Update: New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys to play Baltimore; plus touring news from Wye Oak, Klaxons, Sade
The local Spring concert calendar is suddenly filling up: New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, Wye Oak, Klaxons, Adele all announced local shows. Plus, Sade added a big name to her show at 1st Mariner Arena.
The mega boy bands will also perform at 1st Mariner Arena May 29. Tickets go on sale Friday on ticketmaster.com
Sade, who will open her first tour in decades in Baltimore, announced today John Legend, the pianist and singer, will open for her at all locations, including 1st Mariner on June 16.
Local duo Wye Oak is preparing for the release of their new album "Civilian" with an 18-city tour.
On March 11, they will perform with Lower Dens at the Black Cat in Washington. A local show will be announced soon.
Full tour dates below, plus news from the Klaxons and Adele:
Update: Just confirmed that Robyn will open for Katy Perry at Merriweather Post Pavilion June 15. The announcement that the two would tour together was made last week, but the Columbia date hadn't been confirmed until today.
Yes, that cat astronaut is the cover art for the new album from the British pop/nu-rave band the Klaxons. It's called "Surfing the Void." The album, not the cat, whose name might be Felicette for all I know.
The band will perform at the Ottobar on March 30.
She will perform at 9:30 club May 12.
Wye Oak tour dates:
Feb 01 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy *
Feb 02 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre **
Feb 04 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre **
Mar 11 Washington, DC Black Cat #*
Mar 12 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #*
Mar 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl #*
Mar 15 Norman, OK The Opolis #*
Mar 21 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture %*
Mar 22 San Diego, CA Casbah %*
Mar 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo %*
Mar 25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill % *
Mar 27 Vancouver, BC Media Club %*
Mar 29 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios %*
Mar 31 Nampa, ID Flying M Coffee %*
Apr 01 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court %*
Apr 02 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge %*
Apr 03 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr %*
Apr 04 Iowa City, IA The Mill % *
Apr 05 St. Paul, MN Turf Club %*
Apr 06 Appleton, WI Lawrence University %*
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s*
Asterisks indicate shows with the Decemberists, # is used for shows with Lower Dens, and % is used for shows with the Callers.
Photo: the Klaxons' "Surfing the Void," official cover art