The tour announcements are going to pick up steam for sure and that is going to find me keeping any additional thoughts on the brief more often than I might like. This one came earlier in the day on Tuesday and discloses the inside scoop on the Spring tour by Bush with Chevelle. Check out the press release below along with the dates.
The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2016) – Multi-platinum rock band BUSH have announced a tour of North America set to kick off this summer on July 21 at Walker, Minnesota’s Moondance Jam festival. The tour includes co-headlining dates with Chevelle, as well as special BUSH VIP packages being offered via On The List Presents. Tickets for the latter go on sale Friday, April 29th at 10am local. More information can be found by clicking HERE.
The tour follows a trio of shows held earlier this week in Florida and is the band’s first run of 2016 following last year’s road show in support of Man on the Run, which began with a performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas as part of a lineup that included System of a Down, Linkin Park and Rise Against. The band (lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Robin Goodridge) also teamed with Shazam, Vevo and VH1 for the video launch of “The Only Way Out,” a song that the group premiered on “The Howard Stern Show.” USA Today had the song’s online premiere, Billboard debuted the album’s title track and Elle premiered “Loneliness Is A Killer.” Those songs all appeared on Man on the Run, which the band recorded with Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Foo Fighters). BUSH also teamed with Pandora for a special promotion that saw them give a special acoustic performance for fans who gave them “a thumbs up,” they performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and frontman Gavin Rossdale guest-starred on the 100th episode of “Hawaii 5-0.”
Man on the Run was the follow-up to 2011’s The Sea of Memories, which was BUSH’s first release in 10 years. That album saw them return to the top of the charts in grand style, with lead single “The Sound of Winter” making rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock Radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks).
Over the course of their career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.”
The Tour Dates:
5/05 @ The Paramount in Huntington, NY
5/06 @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA
5/07 @ House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC
6/03 @ W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, SD
6/04 @ Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI
6/05 @ Palace Theater in Louisville, KY
7/21 @ Moondance Jam Festival in Walker, MN (w/ Chevelle)
7/23 @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Ctr in Cincinnati, OH (w/Chevelle)
7/24 @ Freedom Hill Amp in Sterling Heights, MI (w/Chevelle)
7/26 @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN (w/Chevelle)
7/27 @ Express Live! in Columbus, OH (w/Chevelle)
7/29 @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA (w/Chevelle)
7/31 @ Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI
8/2 @Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
8/3 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA (w/Chevelle)
8/5 @Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ (w/Chevelle)
8/7 @ The Fillmore Philly in Philadelphia, PA
8/9 @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC (w/Chevelle)
8/10 @ The National in Richmond, VA
8/11 @ Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA (w/ Chevelle)
8/13 @ Maine State Pier in Portland, ME (w/Chevelle)
8/14 @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion in Baltimore, MD (w/Chevelle)
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Once again I’ll keep this notation brief because I’ve not much live concert experience on either of the bands even though they have been on my list of groups to see one of these days. Perhaps I can get myself to the Stone Pony Summerstage and make an adventure out of it. What do you readers think about this tour? Will you be in attendance? Let me know in the comments section below.