ROAD TRIP: Shows that aren't coming to Orlando [Janelle Monae, Arcade Fire, Questlove, Parts & Labor, White Lies, more]

Club owners and show promoters here in Orlando are a hard-working and often unthanked bunch. Although they do a fine job getting national touring bands into our clubs and venues on a regular basis, they are often fighting against a prejudice that bands’ booking agents have about bringing bands into Florida. Although Orlando is a day-drive from Atlanta and New Orleans, and although one show in Orlando could “service” the entire state of Florida, all too often the people in charge of routing tours for bands feel that it’s not worth it to bring their artists here. To, you know, the fourth most populous state in the Union.

And that means that, sometimes, there are shows that we want to go to, but in order to see ’em, we’re gonna have to pile in the car, split some gas money, and hit the road. So, with that in mind, here’s a semi-regular feature running down the tours that aren’t coming here. SHOTGUN!

  • Arcade Fire (May 6, Jazz Fest in New Orleans)
  • Backwoods Payback (March 12, Atlanta)
  • Dead Kenny G’s (March 7, Tallahassee)
  • The Devil Whale (March 24, Atlanta)
  • Drive A, Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, Drive A, New Medicine (April 17, Ft. Lauderdale)
  • The Fresh & Onlys (April 27, Atlanta)
  • Hey Rosetta (March 21, Atlanta)
  • Koji (March 9, Savannah)
  • Amos Lee & the Watson Twins (April 28, Charleston)
  • The Low Anthem (April 23, Savannah)
  • Mi Ami (March 17, Atlanta)
  • Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Plan B (May 11, Miami)
  • Norma Jean, Stick To Your Guns, Impending Doom, Of Legends (March 24, Tampa)
  • Parts & Labor (April 25, Pensacola)
  • Phish (June 14 and 15, Atlanta)
  • Questlove & Yameen Allworld (March 12, Miami)
  • Gruff Rhys (May 22, Atlanta)
  • The Shit Robot (March 25 & 26, Miami)
  • Sourvein (March 4, Savannah)
  • White Lies (May 21, Atlanta)
  • Yeasayer, Smith Westerns (April 30, Atlanta)
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One response to “ROAD TRIP: Shows that aren't coming to Orlando [Janelle Monae, Arcade Fire, Questlove, Parts & Labor, White Lies, more]

  1. A couple of more that I am going to in April:

    The Damnwells (April 4, Atlanta)

    Slow Runner, William Fitzsimmons (April 16, Savannah)

    Iron & Wine (April 23, Savannah)

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