May 22, 2013 in Music news
Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun, breathe in the fresh, summery air…and sweat it out in a mosh pit while watching one of your favourite bands perform live.
Luckily there are some big-named artists that are planning some mega international tours this summer. As a matter of fact, these tours are so big you’re bound to be in close proximity to a city and/or town they’re set to be playing in. And because any artist planning a massive tour which covers several (if not more) countries deserves some of your hard-earned cash, here is a list of some of the many bands that could be coming to a city or town near you this summer:
1. Black Sabbath
Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to see the Prince of Darkness stumbling around the stage and mumbling incoherent lyrics? I know I would! The majority of the band’s summer shows are in North America, but they will be heading to South America in October and will also be playing shows in UK and Europe this November and December. To check out the list of their upcoming shows click here, and to find some great deals on concert tickets visit http://www.bigticketshop.co.uk/
2. The National
Sometimes it seems like all these guys do is release new music and tour the world, so naturally they’re planning on covering a ton of different countries scattered all over the globe this summer; (not to mention that they’ll be touring with some other big-named artists like Frightened Rabbit, Dirty Projectors, Youth Lagoon, Local Natives, Johnny Marr and Daughter, just to name a few). You can view the list of their future concerts here.
These surf punkers are one of the hottest up-and-coming bands of 2013, and if they’re playing a show in a city or town close to you we highly recommend that you see these badasses in the flesh. They are playing a ton (and we mean a TON) of American shows starting in June, followed by countless shows in the UK and Europe. They will also be performing in Australia in July and August before heading back to North America in the fall. To see a list of their upcoming shows check out their Facebook page.
4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra
These psych rockers are currently playing a string of shows Europe, and will soon be heading over to North America mid-June to hit just about every state and province in Canada and America; (yes, even the Canadian Prairies). In July they’ll be performing a few shows in their homeland (AKA New Zealand), as well as in Australia, followed by even more shows in America, Europe, the UK and Canada. To find out more information on their huge tour click here.
5. Toro Y Moi
To say that Toro Y Moi’s upcoming tour is massive would be the understatement of the year; (the dude has so many shows there aren’t even enough days in the summer to cover all of them). He’s playing a ton of concerts in North America (even in Hawaii), as well as in Japan, and will also be playing countless shows all over Europe including Lithuania and Finland. To view the list of his upcoming shows click here.
6. Kendrick Lamar
Mr. Lamar is not only playing an insane amount of shows in major cities all over America, he’s also set to perform in a crapton of smaller American cities/towns that we’ve never even heard of before. At the beginning of July the rapper will head over to Europe to play at a few select festivals, followed by some concerts in the UK, Japan and Canada. For more information on his future shows click here.
7. My Bloody Valentine
Unfortunately for North Americans these Irish shoegazers won’t be playing too many shows on the continent this summer, but they are starting their massive European tour tomorrow in Switzerland and will be playing a ton of different shows in Europe including Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Austria and many, many more. They’re even playing a couple of shows in Asia this July, and will be performing at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles on August 25th. For more info on their tour click here.
Foals will be all over the place this summer, with future shows being pegged in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Japan and even Russia. They will be touring nonstop from May 25th to November 12th, and will be hitting countless major cities in the UK, America, Canada and Europe. To check out their massive list of upcoming shows click here.