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Digest: Arcade Fire, Muse and Phish Headline Outside Lands Festival

Also: Archers of Loaf announce reunion shows; Leon Russell to play U.S. tour

April 11, 2011 6:20 PM ET
Digest: Arcade Fire, Muse and Phish Headline Outside Lands Festival
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Arcade Fire, Phish, Muse Headline Outside Lands Festival
Arcade Fire, Muse, Phish, the Black Keys, Big Boi, MGMT, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu and John Fogerty will all perform at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 12th through 14th. Tickets for the event will go on sale on April 14th. [Billboard]

Archers of Loaf Launch Reunion Tour
Nineties indie rock legends Archers of Loaf have announced the dates for their first reunion tour. The band will kick off their tour on May 21st in Asheville, North Carolina and will hit Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chapel Hill before wrapping up in San Francisco on September 3rd. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Gathering of the Vibes Lineup is Announced
Jane's Addiction, Furthur, Elvis Costello, moe. and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad are among the artists who will perform at the Gathering of the Vibes festival on July 21-24th at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Sixties icon Wavy Gravy will be the festival's Master of Ceremonies. [Press release]

Leon Russell to Play Solo Tour
Leon Russell is set to head out on a tour of the United States later this month. The legendary songwriter will kick off a three-week jaunt in Santa Barbara, California on April 29th. Before the tour begins, Russell will stop off in Manhattan for the debut of The Union, a documentary about his collaboration with Elton John, at the Tribeca Film Festival. [Billboard]

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