This week, there were several major announcements regarding upcoming concert festivals, shows and tours, beginning with a major announcement regarding the highly anticipated Lebowski Festival. This annual festival, based off the hit movie “The Big Lebowski,” is held every year in Los Angeles, California. The movie’s lead actor Jeff Bridges and his band “Abiders” have just revealed that they are set to headline the festival this year. The event will be taking place in April at the Wiltern Theatre in LA. The Kyle Gass Band, which features one of the singers from Tenacious D will open up for the group. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those who want to see this concert and a screening of the movie live.
Another big announcement this week came from the rock band Vampire Weekend. The hit group has just revealed that they will be extending their current tour outing after selling out many of the shows already on their summer schedule. The band is currently touring around the United States in support of their album “Modern Vampires of the City.” The new announcement has the rockers confirming ten additional stops along their tour, starting with a performance in Oklahoma City on June 1st and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN on June 13th. The Grammy-award winning band is also heading to South America before their return to the United States for their summer tour. Tickets for the newly announced shows are on sale now, but fans are encouraged to act quickly as this group is known for selling out their appearances quickly.