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Hanson, Chicks On Speed, Clinic, Beulah To Play SXSW

Though the annual South by Southwest Music Conference is known as a place for up-and-coming bands to get noticed, there’ll be several artists at next year’s 16th annual festival who already have hits under their belts. Hanson, who were discovered at 1994’s SXSW and played at last year’s fest as well, will return again to the music industry schmooze extravaganza in Austin, Texas. They’ll join such other airwave veterans as Marcy Playground (“Sex and Candy”), Girls Against Boys (“Kill the Sexplayer”) and Jesus Jones (“Right Here, Right Now”). Of course, the underground is still represented in full-force, as the lineup… Read more »


Kathleen Hanna-Led Le Tigre Announce Support For UK and European Tour

Earlier this year, the Kathleen Hanna-led Le Tigre announced their first tour in 18 years. Last August, the band reunited for their first show in over a decade at This Ain’t No Picnic Festival and performed a massive 16-track set. On their upcoming tour, the band will be supported by a number of incredible acts including Dream Wife, Problem Patterns, Big Joanie, and Chicks On Speed throughout the UK and Europe. Read more: Foo Fighters Announce Six More Shows on US Headline Tour Following their UK and European dates in June, Le Tigre will return to the States and be… Read more »


Madonna's Tour Biggest Grosser Of The Year

Madonna has reinvented herself once again, this time as the top touring act of 2004. The singer’s Re-Invention Tour was the year’s biggest grosser, according to Billboard Boxscore, taking in $125 million through September and scoring 55 sellouts out of 56 shows. The elaborate concerts averaged $2.23 million each night. Another ’80s icon, Prince, came in second place, with one of his most successful tours in more than a decade. Playing to more people than any other artist (almost 1.5 million), Prince’s Musicology tour grossed $90.2 million. Country star Shania Twain was third, playing to almost 950,000 fans and grossing… Read more »


Tool Tap Fantomas For East Coast Tour

While West Coast Tool fans will be treated to King Crimson as show openers, those on the East Coast will be primed by the sonic antics of Fantômas. Though an itinerary is still being plotted, Fantômas, fronted by former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, are tentatively scheduled to begin their three-week stint with Tool on September 22, according to an Ipecac Records spokesperson. The tour, supporting the band’s second album, The Director’s Cut (see “Patton Scores With Second Fantômas LP”), will be routed to hit major markets such as New York; Boston; Philadelphia; Portland, Maine; Washington, D.C.; Albany, New… Read more »

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