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Converge @ Decibel's 100 Issues Celebration in 2013 (more by Shaun Regan)
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Decibel Magazine have announced the fourth edition of their reliably awesome annual North American tour. Decibel 2015 is slated to feature Swedish melodic death metallers At the Gates, East Coast hardcore champions Converge, U.K. supergroup Vallenfyre, and one more opener TBA in December. The North American jaunt is set to begin in late-March, and will tag Chicago for a show at House of Blues on April 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (10/24) at 10AM CST. VIP Ticket Bundles are on sale now via Decibel.

All Decibel 2015 dates and a few videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "2015 Decibel Tour (At the Gates, Converge & Vallenfyre) coming to the House of Blues"

photos by James Richards IV

Interpol / Strand of Oaks at House of Blues
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Lollapalooza act Interpol touched down in Chicago on Wednesday night (7/30) to play an official festival pre-show at the House of Blues with support from Strand of Oaks. Paul Banks and co. ran through fan-favorites like "Obstacle 1," "Evil," "Stella Was a Diver," and others, as well as "All the Rage Back Home," "Anywhere," and "My Desire" from their forthcoming LP El Pintor. Pictures and Interpol's complete setlist from the House of Blues are in this post.

As discussed, Interpol also play a free show at Thalia Hall TONIGHT (7/31). RSVP is now closed, but if you received a confirmation/ticket, we suggest showing up early.

Strand of Oaks will return to Chicago for a show at Schubas on August 17 (tickets) as part of their summer tour with Christopher Denny.

More pictures from the HoB show and Interpol's full setlist lie after the jump...

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photos by Brigid Gallagher

Lauryn Hill at the House of Blues on 07.16.2014
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Lauryn Hill brought her current tour through Chicago last week for a performance at the House of Blues on Wednesday night (7/16). Fans may have gotten a little more than they bargained for, as doors were at 6:30PM, the show was scheduled to start at 7:30PM, and she didn't take the stage until 11:30PM(!). By the time she took the stage, the crowd was justifiably restless. Ms. Hill opened with a barely recognizable version of "Killing Me Softly" (up-tempo, rock/reggae feel). When she finished the song, some fan yelled out that she was late. She then went on a roughly 10-minute rant (both directly at the concertgoer and not) and had the guy escorted out of the show. She told him, "I do this because I love it, not because I owe you anything, you understand that?" And that was followed by "You could say whatever you want to -- I don't give a rat's ass." She did ask security to refund him the cost of his ticket, yet that's against venue policy. You can check out some video footage of part of her rant at the bottom of this post. To be blunt about it, the songs she went onto perform sounded like bad cover versions. When exiting the venue, a slew of concertgoers could be seen lined up at the box office, attempting to obtain refunds (again, against venue policy). Meanwhile, openers The Reminders took the stage at normal time.

Pictures from the 7/16 show and video footage of part of her rant lie after the jump...

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Strand of Oaks @ NYC's Town Hall in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Strand of Oaks (aka the project of singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter) welcomed their new album HEAL last week via their new label home of Dead Oceans. Showalter and co. are slated to embark on lengthy North American tour in late-July with support from Christopher Denny on most dates. That tour includes a show at Schubas on August 17, and advance tickets are on sale now. Strand of Oaks will also be opening Interpol's sold-out Lollapalooza aftershow at the House of Blues on July 30.

All Strand of Oaks // Christopher Denny dates and song streams from each lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Strand of Oaks playing Schubas on tour w/ Christopher Denny (dates, song streams)"

photos by Jeff Ryan

The Notwist at House of Blues on 06.13.2014
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German indie rock crew The Notwist brought their summer North American tour in support of Close to the Glass through Chicago for a performance at the House of Blues on June 13. Jel, Canasta, and Sunjacket all got things started, and pictures from the House of Blues are in this post. More below...

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photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Elbow // John Grant at the House of Blues on 05.19.2014
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Veteran UK alternative rockers Elbow brought their North American tour with John Grant through Chicago for a performance at the House of Blues on Monday night (5/19). The run is in support of their recently-released album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, which the band played almost all of. Fan-favorites like "Mirrorball," "The Birds," and "Lippy Kids" also made their way onto their setlist. John Grant's all-too-quick opening set was heavy on his triumphant 2013 effort Pale Green Ghosts, with a minimal backing band in tow. Pictures from the House of Blues are in this post. More below...

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German indie rockers The Notwist are slated to release their first album in six-years, titled Close to the Glass, on February 25 via Sub Pop. So far, they've shared pop gems "Kong" and the LP's title track, both of which are available to stream at the bottom of this post. A brand new music video for "Kong" can also be found below.

Notwist will be embarking on a brief summer North American tour surrounding their appearance at the 2014 Sasquatch Music Festival. That tour includes a performance at the House of Blues on June 13, and tickets go on sale today (2/12) at 10AM CST.

All Notwist dates and those song streams // video lie after the jump...

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The National @ Aragon Ballroom in 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
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Tickets to see How to Dress Well and Forest Swords at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.

Tickets to see Weekend at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Tycho at Concord Music Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see The National and Daughter at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Friday at 10AM. JAM Productions and venue presales will be active from 10AM to 10PM today (1/23); the passwords are trouble and NATIONAL, respectively.

Tickets to see Tokyo Police Club at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Ringworm and Death Before Dishonor at Cobra Lounge are on sale now.

Tickets to see S.Carey and White Hinterland at Lincoln Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Waxahatchee and All Dogs at the Empty Bottle are on sale now.

Tickets to see Loop at Bottom Lounge

Tickets to see Wye Oak at Metro go on sale this Friday at noon CST.

Tickets to see Baths and Young Fathers at Concord Music Hall go on sale this Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Manchester Orchestra at the House of Blues go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Foals at the Aragon Ballroom go on sale this Friday at 10AM. A JAM presale will be active from 10AM to 10PM today; the password is number.

Tickets to see Billy Joel at Wrigley Field go on sale this Saturday (1/25) at 10AM.

Manchester Orchestra @ NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Atlanta-based alternative rock outfit Manchester Orchestra are slated to welcome their new album, Cope, on April 1. They've started to preview the LP by letting its beefy lead single "Top Notch" fly, and you can take a listen to it at the bottom of this post. M.O. will be supporting Cope with a large spring North American tour, which features support from Balance and Composure and Kevin Devine (who's in Bad Books with M.O. leader Andy Hull). That tour includes a performance at the House of Blues on May 15. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/24) at 10AM CST.

All Manchester Orchestra dates and a stream of "Top Notch" lie after the jump...

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New Year's Eve (December 31) is just around the corner... have you figured out what you're doing yet? There are a handful of great concerts and parties taking place in Chicago this year, from Death (the band) to Roky Erickson to Star Slinger to Girl Group Chicago, and many more. Check out your options below...

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Legendary Detroit protopunks Death will be closing out 2013 at Reggie's with support from Rabble Rabble, Le Tour, and El Major. Tickets--including VIP packages--are still available.

Oozing Wound, Magic Milk, Jimmy Whispers, and DJ Mike Lust will kick out the jams at the Empty Bottle. Advance tickets are still available and you could even return the following night for Everyone's Hungover, which is just like "Everyone's A DJ, but with multiple playlists from multiple humans and the company of all your buddies/plas/comrades/frenemies from all over this weird little community."

Minneapolis' own Dessa and Astronautalis can be found at Lincoln Hall. They'll each be backed by a full band, and tickets are still available.

Flosstradamus play the Riviera Theatre with Alex Young and DJ Spinz. Tickets are still available, and you can also catch them at the Riv on December 30.

Local H and Stoop Goodnoise play Subterranean (tickets).

Jimmy Eat World and Chicago's own Smoking Popes play the House of Blues. Tickets will cost you quite a bit, but are still available.

Speaking of veteran Chicago punks, The Lawrence Arms play Concord Music Hall with Masked Intruder, Downtown Struts, and Direct Hit! (tickets). TLA are gearing up for the release of their first full-length album in eight-years, titled Metropole, which is due out on January 28 via Epitaph. You can take a listen to the LP's lead single "You Are Here" at the bottom of this post.

Roky Erickson, White Mystery, and Hounds of Baskerville play Beat Kitchen (tickets). You can also catch Roky at Beat Kitchen on December 30 with Heavy Times and Hounds of Baskerville.

Girl Group Chicago and The Yolks will bring you into 2014 at the Hideout (tickets).

Los Lobos play a pair of shows at City Winery Chicago (7:30PM; 11PM).

Archie Powell & The Exports, The Noise FM, and Hemmingbirds play Emporium Arcade Bar. Tickets include a Jeppson's Malort toast(!).

Star Slinger, Lil Texas, Equator Club, and Stefan Ponce can be found at Beauty Bar. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast.

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys and Nicholas Tremulis play SPACE (tickets).

Crowbar, Thunder Driver, and The Ox King play Cobra Lounge (tickets).

Windy City Soul Club takeover the Logan Square Auditorium (tickets).

Mucca Pazza play Double Door with Chandeliers and DJ RomaSoul (tickets).

Black Joe Lewis plays Metro with Outer Minds and Numero Group DJs (tickets).

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Cracker play the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel (tickets).

Pickwick and My Gold Mask play Schubas (tickets). You can also catch Pickwick at Schubas on December 30.

Cheech & Chong and War play The Chicago Theatre (tickets).

Motion City Soundtrack play Bottom Lounge (tickets).

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And don't be an idiot--take the CTA (or a cab) out/home instead of driving drunk. CTA Penny Rides begin at 10PM on New Year's Eve and last until 4AM.

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Carcass @ NYC's Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Greg Cristman)
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Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem are joining forces for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour. The third annual jaunt will kick off in March, and is slated to reach the House of Blues on April 5. VIP ticket bundles----ticket, t-shirt, 18x24 poster, "skip the line" pass, and Nuclear Blast digital sampler----are available now. General admission tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Wednesday, December 11 at 10AM CST.

Death metal pioneers Carcass made their triumphant return this year with Surgical Steel, their first album since 1996's Swansong. Gorguts welcomed their great Colored Sands LP, which serves as the band's first in seven-years. Baltimore's super young Noisem also impressed with their death-thrash debut Agony Defined. They recently wrapped a tour with the Black Dahlia Murder, who will serve as direct support for Carcass.

All Decibel tour dates and a tour poster lie after the jump...

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photos by James Richards IV

Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck at the House of Blues on 10.29.2013
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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, who just finished touring together, recently played House of Blues last Tuesday (10/29). Wilson performed a variety of songs from the Beach Boys' discography, and even had Beck join him on stage for a couple of tunes. Pictures from that show are in this post.

More photos from House of Blues, and setlists, below...

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photos by Milos Markicevic

Disclosure at House of Blues on 10.24.2013
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Last Thursday (10/24), UK house duo Disclosure tagged Chicago on their fall North American tour with T. Williams for a performance at the House of Blues. With their famous face projected behind them----mouthing the vocal features of contributors Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge, Eliza Doolittle, Jessie Ware, and more----the duo played hits such as "White Noise," "Latch," "You & Me," and others. Were you there? If so, what did you think? We've got pictures and some videos from their 10/24 show in this post.

More below...

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Deltron 3030 at House of Blues on 10.19.2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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Earlier this month, alternative hip hop greats Deltron 3030 tagged Chicago's House of Blues as part of their fall North American tour. Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala, and the 16-piece 3030 Orchestra tore through material from their classic self-titled LP and this year's Event II. The crew polished off the night with a cover of Gorillaz' "Clint Eastwood," which features Del and was produced by Dan. We've got their Chicago setlist and a couple of videos in this post.

Head below for more, and check out a full set of pictures at BrooklynVegan.

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Deicide @ NYC's Gramercy Theater in 2012 (more by Johnathan McPhail)
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So far this year, we've been blessed with Chicago shows from death metal legends like Suffocation, Carcass, and many more. The Windy City onslaught will continue this fall with separate appearances from Deicide, Obituary, and Morbid Angel.

Deicide will hit the road next week with Broken Hope, Disgorge, and Necronomicon in support of their forthcoming LP, In the Minds of Evil, which is due out on November 26 via Century Media. It'll be their first album to feature guitarist Kevin Quirion, who joined the band in 2011. You can catch the four groups at Cobra Lounge on October 11. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

Obituary, who have a new LP of their own in the works, will also be playing Cobra Lounge next month. They'll tag the venue on October 18 with support from Weekend Nachos (tickets).

Morbid Angel will be touring throughout the U.S. in November in celebration of the 20th anniversary of 1993's Covenant. You can catch them at the House of Blues on November 17. Advance tickets for their HoB performance are still available.

All Deicide // Obituary // Morbid Angel dates are listed below...

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Skeletonwitch at MHOW in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
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Swedish Viking metal purveyors Amon Amarth are slated to embark on a winter U.S. tour with heavy-handed support from both Enslaved and Skeletonwitch. That stacked caravan will tag Chicago for a performance at the House of Blues on February 7. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale to the general public this Friday (9/20) at 10AM CST. A Citi Cardmember presale begins Tuesday (9/17) at 10AM and Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales begin on Wednesday at 10AM.

All dates and an Invisible Oranges-debuted Skeletonwitch studio update clip lie below...

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Deltron 3030 (aka Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala)'s follow-up to their excellent 2000 self-titled debut, titled Event II, is due out on October 1 via EMI. That's its cover art above, and you've already heard the album tracks "Pay the Price," "City Rising From the Ashes," and "Stardate." Those singles are also available to stream at the bottom of this post. Last week, 3030 dropped the three-song City Rising From the Ashes EP, which features "Pay the Price," another album cut called "The Agony," and of course "City Rising From the Ashes." That EP is also available to stream below.

Del, Dan, Kid Koala, and a full orchestra will be embarking on a fall North American tour in support of Event II. That tour includes a performance at the House of Blues on October 19 with Itch. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/23) at 10AM CST.

All Deltron 3030 dates and those song streams are below...

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Jessie Ware being interviewed for the BV podcast at Lolla (more by Cory Dewald)
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Jessie Ware, who was just in Chicago to play Lollapalooza and a festival aftershow at Lincoln Hall, has tacked a few more dates onto her fall North American tour. One of those new dates is a performance at the House of Blues on November 9. Tickets for the Chicago show go on Citi Cardmember presale this Wednesday (8/14) at 10AM CST, Live Nation // Ticketmaster presales on Thursday at 10AM, and finally on sale to the general public on Friday at 10AM.

All known Jessie Ware dates and a couple of videos are below...

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Fiona Apple @ The Chicago Theatre, July 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Tickets to see Mykki Blanco at the Empty Bottle on September 8 go on sale today (Friday, August 9) at 10AM CST.

Tickets for Station to Station: Chicago at Union Station on September 10 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ra Ra Riot and Cayucas at the Vic on October 2 go on sale this Saturday at 10AM.

Tickets to see London Grammar at Schubas on October 3 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Le1f, Antwon, and Lakutis at the Empty Bottle on October 4 go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Mark Lanegan at the Old Town School of Folk Music on October 10 are on sale now.

Tickets to see Fiona Apple and Blake Mills at the Bank of America Theatre on October 15 go on presale today at 10AM; the password is anything. Tickets then go on sale to the general public this Saturday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Keep Shelly in Athens and Chad Valley at the Empty Bottle on October 18 go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, and Evan Dando at the Vic on October 18 go on sale this Saturday at 10AM.

Tickets to see Black Milk at Subterranean on October 19 go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Les Claypool's Duo de Twang at Lincoln Hall on October 20 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wolf People at Lincoln Hall on October 21 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Tera Melos and Zorch at Subterranean on October 23 go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Disclosure and T. Williams at the House of Blues on October 24 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Destroyer and Azita at the Old Town School of Folk Music on November 7 are on sale now.

Tickets to see The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Old Town School of Folk Music on November 9 go on sale today at 8AM.

Tickets to see Colin Meloy and Eleanor Friedberger at Park West on November 11 go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets to see Crocodiles at the Empty Bottle on November 16 go on sale today at 10AM.

Disclosure @ Central Park Summerstage earlier this week (more by Robert Altman)
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Disclosure, who just had a big weekend in Chicago at Lollapalooza 2013, have announced that they'll be returning to the U.S. in October for a fall tour. Their currently-brief U.S. run (they have a ton of international dates) includes a performance at the House of Blues on October 24 with T. Williams. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/9) at noon CST.

All Disclosure dates and some videos are below...

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D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by PSquared Photography)
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As discussed, D'Angelo was originally slated to visit Chicago for a two-night stand at the House of Blues on August 6 (tonight) & August 7. We unfortunately didn't notice that tonight's performance was canceled some time ago and now his Wednesday night show has also been canceled, along with a few other dates. The string of cancelations is due to a very recent "medical emergency," as reported by The Chicago Tribune. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The singer still intends on performing at San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend. Feel better, D'Angelo!

photos by Sara Pieper

Metric at House of Blues on 7.27.2013
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On Saturday night (7/27), Metric, My Gold Mask, and Gemini Club played a Red Bull Sound Select-presented concert at the House of Blues. The show was one of ten big RBSS events happening this past weekend in multiple cities. As discussed, RBSS continues in Chicago this weekend with Chance the Rapper at Grant Park on August 1, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Empty Bottle on August 2, and a stage at Lollapalooza 2013 (featuring New Order, The National, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, and more). We've got pictures from the 7/27 show in this post. They continue below, accompanied by the setlist and video footage of Metric performing "Gimmie Sympathy"...

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Southern hip hop crew Goodie Mob, which includes Cee Lo Green as a member, are gearing up for the release of their reunion album. It's called Age Against the Machine, and was supposed to come out earlier this month, but was pushed back to August 27. The outfit have shared a pair of singles from the LP so far - "Special Education (feat. Janelle Monae)" and "Fight To Win" - both of which are available to stream at the bottom of this post.

Cee Lo and co. will be playing select U.S. dates in support of the LP. That tour includes a performance at the House of Blues on September 3. Tickets go on sale this Friday (6/28) at 10AM CST.

All known Goodie Mob dates and those song streams are below...

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MS MR @ Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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MS MR, who will hit Chicago in August for a performance at Lollapalooza 2013 and a festival aftershow at House of Blues, have also announced a fall North American tour. That tour also includes another Chicago show, at Lincoln Hall on September 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday (6/28) at noon CST.

All MS MR dates and a couple of videos are below...

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D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by PSquared Photography)
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As seen on BrooklynVegan, neo-soul singer D'Angelo is gearing up for a comeback. He's got a couple of upcoming festival appearances -- Outside Lands and ACL -- and will also be playing some club dates this summer. His current tour schedule includes a two-night stand at the House of Blues on August 6 & 7. Tickets are expensive ($85+), but still available for both nights.

All known D'Angelo tour dates and some videos are below...

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