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10 Promising Tours for 2017

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Touring is the modern day equivalent of running away to the circus. Since you can’t actually pull an Almost Famous and join your favorite band on the road, seeing them at a show is the next best thing. Here are some of the most promising tours coming up next year. You should definitely ask for tickets this holiday season, ‘cause they’re going to sell out quick.

1. Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Tour

Sweet Caroline, Batman! Neil Diamond is still touring? Well, call me a Believer. Yes, the singer-songwriter is still hitting the road with his melodies. The tour comes fifty years after the reason of his first record on Bert Berns’s Bang Records, Solitary Man.

2. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ Zombies on Broadway

Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin reached more recent commercial success with his newest outfit Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The band’s self-titled first release included “Cecilia and the Satellite” and will be followed up by Zombie on Broadway out February 10th.

3. Crying

Brooklyn chip-tune turned indie rockers Crying will be touring in support of their first Run For Cover Records full-length Beyond the Fleeing Gales. A follow-up to two EPs, the release is a step in a newer sonic direction and was released in October.

4. Blonde Redhead

Everyone’s favorite obscure nineties band turned early aughts success, Blonde Redhead, is back on tour with their new record Barragán. Attendance to shows will definitely earn you points with your local music snob; do it for the Insta.

5. Whitney

Not long after releasing their debut record Light Upon the Lake, Chicago indie rockers Whitney began touring and they’re still at it. Catch some of their US dates before the band heads back to Europe this summer.

6. American Football

Another nineties favorite, American Football is back writing and playing live music. After disbanding in 2000 and reuniting in 2014, the band released their follow-up to their 1998 self-titled debut EP and 1999 full length with 2016’s American Football.

7. Joyce Manor

Still riding high on the success of <i>Never Hungover Again</i>, one of the best records of 2014, punk rockers Joyce Manor are touring their new record Cody. The album was released in October on Epitaph and includes the single “Last You Heard of Me.”

8. Bell X1

Irish band named for the aircraft, Bell X1 is back with their seventh studio album, <i>Arms</i>, which features “The Upswing” and “Out of Love.”

9. Hamilton Leithauser

The only thing that makes The Walkmen hiatus stomach-able is Hamilton Leithauser‘s solo career. He is the second most successful Hamilton this year, having released I Had a Dream That You Were Mine in collaboration with Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend fame.

10. Japandroids

We’ve yet to hear 2017’s Near to the Wild Heart of Life, but with January approaching it won’t be long until we can hear it and hear it live. The Japandroids never disappoint on stage.

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