Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs at Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Foo Fighters will open The Atlantis, a replica of the original 9:30 Club in D.C., with a show May 30.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs at Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Foo Fighters will open The Atlantis, a replica of the original 9:30 Club in D.C., with a show May 30. (Amy Harris, Invision/AP)

One of the most mind-twisting things about tracking concerts is the fact that once you shed one season to move onto the next, the live music industry reminds you that another round of the season you just completed is closer than you think. Case in point: It’s April. Finally, after living through cold temperatures, nasty weather and shorter days stateside, we’re beginning to exhale a bit, readying ourselves for a summer of outdoor concerts and jam-packed festivals. Not so for those booking these things. Look at any of your favorite music venue’s most recent announcements and you’ll find … tickets going on sale for shows in October and November. It’s a cruel world.

Still, one of those venues you may be checking out is one that’s brand new and only officially saw the light of day last week. I.M.P. Productions, which pretty much has a stranglehold on the biggest shows in and around the Washington, D.C., area, made national news recently when it announced the opening of The Atlantis, a brand new, deliberately small concert venue that will be a near replica of the original 9:30 Club. (The Atlantis is a nod to that property’s original name; The 9:30 relocated to its current home in 1996.) Kicking off the proceedings will be Foo Fighters, who will take the (tiny) stage May 30. Other artists booked to come through the venue will include Jeff Tweedy, Darius Rucker, Billy Idol, Tegan and Sara, Living Colour and Jenny Lewis, among many more. The initial set of 44 artists announced to open the place will conclude Sept. 29 with Maggie Rogers. For information on how to grab tickets (and yes, it will be a process), check out

Speaking of buying tickets, we have a new artist at the top of the Pollstar Live 75 chart, which tracks active tours by the average tickets sold for shows that happened over the last 30 days. That artist? Well, it’s actually a band: Red Hot Chili Peppers. According to the website’s data, RHCP have moved about 52,000 tickets in the last 30 days, which is impressive, considering how they aren’t necessarily working off a recent smash hit. Perhaps more impressive is Harry Styles, who for the fourth month in a row, finds himself with a good showing on the chart, coming in at second, averaging about 44,000 tickets moved over the last month or so. The former is currently on a North America run with support from The Strokes, and will hit Syracuse on April 14. The band will then take a month off and head back out on the road with Thundercat and The Mars Volta beginning on May 12 in San Diego.

One of the ironies about a chart like Pollstar’s Live 75 is the fact that the world’s biggest touring star, Taylor Swift, can’t even crack the top 10 these days. Why is that? The list, which as of press time was taken from the week of April 3, doesn’t have a lot of Swift love to consider, if only because the superstar had performed only seven shows over the span of the data. That’s what picking and choosing your spots will do. The traveling circus’s next stop is April 14 in Tampa, Fla., at Raymond James Stadium, where Swift will run that venue through the weekend before moving onto Houston. Oh, and for all you Swifties out there who might be worried about the singer’s spot on the chart? Worry no more: The “Anti-Hero” comfortably sits at No. 1 on Pollstar’s Artist Power Index, which ranks artists on ticket sales, streaming, air plays and social performance.

As for new packages announced this month, Incubus, which hasn’t released a new album since 2017, shared the news last week that they’ll be heading back out on the road this summer. Joining them will be Badflower and Paris Jackson – yes, that Paris Jackson. The jaunt will take them across North America from May until October. Also of note: For the first time in about a decade, the All-American Rejects will hit the road beginning in August. At various spots, expect to see anyone from New Found Glory to Motion City Soundtrack to The Get Up Kids in support roles. And then there’s the great Regina Spektor, who announced late last week she’ll be heading out toward the end of the summer. If you’re a fan, you might want to pay attention to on-sale dates: She’ll be visiting only 12 cities, wrapping up Aug. 24 in New York.

No word on if Crazy Eyes or Taystee will be joining her at any of the stops.

Happy concerting!

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