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Pixies add Modest Mouse to tour

More tour news from Skinny Poppy, Megadeth, Bryan Adams, Elvis Costello

Pixies will be joined by Modest Mouse for a late-summer run of shows.
Chris Hupe

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published April 5, 2023

Alternative rock darlings Pixies announced an additional 19 dates in August and September that will find the college-rock legends co-headlining with Modest Mouse and supported by Cat Power

This triple bill plays larger venues than the rest of the tour, including Aug. 29 at TCU Amphiteatre at White River State Park in Indianapolis and Aug. 30 at The Salt Shed in Chicago. 

Earlier in the summer, Pixies make a stop at Kemba Live! in Columbus on June 12 and The Andrew J. Brady Music Center in Cincinnati on June 14 with Franz Ferdinand and Bully

Skinny Puppy set final tour

Legendary industrial act Skinny Puppy will mark their 40th anniversary with what the group is calling its final tour: A North American trek supported by Paul Barker’s Lead Into Gold project. 

The 24-date tour opens April 6 and finds its way to our area later this month with a stop at Bogart’s in Cincinnati on April 28 and House of Blues in Cleveland the following night. 

During the announcement for the tour, the band said, “It’s been eight long years since we’ve toured, and there is no better way to end our run as a group than with a tour celebrating our 40th anniversary.” 

This truly sounds like a final tour, not just a marketing ploy, so if you need to see them one more time, or for the first time, you need to head out of town to one of these shows. 

Megadeth picks up speed

Off the beaten path a bit, drive 60 or so miles west of Fort Wayne on Sept. 23, and you will have a chance to see Megadeth at the Plymouth Motor Speedway. 

That venue will host a few other shows this summer including “I Love the 90s,” featuring Vanilla Ice, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC, Treach of Naughty by Nature, Tag Team, and C&C Music Factory on June 15; Tesla, Buckcherry, and Saving Abel on Aug. 5; and Clay Walker, Eddie Montgomery, and John Michael Montgomery on Sept. 22. 

Bryan Adams, Jett team up

That legendary Canadian Bryan Adams has announced he is heading out on tour this summer with support from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

After playing in Indianapolis during Indy 500 Carb Day on May 26, the So Happy It Hurts Tour begins June 6 and winds its way to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on June 14, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on June 15, and Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburn of Rosemont on July 2. 

Adams’ So Happy It Hurts was nominated for Best Rock Performance at this year’s Grammys.

Catch Elvis Costello live

Fan favorites Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday, a trek that will take the band on the road for two months. 

Costello’s show features regular Imposters Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas, Davey Faragher, as well as blues guitarist Charlie Sexton. Nick Lowe, Costello’s longtime collaborator, opens each of the 23 tour dates with his band Los Straitjackets

The tour comes to The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on June 24, Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Indiana, on June 25, and Meadow Brook Amphitheatre near Detroit on June 28.

Costello’s latest album, The Boy Named If, came out last year, and he’s been touring on and off ever since.

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