Tuesday, June 1, 2010

South Florida Concert Update: U2 Bails, Sleigh Bells Head South

Bono's mysterious back injury has postponed U2's North America tour, including its July 9th stop in Miami, and put a large hole in the summer concert plans for the SoFla faithful.

However, there are several new concerts that will go a long way in filling that musical void. Although these shows won't feature stadium-size stages, they will allow a closer look at some of the best up-and-coming bands around.

The biggest excitement is reserved for blog darlings, Sleigh Bells. The Brooklyn duo's fuzz guitar/pop vocals combination has the hipsters drooling over themselves. They may just be right. See them July 8th at West Palm's Respectable Street.

July 9 - U2 (Sun Life Stadium) (Tix) (CANCELLED)
October 2 - Rush performing Moving Pictures in its entirety (Cruzan Amphitheater) (Tix)

Taking the long trip out west under the Roadtrip Specials for the week as two of the major summer festivals announced bands this week.

August 14-15 - Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Fran. Kings of Leon, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Social Distortion & Al Green headline the two-day fest. (Tix)

September 4-6 - Bumbershoot! Great festival in Seattle, featuring Bob Dylan, Weezer, Hole, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, The Whigs and just about everyone else. (Tix)

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