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  • Kathleen Florentine

Six Tours to Add to Your Concert Lineup


Start the new year off right and check out some of the artists we’re excited to see live soon!

Though I’m not a believer in New Year's resolutions, I do have a few goals for this year, one of which is to try to see as many new artists I can live - that is, new-to-me artists. This might conflict with one of my other goals, which is to be more responsible with my spending, but that’s just something I'll have to work on another time!

I’m already on the lookout, and if what I’ve seen is any sign for what’s to come, this is going to be a great year! Here are six artists I’m particularly excited to see in the next few months.

1. Elliot Moss, February 6 - March 1

New York-based producer, singer, and songwriter Elliot Moss will be touring this winter to promote his album, ‘A Change in Diet’ out earlier this month. His soothing vocals entrancing production make him the perfect soundtrack for these cold winter nights we still have ahead of us.

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2. Blanks, March 10 - 16

Although he is better known for his TikTok famous cover of “Better Now” by Post Malone, Blanks has much more to offer than just a catchy take on a familiar tune. This five-stop US tour takes him coast to coast, from California to NYC. Following these US dates, he’ll embark on an eight-stop European tour, including a stop in the Netherlands, his home country.

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3. Palace, February 3 - 22

London-based trio Palace will be embarking on a North American tour this February for their 2019 album ‘Life After.’ After this, they will be returning to the UK for some shows closer to home. Some shows are already selling out, so act fast!

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4. Hembree, February 6 - March 7

Hembree will be going on a 23 stop tour across the US, starting in California and ending with a hometown show in Kansas City. If you aren’t familiar with Hembree yet, it’s likely you’ve at least heard one of their songs - they’ve gained widespread exposure recently, including a song featured on the soundtrack for 13 Reasons Why: Season 3 and another on an Apple commercial during Super Bowl LII in 2018.

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5. The Blue Stones, February 6 - March 26

In the lead up to their highly-anticipated sophomore album, The Blue Stones will be playing 14 shows across the US, bookended by a handful of shows in the UK and Canada. Check them out - they’ll sure to get you dancing and “Shakin’ Off The Rust” of winter!

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6. Post Animal, March 9 - June 30

Fresh off the road with Cage the Elephant, Post Animal will be headlining a North American tour of their own later this season. Their new album, ‘Forward Motion Godyssey,’ is due out February 14th.

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If any of these artists are in your area, I hope you have the opportunity to go check them out and show some support!

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