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spring tours
February 13, 2023 04:36PM
After a month of feeling sorry for myself because my touring calendar for 2023 was pretty bleak, things are starting to look up. A few of these are pretty small but hopefully will expand to the rest of the US.

Codeine w/Barbara Manning
4/13 Philly
4/14 DC
4/15 NYC
4/16 Boston

Bailter Space
4/21 San Francisco
4/22 LA
4/23 Las Vegas
4/26 Philly
4/27 DC
4/28 NYC

Sisters of Mercy (I'm particularly up for this one).
05/10 – Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore DC
05/13 – Las Vegas NV @ Sick New World Festival
05/14 – Las Vegas NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
05/15 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05/17 – San Francisco CA @ The Masonic
05/19 – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/21 – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre
05/23 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05/24 – Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theatre
05/26 – Houston TX @ Bayou Music Center
05/27 – Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theatre
05/29 – St Louis MO @ The Pageant
05/31 – Boston MA @ Big Night Live
06/02 – Brooklyn NY @ Kings Theatre
06/03 – Philadelphia PA @ The Fillmore
06/05 – Detroit MI @ The Fillmore
06/06 – Chicago IL @ The Salt Shed
06/08 – Kansas City MO @ Uptown Theatre
06/09 – Denver CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

To my amusement Frontline Assembly is opening for the Ministry/Gary Numan tour and Lead into Gold is opening for the Skinny Puppy tour. Former Skinny Puppy Bill Leeb is a founding member of FA and Paul Barker (who helped usher in Ministry's transformation to industrial) is Lead into Gold.
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 04:58PM
Here is my current DC-area list (I was alerted about Codeine/Barbara Manning, too.)

2/24 The North Country at Songbyrd
3/3 Os Mutantes at Black Cat
3/4 The Beths at 9:30
3/17 Marshall Crenshaw at the Birchmere
3/23 Eyelids at Pie Shop* (ticket purchased)
3/25 Beabadoobee at Union Stage
4/4 The Church at the Birchmere
4/20 Monsoon and Flowerbomb at The Pocket
4/22 Fruit Bats at 9:30 Club
4/27 Bailter Space at DC9
4/28 Pedro the Lion at Black Cat
5/8 Destroyer and Reds, Pinks & Purples at Ottobar* (ticket purchased)
5/19 Caroline Polachek at the Anthem
5/19 New Pornographers at 9:30 Club
5/21 Crowded House at the Anthem

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2023 07:31PM by zwirnm.
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 05:17PM
The Church are skipping Texas entirely on this trip. It's not unusual for them to add a second leg, thankfully and hit us up down here. They have a surprisingly robust fan base in the Lone Star State, which I find odd, but for which I'm grateful.
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 05:08PM
One reason I don’t see many shows anymore is the simple fact that I don’t know who’s playing. Used to be able to pick up the LA Weekly, but it’s shrunk to near-uselessness (and its’ website is no help). Where do you all get the intel?
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 06:03PM
I use Pollstar. City listings, like Washington or Minneapolis or wherever. You can search by city and include or omit suburbs or surrounding areas. But certainly, the decline of local alternative weeklies has made it harder!
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 06:04PM
Here is Los Angeles but you could also look for Anaheim or Inglewood or wherever.
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 07:09PM
Thanks, much appreciated!
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 10:17PM
When folks were asking what their best gigs of 2022 were, I realised there wasn't much to go on, so the last few months have been better and I've seen more in the last few months than all of 2022.

December - Pixies
January - Sunnyboys (on their farewell tour)
February - Osees tomorrow night
March - Pavement (with my 14-year-old daughter who was also my date for the Pixies)
April - Mudhoney (with local next big thing Chimers)

May it continue.
Re: spring tours
February 13, 2023 10:29PM
Here's to taking your teens to shows!
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Re: spring tours
February 14, 2023 04:04AM
I usually search the web sites of my favorite venues. They're kept up to date, and usually they're easy to navigate too. Of course, then the risk becomes that I'll miss a cool gig at a venue I wasn't already familiar with. Seattle has a lot of clubs.
Re: spring tours
February 14, 2023 08:55AM
Exactly. In LA, venues pop up and disappear like soap bubbles.

The alt weeklies also used to have original written blurbs sometimes giving a brief description of the acts. Guess we gotta look em up for ourselves now? Cuz I have SO much free time! Plus they’re gonna be fawning press releases…
Re: spring tours
February 14, 2023 09:33AM
The only show I have on my horizon is The Mission/Chameleons/Theatre of Hate in September (rescheduled from last year). But I do have tickets to three MLB games in Miami and TB!
Re: spring tours
February 14, 2023 01:48PM
Garbage, Metric, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - tickets on sale this Friday - could be really, really, really good.

I also want to go see Janet Jackson's tour this summer (in lieu of Madonna's tour if the TicketMaster costs are too cost-prohibitive.)

Now's a good time to remind everyone that among the best shows anyone has been to (if we're going to be honest) are the local, unsigned, dropped-from-the-label-but-still-touring bands that show up at golf tournaments, state fairs, bars, etc. (This would include folks like Billy Idol, still on tour with his new stuff.) A half-dozen bands for no more than $20 range is still a great bargain.
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