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On The Road
  • Yes Revisit Three Classic Albums in L.A.

    March 7, 2013 2:10 PM ET
     |  Ernesto Lechner

    "It's strange, you know," former Yes drummer Bill Bruford once told me. "Songs like 'Siberian Khatru' sound really hip these days." Bruford was right. The six studio albums that British quintet Yes released between 1971 and 1977 have aged well, standing today as a paradigm of progressive rock and its infinite ambition: the desire to stretch the concept of rock & roll to the limit, incorporating elements of jazz, classical music, sweet psychedelia, noisy dissonance and East...  | More »

  • Big Boi Will Launch Extensive U.S. Tour in April

    March 6, 2013 10:00 AM ET
     |  Dan Hyman

    After Big Boi released his experimental new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors last December, the legendary Atlanta MC will hit the road this spring for his first U.S. tour in more than two years. The Outkast rapper's Shoes for Running tour kicks off on April 18th in his native Georgia, and will hit 45 cities before wrapping on June 19th in Boston. Learning he was keeping it local at the tour's outset was music to Big Boi's ears. "We starting it o...  | More »

  • MGMT Plot Spring Tour of North America

    March 5, 2013 8:25 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    With a new album on the way, MGMT are hitting the road for a string of North American dates this spring. The tour kicks off April 26th in State College, Pennsylvania, and continues through May 18th at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a scattering of festival dates in June and July. The pre-sale for some shows starts Wednesday at noon local time. The band is also planning a special Record Store Day release on April 20th, though they haven't said what it will be. 500 Gre...  | More »

  • Eric Clapton: 'When I'm 70, I'll Stop Touring'

    February 28, 2013 7:00 AM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    Eric Clapton is about to release his 21st solo album, Old Sock, on March 12th and head out on a spring U.S. arena tour, including the guitarist's Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in April. See him when you can: in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Clapton reveals his touring days are winding down. 100 Greatest Artists: Eric Clapton "The bit onstage, that's easy," Clapton, 67, tells senior writer Brian Hiatt. "If I could do that around my neighborhood, that wou...  | More »

  • Pink Dazzles at the Staples Center

    February 17, 2013 4:10 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Pink isn’t easily contained on a normal concert stage, regardless of its size. She hungers to be airborne, kicking and bouncing and twisting high into the air on bungee cord and cable, or tossed and spun from one dance partner to another, as she was last night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. On the third stop of her 2013 tour, she flew as much as anyone from The Avengers. The singer’s two-hour performance was as dazzlingly physical as it was musical, beginning with the danceabl...  | More »

  • Phoenix Book North American Spring Tour

    February 5, 2013 1:50 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Phoenix have announced a handful of North American dates leading up to their headlining performances at Coachella on April 13th and 20th.  Kicking off on March 28th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, the group will make six more stops en route to Indio, California. The band will also perform at the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on May 11th. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: Phoenix, 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoen...  | More »

  • Vampire Weekend Will Hit the Road in April

    February 4, 2013 12:40 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Now that Vampire Weekend has decided on a name and a release date for their next album (Modern Vampires of the City, due May 7th), the New York indie-rockers have plotted a spring tour to go with it. After performing at SXSW in March, Vampire Weekend hit the road April 12th in Las Vegas and wrap up May 23rd in Portland, Oregon. Readers' Poll: The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 The musicians took their time recording the follow-up to their 2010 LP Contra. "There was a cert...  | More »

  • The Postal Service Set First Headline Tour in 10 Years

    February 4, 2013 12:15 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Postal Service have followed up their reunion news and Coachella dates by booking their first headlining shows in 10 years. The band will kick off their tour on April 9th in Reno, Nevada, and close out on June 14th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis, who contributed to the Postal Service's lone LP, 2003's Give Up, will also join the tour. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: The Postal Service, 'Give Up' The Postal Service are schedule...  | More »

  • Beyonce Will Launch World Tour in April

    February 4, 2013 8:30 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Beyoncé followed up her dazzling Super Bowl halftime show last night with the promise of a world tour that will begin April 15th in Belgrade, Serbia, and comes to the United States for 22 dates starting June 28th in Los Angeles before wrapping up August 3rd in Brooklyn. She announced the road trip with a short teaser video on her website. 12 Albums We're Looking Forward to in 2013: Beyoncé, Title TBD (Date TBD) "The Mrs. Carter Show" outing will be Beyoncé's f...  | More »

  • Justin Timberlake Makes His Return

    February 3, 2013 10:36 AM ET
     |  Alex Rawls

    Justin Timberlake took inspiration from his new single, "Suit and Tie," when he performed his first show in almost five years Saturday night. He took the stage on Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans "all dressed up in black and white," as the song says, down to his two-tone shoes. Backed by the Tennessee Men, a similarly dapper 15-piece band, Timberlake adopted a classic style down to the bowtie, cufflinks and part on the side of his slicked-back hair. He presided over the AXS TV/DirecTV Super ...  | More »

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