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Built to Spill heading back out on road

Winery Dogs, Death Cab, Def Leppard also heading out

Built to Spill have released 2023 tour dates.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published December 14, 2022

Alternative rockers Built to Spill have announced a 2023 tour to support their latest album, When the Wind Forgets Your Name, released in September. 

The album is the first for the band since 2015’s Untethered Moon and just their ninth in their nearly three-decade long career. 

The 35-city trek kicks off in the band’s hometown of Boise, Idaho, and winds its way to Athenaeum Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, on April 18; Grog Shop in Cleveland on April 30; Bluebird in Bloomington on May 1; Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo on May 2; and Thalia Hall in Chicago on May 4. 

Winery Dogs making rounds

It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s been 49 dog years, or seven human years, since the superstar trio known as The Winery Dogs have released an album. 

That’s about to change as The Winery Dogs, featuring bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy, and guitarist Ritchie Kotzen, are back with their cleverly named third album III, due to hit store shelves and streaming services on Feb. 3. 

The 1st Paw, as they call it, of The Winery Dogs 202III World Tour will cover most of the U.S., stopping by The King of Clubs in Columbus, Ohio, on March 1; Agora Theatre in Cleveland on March 2; Eagles Theatre in Wabash on March 3; Arcada Theatre in Chicago on March 10; The Token Lounge near Detroit on March 11; and DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids on March 13.

Dude Perfect entertains

Five guys from Texas known as Dude Perfect have found a winning formula in presenting their mashups of sports and comedy. 

With roots in YouTube, the group are taking their show on the road next summer. 

The Dude Perfect Panda-Monium Tour kicks off June 22 in Savannah, Georgia, and stops in 24 cities, including Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on June 29; Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 30; Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, July 6; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on July 7; and Rocket Mortgage Arena in Cleveland July 9. 

In the 2023 iteration of their tour, the Dudes will bring their antics to the stage and compete in crazy, trick-shot themed battles. The tour will feature some of the most popular segments from their award-winning Overtime series like Cool Not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate with Ned Forrester and new fan-favorite segments like Get Crafty and Top 10.

Death Cab, Postal team up

Frontman Ben Gibbard is already looking toward to the fall of 2023 as he plans to pull double duty on The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie co-headlining run. 

During the tour, the groups will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their respective albums Give Up and Transatlantacism by performing them in full at each stop. 

The Postal Service’s first tour in a decade will be one you won’t want to miss, so get the GPS set for Rochester Hills’ Meadow Brook Amphitheater near Detroit, and head that way on Sept. 17. 

Death Cab for Cutie had previously announced a 2023 tour, with opening act Lomelda, that will take them to TCU Amphitheater in Indianapolis on May 31 and Agora Theatre in Cleveland on June 6.

Catch Leppard, Crüe, Cooper

It’s not The Stadium Tour, but, if you like that sort of thing, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are teaming up for a few dates in, this time with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Alice Cooper opening the shows. 

One date has been scheduled in our region, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Aug. 8, but more may be in the works. 

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