Coming off their triumphant Lollapalooza gig, Radiohead is winding down the U.S. leg of their summer tour with a few more shows this week. In addition to Thom Yorke's band, the week's other top concert tours in America include the Go-Go's reunion trek and a comedy tour by Louis C.K. Keep reading to discover the five best concerts for the week of July 31.
Former Ratt member Marq Torien is the frontman for BulletBoys, who have performed together off and on for nearly 30 years and who once counted Guns N Roses' Steven Adler as a member. The current lineup released its newest album Elefante in 2015, featuring 10 new compositions and a cover of Elton John's “The B**** is Back.” BulletBoys have two shows this week in Illinois, two in Ohio and one in Michigan.
4. Korn & Rob Zombie
The hard rocking package tour of Korn and Rob Zombie hits up Austin, Dallas, the Woodlands, and Noblesville, Indiana over the next seven days. Twelve albums into their careers, Korn are still hitting the Top 10 with every album that comes out. That will likely include their next release The Serenity of Suffering, targeted for an October release. The “Freak on a Leash” band is bringing along veteran opening act Rob Zombie.
3. Louis CK
The most successful comedian in the world for several years now, Louis CK has been spending more and more of his time on television and movies, making his standup tours more of a rarity. This week, he plays six shows in six nights in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, St. Louis, Detroit and Springfield, Massachusetts. Fans can hear early incarnations of the new jokes that will appear in his next standup special.
2. The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's are among the most successful all-female rock bands in history, and they're going out in style with a summer farewell tour. This week the ladies behind “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “We Got the Beat” and “Head Over Heels” perform live in Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Don't snooze on your chance to see the Go-Go's, because their tour ends for good on August 30.
Radiohead's North American run of summer dates is coming to an end, but fans still have three chances to catch them this week. Sunday, they take the stage at Montreal's Osheaga Festival, followed by a Thursday date in Los Angeles and a Saturday showing at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival. Expect to hear lots of the group's new material, plus classics from Ok Computer, The Bends, and Kid A.