Last Month in Music: October 2017 Recap

Last Month in Music: October 2017 Recap
Weezer by ColleenCallahan

October consisted of stacked festival lineups, a profoundly impactful memorial show, band break ups and epic upcoming tour announcements. Fall festival season is keeping concert goers busy this year. Voodoo Nola, The Fest, The Growlers Six, Cloak & Dagger’s ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ and Mala Luna Festival, to name just a few which have taken place last month. Check out some of’s festival highlights.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs by Chris Tuite

View more powerful live photos from the festivals here.

Linkin Park and friends celebrated life in honor of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening featured over a dozen artists including Blink-182, Sum 41, Steve Aoki, No Doubt, Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha and more honoring the Linkin Park frontman. The concert was held to honor the beloved musician, while raising awareness for suicide prevention through Linkin Park’s charitable Music For Relief organization, One More Light Fund.

After making music for 26 years, and over the course of eight studio albums, Finnish goth rock band HIM have ended their journey as a band. The group are currently nearing the end of their final goodbye with 35 shows across 14 countries. HIM’s Bang & Whimper Tour 2017 (Farewell Tour) kicked off on June 14 in Barcelona, Spain at Razzmatazz and will conclude on December 17 at London, England’s Roundhouse.

HIM by Michael Amico
HIM by Michael Amico

SoCal rockers Weezer and Boston psychedelic act, Pixies, have announced a 29-date tour together starting in June. The seven-week run will kick off this summer in Tampa, Florida at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Irish rockers U2 have announced the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour for 2018. Coinciding with the North American run, U2 will also release their fourteenth studio album, Songs of Experience on December 1. The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour kicks off May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at BOK Center and concludes on June 29 in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center.

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