the desert.

The video begins with Tucker Halpern, armed with fluorescent-green hair and an 80s-worthy wardrobe, walking on a sandy road with a briefcase in hand. As he saunters down the road singing the tune, the camera pans to Sophie Hawley-Weld, who is decked out in an equally 80s-tastic wardrobe, lounging on a beach chair.

As if distributing her quiet relaxation, she takes off after him, armed with a prehistoric-looking hammer. Like the lyrics for the song say, this video is “batshit crazy.” Watch the complete video for “Batshit” above.

“Batshit” is featured on the group’s debut record Treehouse. The ten-track album features previously released singles “Energia,” “F**k They,” “Baby I’m a Queen,” and their breakout hit “Best Friend.”

“Best Friend” has made quite the mark on the music charts since its debut. It landed at the number one spot on Dance radio, the number 16 spot on the Alternative charts, the number 18 spot on the pop charts, and the number 29 spot on the Hot AC.

In support of the record’s release, the duo previously announced plans to hit the road during the spring, well into the summer, and wrapping up in the fall. The Treehouse world tour will kick off next Thursday, April 18, at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and conclude during the weekend of Sept. 21-22 with an appearance at the Cayuga Sound Festival in Ithaca, New York.

Tickets for all the upcoming tour dates can be found on the band’s website here.

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5 Seconds of Summer confirm release of ‘Youngblood,’ announce major tour

After months of cryptic posts, vague responses, and absolutely no information, 5 Seconds of Summer have finally done what fans have been patiently waiting for; answer a slew of questions. On Monday (April 9), the Australian band formally announced the title of their much-anticipated third studio album. Taking to social media, the quartet announced that their upcoming record will be titled Youngblood and will see a release date of June 22 through Capitol Records.

In a short post on Twitter, the band writes: “Our new album YOUNGBLOOD will be released on June 22nd.” Pre-orders for Youngblood will begin this Thursday, April 12. Youngblood is the long-awaited follow-up to 5 Seconds of Summer’s 2015 release, Sounds Good, Feels Good.

In addition to the new album news, the group also unveiled some major tour plans. In support of Youngblood, the four-piece will hit the North American touring circuit towards the end of the summer. The 25-stop North American tour will find the group performing at amphitheaters and large-capacity venues across the continent during the months of August, September, and October.

The “Meet You There” tour will kick off on Aug. 27 at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and conclude about a month and a half later on Oct. 12 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for the “Meet You There” tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, April 13. Each ticket sold will include a copy of the new record.

The “Meet You There” tour will be the continuation of the group’s current 5SOS3 world tour. The current promotional excursion has been taking place in small venues around the world as the guys perform the new material for their fans. For now, the complete list of summer tour dates can be seen below.

MEET YOU THERE SUMMER 2018 TOUR STOPS:

Aug. 27 – RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 29 – Mohegan Sun Arena-CT, Uncasville, CT
Aug. 30 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
Sept. 01 – Allentown Fairgrounds (The Great Allentown Fair) – Allentown, PA
Sept. 02 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 05 – Wolf Trap Farm – Vienna, VA
Sept. 07 – Allegan County Fair (Allegan County Fair) – Allegan, MI*
Sept. 08 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
Sept. 09 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 11 – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre – Rochester Hills, MI
Sept. 13 – York Fair – York, PA*
Sept. 14 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Sept. 16 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Sept. 18 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
Sept. 19 – Coca Cola Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 24 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sept. 26 – Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR
Sept. 27 – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX
Sept. 28 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX
Sept. 30 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Oct. 02 – Cal Coast Credit Union Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA
Oct. 03 – San Jose State Event Center Arena – San Jose, CA
Oct. 05 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct. 11 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 12 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

*non-Live Nation Date

Thirty Seconds to Mars announce ‘Mars Across America’ journey

Whether you love them, hate them, or are eternally indifferent to them, one thing you can praise Thirty Seconds to Mars for is their unrelenting passion and dedication for promoting themselves and their music. On Monday (April 2), the California-founded band, more specifically frontman Jared Leto, took to social media to announce a surprise meet up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Shortly after the original post, he gave specific instructions as to where fans, and curious bystanders, should enter to arrive at an undisclosed location for a massive surprise.

As it turns out, this was just stop one on the group’s week-long trek across America in support of their upcoming fifth studio album. In a short video posted on Twitter, Leto confirmed his plans to travel across the country any way possible whether it be on a bike, by hitchhiking a ride, or even taking a hot air balloon just to showcase the subject behind the new record; America. The week-long trek will wrap up in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, just in time for the album’s release.

“It’s a pretty big adventure. The album is called America and it comes out April 6 and to celebrate, I’m going to hitchhike, among other things, across the country from New York City to Los Angeles,” Leto explained to Ryan Seacrest during his morning radio show. “I may jump on a donkey in the Grand Canyon or take a hot air balloon.”

During the excursion, Leto will also hand out genetic testing kits from 23andMe to encourage fans to discover more about their heritage.

America is the follow-up to Thirty Seconds to Mars’ 2013 release, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. The band has already released four new tracks from the impending release including “Dangerous Night,” “One Track Mind,” “Rescue Me,” and lead single “Walk on Water.”

Rise Against, AFI and Anti-Flag to embark on ‘Mourning in Amerika’ tour

AFI, Anti-Flag, and Rise Against are about to take the summer by storm. On Monday (March 26), the three bands announced a massive tour which will find the politically charged groups traveling across the country. Dubbed the “Mourning in Amerika” tour, the trek will kick off on July 28 at the RBC Echo Beach in Toronto, Ontario and conclude two months later on Sept. 30 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. The tour will take a quick break following its stop at the Osisko En Lumieres Fest in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The tour will commence a month later on Sept. 6 at the Armory in Minneapolis.

Pre-sales for the upcoming excursion will go on sale beginning this Thursday, March 29, at 10 a.m. local time while general tickets sales will begin on Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. local time.

The summer/fall tour will be in support of all three groups’ recently released records. Rise Against released their eighth studio album, Wolves, in June of 2017, earning them the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Anti-Flag released their tenth studio album, American Fall in November of 2017. As for AFI, the California goths also released their tenth studio album, AFI, in January of 2017.

MOURNING IN AMERIKA TOUR DATES:

July 27 – Montréal, Quebec @ ’77 Montréal (festival)*
July 28 – Toronto, Ontario @ RBC Echo Beach +
July 29 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre*
July 31 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium*
Aug. 1 – New York, N.Y. @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug. 3 – Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Aug. 5 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 7 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 9 – Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ Rapids Theatre*
Aug. 10 – Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec @ Osisko En Lumieres Fest*
Sept. 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
Sept. 8 – Chicago, Ill. @ Wrigley Field (with Fall Out Boy)
Sept. 9 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works*
Sept. 11 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q*
Sept. 12 – Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
Sept. 13 – Dallas, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory
Sept. 15 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Sept. 17 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Concert House
Sept. 19 – Bozeman, Mont. @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Sept. 20 – Calgary, Alberta @ Grey Eagle Event Centre +
Sept. 21 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Expo Center, Hall B +
Sept. 23 – Vancouver British Columbia @ PNE Forum +
Sept. 24 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu Theater
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 28 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Sept. 29 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl*
Sept. 30 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

+on sale to general public beginning April 6 at 10 a.m. local time

Nine Inch Nails add pair of North American shows to upcoming tour

If you had plans on seeing Nine Inch Nails any time this year in North America, then you better act fast. On Monday (March 26), the Ohio-founded band announced a pair of concerts at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The two shows will be the group’s only North American tour stops this summer while the rest of tour will find them performing across Europe.

The two newly added shows will take place on June 13 and June 15 right before they head across the pond for their previously announced tour. According to the band’s website and social media pages, the Vegas dates will be their only North American stops this summer, though there is no word if other dates will be added for the fall months. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. PST.

The Las Vegas shows will jumpstart the band’s massive summertime music festival tour across Europe. Nine Inch Nail’s European music festival itinerary will include performances at London’s Meltdown Festival, Prague’s Aerodrome Festival, Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival, and Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival.

The upcoming tour will be in support of the group’s third and final installment of their trilogy. The band previously released the first installment, Not the Actual Events, in late 2016 and the second installment, Add Violence, in July of 2017. According to an interview on BBC Radio 6, frontman Trent Reznor confirmed that the third installment will be released before the band embarks on their summer tour in June.

“We’re in the process of finishing this right now and should be out before the shows take place,” Reznor told the host.

No confirmed release date or title has been given for the trilogy’s final album.

NINE INCH NAILS SUMMER 2018 TOUR DATES:

June 13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
June 22 – London, UK – Meltdown Festival
June 24 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
June 25 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
June 27 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
June 29 – St. Gallen, CH – Open Air St. Gallen
June 30 – Prague, CZ – Aerodrome Festival
July 02 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle
July 04 – Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
July 06 – Belfort, FR – Les Eurockeennes
July 08 – Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter
July 12 – Lisbon, PT – NOS Alive Festival
July 14 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
Aug. 17 – Tokyo, JP – Sonic Mania
Aug. 19 – Osaka, JP – Summer Sonic Festival

Panic! at the Disco announce ‘Pray for the Wicked,’ massive summer tour

Between the cryptic items that were being sent to fans and the non-stop teasers on social media, it was only a matter of time before Panic! at the Disco unveiled what it was all for. On Wednesday (March 21), the Las Vegas-founded band went full steam ahead unveiling a slew of good news for their legion of fans. Following weeks of teasing and speculation, the group formally confirmed the release of their sixth studio album, Pray for the Wicked.

Pray for the Wicked is set to be released on June 22 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are available herePray for the Wicked is the follow-up to Panic! at the Disco’s 2016 release, Death of a Bachelor.

In addition to officially announcing the new record, the band also unleashed its lead single, a track titled “Say Amen (Saturday Night).” Watch the song’s five-minute music video above which features frontman Brendon Urie kicking some ninja butts as he wears the Devil’s key around his neck.

As if the confirmation of a new album and a taste of what to expect wasn’t enough, Panic! at the Disco also announced a massive summer tour in support of the upcoming release. The Pray for the Wicked tour will kick off on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas.

Hitting the road alongside Panic! for the full excursion will be A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyoko.

For fans who would like to gain access to tour tickets before the general public, they can either pre-order the album ahead of time or sign up for Panic! at the Disco’s mailing list here. General ticket sales will begin next Friday, March 30, at noon local time.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the Pray for the Wicked tour can be found below.

PRAY FOR THE WICKED TOUR DATES:

July 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
July 14 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
July 15 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
July 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
July 20 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum
July 21 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 25 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 28 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
July 29 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
July 31 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Aug. 1 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Aug. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug. 4 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug. 5 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Aug. 7 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Aug. 10 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Aug. 11 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Aug. 12 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Aug. 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Aug. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 17 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Aug. 18 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

Culture Club announce plans for major summer tour

If you’re all about the feeling of nostalgia, then there’s a major summertime tour that you will want to get tickets to as soon as possible. On Tuesday (March 20), Culture Club announced plans to hit the road this summer alongside fellow 80s staples, the B-52s and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. The trek will find the classic groups touring around the country during the months of June, July, August, September, and October. Named “The Life Tour,” the excursion will kick off on June 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. and wrap up several months later on Oct. 5 at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, Calif.

Tickets for select dates of the tour are currently available while general ticket sales will begin this Friday, March 23. For more information about the tour, head on over to Culture Club’s website here.

According to Rolling Stone, Culture Club’s set list for the upcoming journey will feature not only new songs, but also the classic tunes that helped launch them into the mainstream and made them household names.

As if a massive tour isn’t enough for fans of Boy George and company, George has also confirmed that fans should anticipate the release of new music during the upcoming tour.

“Certainly a single with album following close behind,” George responded to a fan’s inquiry on Twitter.

The new album, which George has been working on since 2016, will be titled Tribes and will be the long-awaited follow-up to 1999’s Don’t Mind If I Do.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THE LIFE TOUR DATES:

June 29 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 30 – Tampa, FL – USF Sundome
July 1 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
July 6 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
July 7 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
July 10 – Austin, TX – Moody Theatre
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Grand Prairie
July 12 – Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino Resort
July 15 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial at Sugar Land
July 17 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
July 18 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
July 20 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 24 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 26 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
July 27 – Boston, MA – Boch Center
July 28 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
July 31 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
Aug. 3 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Aug. 30 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia
Sept. 1 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia
Sept. 3 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Sept. 5 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Sept. 6 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Sept. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Sept. 8 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair
Sept. 14 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
Sept. 15 – Portland, OR – Theatre of the Clouds
Sept. 16 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheater
Sept. 18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept. 19 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Sept. 22 – Reno, NV – Reno Event Center
Sept. 23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 25 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Sept. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino
Sept. 28 – Cabazon, CA – Morongo
Sept. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Sept. 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick
Oct. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Oct. 5 – Fresno, CA – The Big Fresno Fair

Fifth Harmony announce hiatus

In a not-so-surprising move, pop group Fifth Harmony have announced that they will officially be going on hiatus. On Monday (March 19), the four-piece officially made the announcement on social media, thanking their longtime fans (Harmonizers), reflecting on their time together, and explaining that they will each be concentrating on their solo careers.

“After six years going hard, non stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” they wrote in a joint statement.

As the letter explains, each of the four members have been working hard on their solo careers. Last month, Normani Kordei released a single with Khalid titled “Love Lies” while Ally Brooke released a song titled “Perfect” with Topic and last week announced she had signed as a solo artist with Larry Rudolph who currently manages Fifth Harmony and Britney Spears.

Lauren Jauregui has been providing guest vocals on several songs including Halsey’s “Strangers” and Steve Aoki’s “All Night” while Dinah Jane Hansen appeared on “Boom Boom” which features Daddy Yankee, French Montana, and RedOne.

While hiatus is a bad word for a fan of anything, Fifth Harmony’s letter leaves a possible reunion very likely.

“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find out footing as individuals. In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”

Currently, the act has only three tour dates on their website; one in Florida, one in Puerto Rico, and one in Iceland.

For some fans of the group, the writing of their inevitable disbandment was already on the wall. Back in December of 2016, founding member Camila Cabello left the band to pursue a solo career. So far, her debut album has been doing well on the charts which has resulted in her securing an opening spot on Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour.

Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 when they appeared on the United States’ version of the hit British television show, The X-Factor. The group released a total of three studio albums, a slew of singles, and have won many awards.

Alice in Chains add North American stops to summer headlining tour

Alice in Chains already had plans to hit the road this summer, but now, thanks to popular demand, the band has added more stops on their already lengthy tour. On Monday (March 12), the Washington-founded band confirmed plans to extend their current tour by a couple of months. Following a summer abroad (and a pair of shows in Tel Aviv, Israel), the band will return to North America in late August.

The newly added tour dates will kick off on Aug. 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver and wrap up almost a month later on Sept. 15 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The new tour dates will also include three stops in California (Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, the Palladium in Los Angeles, and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside) as well as four stops in Texas (Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso, ACL Live in Austin, Revention Music Center in Houston, and the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas). The group’s tour will also make stops in major cities including Las Vegas, Kansas City, and Tulsa.

In addition to their updated tour itinerary, Alice in Chains also confirmed via a press release that they are currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on their new album. The record, which has yet to get an official title or projected release date, will be the follow-up to 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

For now, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALICE IN CHAINS 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 30 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
May 01 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 03 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 05 – Virginia Beach – WNOR Lunatic Luau
May 07 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
May 08 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
May 16 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
June 16 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
June 17 – London, UK – 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
June 20 – Stockholm, SE – Grona Lund
June 21 – Halden, NO – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell
June 24 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
June 25 – Zagreb, HR – INmusic Festival
June 28 – Padua, IT – Sherwood
June 30 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AT – Arena Open Air Wien
July 01 – Budapest, HU – Budapest Park
July 03 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt
July 04 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
July 05 – July 07 – Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter
July 08 – Belford, FR – Les Eurockeennes 30
July 10 – Milan, IT – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
July 13 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
July 14 – Lisboa, PT – NOS Alive
July 17 – Tel Aviv, IL – Caesarea
July 18 – Tel Aviv, IL – Caesarea

Aug. 22 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug. 28 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Aug. 31 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sept. 01 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Sept. 03 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
Sept. 04 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
Sept. 06 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
Sept. 07 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Sept. 08 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
Sept. 10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
Sept. 11 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
Sept. 13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sept. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Paramore and Foster the People to embark on summer tour

Rise and shine Roseville, because Paramore have some big news. On Thursday (March 8), the Tennessee-founded band announced plans to continuing touring behind their recently released record, After Laughter. Taking social media, the trio announced that their upcoming trek will be named the After Laughter Summer Tour (aka Tour 5) and will travel across the continent throughout the months of June and July.

Paramore’s impending excursion will kick off on June 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. and wrap up a month and a half later on July 24 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

Hitting the road alongside the group for most of the tour stops will be Foster the People. With the exception of two tour stops – June 15 at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh and July 1 at the Farm Brook Pavilion in Indianapolis – the California-founded band will open for Paramore during the trek.

Tickets for the upcoming summer tour will go on sale beginning next Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. local time while pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time. Like with their past North American tour dates, Paramore will once again partner with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform so that fans, not bots, get the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets.

Registration for Paramore’s fan pre-sale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin today and conclude on Sunday, March 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

Prior to embarking on their summertime tour, Paramore will hit the high seas in April for the third incarnation of their PARAHOY! cruise. Joining Paramore for the four-day trip will be mewithoutYou, Judah & the Lion, Now Now, and Local Natives.

AFTER LAUGHTER SUMMER TOUR 2018 DATES:

June 12 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 14 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheater
June 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
June 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 20 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 21 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 23 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
June 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
June 28 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
June 29 – Detroit, MI – DTE Amphitheater
July 01 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Brook Pavilion *
July 02 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Beach Pavilion at Northerly Park
July 05 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
July 07 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheater
July 08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
July 10 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
July 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 13 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 14 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 19 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 24 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

*Foster The People not performing