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Coldplay, Air Canada Centre Toronto, 7/23/12

There was never any doubt in my head that this show would be worth the drive to Toronto, and in retrospect, my only regret is that I couldn’t stay for the second show the next night (which I heard was just as good). Coldplay pretty much always delivers in terms of filling the entire evening with wall-to-wall entertainment, but this time it really went above and beyond.

First of all, there were the bracelets. These were given out to audience members upon entering the venue, with instructions everywhere to wear them, as they were part of the show. And indeed they were – lighting up to the delight and amazement of the crowd, even though some complained that their bracelets weren’t working. It was an amazing effect overall.

Secondly, the energy was amazing from start to finish, and ranged from everyone-out-of-their-seats to overwhelmingly touching. Chris dedicated “Yellow” to the victims of the Aurora shootings and their families, and the song started with a slow reverence, and then opened up into the usual familiar beat.

The effects were impressive, especially for a band that doesn’t actually need them in order to entertain. But showmanship has become an important part of Coldplay shows over the years, and it seems now like they try to outdo themselves every time. I do wonder if at some point it will turn from grand gestures to self-parody, but I think they really hit the balance right this time around.

My only slight gripe had to do with the playlist; I could have done without a couple of the songs, but in the end it comes down to personal preference and they did play a lot of my favorites, as well.

The opening acts were both pretty good, and couldn’t have been more different from each other. The first was a girl singer named Emeli Sande, and she had a big, soulful voice. The second was the group Marina and the Diamonds, who did hard pop tunes but had sort of a strange Nicki Minaj thing going on with lots of glitz, pink, and blonde. Still, they were both really good and certainly each owned the stage in a different way.

We’d heard about people having their seats upgraded; sadly, that didn’t happen to us, but we had a good time anyway despite a few people looking inexplicably bored, like seeing Coldplay live was the dullest thing ever to happen to them (so why did they go?). Again, I wish I’d gotten tickets for the second night, but at least I know next time to buy tickets for each of the shows if there’s more than one in whichever city I end up in.

Setlist
1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. In My Place
4. Major Minus
5. Lovers in Japan
6. The Scientist
7. Yellow
8. Violet Hill
9. God Put a Smile upon Your Face
10. Princess of China
11. Up In Flames
12. Warning Sign
13. Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
14. Viva La Vida
15. Charlie Brown
16. Paradise
17. Us Against the World
18. Speed of Sound
19. Clocks
20. Fix You
21. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

Radiohead’s Stage Collapses in Toronto

Radiohead’s Stage Collapses in Toronto

As you may remember, last year there was sort of an epidemic with collapsing stages. Festivals such as Pukkelpop and the Indiana State Fair felt the gloom over their shoulders, as quite a few lives were taken due to these tragedies.

Well, it looks like the unfortunate epidemic continues into this year. The stage at Downsview Park in Toronto, Canada has collapsed, killing one person and injuring three others. Radiohead were set to play there later tonight, but they’ve since cancelled the gig, citing “unforeseen circumstances.” This was the last show of Radiohead’s current trek of North America.

More on this story as it unfolds. Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the photo and story.

UPDATE (6:46 P.M. EST): The collapse occurred while the stage was being erected. Weather was not a factor.

As of June 18th, CNN reports that Radiohead’s drum tech was killed in the stage collapse. A statement from Radiohead goes on to say “He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much”

Jane’s Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation

Jane’s Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation

 


In non-Coachella and non-Radiohead related news, Jane’s Addiction has announced some 2012 tour dates as well. In support of their latest effort “The Great Escape Artist”, the band will hit 18 cities, bringing along The Black Box Revelation as support (who have been opening for all your favorite cool bands like The Meat Puppets and Beady Eye)

“Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”–will bring the band to intimate venues, most of which are classic theaters”JanesAddiction.Com

We were able to obtain the names of the cities from the Jane’s Addiction Official Website below who offer their own presale Wed Jan 11th at 10AM(that’s tomorrow morning!) before they go on sale to the general public on January 14th.

2/05 — The Crane Bay, Indianapolis, Ind.
2/22 — The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo.
2/24 — The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
2/25 — The LC Indoor Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
2/27 — Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
2/29 — Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, N.Y.
3/02 — The Palace Theatre, Albany, N.Y.
3/03 — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
3/04 — The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.
3/06 — Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, N.J.
3/07 — Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Conn.
3/09 — The National, Richmond, Va.
3/10 —  House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
3/13 — The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga.
3/15 — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, Okla.
3/16 — Uptown Theater, Kansas City, Mo.
3/19 — The Brick, Minneapolis, Minn.
3/24 — Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wis.

 

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito’s Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. Dates for the tour are below and make sure to stop by Indiemerchstore.com for all your Bison b.c. goods. A complete list of tour dates are below.

BISON b.c.

Tour w/ Weedeater, Saviours, Fight Amp

09/15   Columbus, OH              Outland Live

09/16   Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme

09/17   Chicago, IL                   Reggies

09/18   Marquette, MI               Upfront and Co.

09/19   Minneapolis, MN           Triple Rock Social Club

09/20   Rock Island, IL              Rock Island Brewing Co.

09/23   Denver, CO                   Larimer Lounge

09/24   Salt Lake City, UT         Burt’s Tiki Lounge

09/26   Seattle, WA                  The Highline

09/27   Vancouver, BC              The Rickshaw Theatre

09/28   Portland, OR                 Branx

09/29   San Francisco, CA         The Independent

10/01   San Diego, CA               Soda Bar

10/02   Los Angeles, CA                        The Key Club

10/03   Tempe, AZ                    TBA

10/04   Albuquerque, NM          The Launchpad

10/06   Austin, TX                    Emo’s

10/07   Houston, TX                 Fitzgerald’s

10/08   New Orleans, LA           Siberia

10/09   Atlanta, GA                   The Earl

10/10   Athens, GA                   New Earth Music Hall

10/11   Tallahassee, FL             The Engine Room

10/12   Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum

10/14   Savannah, GA               The Jinx

End Tour

Canadian Headlining Tour

10/19   Ottawa, ON                  Café De Kcuf

10/20   Kingston, ON                The Mansion

10/21   London, ON                  Call The Office

10/22   Toronto, ON                  Bovine Sex Club w/ C’mon (final show), Burning Love, Miesha and the Spanks

10/24   Thunder Bay, ON          Jack’s

10/26   Winnipeg, MB               The Zoo

10/27   Regina, SK                    The Exchange

10/28   Saskatoon, SK              Amigos

10/29   Edmonton, AB               Starlite Room

10/31   Calgary, AB                   Commonwealth

11/01   Fernie, BC                     The Northern

11/02   Kamloops, BC                Pogue Mahone

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

Mastodon Announce 2011 North American Tour Dates

With their new album The Hunter due to hit shelves at the end of this month, Mastodon have announced dates for a North American Headline tour. In addition to an appearance at the Voodoo Music Experneice in New Orleans on Saturday October 29th the band will be performing in most major markets during the five week run. Coming along for the tour will be Red Fang and Dillinger Escape Plan. You can check out the first single from Mastodon’s new album here. Dates for the trek can be found below.

Mastodon 2011 Tour Dates:
10/25 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/27 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
11/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
11/05 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/06 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/07 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
11/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
11/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/19 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/21 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/28 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/29 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/01 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

Dates for the fifth annual Summer Slaughter tour have been announced. The month long trek will kick off in West Hollywood, CA on July 22nd before wrapping on August 21st in Dallas, TX. Concert Confessions favorites The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are set to headline the package tour. Also included in the trek are Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Powerglove.

Dates and venues are listed below. As always keep your eyes on the official site as dates/venues may change.

Summer Slaughter TourDates:

Jul. 22 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYTCdJmkDA

Soundgarden Announces Summer Tour

On the heels of a smoking solo performance by Chris Cornell in New York City last night, Soundgarden, one of Seattles finest bands, will be on tour this summer for the first time in ages!  Soundgardenworld.com announced the long awaited news just a few minutes ago.

 

Details are still being worked out, but the tour will run from July 2 to July 30.  Four initial dates have been posted:

Date City Venue Pre-sale Times
July 2 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Mon 4/18 10 am PDT
July 13 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Mon 4/18 11:30 am PDT
July 18 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Mon 4/18 1:00 pm PDT
July 22 Los Angeles, CA The Forum Mon 4/18 2:30 pm PDT

Rammstein To Tour North America in 2011

Rammstein To Tour North America in 2011

Our prayers have been answered. Various outlets are reporting that with the success of their Madison Square Garden appearance last fall, Rammstein will once again hit North America for a brief tour. The trek will kick off May 5th in beautiful New Jersey before wrapping up a few days before Memorial Day in Las Vegas, NV.

Tickets for the Live Nation tour are scheduled to go on sale next week. The dates for the tour are listed below.

Rammstein 2011 North American Tour Dates:
05/05 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZod Center
05/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
05/08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
05/10 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
05/13 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
05/15 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
05/18 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
05/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center

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