The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed it’s incredible 2018 lineup, bringing fans another great Memorial Day Weekend of live music.
Taking place from May 25-27th this year, the 17th anniversary will boast performances from Bon Iver, The National, Tyler The Creator, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Vince Staples, Spoon, Anderson .Paak, Shakey Graves and many more.
There will be no better place to celebrate your Memorial Day than in the Pacific Northwest, at George, Washington’s beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre. Tickets to Sasquatch! 2018 will go on sale this Saturday, February 10th at 10AM (PST) at the festival’s official website.
Check out Sasquatch!’s 2018 festival lineup below.
2018 is set to get off on the right foot, as Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator has announced his forthcoming 23-city headlining tour. With some amazing support from Vince Staples and Taco, this is not a tour that you’ll want to miss.
The 2018 tour is currently scheduled to kick off on January 26th in Vancouver, and will make stops in Chicago, San Diego, Toronto, Atlanta, New York and many more, until the tour concludes on March 4th at Milwaukee’s infamous Eagles Ballroom (The Rave). Pre-sale for the tour will be available this Thursday, November 16th from 10:00 (local). General on-sale will start on Friday, November 17th, and you can get your tickets here.
Check out Tyler and Vince’s full list of tour dates below.
Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is back and better than ever in 2017. Taking place on Halloween weekend (October 28-29) this year, the festival will be headlined by Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Solange and of course Tyler The Creator himself.
Also performing at the 2-day festival will be Lil Yachty, Brockhampton, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Migos, Willow & Jaden Smith and many more. There is no better way to spend Halloween this year, than at the Los Angeles Exposition Park. Fans can visit Camp Flog Gnaw’s official website for tickets and more information.
Frank Ocean surprised fans with his new track ‘Biking’ this past weekend. Recruiting longtime friend and collaborator, Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator, as well as rap legend Jay-Z, ‘Biking’ is a dream collaboration.
Ocean debuted the new song this past weekend on Beats 1 Radio, but fans can purchase the track now. Each artist contributes greatly to the track and it’s another great example of why Tyler and Frank need to continue to hop on tracks together, as the Odd Future duo makes for a perfect team.
Listen to Frank Ocean’s new track ‘Biking’ below and get it now on iTunes.
If you’re gearing up for Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend, get excited because just over a month later fans will have another epic music festival in the Windy City as Chicago’s own, Chance The Rapper, will host U.S. Cellular Field’s fist ever music festival. Taking place at Chicago’s Southside, the home of the Chicago White Sox, Chance The Rapper will perform at the festival, titled the Magnificent Coloring Day, and he has recruited some huge names!
Also scheduled to perform are John Legend, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Alicia Keys, Tyler The Creator, Young Thug and other special guests! Magnificent Coloring Day will take place on September 24, and tickets go on sale Monday at ChanceRaps.com. If it didn’t already go without saying, get your tickets fast because you will not want to miss out on this one.
Check out Chance’s announcement and lineup poster below.
If its initial lineups are any indication, this will be the best year for Riot Fest yet, as festival organizers have announced the first wave of Denver and Chicago artists. Hitting the stage at Riot Fest this year will not only be the reunion of the original Misfits, but Morrisey, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction, Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Death Grips and many more will be performing at this year’s Riot Fest. And don’t assume that it is all rock either, fans will also catch memorable performances from Nas, Tyler The Creator, Joey Bada$$ and Method Man & Redman this year.
Riot Fest will kick off this year in Chicago on September 16-18th at Douglas Park, and September 2-4th in Denver at the National Western Complex. You’ll definitely want to grab your festival passes fast for this one, so visit RiotFest.org or Ticketfly.com for more ticket info.
Check out the first wave of Chicago and Denver performers below.
2015 saw a lot of great concert tours, from J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour with Big Sean, YG and Jeremih to Taylor Swift’s huge 1989 World Tour. Some tours sold out stadiums and arenas, selling out the entire tour before it even begun, and some tours were in small intimate venues, either strategically or because simple supply and demand. Some had stacked lineups top to bottom and some introduced us to a lot of great new artists. Festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella were bigger than ever this year, but that didn’t stop your favorite artists from building up some great shows of their own.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 20 Favorite Concert Tours of 2015!
Tyler, the Creator is no stranger to controversy. After he was denied a visa to enter Australia earlier this month, the California based artist has been vocal about his displeasure with the ban he’s received. Now, according to Tyler’s manager Christian Clancy, he’s been banned from entering the UK “for somewhere between three to five years per a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the United Kingdom”. The ban has hit Tyler and his fans in an even harsher way, as he’s had to cancel a stringof shows across the country. The cause of the ban is controversial in itself, being that it was due to his lyrics from up to six years ago on his debut project Bastard and his 2011 album Goblin.
Though he hasn’t returned to the violent subject material of those albums in about four years, he’s still being punished for them. As Clancy has stated, this situation highlights an issue of free speech being restricted for unfounded reasons.
Tyler won’t be back in the UK for a while, but you can catch him on tour in the US with A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and Vince Staples. Tickets are available at rockyandtyler.com.
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Before he brought his energetic performance to the Lollapalooza stage this past weekend, Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator performed a more intimate (but equally wild) set at the Concord Music Hall for an Official Afterparty of Lollapalooza 2015. With an opening performance from the uber talented band, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tyler (alongside Taco and Jasper) gave the Windy City fan’s their money’s worth. Not only did Tyler perform a number of tracks from his latest LP Cherry Bomb, but he performed a number of mixtape records for his day one fans. And if you missed out, don’t worry! Tyler will be back in Chicago with A$AP Rocky in September at the Aragon Ballroom (get your tickets Friday).
Check our more photos, from our photographer Dan Garcia, below.