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at Palace Theatre
Tuesday 08/15/17 (7pm/$40)
Our favorite Scottish band Belle and Sebastian will be returning to Minnesota this Tuesday, August 15th, at the new Palace Theatre. The last time we saw B&S, they played Rock the Garden 2015... and it was a sight to behold! See our photograph of the stage near the end of their set: photo
The band recently released a new single called ‘We Were Beautiful’, written in 2016, but finally officially released on digital format only. I won’t buy digital, and full confession: I own everything B&S released on Jeepster and Matador Records. I prefer seeing them sit on my book shelf.
Memphis’ Julien Baker will open.
08/11 San Francisco, – Outside Lands
08/13 Missoula, Red Sky Brewing Festival
08/15 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
08/16 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
08/17 Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
08/19 Omaha, NE. Maha Festival
09/01 Netherlands, Utrecht, Vrendenburg
09/02 Netherlands, Vileland, Into The Great Wide Open
10/04 Tokyo, Zepp University
10/05 Osaka, Big Cat
10/07 Asagiri, Asagiri Jam, Rainbow Stage
at State Theatre
Thursday 08/17/17 (7pm/$53)
What a great lineup for this so-called “Retro Futura Tour”! We love all these bands, having seen many of them throughout the years.
However, if you’re not familiar with these guys, I’ll summarize them:
We previously saw Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves) in April 2015 and wrote, “For her set, which just ran over an hour, Leskanich and band played many of her 80s favorites as well as introduced most of the mostly baby boomer-aged crowd, to some of her newer solo material. The NYC backing threesome brought a rough and gritty feel to the music, though thankfully most of the older Katrina and the Waves favorites were done as authentically as possible, instead of re-interpreted.”
English songwriter Paul Young is famous for his single ‘Love of the Common People’ and ‘Everything Must Change’.
New wave Modern English had a huge hit with ‘I Melt With You’ (you may have heard it on a Burger King commercial, sadly).
Most people will know Men Without Hats as the band that sang ‘The Safety Dance’. We love them so much, we flew to Canada to see them play at SXSW 2011.
Co-headliner is the legendary ska/punk band The English Beat... They actually have a new album (in over three decades!) called Here We Go Love. Rolling Stone called the new record “savagely witty as Elvis Costello”.
Closing the show will be Howard Jones. I may have mentioned that he’s known for ‘What Is Love?’, but was quickly reminded that he’s known for ‘Things Can Only Get Better’.
Retro Futura Tour
Aug 10 Dunkin Donuts Center- Providence, RI
Aug 11 Borgata Casino- Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 12 Oakdale- Wallingford, CT
Aug 13 Times Union Center- Albany, NY
Aug 14 Lynn Auditorium- Lynn, MA
Aug 17 State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
Aug 18 Star Plaza Theater (Chicago)- Merrillville, IN*
Aug 19 Family Arena (St. Louis)- St. Charles, MO*
Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young, Katrina (* signifies no Paul Young. Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow on line-up)