This week, there were several major announcements regarding the tour schedules for some of today’s biggest artists. This week, the successful Electro-pop group, St. Lucia announced that they will be heading out on a new North American tour this fall. This new tour will be in support of the upcoming release of their expanded album “When The Night.” According to the announcement from the group, the band will have 24 days scheduled along the tour, which includes stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. The tour will start in Pittsburgh, PA on September 25th. From there the band will head out on the road before wrapping up their tour in Washington DC on November 25th. The band will be joined by several different opening acts on select dates including the Haerts, Joywave and The Knocks. Tickets went on sale this week.
This week Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers also announced they are adding some additional shows to their tour schedule. This announcement comes after the band had to cancel a few of their shows in Lincoln, NE and Kansas City, MO. The band has added four shows to their tour which starts on August 3rd in San Diego. New stops include shows in Clarkston, MI, Darient Center, NY and Morrison, CO. The tour in total will include 30 major market stops. This new tour event will be supporting the band’s upcoming release “Hypnotic Eye.” Tickets are on sale now.
One of the other major announcements came from the team behind the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. The annual event will be celebrating its 8th annual celebration and the team behind the festival has just revealed their headlining acts. Rap duo Outkast and hit rockers Massive Attack will be taking over headlining duties for the event. The two day music festival is scheduled for October 18th-19th at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. According to the announcement, other acts such as Zedd, Alt-J, TV on the Radio, White Denim and Janelle Monae will all be performing at the event. This festival will actually also mark the final stop on Outkast’s current lengthy reunion tour which is celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary of their debut album.