Lollapalooza celebrates it’s 20th year this summer and the names on the bill are more exciting than ever. Remember when this fest used to tour and it was awful? Yea, who wishes it was a touring event again…us. Lollapalooza will take place August 5th-7th in Chicago’s Grant Park. The lineup includes acts from all over the indie spectrum from headliners Girl Talk, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, The Drums, Ratatat, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, The Mountain Goats and more! Learn more about the lineup HERE.
It’s been over a year since they’ve set foot on US soil but this spring English quartet Arctic Monkeys will embark on a nationwide tour. Kicking off in our nation’s capitol on May 17th and wrapping up at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on June 3rd, the tour includes a return to New York City’s renowned Summer Stage in Central Park on May 24th. Ticket info can be found on the band’s website, but we have a full list of dates down below.
Spring Tour Dates
5/17 Washington, DC 930 Club
5/18 Philadelphia, PA Knitting Factory
5/19 Boston, MA House Of Blues
5/21 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
5/22 Montreal, QC L’Olympia
5/24 New York, NY Summer Stage
5/26 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargoes
5/27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
5/28 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
5/30 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
5/31 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
6/3 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is continuing to ride the wave of success they had with their self-titled first album for not only did they just release a new single, “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” but they are also hitting up the concert halls of the West Coast! The new single will drop on 7″ vinyl on December 14th, and their new LP will drop in March 2011 on Slumberland Records.
On tour they will be joined for these dates by Weekend, Stars, Sonny and the Sunsets and Glasser, so if you are in the general area of California, Oregon and Washington this coming week, be sure to check them out! Details are below.
Nov 9 – The Independent San Francisco, CA (with Weekend)
Nov 10 – SoHo Santa Barbara, CA (with Weekend)
Nov 11 – The Loft UCSD La Jolla, CA (with Weekend)
Nov 12 – Echoplex Los Angeles, CA (with Weekend and Sonny and the Sunsets)
Nov 14 – Glasshouse Pomona CA (with Stars)
Back with their third album, The Arctic Monkeys have just released the single ‘Crying Lightning’.Luckily for the band they’ve broken the sophomore album curse and are still continuing to make waves. While the song has the Arctic Monkeys ‘vibe’ we all know and love, it definitely shows that the band is growing. This is of course a good thing especially since most didn’t think the band would last long. The Arctic Monkeys will release the new record, ‘Humbug’ on August 25 via Domino Records. Oddly enough, it was produced by Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age.
You can stream ‘Crying Lightning’ via The Arctic Monkey’s MYSPACE
The band has also listed some upcoming tour dates
08/01 – Liberty State Park (All Points West)
08/02 – Montreal, Canada (Osheaga Festival)
08/02 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/28 – Leeds Festival
08/29 – Reading Festival