September 26, 2013 via Pepsi
Who’s on Tour in Europe: October 2013
Looking to make some memories? There’s nothing like experiencing a live performance by one of the biggest stars in the world with thousands of other people. When musicians sell out arena tours it means they’ve reached a level in their career that the entire world cares about. There are some incredible musicians touring the world right now. These are the ones that people will remember. When you see a teenager two decades from now wearing the very same tee shirt you bought at the show—it’s become vintage by then—you’ll look back and be able to say, “I was there.” With 2013 coming to an end it's time to think about the music events that you want to close out your year with. Europe's got some major concerts coming up, including an up-and-coming rapper whose first two singles reached No. 1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart, an English indie rock band whose debut album became the fastest-selling in British music history, the return of a ‘60s classic and many more.
The Grammy-nominated indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are setting to go on tour this fall around the same time their fifth studio album AM drops. It dropped September 9 following the release of a handful of singles including "R U Mine?""Do I Wanna Know?" and "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You." It's the band's fifth studio album, and according to an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, frontman Alex Turner cited The Velvet Underground's VU as a direct influence. However, it's not just a straight rock 'n' roll album--Turner also calls out such disparate inspiration as Outkast, Aaliyah, and Black Sabbath. The AM Tour is a worldwide concert switching back and forth between North American and European legs. Click here to check concert dates and buy tickets. Stream the official audio for "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You," above.
The Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros released their latest album Kveikur June 17. It’s the band's first album release through their new label XL and also their first album since their debut Von to not feature Kjartan Sveinsson, following his departure in 2012. In promotion of Kveikur, Sigur Ros has embarked on an 82-stop tour visiting Australia, South-East and East Asia, North America and Europe. Stream the second single from the album, "Ísjaki" above. To grab your ticket to a Sigur Ros concert click here.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Still riding the major success off of hit singles such as “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis wrapped up a North American tour ending with Made in America September 1. Now the duo heads to Europe to for a fall world tour in France, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and many more through the rest of September and October. Click here for all the tour dates on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' fall world tour. Watch the video for "Thrift Shop," above while you purchase.
Fleetwood Mac is currently on a world tour called Fleetwood Mac Live. The world tour began in early April in Columbus, Ohio and stretch across 14 countries in North America and Europe for 66 shows. Fleetwood Mac will play all of their classic hits ranging from their debut album Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in 1968 to their last album in Say You Will in 2003. The European leg of the tour kicked off September 20 in Dublin and will conclude in Amsterdam October 26. Click here for all the tour dates for Fleetwood Mac Live. And if you've never seen the video of Stevie Nicks singing "Wild Heart" backstage before a show from the Rolling Stone photo sessions, do yourself a favor and click play above.
The Terror is the thirteenth studio album by experimental rock band The Flaming Lips. Since its release the Oklahoma City band has been touring all around the United States and UK to promote the album. Their upcoming European gigs will be in England September 6 and Belgium September 7. Click here to grab tickets and catch them before they shift back to North America. Check out a video of the band performing the title track off The Terror above to get psyched.