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+ The Beta Machine
Xcel Energy Center
Sat 11/25/2017 (7pm/$40)
Supergroup A Perfect Circle (featuring guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan) is back in 2017 for a rare tour and promotion of a pending forth studio album (the new single ‘The Doomed’ was already released in October).
As with many supergroups, it’s hard to get everyone together, so currently, the band consists of Howerdel and Keenan, but with help from Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, Eagles of Death Metal’s Matt McJunkins and drummer Jeff Friedl.
Show up early to check out The Beta Machine.
Please note that the band has a strict no photos policy at their shows. This is the camera policy released for the upcoming show:
Please follow these guidelines to prevent being ejected from the venue. Patrons who are ejected will not be allowed to re-enter the venue.
11/24/2017 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
11/28/2017 Spokane Arena Spokane, WA
11/30/2017 P.N.E. Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC
12/01/2017 KeyArena At Seattle Center Seattle, WA
12/02/2017 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
12/04/2017 Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, OR
06/08/2018 Adalen @ Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark
06/12/2018 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester
06/13/2018 O2 Academy Brixton London
+ The Happy Children, Trent Romens
Fine Line Music Cafe
Sat 11/25/2017 (7pm/$40/Sold Out)
Hippo Campus is incredibly popular. The last time we saw the group, they had fans lining up and waiting for the band to sign their CDs. It was pretty amazing, especially for a local band… but it should surprise anyone that they are a big deal everywhere else too!
Not really sure why the band decided to play a small Fine Line Music Café venue for their homecoming show… as they previously sold out First Avenue’s mainroom (a much bigger venue). Of course, the Fine Line is sold out.
1/16/2018: Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Theatre
1/18/2018: Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
1/19/2018: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
1/20/2018: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
1/22/2018: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
1/23/2018: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
1/25/2018: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/26/2018: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
1/27/2018: Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
1/29/2018: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
1/31/2018: Denver, CO @ Gothic
2/1/2018: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
2/2/2018: Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/6/2018: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
2/7/2018: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
2/9/2018: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf's Den
2/10/2018: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
2/11/2018: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
2/13/2018: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
2/14/2018: Albany, NY @ Lucky Strike Social
2/16/2018: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
2/17/2018: St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theater
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS
+ Kacy & Clayton
Sat 11/25/2017 (8pm/$20)
Popular country & western band The Cactus Blossoms is headlining First Avenue. The local group was a choice band for the new Twin Peaks: The Return show.
Kacy & Clayton (duo Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum) will be opening. Their latest The Siren’s Song album is available now on New West Records. The 9-song album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco’s The Loft in Chicago, IL.
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Sun 11/26/2017 (6pm/8pm/$35)
Mon 11/27/2017 (7pm/$35)
Melissa Manchester will be playing at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis on Sunday and Monday. There will be an early show (5pm) and late show (8pm) for Sunday and 7pm only show for Monday. Her new single ‘Love is Just Around the Corner’ is taken from her new album The Fellas (Long Run Entertainment, LLC).
11/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club (6 and 8 shows)
11/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club (7 pm show)
12/3 – Denham Springs, LA @ Forest Grove Plantation
12/24 – Boca Raton, FL @ Wick Theatre
12/25 – Boca Raton, FL @ Wick Theatre
2/17 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center
+ LA Timpa
The Cedar Cultural Center
Mon 11/27/2017 (7pm/$12)
Cold Specks (aka Ladan Hussein) is back in town at the Cedar Cultural Center this Monday. Her latest record Fool’s Paradise is out now via Arts & Crafts.
11/23: Edmonton, CA @ The Needle Vinyl
11/24: Regina, CA @ The Exchange
11/25: Winnipeg, CA @ The Good Will
11/27: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
11/28: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/29: Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
11/30: Toronto, CA @ Mod Club
12/1: Montreal, CA @ Phi Center
12/2: Ottawa, CA @ The 27 Club
12/6: Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Art Space
12/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right