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Tour Updates: White Stripes, Peter Bjorn and John

At last, the White Stripes will have confirmed plans to spread their Icky Thump across the U.S. following their rather thorough venture in the Great White North. The stateside jaunt, a 15-date affair kicking off Sept. 4 in Chicago, will lead Jack and Meg White and their Icky tunes through assorted cities such as Lincoln, NE, Fargo, ND, and Boise, ID in an apparent effort to reach their off-beaten-path devotees. Next, the band will hit Albuquerque, swing through Texas for a pair of shows during the Austin City Limits festival, stroll through California and Anchorage, AK, and cap with a pair of gigs in Seattle.

White Stripes tour dates:

9/4, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
9/5, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
9/6, Lincoln, NE (Pershing Center Auditorium)
9/7, Fargo, ND (Fargo Civic Auditorium)
9/8, Rapid City, SD (Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)
9/10, Jackson Hole, WY (Snowking Center)
9/11, Boise, ID (Idaho Center Theatre)
9/12, Salt Lake City, UT (The “E” Center)
9/13, Albuquerque, NM (Kiva Auditorium)
9/15-16, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits)
9/19, Inglewood, CA (The Forum)
9/21, Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
9/24, Anchorage, AK (William A. Egan Civic Center)
9/26, Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)
9/27, Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)

Swedish indie rock sensations (whistle!) Peter Bjorn and John have announced their return to the U.S. late this summer for a string of performances. The six-date mini-outing will commence with a performance in Los Angeles July 31, before heading south to San Diego and north to Salt Lake City. Next, the trio will land in the Chicago for a pair of performances during Lollapalooza, which bookend a Aug. 4 appearance at Virgin Fest.

Peter Bjorn and John tour dates:

7/31, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)
8/1, San Diego, CA (House of Blues San Diego)
8/2, Salt Lake City, UT (Gallivan Center)
8/3, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza aftershow)
8/4, Baltimore, MD (V-Fest)
8/5, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)

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