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Catch BLACKPINK, Loathe and more on the road

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news music fans don’t want to miss. Basically, run — don’t walk — to get these tickets.  

BLACKPINK announce the Born Pink North America and Europe tour

K-pop superstars BLACKPINK will release their highly anticipated sophomore album Born Pink Sept. 16. To celebrate, they’ll embark on a headlining tour of stadiums and arenas across North America and Europe. The tour comes on the heels of the success of the album’s lead single “Pink Venom,” which has reached monumental heights by breaking several records. You can purchase tickets when they go on sale Sept. 16 here

Loathe to perform I Let It in and It Took Everything in its entirety

U.K.-based progressive-metal titans Loathe will return to the U.S. and Canada this November to perform their breakout album I Let It in and It Took Everything in its entirety with a stacked lineup of emerging artists. British post-hardcore revivalists Static Dress will join them, performing in North America for the first time ever. Additionally, special guests include the experimental nü-metal group Omerta and Japanese industrial-metal newcomers Paledusk

Modest Mouse celebrate 25 years of The Lonesome Crowded West with anniversary tour

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since indie-rock darlings Modest Mouse released their beloved sophomore album The Lonesome Crowded West. The record was instrumental in the band’s gradual ascension to fame, which contained a more raw emo sound (“Heart Cooks Brain,” “Polar Opposites”), leaving a lasting influence on future generations of alternative artists. Twenty-five years later, the band will embark on an anniversary tour where they’ll perform the record in its entirety. Additionally, the band have announced a special-edition picture disc repress of the classic album, which can be purchased on each date of the tour. The tour kicks off Nov. 18 in Missoula, Montana, with tickets going on sale Sept. 9.

Mercyful Fate summon their first North American tour in 20 years 

Danish black-metal legends Mercyful Fate will return to North America for their first headlining tour in 20 years. The group, formed in 1981 by the enigmatic and captivating frontman King Diamond, are set to bring their theatrical performances stateside to several different cities across the U.S. and Canada. Mercyful Fate have recently been playing several high-profile festivals across Europe, where they’ve been testing out new material from their long-awaited follow-up to 1999’s 9, so fans should expect some pleasant surprises on this run. German metal mainstays Kreator and Cleaveland-based solo thrash virtuoso Midnight will support. Tickets go on sale Sept. 9 here.