MGMT has just announced a North American headlining tour. I’m telling you now before you have to listen to an indie-elitist lecture you on the band’s name (it’s actually pronounced “the Management”) and let him prove once and for all, the only relationship he’ll have the rest of his life is with his blog. (Extra points if you let him know that no one reads it.) (more)
The Bank of American Pavilion, Boston’s favorite outdoor amphitheater, is hosting at least 30 of the summer’s hottest rock acts, ranging from original classic bands like Meatloaf and the Doobie Brothers to alternative’s newer additions, Vampire Weekend and MGMT. While the month of July is set to host the original rock bands that dominated the charts in the ‘60s, ‘70s and the ‘80s: kicking off the month with Ringo Starr and his All Starr band, the Doobie Brothers and Chicago, Squeeze and Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, Band Company and Heart.
July finishes off with the Black Keys, a band that puts a modern spin on a classic bluesy sound, with heavily distorted vocals and raw, seductive guitar solos. Reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, the Keys’ lyrics are accessible and vintage. Their music can easily take listeners to another era, one that screams Woodstock. The Black Key’s 2010 release, Brothers, remains consistent with this antiquated sound. Wrapping up July’s concert calendar, the Black Key’s will hit the stage at the Bank of America Pavilion with the Morning Benders on July 31st.
Arcade Fire kicks off the month of August on the 1st by playing a sold out show as part of their first headlining US tour in three years. Fronted by Canadian husband and wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Arcade Fire recently revealed the title of their highly anticipated upcoming album, named The Suburbs, due out August 3rd. They also leaked two tracks, “We Used to Wait” and “Ready to Start” which incorporate the band’s distinguished use of amplified organs with the lessening of all other elements for a more comprehensible outcome. The band is highly recognized for their multi-instrumentalist band members and uplifting, larger-than-life musical arrangements.
Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion is set to welcome a handful of popular acts this summer. The 5,000 capacity outdoor amphitheatre has secured slots for Jeff Beck, the Backstreet Boys and Earth Wind and Fire during the first week of June. This month will also feature artists that include State Radio, Styx with Foreigner and Kansas, and Ringo Starr and His All Star Band.
The Doobie Brothers are scheduled to take center stage on Tuesday, July 6th. The veteran rockers are still selling out concert venues since gaining popularity through the release of their first studio album in 1971. Following the Doobie Brothers in the weeks ahead are Maxwell, Squeeze and Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, and Slightly Stupid.
The Bank of America Pavilion is really stepping it up in August, as they are prepared to play host to Barenaked Ladies, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne, and MGMT. The Barenaked ladies are currently touring in support of their ninth studio record All in Good Time, featuring singles “You Run Away” and Every Subway Car.” Gray and Lamontagne are co-headlining a string of dates across the U.S. together. Both artists are still riding high off their most recent projects from last year. They’ll be sure to feature some new material along with the anticipated classic tracks from Draw the Line and Gossip in the Grain.
MGMT is ready to showcase their new wave, progressive style in Boston Tuesday, August 10th. The synthpop group has stated for their 2010 album Congratulations to be “mixed and mastered, and now we’re just working on presenting it to the world.” Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite artists at the Bank of America Pavilion this summer!
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