The Mega Festival Featuring Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney & More Has Been Confirmed

first_imgAfter much speculation, the new mega festival that was rumored to feature the top classic rock acts, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who, Roger Waters, and The Rolling Stones, has been confirmed! Titled Desert Trip, the festival will run from October 7-9, taking place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA, notably the same grounds as Coachella. The event is being organized by Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella.In fact, those six artists will be the only ones performing, with the Stones and Dylan on night one, McCartney and Neil Young on night two, and Roger Waters and The Who on night three. The Desert Trip is sure to feature some of the most iconic music of a generation, with anthemic rock music performed by each and every band on this billing.You can watch a brief promotional video for the festival below:Tickets will go on sale next Monday, May 9th at 10 AM Pacific, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

Medeski Martin & Wood Are Working On Their First Studio Album As A Trio Since 2009

first_imgWhile musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are all virtuosos in their own right, there’s something magical that happens when the trio get together as Medeski Martin & Wood. The group has been together now for 25 years, capturing the jazz and jam worlds by storm with their otherworldly approach to music.In recent years, all three members have been immersed in various projects. Wood tours regularly with The Wood Brothers, while Medeski has found roles in DRKWAV, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Word and many more groups. Just recently, he was announced as a member of Saudade, a new supergroup with members of Deftones, Bad Brains and more. Listen to their debut track here.Of course, MMW is at the very heart of it all. The band’s latest release was Juice, a collaborative work with jazz guitarist John Scofield. While that was the band’s most recent studio project, there’s definitely a different energy when the band has Scofield in tow, as compared to their work as a trio. For the last MMW studio release, we have to look back to the group’s Radiolarian Series, which consisted of three albums released from 2008-2009. The band released a handful of live albums since then, including one with Wilco’s Nels Cline, but today we’ve learned that the band is back in the studio.Check out this update from Billy Martin below:We’re very excited too! We’ll be sure to update once we know more. Until then, you can get down to some 2016 MMW with video footage of their three sets at the moe.-hosted Tropical throe.down festival from earlier this year.last_img read more

UPDATE: Bremer Trust Denies Plans To Sell Prince’s Paisley Park Complex

first_img*UPDATE* Bremer Trust released a statement earlier today, denying any plans to sell the estate. “Contrary to some recent media reports, Bremer Trust, the special administrator for the Prince Rogers Nelson estate, has no plans to sell either Paisley Park or the property referred to as the ‘Purple Rain’ house. There is no additional formation to share on this topic.”Sad news out of Minnesota, as it appears that Prince‘s famous Paisley Park complex is about to hit the market. When the versatile songwriter and performer passed away, he left no will, and since then several family members have stepped forward to attempt to take the lead on the estate. However, with no clear heir, a bank has been managing the estate, and they recently delivered a list of several of the Purple One’s properties that they intend to sell off, with Paisley Park topping the list.The 60,000 square foot complex–which includes a large home, recording studio, concert venue, and bank vault–is legendary (to say the least), worth over $7 million, and was the home to countless parties and recording sessions, as well as several late-night basketball games. Prince’s family had planned to turn the complex into a Prince-themed museum, and it seems that they are preparing to fight the estate managers in court to block the sale of the famous mansion.With a legal battle brewing, we can only hope that whomever ends up being in charge of Paisley Park finds a way to pay tribute to Prince at the home and studio where he spent so much time.[via TMZ]last_img read more

Listen To The Grateful Dead’s Final Performance Of ‘Standing On The Corner’ Live From 1966

first_imgThe Grateful Dead have shared a previously unreleased live recording of “Standing on the Corner” from the band’s July 29th, 1966 concert at the P.N.E. Garden Auditorium in Vancouver. The show marked their first official concert outside of California, and one of the few known times this song was played live. This recording will be included in the upcoming 50th-anniversary edition of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled 1967 debut LP.“Their only other appearance outside of their home state prior to this was in January 1966 in Portland at an Acid Test, but this was their first billing, as part of the Vancouver Trips Festival,” Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explained to Rolling Stone. “Featuring a remarkable original song, ‘Standing on the Corner,’ in one of only a handful of known live appearances, with this one being the last.” Listen to the track below:The deluxe edition of the Grateful Dead’s debut album will be released on January 20th as a 2-CD set or vinyl picture disc, limited to 10,000 copies. The recordings include the Vancouver Trips in addition to David Glasser’s remastered version of The Grateful Dead from the original tapes. More information can be found here.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Audioslave Reunites At Anti-Inaugural Ball After Over A Decade [Watch]

first_imgChris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford have reunited as Audioslave for the first time in over a decade at the Anti-Inaugural Ball at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles last night. The Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine supergroup performed three tracks off their debut 2002 self-titled LP, including “Like a Stone”, “Cochise”, and “Show Me How to Live.”The band hadn’t performed together since November of 2005, and officially broke up in early 2007 after releasing their third LP Revelations. It’s not likely that the band will continue this reunion in any shape or form, rather, it seemed to have been a one-time thing for the anti-Trump concert.Watch the entire performance below, courtesy of YouTube user Ted Weitzman:In a previous statement the band explained, “The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create ‘No Trump Zones’ across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.”The event also featured performances from Prophets of Rage, along with special sets from Jackson Browne, Jack Black, Vic Mensa, and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir.last_img read more

It Looks Like Phish May Not Return To Madison Square Garden For New Year’s This Year

first_imgUPDATE: The Billy Joel tour date listing referenced below has since been removed, and Joel is scheduled to perform at MSG on 12/20. As of now, the days usually encompassed by Phish’s New Year’s run are still open on the Garden’s schedule.Many people refer to Madison Square Garden as Phish‘s de facto home court. The band has played the World’s Most Famous Arena in the heart of New York City 39 times to date, and the list of shows at the venue include some of the most memorable performances in the band’s career. This summer, the band is set to play an unprecedented 13-show “Baker’s Dozen” run at the Garden, bringing their total number of MSG shows up to 52 (and not-so-coincidentally one-upping Billy Joel‘s record-setting 12-show-per-year pace at the venue).Phish’s MSG runs typically come over New Year’s Eve. Since their reunion in 2009, the band has rung in the new year at the Garden every year except 2009 and 2014 (both of which were held at Miami’s American Airlines Arena). However, with 13 MSG shows on the books for this summer, fans have been curious about how that will affect the band’s usual New Year’s plans.While the answer to those questions has not officially been answered, new information appears to indicate that the band will not return to MSG for New Year’s this year. According to a listing on this Madison Square Garden ticket resale platform [UPDATE: The listing has since been removed], Billy Joel is set to perform at the Garden on December 30th this year, the Saturday of “New Year’s weekend.” Assuming this date is correct (it’s not yet listed on Joel’s website, but it is mentioned in the “Events” section of his Facebook page), that would likely mean that Phish will not play their customary 4-night run there over New Year’s this year. Even if the band started their run on the 31st and played through the 3rd (which they did in Miami in 2014), that would mean the hypothetical run would fall on a Sunday-Wednesday–an unlikely situation in terms of logistics.Does this mean Phish is heading back to Miami for New Year’s? Are they going to pick a new location to ring in 2018? Will there be a Phish New Year’s run at all (the band has already stated that they will not tour this fall)? Are we reading way too far into all this, and it’s all just Internet smoke and mirrors as usual? We’ll have to wait to find out, but we have a feeling people have some pretty strong opinions and theories on the matter. Let’s hear ’em! What do you think Phish will do for New Year’s 2017-2018?Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Shares Video Of Rehearsal With WSP’s John Bell At Red Rocks

first_imgAfter 21 fantastic nights of music in 16 different states across the country, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third annual “Wheels of Soul” tour is now in the rearview. The summer 2017 iteration of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s multi-band tour proved to be the biggest and most successful “Wheels of Soul” voyage to date. With support from “masters of soulful folk” The Wood Brothers and “psychedelic-blues institution” Hot Tuna, husband-and-wife bandleaders Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and their well-oiled 12-piece outfit consistently shattered personal records throughout the tour.Over the course of their month-long run, TTB sold out shows in 10 of the 20 cities visited, brought in thousands of fans to large outdoor venues like Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, and performed more than 70 different songs—from time-tested originals to covers of classics by the likes of the Derek & Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Jefferson Airplane and beyond—continuing to affirm their stature as one of the most exciting, soulful live bands on the road today.In addition to Tedeschi Trucks Band’s ever-increasing abilities as a cohesive unit, the outfit’s third “Wheels of Soul” outing further cemented the annual tour’s reputation as a unique and unmatched collaborative summer musical experience. On multiple occasions throughout the tour, Derek and Susan welcomed their supporting bands onstage to team up on songs by everyone from B.B. King to Paul McCartney to Jefferson Airplane.The collaborations came to a peak at the band’s sold-out two-night run at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. In addition to The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna, Tedeschi Trucks band was joined over the course of the weekend by renowned jam scene elder statesmen like John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood and John Bell of Widespread Panic. You can check out never-before-seen pro-shot footage of collaborations from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s two-night Red Rocks run below:Tedeschi Trucks Band’s backstage rehearsal of Bob Dylan’s “Down Along The Cove” with Widespread Panic’s John Bell at Red Rocks:Pro-shot footage of Tedeschi Trucks Band covering The Rolling Stones’ “Sweet Virginia” at Red Rocks with help from The Wood Brothers:Along with the litany of exciting collaborations, this summer’s “Wheels of Soul” tour held a unique emotional significance for the band due the many legendary musicians who passed away earlier in the year. That list includes Dereks’ uncle Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman (both of whom Derek played for many years in the Allman Brothers Band) as well as “grandfather of the jam scene” Col. Bruce Hampton, who was sharing the stage with Trucks and scores of other musicians when he drew his final breath during the encore of his 70th birthday celebration in May. The band used the “Wheels of Soul” tour as a vehicle to cope with these losses, breaking out Allmans live staples like “Whipping Post,” “Ain’t Wastin No More Time,” and “Statesboro Blues” and dedicating a cover of Conway Twitty’s “Don’t Cry No More” to Col. Bruce during their performance at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, where Hampton gave his now-legendary final performance.“Performing is healing, for everyone on stage,” explains Trucks, “It’s important to get out and play; there is definitely something cathartic about it. You can feel it in the audience, too. People like Bruce and Butch and Gregg, they meant a lot to a lot of people. When you acknowledge those things and play that music, it helps a lot of people in a lot of ways.”In addition to paying their respects to the fallen greats, the band also dedicated a performance of “Song For You” to their keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, who was on leave from the band for the extent of the tour after suffering a heart attack earlier this summer but is expected to make a full recovery.“Wheels of Soul” 2017 was also successful in its charitable efforts throughout the summer. As part of an initiative with the tour’s nonprofit partner, Craft for Causes, local craft brewers created a limited edition “Wheels of Soul”-themed beer in their taprooms for each of the tour’s stops. Proceeds from the sale of these local brews benefitted the Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation, a national nonprofit that works to promote and preserve music education and provide musical instruments to underprivileged youths. 40 different breweries hosted launch parties for their special “Wheels of Soul” brew in the month leading up to the performances, sporting clever names like “Butch’s Brown Ale,” “All That I Need,” and “Harmonious.” The Crafts for Causes van followed behind the tour busses throughout the run, driving 14,500 miles and covering 42 states, visiting 39 different breweries along the way.Tedeschi Trucks Band will now take a brief hiatus from the road before heading back out for their 2017 Fall Tour beginning on September 15th in Birmingham, AL. The tour encompasses the band’s annual residency at the Beacon Theatre, which will include their milestone 25th performance at the storied Manhattan venue on Wednesday, October 11th. The rest of the band’s remaining schedule for the year includes performances in L.A., San Diego, Phoenix, and Portland, as well as a 2-night run in Seattle and a 3-night stand in Susan’s native Boston to cap a busy 2017. The band is also currently in the studio working on material for their next studio album, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2016 studio release, Let Me Get By, which Live For Live Music ranked among the best albums of 2016 in a year-end poll.You can see a list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates below. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.Upcoming 2017 Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates:9/15 Birmingham, AL             Alabama Theatre +9/16 New Orleans, LA           Saenger Theatre9/17 Little Rock, AR                Robinson Center Music Hall +9/21 Houston, TX                     Hobby Center #9/22 Dallas, TX                         Music Hall at Fair Park #9/23 Austin, TX                        ACL Moody Theater #  sold out10/6 New York, NY                 Beacon Theatre +10/7 New York, NY                 Beacon Theatre10/10  New York, NY              Beacon Theatre %10/11 New York, NY               Beacon Theatre @10/13  New York, NY              Beacon Theatre10/14  New York, NY              Beacon Theatre11/3 Portland, OR                   Keller Auditorium #11/4 Seattle, WA                   Paramount Theatre #11/5  Seattle, WA                   Paramount Theater11/7 Santa Barbara, CA        Arlington Theatre &11/9 San Diego, CA                San Diego Civic Theatre #11/10 Los Angeles, CA          Orpheum Theatre #11/11 Los Angeles, CA          Orpheum Theatre &11/14  Phoenix, AZ                 Orpheum Theatre +11/15 Phoenix, AZ                  Orpheum Theatre +11/17 Oakland, CA                 Fox Theater #11/18 Oakland, CA                 Fox Theater11/30 Boston, MA                  Orpheum Theatre @12/1   Boston, MA                   Orpheum Theatre12/2   Boston, MA                   Orpheum Theatre+ with Greyhounds# with Hard Working Americans% with The Wood [email protected] with North Mississippi Allstars&  with David Luning[Cover photo via Bill McAlaine]last_img read more

PHOTOS: Stick Figure & Twiddle Honor Tom Petty, Cover The Beatles In Chicago

first_imgPhoto: Ojeda Photography Last night, the ongoing ‘Above The Storm’ tour arrived at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for a night of reggae and dub. Headlined by Stick Figure, the show was supported by Iya Terra and well-known jam band Twiddle. It was interesting to see Twiddle play to an audiencethat was a bit different from their own, but ultimately the Rastafarian crowd that came to see Stick Figure left satisfied by all the musicians that played.Iya Terra opened up the show with a short and upbeat set. Twiddle was up next, dove right into their trademark style. Not catering to the crowd, they opened up with the authoritative power chords of “Nicodemus Portulay”. The reggae vibes then seeped in, as they followed that up with “Beethoven & Greene”. Fan favorite Plump: Chapter 1 track “Lost in the Cold” came next. “Doinkinbonk!!!” saw bassist Zdenek Gubb seemingly slapping his strings just short of their point of breaking. For the last song of their set, Twiddle brought out Stick Figure’s Johnny Cosmic on guitar for a rousing rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, perhaps not-so-coincidentally for the evening on which Petty’s autopsy results were made public and the world learned that his October death was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.The headliner of the tour, Stick Figure, then played a set filled with songs spanning their 10+ year career. The band’s leading force and frontman, Scott Woodruff, led the band through the set, bringing along his Instagram-famous tour dog, Cocoa, to join in the fun. At first, it was odd to see a dog on stage the entirety of their set. However, it quickly became clear that the dog was almost as much a member of the band as the other musicians. She had a great stage presence, and it was great to see that Tails of Love, a charity supporting animal rescue, had booths set up so fans could help support animals like Cocoa in need of a loving home.The band played plenty of old favorites like “White Fire” and “Livin’ It” as well as newer numbers “Fire on the Horizon” and “Easy Runaway”. They also invited Twiddle frontman Mihali out for a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Mellow Mood”. Perhaps the most special moment of the evening came during the show’s encore the encore, as Stick Figure worked their way through a sing-along rendition of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”. Finally, a show-ending version of “Smoking Love” with a multitude of musicians from the opening bands brought a great night of reggae music to a close. The ‘Above the Storm’ tour is just starting so be sure to check it out if it comes near your town.For a full list of upcoming “Above The Storm” tour dates, head to Stick Figure’s website here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from the evening courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.SETLIST: Twiddle | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Nicodemus Portulay, Beethoven & Greene, Lost in the Cold, Daydream Farmer, Doinkinbonk !!!, You Don’t Know How It Feels**with Johnny Cosmic of Stick FigureSETLIST: Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Lincoln Intro -> Shadow, Above the Storm, Fire on the Horizon, Weary Eyes, White Fire -> Bongs Jam, Think N Thin, Winds from the West, Coming Home, Mellow Mood^, Smiles on Faces, Boulevard, Livin It, Let the Music Play, Intro -> Choice is Yours, Weight of Sound, Easy RunawayEncore: Shelter, Breathe -> Hey Jude, Smoking Love^^with Mihali[Cover photo: Daniel Ojeda]Twiddle, Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images Ojeda Photographylast_img read more

Arcade Fire Announces New Tour Dates

first_imgArcade Fire will return to the road in support of their 2017 album, Everything Now. Dubbed “Everything Now Continues,” the newly-announced series of dates will bring the indie rock icons through much of the Midwest and Southeast, including stops at Birmingham, AL’s Sloss Festival and Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival.Last year’s Everything Now tour was an interesting outing for the Canadian-American group, who are known for their energetic live performances. Rather than performing on a traditional stage, the band set up boxing ring-style platforms in the middle of various stadiums, offering fans a 360 degree view of the action during their concerts. Those shows usually featured career-spanning setlists, with numerous tunes from the latest album as well as their four earlier LPs.Arcade Fire’s next run through the United States will kick off on July 7th in Clarkston, MI before wrapping up in Bristol, VA on July 20th. Tickets for the shows will go on sale Tuesday, March 20th, though pre-sale tickets are available now.In related news, Arcade Fire just unveiled a “double music video” for the Everything Now tracks “Put Your Money On Me” and “We Don’t Deserve Love”. Titled by Money + Love, the David Wilson-directed video stars the band and acclaimed Australian actress Toni Collette. Additionally, Arcade Fire is scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend (March 17th).Arcade Fire – “Money + Love”Arcade Fire Tour North American DatesJuly 7 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater July 8 Milwaukee, WS @ SummerfestJuly 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE July 12 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater July 14 Birmingham, AL @ Sloss FestivalJuly 15 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle FestivalJuly 18 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing July 20 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Livelast_img read more

A Brief History Of LSD Ahead Of The 75th-Anniversary Bicycle Day Tour

first_imgThis year, Bicycle Day will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the folks at Euphonic Conceptions and Legion of Bloom Music have something really special cooked up to mark the landmark year. In years past, the two promoters have brought their psychedelic celebration to San Francisco, California, for one of the largest Bicycle Day parties in the world. However, this year, Euphonic Conception and Legion of Bloom Music’s, in honor of the standout anniversary, will take their event—featuring musicians Shpongle (Simon Posford live) and CharlestheFirst and legendary visual artists Alex and Allyson Grey—on the road.For those unfamiliar, Bicycle Day is an annual celebration of Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman’s first intentional ingestion of the chemical compound LSD-25 on April 19th, 1943, following his discovery of the compound’s mind-altering properties three days earlier. Bicycle Day takes its name from Hoffman’s trippy bike ride home, a fateful trip (in both senses of the word) whose impact still permeates both mainstream and counterculture today.After Hoffman’s discovery, psychologists clinically researched the drug throughout the 40s, 50s, and 60s, with the Swiss company Sandoz Pharmaceuticals distributing free samples of the chemical for research purposes. Alfred Hubbard read a report discussing the hallucinogenic effects of the then-obscure drug and tried it in 1951. He became known as the first true proponent for LSD outside of the research world after realizing that it could be used to explore the depths of the human psyche. He began researching and distributing the compound, eventually swapping his LSD for psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical in certain mushrooms, being studied by a Harvard psychologist, Dr. Timothy Leary.Leary went on to become the most high-profile researcher and proponent of the drug, eventually losing his position at Harvard for the controversial nature of his advocacy. He published The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead with Richard Alpert in 1964, a work that compared the nature of tripping to the spiritual experience of birth and rebirth detailed in the Tibetan tome. He advocated for students to “Turn on, tune in, and drop out,” a message that was picked up by the counterculture and perpetuated with the rising prevalence of acid parties.Ken Kesey served as a medical guinea pig testing LSD and other psychoactive drugs in the 1950’s (at the time, the CIA was also testing LSD as a weapon as part of its MKUltra program, thinking that it could be used as “truth sermon” or to incapacitate enemy forces). After publishing One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in 1962, a book detailing his experiences during the research project, the financial success of the book allowed him to move to California, where he began hosting a series of “Acid Tests” in San Francisco along with his gang of Merry Pranksters. Enter the Grateful Dead, then known as The Warlocks, who served as the house band for these tests, during which attendees dropped acid and explored LSD’s mind-altering effects. After LSD was made illegal in 1968, there were few chemists who could successfully create the illegal compound. Owsley Stanley was one such chemist who nailed down how to synthesize the drug, serving as the supplier for Kesey’s acid tests as well as the sound technician for the Grateful Dead. With the Grateful Dead—declassified government documents reveal that the FBI cited the archetypal jam band as the country’s introduction to LSD—and other psychedelic rock juggernauts like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Jefferson Airplane at the helm of the counterculture revolution of the 60s and beyond, increasingly, the government became worried about the use of the drug, associating it with the anti-war sentiment and viewing it as a threat to American middle class, traditional values. After Dr. Sidney Cohen, a doctor who tested the psychoanalytical capabilities of the compound, testified before Congress in 1966 and declared that the drug was dangerous in the wrong hands, LSD was made illegal in 1967.While the counterculture raged on, with time the popularity of LSD subsided in the 80s, as other drugs became en vogue. However, as the turn of the new millennium approached, so did the youth’s interest in the psychedelic compound, with the drug reemerging in popularity in the 90’s and into the 2000’s through to now. Considering LSD’s rich 75-year history, its no wonder that some of the most exciting artists in modern psychedelia are gearing up for a celebration. On Bicycle Day proper, April 19th, the event will return to its home at The Midway in San Francisco, the larger venue that the event moved to last year. The following day, on April 20th—which has become a holiday for users of a different (sometimes) illegal substance—the party will move south and take over The Mayan in Los Angeles. Rounding out the weekend, the Bicycle Day tour will hit New Orleans for a performance at the Joy Theater on April 21st. Tickets for the various stops on the Bicycle Day 75th Anniversary tour are currently on sale. For the 4/19 San Francisco show, head here. For the 4/20 Los Angeles show, click here. For the 4/21 New Orleans show, head here.,For those unfamiliar, Bicycle Day is an annual celebration of Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman’s first intentional ingestion of the chemical compound LSD-25 on April 19th, 1943, following his discovery of the compound’s mind-altering properties three days earlier. Bicycle Day takes its name from Hoffman’s trippy bike ride home, a fateful trip (in both senses of the word) whose impact still permeates both mainstream and counterculture today.,Considering LSD’s rich 75-year history, its no wonder that some of the most exciting artists in modern psychedelia are gearing up for a celebration. On Bicycle Day proper, April 19th, the event will return to its home at The Midway in San Francisco, the larger venue that the event moved to last year. The following day, on April 20th—which has become a holiday for users of a different (sometimes) illegal substance—the party will move south and take over The Mayan in Los Angeles. Rounding out the weekend, the Bicycle Day tour will hit New Orleans for a performance at the Joy Theater on April 21st. Tickets for the various stops on the Bicycle Day 75th Anniversary tour are currently on sale. For the 4/19 San Francisco show, head here. For the 4/20 Los Angeles show, click here. For the 4/21 New Orleans show, head here.last_img read more