Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the “Bonnaroo365 Tour Presented By Samsonite”. The tour is confirmed to begin at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS, on October 24th and play intimate venues in college markets across the country. Bonnaroo has historically been the launching pad for such popular artists as Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. It is also recognized as the place to see bands that are on the verge of breaking, such as Phoenix, The National and Temper Trap, to name a few. Taking a page from Bonnaroo’s programming formula, the Bonnaroo365 Tour Presented By Samsonite will feature emerging bands, including White Denim and Maps & Atlases, plus special guests. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
“One of the most gratifying parts of Bonnaroo is knowing that we were part of a band’s early success and able to help nurture them in their development stages,” said Superfly’s Rick Farman. “We want the Bonnaroo365 Tour to underscore this part of the festival and to hopefully give emerging artists yet another platform from which to grow their careers.”
“Samsonite provides students with bags that stand up to their fast-paced lifestyle – from the classroom to musical festivals like Bonnaroo365,” said Stephanie Goldman, Director, Marketing Communications, Samsonite. “We’re thrilled to support artists that are poised to make a lasting impression on the music world, in the same way Samsonite bags stand the test of time.”
Confirmed Dates (all dates include White Denim and Maps & Atlases):
October 24, Granada Theater, Lawrence, KA #
October 25, Bourbon Theater, Lincoln, NE #
October 26, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI #
October 28, Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL #
October 29, The Bluebird, Bloomington, IN $
October 30, A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH $
October 31, The Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC $
November 1, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC $
November 2, Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA $
November 3, Orange Peel, Asheville, NC %
November 5, Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA %
November 6, The Lyric Oxford, Oxford, MS %
November 7, One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA %
November 8, Lola’s, Fort Worth, TX %
November 11, Antone’s, Austin, TX %
# w/ Team Spirit / $ w/ Tiny Victories / % w/ Asherel
Set on 700 acres in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo is a four-day festival that draws 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 120 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art. The legendary event began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer which dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival. Bonnaroo has now evolved into becoming much more than just a concert destination; it has become a cultural touchstone and, for two generations of music fans, a rite of passage. Each year, the lineup cements Bonnaroo as a force in music discovery, exposing its fans to legendary artists, current favorites, as well as breaking acts. Bonnaroo365 (www.youtube.com/bonnaroo365) is the online hub for all things Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival content. Themed around the pursuit of “Good Stuff,” the literal meaning of Bonnaroo, the channel features talent-driven episodic originals, daily comedy and music programming as well as an archive of legendary festival performances. All of it is curated and produced by the Bonnaroo producers. About Samsonite: Samsonite is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, sourcing and distribution of luggage, business and computer bags, outdoor and casual bags, and travel accessories. For more than 100 years, Samsonite has leveraged its rich design heritage to create unparalleled products that fulfil the travel and lifestyle needs of the global traveller. For more information on Samsonite, visit www.samsonite.com.
About White Denim:
White Denimʼs fourth and most recent full length album ‘D’ has garnered widespread critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin and Entertainment Weekly among others and their fall 2011 EP ‘Takes Place in Your Workspace’ has been praised by Pitchfork as ‘a welcome addition to the burgeoning White Denim discographyʼ. These guys are warriors of the road who are known absolutely floor crowds with their live set.