Everybody’s working for the weekend, but Fridays are about more than getting paid and taking a break. This beloved day also means new tour date announcements, which superfans of music, theater or sports can appreciate. These tours may be just the ticket you’ve been waiting for.
Third Eye Blind
Originating from San Francisco in the early ’90s, Third Eye Blind is back on tour to give fans a dose of “Semi-Charmed Life”-style nostalgia. Though co-founder Kevin Cadogan left the group back in 1999, Stephan Jenkins has led the band through a series of releases, including last fall’s EP, We Are Drugs.
Now the guys are set to rock a new set of dates across North America beginning at the Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Nov. 11. They’ll perform everywhere from Pittsburgh to Charleston, S.C., before wrapping up at City National Civic in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Kesha’s new album, Rainbow (out on Aug. 11), symbolizes her triumphant return to music following a years-long dispute with her former producer, Dr. Luke and record label Sony. Over the course of several lawsuits, she accused the producer of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse. Though the battle didn’t free her from Sony, she was able to record and release music without Dr. Luke’s involvement.
Kesha’s Rainbow Tour adds 18 new dates this week as the singer dips south in September for dates in Atlanta, and Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., before heading to New England. Then she’ll head west to Ohio and on to California. The Rainbow ends at none other than Hollywood Palladium on Nov. 1.
Niall Horan was just a kid when he tried out for Britain’s X Factor in 2010, but his life forever changed when that experience led to musical success with One Direction. Now free from the shackles of being in 20-something-year-old man in a boy band, the Irish singer is set to take America by storm with an American tour, following his second solo release in May, Slow Hands.
The newly released set of dates for his Flicker Sessions 2017 tour include stops along the East Coast, beginning at The Fillmore Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 29 and ending at the Masonic in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
This Week in Theater
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I is a tale about Anna, a teacher from Wales, who travels to Thailand and becomes a governess to the kids of the King of Siam. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1951 and is now set to come to life on stages across the States, including eight — count ‘em, eight — newly added dates at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
This Week in Sports
The Harlem Globetrotters first captured America’s heart in the 1920s with their freestylin’, fancy and funny foot work on the basketball court. Now the entertaining sports troupe, complete with mascot Globie, is set to wow fans again with a few new tour dates, beginning in 2018 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calfi. on Saturday, Feb. 24. You can also catch the red, white and blue crew in Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington.