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Bush, Live, and Our Lady Peace are touring this summer, and 1997's teens are so pumped

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Maybe it’s finally time to fly to Los Angeles and find your asshole brother, and tell him he’s way overdue on buying you some concert tickets as penance. “What, you think everything’s zen?” you can reply when he acts as if his rudeness was no big deal. “I don’t think so.”


Depending on your sibling’s penchant for remembering the words to long-ago hits, that may or may not land, but it’s still a way of announcing that British alt-rock group Bush is hitting the road this summer, joined by that other ’90s bastion of shredding riffs and pretentious lyrics, Live. (If the Bush references don’t work in getting family to procure you tickets, you could try saying “I alone love you” while wearing your hair in an extremely long rat tail, but that might get awkward.) (Speaking of which, have you watched the video for “I Alone” recently? It’s really weird. The drummer just sort of moshes by himself.) The two groups will be joined by supporting act Our Lady Peace, which necessitated changing this headline from 1995 teens to 1997's, because “Superman’s Dead” didn’t make those guys popular around here until then.

The ostensible reason for the union of British pomp and Pennsylvania circumstance is the twin anniversaries of Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper, two noteworthy releases of the grunge era that are turning 25 this year. While neither group may have wanted to comedown from the cloud of massive international success, they’ve still taken all this time to find out what a doubtlessly popular combo nostalgia tour looks like. The complete list of dates is below, and tickets go on sale March 15 through LiveNation. Try not to let your placenta fall to the floor if you don’t get the seats you want.

Bush/Live/Our Lady Peace summer tour 2019

June 6–Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino–The Grand Theater
June 7–Atlantic City, NJ @Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 8–Burlington, Ontario, Canada @ Spencer Smith Park–Sound of Music Festival
June 11–Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 13–Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14–Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
June 15–Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26–Appleton, WI @ Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
July 27–Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
July 28–Kansas City, MO @Starlight Theatre
July 30–New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 2–Wichita, KS @Hartman Arena
August 3–Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
August 6–Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
August 7–Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 9–Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino–West Side Pavilion
August 10–Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair
August 11–Tucson, AZ @ AVA Casino
August 14–Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 16–Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 17–Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 18–Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
August 20–Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 23–Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
August 24–Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
August 25–Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
August 27–Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
August 29–Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30–Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 4–Dayton, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 6–Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 7–Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair
September 8–Rochester, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.