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9 Tours You Have To See Before 2014 Ends Richie T |
08/07/2014 | Filed In: Salt Lake City | Concert | Fall | Fall Out Boy | Paramore | The Offspring | Bad Religion | Pennywise | Stiff Little Fingers | The Aquabats | Coheed & Cambria | Big Ass Show | Anberlin | Relient K | Black Keys | Yellowcard | Memphis May Fire

9 Tours You Have To See Before 2014 Ends

Summer may be coming to a close, most of the summer concerts are coming to an end, but that only means that it is time to get ready for fall tours. Some of the best concerts in Salt Lake City happen in the fall and we’re not just saying that because the Big Ass Show is happening in the fall this year. Here is a taste of what to expect for the rest of the year:

1. Fall Out Boy & Paramore: Monumentour Where: UCCU Center When: Wednesday, August 13th Pop-punk giants Fall Out Boy and Paramore have joined forces to present the Monumentour with their friends New Politics. The tour started June 19th in Connecticut and will end August 17th in Concord, California; which makes Salt Lake City one of their final stops. Expect big things from this tour since both bands are coming off of the biggest album releases of their careers. Fall Out Boy with Save Rock and Roll, which contains one of the highest played songs of 2013 “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark(Light Them Up).” And Paramore with their most commercially successful album yet, Paramore, with the two massive singles “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun”; with the latter song spending seven straight weeks as #1 on Billboard. You can get tickets here.

2. The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, & Stiff Little Fingers: The Summer Nationals Tour Where: The Complex (Rockwell) When: August 26th Back in 1994, Epitaph Records sponsored the Summer National, a three day soldout event at the Hollywood Platinum. This event was led by The Offpsring, who at the time just released the monstrous album Smash, alongside Bad Religion and Pennywise. Now the boys are back at it again, but instead of doing a three day stint in southern California, they are taking the Summer Nationals across the nation. And they are bringing their friends Stiff Little Fingers along for the ride. The Offspring will be playing their iconic album, Smash; which features the hits “Come Out and Play” and “Self Esteem” and still holds the record for the highest selling independent album. They will play their other classics as well. You can get your tickets here.

3. The Aquabats! 20th Year Anniversary Tour Where: The Depot When: September 5th The Aquabats are back in action and saving the world this year with their 20th year anniversary Tour. The band will be celebrating 20 glorious years of their special brand of world-saving, cartoony, ska/punk music. The last time they were in Utah was on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, in which they spent the better part of their set beating up dudes in cactus costumes on stage and throwing water balloons at the crowd. If you are looking to get into the ska scene, then this is the perfect show for you. You can get tickets here.

4. Coheed & Cambria Neverender IKSSE:3 Tour Where: The Complex (Rockwell) When: September 12 This year marks the 10th year anniversary of Coheed & Cambria’s sophomore album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. They will be playing the album in its entirety, from start to finish. The tour start September 5 in Riverside, California and end October 7th in Atlanta, Georgia. They will be bringing Thank You Scientist as support. You can buy tickets here.

5. X96 Toyota Big Ass Show Where: Gallivan Center When: Saturday September 27th You didn’t think we’d skip over the Big Ass Show did you? The Big Ass Show bands are Neon Trees, A Day To Remember, Phantogram, Capital Cities, Broods, Nightmare and The Cat, and Priory (with more bands to be announced). When A Day To Remember came to Salt Lake City last year on their House Party Tour, the band went across the crowd in a giant hamster ball, had giant pillars of smoke going off behind them, shot giant cannons of confetti into the crowd and pulled off many of theatrics. There’s no telling what kind of shenanigans they will pull of at the Gallivan Center this year. Neon Trees have also upped the production value of their shows on their last tour, the Pop Psychology Tour, with a crazy colorful stage and elaborate lighting designs. Capital Cities was also a favorite of last year’s show, amazing the crowd with their choreographed dance moves. You can get more details on the bands here and where to purchase the $9.60 tickets that go on sale Friday. You can purchase normal priced tickets here.

Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember last fall on their "House Party Tour"

6. Anberlin: The Final Tour Where: The Complex (Rockwell) When: Friday October 17th Yes, unfortunately, Anberlin is calling it quits this year. The band announced this news earlier this year, saying that 2014 will be the last year of Anberlin. However, they aren’t leaving without one last world tour. Salt Lake City will be on the last leg of their world tour, but only because they are saving the best for last, right? Do not miss out on Anberlin’s final show in a city that they have heralded as their favorite city for years. The band has stated there will be one special guest in certain cities. So, there is a possibility that this will be an Anberlin only show. Tickets go on sale Friday. You can purchase them here. Richie T just spoke with the guitarists of Anberlin, during Warped Tour, you can view it on Meet The Bands.

7. Relient K: Mmhmm 10 Year Anniversary Tour Where: The Complex (The Grand) When: November 5th This year also marks the tenth year of Relient K’s breakout album, Mmhmm, which took the band from obscurity and launched them into the spotlight with hits such as “Be My Escape” and “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been.” They will be playing this record in full, from start to finish and are bringing Blondfire and From Indian Lakes as support. You can get tickets here.

8. Black Keys Turn Blue World Tour When: Wednesday, November 12 Where: Maverik Center

It’s not often that giant grammy-winning rock acts stop by in Salt Lake City. However, The Black Keys have made sure to put us on their map. They will tour in support of their new album, Turn Blue, and Jake Bugg will be playing as their support. They announced the tour as a mock-infomercial via a Mike Tyson tweet. You can get tickets here.

9. Yellowcard & Memphis May Fire When: Wednesday, November 12 Where: The Complex (Rockwell)

You don’t see two bands from entirely different genres co-headline a tour together very often, but pop-punkers Yellowcard and post-hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire are determined to make it work. Yellowcard is out to support their new album, Lift A Sail, which they are claiming is their most ambitious and hardest albums yet and Memphis May Fire released the biggest and best selling album of their career, Unconditional. They are bringing Emarosa along with them, who is also coming out with a new album, titled Versus. Richie T sat down with the boys from Yellowcard during the Vans Warped Tour to talk about their new album, you can listen to it on Meet The Bands. You can get tickets here.

There are, of course, many more concerts coming to Salt Lake this fall. You can check it out by clicking the concert tab here on our website. What shows are you looking forward to the most?

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The Black Keys Announce Tour Dates: Salt Lake's In! Corey O'Brien |
05/08/2014 | Filed In: The Black Keys | Black Keys | Corey O'Brien | Turn Blue | Turn Blue Tour | Maverick Center | Maverik Center | November | Jake Bugg | Jake Bug | Concert Announcement

The Black Keys Announce Tour Dates: Salt Lake's In!

(Photo by Danny Clinch used with permission from Nonesuch Records)

The Black Keys, whose new album, "Turn Blue" comes out on Tuesday (and you can listen to it early by clicking here), announced the "Turn Blue World Tour" and by gosh darn, Salt Lake made the cut.  This is refreshing because The Black Keys are one of the best live bands around and because so many other bands like Nine Inch Nails and Kings of Leon have skipped us over on their recent tours (though I still light a candle they will announce SLC dates eventually).

Dan and Patrick announced their dates in a way that would make David Lynch proud.  Check out the video below and get ready for turkey season with The Black Keys on November 12th at the Maverik Center. Not to mention the excellent Jake Bugg is their opener for the Salt Lake date. Tickets go on sale May 16th. That's next Thursday, so don't go and blow all you concert ticket money this weekend.

Also, catch The Black Keys on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Here is the video for "Fever" in case you haven't gotten around to it:

 

Here is the complete list of tour dates in case you are a superfan and want to follow them around:

May 16-18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest

June 20 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival

June 22 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival

June 24 Zagreb, Croatia Inmusic Festival

June 25 Pilton, U.K. Glastonbury

June 27 St. Gallen, Switzerland Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)

June 28 Beuningen, Holland Down The Rabbit Hole

July 2 Gdansk, Poland Open’er Festival

July 4 Pas-de-Calais, France Main Square Festival

July 5 Werchter, Belgium Festivalpark Werchter

July 6 Belfort, France Les Eurockennes

July 8 Rome, Italy Rock In Rome

July 11 Lisboa, Portugal Optimus Alive

July 12 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao – BBK Live

July 15 Nîmes, France Festival de Nîmes

July 17 Les Vieilles Charrues, France Les Vieilles Charrues

July 20 Suffolk, U.K. Latitude Festival

July 22 Nyon, Switzerland Paleo Festival

September 5 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center*

September 6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena*

September 7 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena*

September 9 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center*

September 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center*

September 12 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena*

September 13 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center*

September 14 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena*

September 16 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*

September 18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre*

September 20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center*

September 21 Boston, MA TD Garden*

September 24 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center*

September 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center*

September 27 Chicago, IL United Center*

October 24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center†

October 25 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre†

October 27 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome†

October 28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place†

October 30 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum†

October 31 Portland, OR Moda Center†

November 1 Seattle, WA KeyArena†

November 9 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl†

November 10 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center†

November 12 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center†

November 13 Denver, CO Pepsi Center†

November 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center†

November 16 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center†

December 4 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena‡

December 5 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena‡

December 6 Richmond, VA Richmond Colliseum‡

December 8 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena‡

December 9 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center‡

December 11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena‡

December 12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena‡

December 13 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena‡

December 15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center‡

December 16 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum‡

December 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center‡

December 19 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center‡

December 20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center‡

December 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center‡ *with special guest Cage The Elephant †with special guest Jake Bugg ‡with special guest St. Vincent 

-Corey O'Brien

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Hear It Now: The Black Keys "Turn Blue" Corey O'Brien |
05/05/2014 | Filed In: Corey O'Brien | The Black Keys | Black Keys | Turn Blue | Fever | Dan Auerbach | Patrick Carney

Hear It Now: The Black Keys

*Photo by Danny Clinch used by permission of Nonesuch Records

Oh, waiting for release dates is such a lame past time these days.  We all want two things: One, to hear new music before anyone else and two, to see them live.  I can help with at least one of these.  Stream The Black Keys, "Turn Blue" new album right now by clicking here.  The new album isn't out until a week from tomorrow, so learn the lyrics, figure out which songs are your favorite ("Waiting On Words" is alreayd one of my picks from the album) and don't forget you can also catch The Black Keys on Saturday Night Live this Saturday night.

Here is the tracklist for "Turn Blue":

1. Weight of Love 2. In Time 3. Turn Blue 4. Fever 5. Year in Review 6. Bullet in the Brain 7. It’s Up to You Now 8. Waiting on Words 9. 10 Lovers 10. In Our Prime 11. Gotta Get Away

*Photos by Danny Clinch. Used with permission from Nonesuch records

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New Black Keys Song/Video "Lonely Boy" Corey O'Brien | Evenings / Music Director
10/26/2011 | Filed In: Black Keys | Corey | Lonely Boy | new music | music video | dance | hi-def | hi def | def hi

New Black Keys Song/Video

I am going to attempt to make my own version of this video today. I just need to find the right location and the right motel office in Salt Lake to stand in front of. I suggest you do the same and send it to me. Make sure you watch this full screen in 1080p and dance to it.

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