by Bill Pearis

Empire of the Sun @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Distortion)
Empire of the Sun

Is it an '80s fantasy movie? Ice Capades? No it's campy megapop band Empire of the Sun, whose second album, Ice on the Dune, manages an interesting feat: eliciting a nostalgic vibe without being nostalgic to anything in particular. (Also, it's hard to deny they know their way around a hook.) The band have been on the festival circuit all summer, having played Bonnaroo and other stops around the country. Before they head back to the third moon of Qaarsdar (or Australia), they've added a show happening in NYC at Hudson River Park's Pier 26 on September 5. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at noon.

Empire of the Sun tour dates are listed below.

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Empire of the Sun - 2013 Tour dates
FRI 26 JULY - SUN 28 JULY @ Splendour in the Grass Festival 2013 Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
THU 1 AUGUST @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater Austin, TX, US
SAT 3 AUGUST - SUN 4 AUGUST @ HARD Summer Music Festival 2013 Los Angeles, CA, US
MON 5 AUGUST - MON 12 AUGUST @ Sziget Festival 2013 Budapest, Hungary
THU 8 AUGUST - SUN 11 AUGUST @ Wilderness festival 2013 Charlbury, UK
FRI 16 AUGUST - SUN 18 AUGUST @ Lowlands Festival 2013 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
FRI 16 AUGUST @ Lowlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
FRI 23 AUGUST - SUN 25 AUGUST @ Kaleidoscope Music Festival 2013 Eugene, OR, US
SAT 24 AUGUST @ Emerald Meadows Eugene, OR, US
SUN 25 AUGUST @ EDX @ Kaleidoscope Festival 2013 Eugene, OR, US
THU 29 AUGUST @ Pioneer Park Salt Lake City, UT, US
SAT 31 AUGUST - SUN 1 SEPTEMBER @ Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 Philadelphia, PA, US
SUN 1 SEPTEMBER @ 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US
THU 5 SEPTEMBER @ Hudson River Park - Pier 26 New York, NY, US
SAT 7 SEPTEMBER @ House of Blues Boston, MA, US
MON 9 SEPTEMBER @ Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON, Canada
THU 12 SEPTEMBER @ The Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL, US
FRI 13 SEPTEMBER @ The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI, US
SAT 14 SEPTEMBER @ Breakaway Music Festival Columbus 2013 Columbus, OH, US
WED 18 SEPTEMBER @ The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA, US
THU 19 SEPTEMBER @ Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA, US
SAT 21 SEPTEMBER @ Breakaway Music Festival Dallas 2013 Frisco, TX, US
SAT 21 SEPTEMBER @ Breakaway Music Festival 2013 Frisco, TX, US
SAT 21 SEPTEMBER @ Breakaway Music Festival 2013 Frisco, TX, US
THU 26 SEPTEMBER @ State Theatre Minneapolis, MN, US
SUN 27 OCTOBER - MON 28 OCTOBER @ Life is Beautiful Festival 2013 Las Vegas, NV, US
SAT 30 NOVEMBER - SUN 1 DECEMBER @ Stereosonic 2013 Claremont, WA, Australia
FRI 6 DECEMBER - SAT 7 DECEMBER @ Stereosonic 2013 Wayville, SA, Australia
SAT 7 DECEMBER - SUN 8 DECEMBER @ Stereosonic 2013 Flemington, VIC, Australia
SAT 7 DECEMBER - SUN 8 DECEMBER @ Stereosonic 2013 Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia