Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grace Potter Headlines Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have been chosen to headline the inaugural Bonnaroo Buzz Tour.  Support acts include fellow Bonnaroo acts Futurebirds and Gary Clark Jr.  The band, who proved their mettle as road warriors soon after forming at St Lawrence University, have kicked it up a notch following the release of their highly praised self-titled album last June.  Powering through a nonstop run of sold-out North American tour dates and TV appearances, their kinetic, captivating performances have brought the band increasing momentum and critical acclaim from around the country.


The latest single "Paris (Ooh La La)" is quickly rising on the Hot AC charts, while a performance on Conan two weeks ago generated sales jumps of 26% on the album and 36% on the single. That appearance followed Grace's featured slot on Carson Daly's "Women Who Rock" week, along with Florence + the Machine and Lykke Li.


Coming up next will be an April concert as part of the Emmy-nominated music series Live From the Artists Den—filmed at sunset in Manhattan's Bryant Park—which will air repeatedly throughout the summer (check local listings or A live performance of "Paris (Ooh La La)" is featured on the just-released digital album Live From the Artists Den: Season 3, also containing tracks from the likes of Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Ray LaMontagne 


GPN are not about to slow down now, with a full touring schedule stretching deep into 2011. They're headlining the first-ever Bonnaroo Buzz tour, presented by Stubhub! kicking off May 17 culminating on June 10 with the band's return to the Bonnaroo Festival, where they'll share the main stage with a stellar lineup that also includes The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket and Arcade Fire. Later this summer, Grace will perform solo with Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monáe at the Hollywood Bowl on July 24.


Upcoming GPN tour includes dates with the Avett Brothers and Ben Harper. More dates to be announced. (Festival performances are denoted with asterisks.)


April 9

Charlotte, NC

Bojangles Coliseum

 SOLD OUT -   w/ Avett Brothers  

*April 15

Vail, Co

Spring Back To Vail


May 17

Asbury Park, NJ

Stone Pony

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 18

Baltimore, MD

Rams Head Live

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

*May 20

Gulf Shore, AL

The Hangout Festival


May 21

Oxford, MS

Lyric Oxford

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 22

Little Rock, AR

Revolution Music Room

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 24

Louisville, KY

Headliners Music Hall

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 27

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 28

Myrtle Beach, SC

House of Blues

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 29

Raleigh, NC

Lincoln Theatre

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

May 30

Macon, GA

Cox Capitol Theatre

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

*June 2

Ozark, AR

Wakarusa Festival


June 3

Chicago, IL

House of Blues

Jim Beam Live Music Series

June 4

Cleveland, OH

House of Blues

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

*June 5

Hunter, NY

Mountain Jam Festival


June 8

Charlottesville, VA

Jefferson Theatre

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

June 9

Charleston, WV

Clay Center

Bonnaroo Buzz Tour

*June 10

Manchester, TN

Bonnaroo Music Festival


*June 11

Santa Rosa, CA

Harmony Festival


*June 26

Atlantic City, NJ

Dave Matthews Band Caravan – Bader Airfield


July 1

Las Vegas, NV

The Sandbar at Red Rock Resort


*July 2

Sioux City, IA

Saturday In The Park


*July 3

Des Moines, IA

80/35 Music Festival


July 5

Toronto, ON

The Sound Academy

w/ Ben Harper

July 7

Indianapolis, IN

Egyptian Room


July 8

Kansas City, MO



July 9

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

w/ Avett Brothers

*July 15

Alta, WY

Grand Targhee Festival


July 16

Salt Lake City, UT

Gallivan Center


July 24

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

Potter solo w/ Steve Wonder, Janelle Monáe

*July 30

Floyd, VA



Aug. 20

Boston, MA

Bank of America Pavilion



* festival dates

More dates to be announced.

1 comment:

  1. Are you going to be heading up to Spring Back to Vail to see Grace Potter? We're all excited for it. If you haven't heard of the other bands like Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars and Stephen Marley, here's the full list: