The tour title comes from ice cream sultans Ben & Jerry who introduced “Bonnaroo Buzz” in the company’s Scoop Shops last year. Now the frosty confection is available in pints across the land as the inaugural tour of the same name readies for a mid-May launch.
Presented by StubHub, the “Bonnaroo Buzz Tour” begins in Asbury Park, N.J., at the Stone Pony May 17. Other destinations include Baltimore at Rams Head Live May 18; Oxford, Miss., at The Lyric May 21; Louisville, Ky., at Headliners Music Hall May 24; Raleigh, N.C., at Lincoln Theatre May 29; Macon, Ga., at Cox Capitol Theatre May 30 and Charlottesville, Va., at Jefferson Theatre June 8. Last stop for “Bonnaroo Buzz” is June 9 in Charleston, W.Va., at the Clay Center.
But don’t go thinking that’s all there is to GPN’s tour plans. Potter and the band have dates before and after the “Bonnaroo Buzz” tour, including a sold out show with The Avett Brothers scheduled for April 9 in Charlotte, N.C., and a stop in Vail, Co., April 15. Other non-Buzz dates include Santa Rosa, Calif., at the Harmony Festival June 11; an appearance on Dave Matthews Band’s “Caravan” festival in Atlantic City June 26 and a show with Ben Harper at Toronto’s Sound Academy July 5.
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals are also playing the main stage at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., June 10.
Some shows on the “Bonnaroo Buzz” tour are already on sale. For more information, visit the Grace Potter And The Nocturnals website.