Aussie up-and-comers The Veronicas haven’t headlined a U.S. tour in three years, but will return with a vengeance later this season. The twin sisters will begin their jaunt with a series of May “warm-up” concerts before launching their headlining Revenge Is Sweeter Tour in June.
Mainly comprised of radio station concerts, the spring warm-up begins April 29 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ, and ends May 17 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Headlining dates kick off June 4 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, and close out July 18 at Elitch Gardens in Denver, CO.
In total, sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso will complete 40 concerts from coast to coast. Highlights of the main tour leg include a June 12 concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA, a June 21 gig at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, a July 1 show at Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO, and a July 11 performance at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL.
The Veronicas are touring in support of their sophomore album “Hook Me Up,” originally released in their native Australia in November 2007. The record has hit No. 107 on the Billboard 200 and peaked atop the Heatseekers chart. The first U.S. single “Untouched” is also climbing the charts, with top 20 positions on the Hot 100, Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs lists.
This is the second U.S. headlining tour for The Veronicas. The duo made their stateside debut in early 2006, playing small clubs in nearly 30 cities across the nation. Ironically, one of the tour’s opening acts was American sibling trio Jonas Brothers. In a reversal of fortunes in summer 2008, The Veronicas returned the favor by supporting select dates of Jonas Brothers’ headlining Burning Up Tour.
The Veronicas have provided support on a number of U.S. tours over the years, including pop performer Ashlee Simpson in 2006 and Hanson’s Walk Around the World Tour in 2008.
The Veronicas itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|April 29||Tucson, AZ||Last Smash Platinum Bash @ Arizona Stadium|
|May 1||Saint Petersburg, FL||The State Theatre|
|May 2||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|May 3||Agawam, MA||Six Flags New England|
|May 5||San Antonio, TX||96.1 Mixfest @ Hemisfair Park|
|May 6||Austin, TX||96.7 Summer Concert @ Austin Music Hall|
|May 8||Little Rock, AR||Revolution|
|May 9||Nashville, TN||Rocketown|
|May 10||Louisville, KY||Headliners Music Hall|
|May 12||Columbus, OH||Skully’s Music Diner|
|May 13||Pittsburgh, PA||Diesel Club Lounge|
|May 15||Camden, NJ||Q102 Q Concert@ Susquehanna Bank Center|
|May 17||Mansfield, MA||KISS 108 FM Concert @ Comcast Center|
|June 4||Providence, RI||Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel|
|June 7||Fishkill, NY||Dutchess Stadium|
|June 9||Norfolk, VA||NorVa|
|June 10||Greenville, SC||The Handlebar|
|June 12||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|June 13||Baton Rouge, LA||Varsity Theatre|
|June 14||Memphis, TN||Hi-Tone Cafe|
|June 16||Oklahoma City, OK||Diamond Ballroom|
|June 17||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|June 20||Bonner Springs, KS||Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone|
|June 21||San Francisco, CA||Golden Gate Park|
|June 23||Los Angeles, CA||Music Box @ Fonda|
|June 24||Vallejo, CA||Six Flags Discovery Kingdom|
|June 26||Portland, OR||Hawthorne Theatre|
|June 28||Seattle, WA||Neumos|
|June 30||Salt Lake City, UT||Club Sound|
|July 1||Colorado Springs, CO||Black Sheep|
|July 3||Bessemer, AL||Alabama Adventure|
|July 5||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 7||Sauget, IL||Pop’s|
|July 8||Des Moines, IA||People’s|
|July 10||Saint Paul, MN||Station 4|
|July 11||Chicago, IL||Metro / Smart Bar|
|July 12||Grand Rapids, MI||The Intersection|
|July 14||Cleveland Heights, OH||Grog Shop|
|July 17||Philadelphia, PA||Theatre of the Living Arts|
|July 18||Denver, CO||Elitch Gardens|