(In related RHCP news: Over the weekend, bouncers at the Philadelphia Four Seasons hotel put Anthony Kiedis in a chokehold after mistaking him for a rabid Rolling Stones fan. Footage of the altercation belongs in Schadenfreude Hall of Fame.)
And in other upcoming concert news, this morning the Ryman announced a handful of shows sure to excite the shit out of Vandy undergrads when classes resume in the fall. Leading the pack is Vampire Weekend, who bring their blue-blood-infused Afrobeat stylings back to the Mother Church on Oct. 7. Tickets also go on sale this Friday, June 28, at noon, right here. Sky Ferreira opens.
Bookish, pensive locals need mark Nov. 10 on their calendars — that’s when bearded South Cackalacky indie troubadour Samuel Beam (a.k.a. Iron and Wine) makes his return to the Ryman. Tickets for that singer-songwriter-y soiree also drop June 28, at 10 a.m., right here.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite will bring joy to local jam band fans when they take to the Ryman Sept. 14. Par for the course, tickets go on sale … wait for it … June 28 at 10 a.m., right here.
And lastly, light pop singer Sara Bareilles is also Ryman bound. She hits the Mother Church on Aug. 24. Bucking trends, her tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 29, right here.