Summer can’t come soon enough and music fans in Chicago can reflect back on warm weather as the Pitchfork Music Festival shared its anticipated 2019 lineup.
With headlining performances from HAIM, Robyn and The Isley Brothers (in celebration of their 60th anniversary), Pitchfork will also boast performances from Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremih, Mavis Staples, Belle & Sebastian, Charli XCX and more. Tickets for Pitchfork are on sale for $75 for single day tickets and $175 for a weekend pass. Fans can visit the festival’s official websitefor tickets and more information.
Surrounding their various festival performances around the country, the Haim sisters have announced a number of headlining North American tour dates.
Adding shows in Chicago, Denver, Santa Barbara and more, fans will have a number of opportunities to catch Haim on the road this fall. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates will go on sale to the general public on June 30th, a week before the release of Haim’s second studio album, Something to Tell You.
Although New York’s premiere music festival doesn’t kick off until June, just days after Coachella announced its 2016 lineup, so has The Governors Ball. And while The Governors Ball may not have the A-list reunions that fans will see in Indio this year, where Coachella dropped the ball, the governor picked right up. Headlining The Governors Ball this year will be none other than Kanye West, which is sure to be an energetic and talked about performance, especially since Coachella and potentially Bonnaroo (if rumors are true) will have no rap headliners this year.
Kanye surely won’t be the only big name traveling to New York this summer though, as The Governors Ball has also invited huge acts like The Killers, The Strokes, Beck, Robyn, Haim, Death Cab For Cutie and more. Fans will also see a variety of supporting acts too, with performances from Father John Misty, Vic Mensa, Action Bronson, Big Grams, Circa Waves, Eliot Sumner, Gary Clark JR. Miguel, and Vince Staples to name a few.
The Governors Ball takes place June 3-5 on Randall’s Island in New York City and you can get your tickets nowbefore they are all gone!
Taylor Swift’s marquee and household name is the reason she sold-out back-to-back nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the biggest venue in Chicago. Talented opening acts, amazing costumes, beautiful light shows, pyrotechnics, and surprise guests aside, the 1989 World Tour is successful (from a numbers standpoint) because of who T-Swift is as a pop star. But all that extra stuff, the things that make her concerts memorable and well after the tickets are long gone, those are the things that make her live performance special, which ensure that those same fans that went through the gates tonight are the ones that will sit on their computer while they await for the next tour’s tickets to go on-sale. The only problem? As word-of-mouth spreads and fans who are ready to see Taylor for their second, third, or fourth time are joined by those who heard of Swift’s epic performances from a friend and want to see first hand, there won’t be enough room and Soldier Field may need to prepare to book a third night for the next time Swift comes to the Windy City. Having just experienced my first Taylor Swift concert, I am certain that it won’t be my last, as the ‘Bad Blood’ singer puts on a tour that matches her massive record sales, wide influence, and her elite status as a modern pop icon.
Listen to Stromae’s collaboration on the new Hunger Games soundtrack. This one is titled ‘Meltown’, and features the talented Lorde (who curated the soundtrack) as well as HAIM, Pusha-T and Q-Tip. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available next week.