2019 American Music Awards

Road Work: Japandroids, Cyndi Lauper, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Selena Gomez

Fire Highway: Fresh from their performance at Coachella, Canadian rock duo Japandroids continue to make serious waves with their critically praised sophomore LP, "Celebration Rock" (Polyvinyl). Building on the success of last year's world tour, they've announced plans for a U.K./European run. Booked by Ben Buchanan of the Windish Agency, the tour will begin at the Optimus Alive Festival in Lisbon, Portugal (July 12), then hit Nouveau Casino in Paris (July 23), B2 in Moscow (Aug. 1) and the Off Festival in Katowice, Poland (Aug. 4).

 

Come & Get It: Following her recent role in the film "Spring Breakers," Selena Gomez has turned her focus back to music. Jumping off from the wild, Bollywood-inspired performance of new single "Come & Get It" at the MTV Movie Awards, she has unveiled plans for a world tour, set to launch in August. Booked by Creative Artists Agency, the 56-city run will open in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena (Aug. 14) before playing the Falcon Theater in Copenhagen (Aug. 30), Alcatraz in Milan, Italy (Sept. 16), the Patriot Center in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 10) and US Airways Center in Phoenix (Nov. 5).

 

Pretty Daze: Kurt Vile & the Violators have added another set of dates to their summer tour, now including larger venues and an assortment of festival appearances. Booked by Eric Dimenstein of Ground Control Touring (North America) and Steven Thomassen of Toutpartout (United Kingdom/Europe), the run will cross through Neumos in Seattle (May 12), Primavera Sound in Barcelona (May 24), Knust in Hamburg, Germany (May 28), the 4 Knots Festival in New York (June 29), the Vogue in Indianapolis (July 12) and Outside Lands in San Francisco (Aug. 9-11).

 

So Unusual: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic debut LP from Cyndi Lauper, the She's So Unusual tour will feature Lauper performing the album in its entirety. Launching at Club Starlight in East Hampton, N.Y. (June 1), the artist will take her bevy of radio hits to the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Calif. (June 18), House of Blues in Houston (June 28), the Beacon Theatre in New York (July 10) and Summer Sonic in Tokyo (Aug. 11).


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