While many bands have already announced their spring touring plans, a number of bands are still announcing new dates. New York based duo MGMT have recently announced an 18-date tour. The band is set to release their third album in June, and their tour takes them from University Park, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State University, on April 26 to the Bunbury Music Festival on July 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band is set to play 15 headlining shows across North America in April and May and is slated to play three festivals, Firefly in Dover, Delaware, Kanrocksas in Kansas City, Kansas, and the aforementioned Bunbury in Cincinnati. Tickets for some dates are already on sale while others are set to go on sale within the coming days.
Another act set to hit the road this spring is Big Boi. Big Boi, a member of the widely critically acclaimed and incredibly successful hip-hop duo OutKast, is hitting the road in support of his second album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Big Boi launches his 44-date tour on April 18 at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia. Throughout the course of his tour, he plays a number of headlining shows, as well as some of the most popular festivals, including the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, and North by Northeast in Toronto, Ontario. Big Boi wraps up his tour in Brooklyn at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on June 20. Tickets for some dates are already available; however, not all dates have tickets on sale, so be sure to check with your local ticket provider.
Finally, early 21st century indie rock act The Postal Service have added dates to their 2013 tour, the band’s first since 2013. In addition to the large number of shows previously announced including a pair at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the band has added six additional dates. The band recently added a second show in Berkeley, California’s Greek Theater, as well as shows in Pomona, California; Kansas City, Missouri; St. Paul, Minnesota; Austin, Texas; and Houston, Texas. The group is set to begin their tour on April 9 at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno, Nevada before closing up their tour in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium on August 2. You are not going to want to miss any of these three bands when they come to a city near you.