This week, several of the biggest names in rock music made announcements about their upcoming summer plans. The first big announcement came from Lyle Lovett, who revealed that he would be heading back on the road for a new concert tour this summer. The tour will be taking the rocker to several venues throughout North America in a new tour that will promote last year’s album “Release Me.” The tour kicked off this week in Austin, Texas and will keep the performer on the road throughout most of 2013. Tickets to see Lovett take the stage live are now available.
Another veteran southern rocker, Hank Williams Jr. made an announcement of his own this week when he revealed that he will be touring around the Eastern half of the United States in a new summer tour effort. This tour will be promoting Williams’s latest studio album, “Old School, New Rules.” The Grammy-winning singer revealed that the tour will be kicking off in Morton, MN on June 8th. During the trek across the US, Williams will be making 18 different stops in different venues across the country. Tickets are on sale now.
In other rock concert news Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals made an announcement this week about their upcoming North American tour. This will be Anselmo’s first solo tour and will support his upcoming album Walk Through Exits Only. This new tour, called the Technicians of Distortion tour will take Anselmo and his band to some of the biggest venues in all of North America. The tour will be kicking off on July 31st and will keep Anselmo on the road throughout most of the summer. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and available to the public for those who are interested.
Finally, one of the biggest announcements of the week came from the Ohio rock band The Black Keys. The group revealed that they will be heading out on a new tour of North America to stop at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the US. The duo will kick off their tour on July 4th with an appearance in Ottawa and will stay on the road throughout the fall.