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On The Road
  • One Direction Make a Play For Longevity on First American Headlining Tour

    May 27, 2012 10:30 AM ET
     |  Erica Futterman

    One Direction's stateside arrival has been an indisputable success: their March appearance on the Today show drew record numbers, their first-ever headlining tour sold out to the point of needing to add matinee performances and the group's already recording a second album while sales for their 2013 summer tour are going strong. But the quintet, bred from the U.K.'s X Factor program, has been enjoying this status abroad since their 2010 debut. So while Americans are eagerly...  | More »

  • Against Me!'s Tom Gabel Makes Live Debut as Laura Jane Grace

    May 26, 2012 10:55 AM ET
     |  Peter Holslin

    Against Me! singer-guitarist Tommy Gabel made her live debut as Laura Jane Grace on Friday, performing with the band under her new name for the first time since coming out as transgender.  Charging through a 40-minute set at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in San Diego – the first stop in a month-long U.S. tour with British rockers the Cult – the quartet played six new songs, including the rollicking anthem "Transgender Dysphoria Blues," the title track of an album they'r...  | More »

  • Donald Fagen, Kristen Wiig and More Salute Bob Dylan at Dylan Fest

    May 25, 2012 2:55 PM ET
     |  Patrick Flanary

    To know Bob Dylan is to experience him live. But for those making do with Dylan's sprawling bootlegs as he criss-crosses the globe this year, Thursday's Dylan Fest offered the goods from a revolving lineup of guests – including Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs – during the first of two nights at Irving Plaza in New York, to benefit Amnesty International. Think of the 10th annual bash, which is billed as "a night to get drunk and celebrate Bob Dylan's 7...  | More »

  • Alice Cooper to 'Kill the Audience' at Bonnaroo

    May 25, 2012 11:35 AM ET
     |  Benjy Eisen

    When Alice Cooper takes over the late-night tent at Bonnaroo next month, he plans to come out swinging. "If you're in the first 20 rows, you'll probably get some blood on you," Cooper told reporters on a conference call about the festival. "When we get up onstage, my band has the instruction: kill the audience." Cooper knows that Bonnaroo's younger attendees might be unfamiliar with his theatrics, and he plans to capitalize on it by relishing in the grisly onstage persona that...  | More »

  • Fun. Promise 'Over the Top' Set at Bonnaroo

    May 24, 2012 3:40 PM ET
     |  Benjy Eisen

    Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff has unusually high expectations for his band's set at next month's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. "All I can think is that it's going to be our best show of the year and probably one of our best shows of all time, and probably something we're going to talk about forever," Antonoff told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. "Just something that we'll go back to and go, 'That was an amazing show and we've got to match that a...  | More »

  • The Afghan Whigs Launch Reunion Tour in New York

    May 24, 2012 2:15 PM ET
     |  Joe Tacopino

    Plenty of songs have been written about failed relationships, but no one can plunge into the depths like Greg Dulli, who led soulful Ohio rock outfit the Afghan Whigs in the Nineties, taking us on dark trips into his troubled psyche with each passing record. Dulli wrote songs about the worst love affair you've ever had: a beautiful disaster of emotional turmoil that you'd repeat all over again in a second.   Last night, the Afghan Whigs performed together in concert for the fi...  | More »

  • Jack White Plays Explosive New York Residency

    May 23, 2012 4:00 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    "There's a lot of dangerous stuff going on," Jack White told Rolling Stone recently of his new live show. "The crowd can smell that." He delivered on that promise during his two-night stand at Roseland Ballroom in New York, playing a thundering set with an all-male band on the first evening and a soulful, literally explosive show with an all-female band on the second. Monday's opening gig with the male backers was heavy on attack; White wore a black suit with a white stripe across ...  | More »

  • Justin Bieber Announces 'Believe' Tour

    May 23, 2012 11:10 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Justin Bieber has announced a North American tour in support of his upcoming album Believe. Bieber will embark on the "Believe" Tour on September 29th in Glendale, Arizona before wrapping up on January 26th, 2013 in Miami. "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen will open for Bieber. Fan club presale will start May 23rd at noon local time, while the general U.S. presale will run from May 24th to May 30th. General tickets will be available on June 1st in Canada and June 2nd in the U.S. Believ...  | More »

  • Flaming Lips Attempt to Break Jay-Z Concert Record

    May 23, 2012 9:10 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Flaming Lips have announced a plan to attempt to best Jay-Z's Guinness Book record for the most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities on June 27th. Jay-Z scored the record on November 18th, 2006 by performing in seven cities – Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas – to promote his album Kingdom Come. The Lips are planning to hit eight cities and will stream the gigs live to coincide with MTV's O Music Awards...  | More »

  • Tour Alert: Peter Gabriel Returns to America

    May 23, 2012 8:45 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Peter Gabriel The British art rock legend will return to the road in the United States this fall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his multi-platinum album, So.  9/16 Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi 9/18 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre 9/19 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 9/21 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 9/23 Wantaugh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach 9/24 Boston, MA - TD Garden 9/26 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills 9/27 Chicago, IL - United Center 9/30 Denver, ...  | More »

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