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14 Must-See Tours in Spring 2015

Marilyn Manson returns, Lana Del Rey hypes her 'Honeymoon' album, ILoveMakonnen gets clubs going up on Tuesdays—read about all the tours you've gotta see this spring

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Marilyn Manson

PRIOR LAKE, MN - FEBRUARY 6: Musician Marilyn Manson performs on February 6, 2015 at Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino in Prior La
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What: The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour

When: March 25 – May 13

Why It's a Must See: Manson's already sharpened the tour with a run in January and February. He's coming off The Pale Emperor, his most celebrated album in years. And the goth rock icon never plays a show unless he's got a sublime theatrical experience prepared, so the bang for the buck is guaranteed. Zach Dionne

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Death Cab for Cutie

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 20: Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie performs at Crocodile on January 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington
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What: DCFC's 2015 tour supporting Kintsugi

When: April 10 – October 5

Why It's a Must See: Truth is, my anticipation for this tour isn't all bunnies and roses. The fact that Chris Walla is officially out of Death Cab still gives me pause, but I go back and forth on whether or not I believe this actually means anything negative in regards to their live show. On the one hand, this is the Chris & Ben show. Half of the recipe's gone missing. On the other hand, Chris's real value was in his production and writing abilities, and the guys are notorious for playing a seamless string of perfectly prioritized gems from various periods in their catalogue. At best, we're in for a great nostalgia-tinged rock show; at worst we're left to remember better times in the Death Cab camp. Andrew Poitras

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Action Bronson

READING, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 24: Action Bronson performs on stage on Day 2 of Reading Festival 2013 at Richfield Avenue o
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What: A two-and-a-half-week leg celebrating the release of Mr. Wonderful

When: March 24 – April 11

Why It's a Must See: These aren't quite the official dates to support the launch of his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, but they are the first shows scheduled post-release. We anticipate more of the same perfect antics that popularized Action Bronson, including but not limited to free weed, launching fans from the stage, and multitasking while excreting bodily fluids. Andrew Poitras

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All Time Low

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 14: Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low performs performs onstage at The O2 Arena on February 14,
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What: The Future Hearts Tour

When: April 2 – May 24

Why It's a Must See: Pop-punk giants All Time Low have promised a new record (following two incredible singles, "Something's Gotta Give" and "Kids in the Dark") and will hit the road to promote it. American dates are mostly stadiums—a huge, progressive step in the band's career—with openers State Champs. Maria Sherman

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Cody Simpson

SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Cody Simpson performs at We Day California at SAP Center on February 25, 2015 in San Jose, Califo
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What: The Aussie singer's 2015 spring tour

When: April 4 – April 26

Why It's a Must See: Once known as a poor man's Justin Bieber now proving himself to be a superstar, Australian teen dream Cody Simpson is hitting our shores soon. If those blond locks aren't enough to persuade you, take a moment to check out "Home to Mama." You'll swoon straight to the ticket counter. —Maria Sherman

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​Ed Sheeran

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Recording artist Ed Sheeran performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the
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What: The second North American leg of Ed's x Tour

When: May 6 – July 3

Why It's a Must See: The British troubadour seemingly did the impossible in taking his tender singer-songwriter style to a massive arena level during the first leg of his x Tour, owning Chicago's Allstate Arena and Los Angeles' Staples Center. Come this May, Ed Sheeran brings his show to the rest of the country, hitting more southern and eastern states. His x album is a true gem, and even if you're not into the quieter songs, there are still bangers like "Sing" and "Don't" that are sure to get everyone in the arena grooving. Jeff Benjamin

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BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 25: ILoveMakonnen performs onstage during Day 3 of the Fader Fort presented by Converse at Converse Ru
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What: The Loudest of the Loud Tour

When: March 26 – May 16

Why It's a Must See: 25-year-old Atlantan ILoveMakonnen is the reason the club is going up on a Tuesday. Don't trust us? Just ask his number one cheerleader, Drake. The single-born superstar and up-and-comer is know for bringing a dance floor vibe to major music venues, meaning everyone that's into shaking it is legally not allowed to miss this one. —Maria Sherman

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Marina & The Diamonds

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 11: Marina Lambrini Diamandis of Marina & The Diamonds performs on stage at HMV Forum on Oct
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What: The Froot Show

When: March 13 – June 7

Why It's a Must See: Marina's garnered a cultish following in no small part to her theatrical stage shows. The Welsh act puts a heavy emphasis on live instrumentation, top-notch costumes, quirky visuals and tender moments of audience interaction. The singer's new Froot album is sounding like her best yet, and American fans will be some of the first to hear the fresh tracks live. The singer-songwriter's been noticeably absent from promotional live performances, opting instead to release her own acoustic performances on YouTube (watch her nail every trill on "I'm a Ruin" live and every low note on "Happy"), making us just that much more excited. —Jeff Benjamin

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 20: U2 guitar player The Edge (L) and lead singer Bono perform at the New Meadowlands Stadium on J
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What: The Innocence + Experience Tour

When: May 14 – July 31

Why It's a Must See: U2's decision to drop Songs of Innocence, their 13th studio album, into everyone's iTunes last September stirred up every hater in existence. So what better place for the true U2 fans to finally celebrate the record—and to re-celebrate the band's storied career and stellar body of work—than in a giant arena, together, as a hater-free family? —Zach Dionne

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Go HARD Tour

BROOKLYN, NY - AUGUST 10: Dillon Francis performs during the Mad Decent Block Party at Williamsburg Park on August 10, 2013 i
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What: HARD Fest's Go HARD Tour

When: March 25 – August 2            

Why It's a Must See: The Go HARD touring festival is the Warped of rap and EDM. The all-star lineup—Bro Safari, A$AP Ferg, Dillon Francis, Rae Sremmund, tons more—is curated for no other reason than to facilitate unadulterated head banging, shmoney-dancing, and ignoring all of your problems. What's not to be excited about? —Andrew Poitras

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Lana Del Rey

SOUTHWOLD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: Lana Del Ray performs at the Latitude Festival at Henham Park Estate on July 13, 2012 in
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What: The Endless Summer Tour

When: May 7 – June 16

Why It's a Must See: In support of the very sexy, very sad UltraviolenceLDR is doing a run in the biggest stateside venues of her career. She'll play a slew of amphitheatres and large rooms around North America, including Los Angeles' famous Hollywood Bowl and Montreal's Bell Centre. Courtney Love, a rock chick as polarizing and badass as Lana herself, is joining for half the dates. —Zach Dionne

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Passion Pit

GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 17: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit performs during the 2013 Hangout Music Festival on May 17, 2013 in
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What: The Kindred Tour

When: March 14 – May 30

Why It's a Must See: Indie darlings turned electro-pop superstars Passion Pit are back on our radar in 2015, and we couldn't be more stoked. Their collaboration with French up-and-comer Madeon, "Pay No Mind" was one of the best dance songs we heard last month, if not of the whole year so far. Their live show is known for its club energy, so grab your best dress and get out there! —Maria Sherman

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Kiesza & Betty Who

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What: "Hideaway" singer Kieza's Sound of a Woman Tour feat. Australian newcomer Betty Who

When: March 30 – May 7

Why It's a Must See: As badass collaborations like "Fancy," "Bang Bang" and "Can't Remember to Forget You" proved, the more female power the better. After buzzy years for both Kieza ("Hideway" hit No. 1 in the U.K. and was a hit on the Billboard Hot 100) and Betty Who (who released her debut album Take Me When You Go after the late 2013 viral success of "Somebody Loves You"), the pair are hitting the road together. Make sure you're up on your cardio—you're going to do a lot of moving at this show. —Jeff Benjamin

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