This week Rodrigo y Gabriela, the famed Mexican guitar duo revealed that they will be hitting the road in a new summer time tour. The band will be touring around the West Coast in their tour called the “Area 52” tour. The duo will kick off their tour on May 12th in Napa, California at the Bottle Rock Festival. The band will then continue to tour around the country delivering audiences with performances of some of their biggest songs to date. The tour will keep the band on the road through August 3rd, where they will finish up their tour in Boston, MA. Tickets for the group’s shows are on sale and available to the public right now.
Another big announcement of the week came when TD Garden and Live Nation revealed that they would be hosting an event called Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration. The event will be help on Thursday May 30th at the TD Garden and is designed to benefit The One Fund Boston after the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon. The event will feature performances from bands like Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Boston, Extreme, Dane Cook, New Kids on the Block and more. Tickets are on sale now.
However, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from St. Louis, Missouri, when the official line up for the two-night LouFest was revealed to the public. This will be the fourth annual event and will take place from September 7th-September 8th in Forest Park at Central Field. During the event more than 30 acts will take the stage and perform at one of the three platforms in place in the city’s massive public park. According to the team behind the LouFest, The Killers and Wilco will be headlining the LouFest and will be closing out the two night festival. Other bands set to perform at the event include Edward Sharpe, Alabama Shakes, the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, Jim James and more.