Best Weekend Ever: International Superstars

Featured photo of Leif Vollebekk by Vanessa Heins


It may be a wet weekend coming up, but it won’t stop artists from making their Philly stops. Head out to the show and dance like no one’s watching!


Thursday 4/20:

Head to Owlchella at Temple University’s Liacouras Center to party with DNCE and Flo Rida. DNCE’s live performances are crazy, with every member of the band being just as wild as lead singer Joe Jonas. Flo Rida’s hip hop will keep you dancing all night. Tickets are open to the general public and are available here.


Swedish metal band Katatonia is more than 25 years into their career and they are coming to the TLA. Their 10th studio album The Fall of Hearts was released last May and it will be their first time in Philly since the release. Their single “Old Heart Falls” from the album is widely played across the world. Tickets can be purchased here.


Miracle Legion sold out at Boot & Saddle after their two-decade hiatus. They reformed in 2016 and their latest album Annulment was released on April 7th of this year. The New Haven former college band tours in support of this album and will continue to thrill fans. Enjoy the show, lucky ticket holders!



Friday 4/21:

As one of the most badass women in rock, PJ Harvey is putting on a sold out show at The Fillmore. The extremely talented multi-instrumentalist will be bringing a new sound to Philly with her latest album The Hope Six Demolition Project, which was released a little over a year ago, and also nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. With her creativity flowing constantly, PJ Harvey’s live shows may or may not resemble what is on the album. Find resale tickets here.


Hailing from Montreal, Leif Vollebekk will be performing at World Cafe Live upstairs. His music is bluesy, chill, and best listened to in meditation. His inspirations include Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, and Sigur Ros and their soulfulness can be heard in his songs. Get tickets for the intimate show here.


Saturday 4/22:

English electronic group Clean Bandit sold out Union Transfer for Saturday night. Their recent release “Symphony” features singer Zara Larsson and it’s a beautiful piece of work, and she’s also currently on tour with Clean Bandit. It’s an early show, so get there early! Find resale tickets here.


gnash is coming to TLA. His singles of 2017 include “Lonely Again” and “I Could Change Ur Life,” and they’re both bangers. The tour includes many artists and if you want to discover new music, this is your lucky night. Tickets for the Philly stop for the Sleepover Tour are available here.


Sunday 4/23:

Wolf Eyes from Michigan are playing at First Unitarian Church. Besides each member having many side projects, the group has created a ton of music together. The experimental noise band will be bringing their dark ambience to church on Sunday. Tickets are available here.



If you’re heading out to any of these shows, tell us in the comments and tag us on social media at @rockonphilly!

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