British glam rockers The Darkness is back! The band formed in 2000 and by 2006 had called it quit. Of course, they couldn't stay away - by 2012, they had reformed (which we mentioned the reunion tour).
Now The Darkness is back again with a fourth studio album Last of Our Kind.
If you missed them the first time or second time around, you simply have to catch them on this 2015 tour. People forget, but there is a reason why the British band won Best Live Act and Best British Band by Kerrang! and Best Group, Best Rock Group, and Best Album from the BRIT Award.
With this current tour, all the original band members have reunited, except for the drummer... who is Rufus Taylor, the son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
North American Leg of "Blast of Our Kind" – presented by The Noise:
10/13 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
10/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/23 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/25 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore
10/27 New York, NY @Irving Plaza
10/28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/31 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/01 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Britain’s rising new glam/rock band The Struts are taking on the US with their current tour promoting their album Everybody Wants. Their hit single “Could Have Been Me” is currently on the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts, and the self-proclaimed ‘glamorous indie’ band has been racking up Best New Artists awards consistently for the past year. Lead singer Luke Spiller is a sight to behold, strutting around onstage like he was born to be there (hence where their manager thought of their band name). They do a killer cover of Lorde’s Royals, which we hope to hear when we cover their show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles this Wednesday, October 14th.
10/17 Woodlands, TX KTBZ-FM Buzzfest
10/19 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/20 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
10/21 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
10/23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
10/24 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
10/25 Boston, MA The Sinclair
10/26 Buffalo, NY Iron Works
10/28 Nashville, TN The High Watt
10/29 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill-Duck Room
10/31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music
11/01 Dallas, TX Club Dada
11/02 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ
11/04 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
11/05 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/08 Vancouver, BC Venue
11/09 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
11/10 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
11/11 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
11/13 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
11/14 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Live Las Vegas
11/27 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall
11/28 Montreal, QC Fairmount Theatre
11/29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Chandelier Lobby
12/01 Norfolk, VA Norva
12/02 Richmond, VA The National
Los Angeles-based glam noir band IAMX will be playing in Minneapolis at the Varsity Theater on Monday, October 19th... of course we will cover the show. You should know we are big fans of Sneaker Pimps, which was created by Liam Howe and Chris Corner. When Kelli Dayton left the band, Corner took over as lead vocalists (which, personally, I felt wasn't the same band anymore). Perhaps he felt the same way, because since then, Corner started his own group called IAMX.
IAMX is part rock, part electronic, part burlesque, but all entertaining. They're known for their on-stage theatrics, so we're pretty excited to see what this upcoming show will be like.
IAMX's latest album Metanoia came out October 2nd via Metropolis Records (the same label who signed KMFDM and recently Skinny Puppy).
10/13/15 Seattle, WA Neumos
10/16/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
10/17/15 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/19/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/20/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/22/15 Detroit, MI Shelter
10/23/15 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
10/24/15 Montreal, QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
10/26/15 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
10/27/15 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/28/15 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
10/30/15 New York, NY Webster Hall
11/05/15 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli De Helling
11/09/15 London, United Kingdom Koko