Shows To Go To – April 2010

April 2, 2010

Music Vice’s gig guide for April 2010 is a comprehensive rundown of concert listings chosen by Music Vice writers, featuring shows in our covered territories of Australia, Canada/USA and the UK. These are the concerts we think you should check out – some of which you might find us at too!

Picture of Florence and The Machine performing at Hop Farm Festival 2009 - photo by Lauren Towner, Music ViceFlorence and The Machine are just one of the many great bands we recommend you see in April


MGMT ‘Congratulations’ Australian Tour 2010
6 Apr Metro Theatre NSW
7 Apr Metro Theatre NSW

Niagara and The Hitmen ‘St Valentine’s Massacre’ Tour
2 Apr National Hotel VIC
3 Apr Ding Dong Lounge VIC
4 Apr East Brunswick Club VIC
9 Apr Step Inn QLD
10 Apr Great Northern Hotel NSW
11 Apr Surfers Paradise Tavern Beergarden QLD
16 Apr Crest Hotel Sylvania NSW
17 Apr Gaelic Theatre NSW
Related link: Album Review: Niagara and The Hitmen – St Valentine’s Massacre

Lady Gaga ‘The Monster Ball’ Australian Tour
1 Apr Burswood Dome WA
3 Apr Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
5 Apr WIN Entertainment Centre NSW
7 Apr Sydney Entertainment Centre NSW
9 Apr Rod Laver Arena VIC

Joey Cape (Lagwagon) & Tony Sly (No Use for a Name) Australian Tour
19 May Amplifier Bar WA
20 May Fowler’s Live SA
21 May Brisbane Hotel TAS
22 May The Corner Hotel VIC
23 May Wollongong UniBar NSW
26 May Annandale Hotel NSW
27 May Cambridge Hotel NSW
28 May Kings Beach Tavern QLD
29 May The Zoo QLD
Related link: Album Review: Tony Sly – 12 Song Program

Henry Rollins – Frequent Flyer Tour
April 15 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Town Hall
April 16 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Town Hall
April 18 Sydney Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre
April 19 Sydney Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre
April 21 Cairns, Tanks Arts Centre
April 22 Brisbane, Powerhouse
April 25 Wellington, The Paramount
April 26 Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre
April 28 Newcastle Panthers
April 29 Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
April 30 Adelaide, Norwood Concert Hall
Related link: Henry Rollins Interview

Deep Purple
“Smoke On The Water” anyone??
27 Apr Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre QLD
28 Apr Sydney Entertainment Centre NSW
29 Apr Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW
1 May Royal Theatre ACT
2 May Festival Hall VIC
3 May Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
5 May Challenge Stadium WA

The Revival Tour – Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero) Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero). Tour dates here.
Related link: Chuck Ragan Interview – Chuck Speaks About his Music, the upcoming Revival Tour and Hot Water Music

The Mountain Goats Aus tour:
8 – The King’s Arms Tavern, Auckland, New Zealand
9 – The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, NZ
11 – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
13 – Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW, Australia
14 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
16 – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide, SA, Australia
18 – The Rosemount, Perth, WA, Australia

New Found Glory Australian tour:
7 Apr 2010      Capital Theatre    Perth, Western Australia
9 Apr 2010     Billboard The Venue    Melbourne, Victoria
10 Apr 2010    University of New South Wales – The Roundhouse    Sydney, New South Wales
11 Apr 2010     The Hi-Fi    Brisbane, Queensland
13 Apr 2010     Transmission Room    Auckland, New Zealand

Hoodoo Gurus Australian tour:
22 April – Metropolis Fremantle, WA
23 April – Dunsborough Hotel, WA
24 April – Players Mandurah, WA
25 April – Hotel Rottnest, WA
29 April – Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD
30 April – Twin Towns, NSW

Ross Noble (UK) ‘Things’ Tour
OK so he’s not a musician but he’s a pretty funny bloke. He’s doing three shows in Melbourne.
15 Apr Palais Theatre VIC
16 Apr Palais Theatre VIC
17 Apr Palais Theatre VIC

Gogol Bordello
Australian and Canadian dates – see below in North American listings.

Canada and USA

Florence and the Machine – North American Tour
One of the best British bands around at the moment with huge success in the UK – don’t miss them!
9 April  2010 – New York Terminal 5, New York
10 April – Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre, Canada
12 April – House of Blues, Chicago, Ill.
14 April – Vancouver Commodore Ballroom, Canada
15 April – Showbox at the Market, Seattle, Wash.
18 April – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Calif.
Related link: Review and Photos – Florence and The Machine at Hop Farm Festival 2009, Kent, England

The XX and Hot Chip
The XX are one of the most essential bands of this moment, while from 16 April they will be sharing the stage with Hot Chip who ain’t half bad either!

The XX dates
2 Apr 2010 Paradise, Boston, MA
3 Apr 2010 Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
4 Apr 2010 Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON
5 Apr 2010 Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
6 Apr 2010 Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN
8 Apr 2010 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
9 Apr 2010 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
12 Apr 2010 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
13 Apr 2010 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
14 Apr 2010 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Hot Chip and The XX dates
16 Apr 2010 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
17 Apr 2010 Coachella, Indio, CA
19 Apr 2010 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
20 Apr 2010 Koolhaus, Toronto, ON
22 Apr 2010 Terminal 5, New York, NY
23 Apr 2010 Sonar, Baltimore, MD
24 Apr 2010 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Related link: Album Review – Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Los Campesinos! Tour:
Welsh multi-membered outfit  hit North America… no, not the Lostprophets, this is the other, better one.
16 April 2010 – Purchase, NY @ Culture Shock Festival
17 April – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
18 April – Laval, QC @ Maison Arts de Laval
19 April – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
20 April – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
22 April – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
23 April – Princeton, NJ @ Princeton University
24 April – Boston, MA @ Paradise
27 April – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
28 April – Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club
29 April – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
30 April – Chicago, IL @ Metro
1 May 2010 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4 May – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
5 May – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
7 May – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8 May – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
10 May – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11 May – San Diego, CA @ Women’s Club

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
Yes, your eyes do not deceive you – Jello (Dead Kennedys, who else?) – hits Canada with three shows, and you bet we’ll be there.
2 Apr 2010 Le Studio, Montreal
3 Apr 2010 Mavericks, Ottawa
4 Apr 2010 The Opera House, Toronto

Gogol Bordello
Yes, we’re excited too..

Fri 02 Apr ‘10 in Brisbane Australia
Sun 04 Apr ‘10 in Byron Bay Australia
Mon 05 Apr ‘10 in Byron Bay Australia
Sun 18 Apr ‘10 in Montreal, QC Canada
Tue 20 Apr ‘10 in Toronto, ON Canada
Wed 21 Apr ‘10 in Royal Oak, MI United States
Fri 23 Apr ‘10 in Chicago, IL United States
Sat 24 Apr ‘10 in Minneapolis, MN United States
Sun 25 Apr ‘10 in Minneapolis, MN United States
Wed 28 Apr ‘10 in Boston, MA United States
Thu 29 Apr ‘10 in Baltimore, MD United States
Fri 30 Apr ‘10 in Baltimore, MD United States

Picture of Alice Cooper, Pyscho Drama Tour at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, 2008 - photo by Brian BanksAlice Cooper with Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper are tearing up Calgary’s Stampede Corral in this monstrous double feature which also takes them to four other cities in Canada this April.

26 April 2010 MTS Centre Winnipeg
27 April 2010 Credit Union Saskatoon
28 April 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton
29 April 2010 Stampede Corral Calgary
1 May 2010 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver

Related link: Review and Pictures – Alice Cooper ‘Psycho Drama’ Tour, Hamilton, ON, 2008

BRMC (Black Rebel Motorcyle Club)
Playing April dates in Canada and the UK
2 Ap 2010 LaTulipe, Montreal, Quebec
3 Apr 2010 (3pm) Newbury Comics Instore, Boston, Massachusetts
3 Apr 2010 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
5 Apr 2010 9:30 Club, Washington, Washington DC
6 Apr 2010 Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 Apr 2010 Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 Apr 2010 Webster Hall, New York, New York
9 Apr 2010 Webster Hall, New York, New York
11 Apr 2010 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

United Kingdom

15 Apr 2010 Electric Ballroom, London
16 Apr 2010 Barrowlands, Glasgow
17 Apr 2010 Civic Hall, Whitehaven
19 Apr 2010 University, Newcastle
20 Apr 2010 Ritz, Manchester
21 Apr 2010 Spa Assembly, Leamington
22 Apr 2010 Uni, Southampton
23 Apr 2010 Forum, London
24 Apr 2010 Rock City, Nottingham
26 Apr 2010 Academy, Leeds
27 Apr 2010 Academy, Liverpool
28 Apr 2010 Wulfrun Hall, Wolves
29 Apr 2010 Concorde 2, Brighton

John Butler Trio

UK and Ireland dates to coincide with the new album April Uprising which drops 5 April 2010 in the UK and a day later in Canada and USA.
8 Apr 2010 20:00 Olympia, Dublin, Dublin
9 Apr 2010 20:00 Glasgow Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
10 Apr 2010 20:00 Manchester Academy
12 Apr 2010 20:00 Southampton Guildhall, Southampton
14 Apr 2010 20:00 Hammersmith Apollo, London

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