2016 Fest Rumors: Round 3
Editor’s note: This is Round 3 in our 2016 fest rumor round up report. This round of rumors comes from @ATXconcert. Keep up with who to follow on Twitter for fest news with our list of best users to follow. We’re also updating the party calendar daily as event information is released – want to sign-up to get on the list for every unofficial party? Sign-up today. The list of official artists keep growing daily with over 1,000 bands and musicians on the list, but this list is more about who hasn’t been announced yet, but might play at the fest. By looking at tour schedules and following artist rumors, @ATXconcert brings you the top guesses for fest additions.
WHO: Allan Kingdom is a Canadian rapper and record producer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a member of Thestand4rd along with Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun.
WHY: His new tour with headliner Denzel Curry, “2055: The Ult Experience”, was recently announced. It doesn’t start until right after our festival, on 3/22. Denzel Curry has already been confirmed for the fest, which makes it very likely that Allan Kingdom will show up as well.
WHO: Wolf Mother are a hard rock trio out of Australia. They are most known for their hit songs “Woman” and “Joker and the Theif”.
WHY: Wolfmother will support new album Victorious with a headline tour of North America set to kick off February 24th in Minneapolis. They are in Dallas on 3/14 and in Houston on 3/15. They have a big gap from 3/16-3/20 (most of music week), before they play El Paso on 3/21.
WHO: Troye Sivan is a South African-born Australian actor, singer, songwriter, and YouTuber.
WHY: Troye is on tour supporting his debut album Blue Neighbourhood, he has 3/15 open before shows in Dallas on 3/16 and Houston on 3/17. He has no stops in Austin and also has 3/18-3/20 open to show up at our festival.
WHO: Skizzy Mars is an American hip hop recording artist from Harlem, New York. His debut EP, The Red Balloon Project peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Rap Albums.
WHY: His album, Alone Together, is slated to be released March 11, 2016, perfect for a debut at the festival. The “Alone Together Tour” kicks off on 2/9 in Pittsburgh. He is in Houston on 3/15, open 3/16-3/18, in Dallas on 3/19, and San Antonio on 3/20. Very likely he will show 3/16-3/18.
WHO: Deftones are an American Rock band from Sacramento, California.
WHY: Gore is their upcoming eighth studio album, set to be released on April 8, 2016. Our festival would be a great time to preview their new music. Their tour starts in Costa Mesa, California at the “Musinik Festival” on 3/5. They have a gap from 3/6-3/15, then they are in Mission, TX at the “Never Say Never Festival” on 3/16, open 3/17 & 3/18, in San Antonio on 3/19, and in Dallas on 3/20.
WHO: Silversun Pickups is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles that formed in 2002. The band released their fourth full-length album, Better Nature, in September 2015.
WHY: Their “Spring Fling Tour” kicks off at the end of February in Denmark. They trek through The Netherlands, France, and Berlin before hitting the US. They are open on 3/14 & 3/15, in El Paso on 3/16, and open on 3/17. It seems very likely they will show up in Austin, and probably with their tour mates: Cage the Elephant, Foals, and Bear Hands.
WHO: Ramble Jon Krohn, better known by his stage name RJD2, is an American musician based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
WHY: RJD2 is set to release his next album, Dame Fortune, on March 25th. As with any release set to drop around our festival, it would be a perfect fit for him to release some new music for us. They have 7 shows on their books right now, none of which are in Texas. It is somewhat likely they will show up in Austin, they are completely open except for their show in Lancaster, PA on 3/18.
WHO: Chairlift is an American synthpop duo based in Brooklyn, New York.
WHY: They are regulars at our March festival. They just released their new album Moth and go out on tour in support of it on 3/8. They have a gap from 3/10-3/18 open to possibly show up in Austin.
WHO: Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. Following the “sleeper” success of his debut album Remember My Name, Durk released his sixth mixtape, 300 Days, 300 Nights, on December 15. The only single released in promotion for the mixtape was “My Beyoncé”, which features Dej Loaf.
WHY: He has no stops in Texas on his current tour, which wraps up in California on 3/6. He is completely open for our entire festival.
WHO: Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991.
WHY: They had 3 new songs released in 2015, so it seems like a new album could be on the way. They start their tour in San Francisco on February 4th with no stops in Austin. They have all of our March festival off. There is a slim chance that they could show up with some new music in tow.