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Just Announced: Jenny Lewis will headline The Met Philly in October

Jenny Lewis | photo by Autumn DeWilde | courtesy of the artist

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis returns this spring with On The Line, her much-anticipated first album in five years. Her first single from it, “Red Bull & Hennessy,” was revealed last month, along with an initial offering of tour dates. Today, Lewis returns with the smoking rock and roll ballad “Heads Gonna Roll,” as well as an additional run of east coast performances that finds her coming to The Met Philly on Saturday, October 26th.  Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Billie Eilish will play The Met Philly with Denzel Curry this June

Billie Eilish | photo by Isaiah Spicer for WXPN | iospicer.com

After a couple years of dazzling listeners, crowds, and YouTube subscribers with a gripping fusion of pop melody and macabre presentation, ominous R&B singer Billie Eilish will make her full-length debut this March with the Interscope Records release When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. With last week’s news of the album comes this week’s news of a tour, featuring acclaimed rapper Denzel Curry, whose Loma Vista LP TA1300 was one of our 20 Albums Not To Overlook in 2018; their Philadelphia date is set for June 15th at The Met Philly, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Kacey Musgraves brings Oh What a World: Tour II to The Met

Kacey Musgraves | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN | brightloud.com

If you didn’t snag tickets to the super sold-out Kacey Musgraves show that graced The Fillmore Philly last month, fear not: the acclaimed country-pop singer songwriter is returning to Philadelphia in late summer as the second leg of her run in support of last year’s Golden Hour — the Oh What a World: Tour II, she’s calling it — comes to The Met Philadelphia on September 11th. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Tash Sultana will headline The Met in May

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

After playing increasingly larger venues over the last few years, Tash Sultana has just announced her biggest Philly show yet. The Australian singer-songwriter will headline The Met on May 17; folk duo Pierce Brothers will open.

Tash Sultana released her debut full-length, Flow State, in August. The Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist has been described as a “one person band”, and in addition to writing and performing the songs on Flow State, she also arranged and produced the album, and released it on her own label, Lonely Lands Records. Continue reading →

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The Revivalists are a knockout alongside American Authors at The Met

The Revivalists | photo by Dylan Eddinger for WXPN | dylaneddinger.com

New Orleans natives The Revivalists played hit after hit for all their Philly friends at the still-new Metropolitan Opera House Saturday night. Supported by Boston’s American Authors, known for their hit “Best Day Of My Life” a couple years back, both bands brought a mostly seated crowd to their feet for the whole night. Featuring a cover of The Killers’ iconic “Mr. Brightside” and several just-released tracks, American Authors continuously thanked The Revivalists for including them on this tour after they played a show together early last year. The catchy pop-rock songs and engaging frontman made for the perfect opener. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Tedeschi Trucks Band will bring Signs to The Met

Tedeschi Trucks Band | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Perennial blues rock favorites Tedeschi Trucks Band recently announced that their new album Signs will be released on February 15, and they’ll be heading out on a tour that includes a stop at the new Met Philadelphia on Feb. 26. Signs will be the band’s fourth studio album, and its lead single “Hard Case” is out now. Tickets for the Philly show are currently on sale. Continue reading →

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John Legend brings Yuletide cheer, camp, and stately soul to The Met Philly

John Legend | photo by Senia Lopez | senialopez.photography

John Legend is corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrny. That’s a compliment when it comes to doing Christmas right. At least in the manner in which he — the one-time University of Pennsylvania student/singer — has this season: giving modern R&B heft, humor and sensuality to a Nat King Cole sense of savoir faire for everything from last week’s NBC TV special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (Teigen, his model/actress/author wife), to a holiday album of newly-penned and classic carols with A Legendary Christmas, to this Christmas-themed gig at The Met Philly.

The Tuesday evening concert, in the bitter chill, no less, was part of the opening week of Live Nation and North Broad Street’s newest, most dramatic entrée into the venue scene: an old one, all 110-years and $56 million dollars’ worth of rejuvenated proscenium arches, gold leaf rosettes, mezzanines and large scale stages and sightlines. Continue reading →