Tame Impala Announces 2021 Return To The Road

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– It Might Be Tame
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker performs at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on March 9.

Tame Impala announced rescheduled 2021 dates for its originally planned 2020 arena tour on Tuesday.

The Aussie psych-rock outfit, led by frontman Kevin Parker, will kick things off in epic fashion on July 22 with a stadium gig at Mexico City’s Foro Sol, before heading to America for a string of gigs in late July and early August.

That run begins at Phoenix’s Gila River Arena on July 28 and ends at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on August 14. Along the way, Tame will headline arenas including Denver’s Pepsi Center (July 30) and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena (August 4) as well as the Gorge in George, Wash. (August 8), and San Francisco’s Outside Lands (August 8).

In September, the band will return to the road for gigs at San Francisco’s Chase Center (September 15) and Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful Festival (September 17). Then, in October, Tame will hit the road in North America yet again, beginning another string of shows with a gig at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on October 4. Other Tame gigs scheduled for October 2021 include Chicago’s United Center (October 7), Washington, D.C.’s Capital One Arena (October 13) and Atlanta’s State Farm Arena (October 15). The band’s announced tour dates conclude at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on October 18.

The gigs will resume an arena tour that logged three sold-out arena gigs before the coronavirus pandemic forced American venues to shut down. Tame Impala played San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on March 9, selling 10,304 tickets and grossing $704,625, and did two nights at the Forum, in Inglewood, Calif., on March 10 and 11, selling 25,986 tickets and grossing $1.82 million – the band’s biggest box office haul to date. Tame Impala hasn’t played a proper gig since.

In 2019, Tame Impala ascended to the industry’s highest ranks, headlining Coachella and logging two sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden, where the band grossed $1.32 million. In February, Tame Impala’s fourth album, The Slow Rush, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s albums chart.

The band may return to stages elsewhere even sooner. Tame Impala has several December 2020 dates scheduled in Australia – where new coronavirus cases have remained in the double digits for nearly a month – and will headline the rescheduled Primavera Sound in Barcelona come June 2021.

Find Tame Impala’s rescheduled dates below.

July 22 – Foro Sol Stadium – Mexico City, Mexico
July 28 – Gila River Arena – Phoenix, AZ
July 30 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
August 2 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
August 4 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, Canada
August 6 – The Gorge – George, WA
August 08 – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
August 12 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
August 13 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
August 14 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
September 15 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
September 17 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
October 4 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, Canada
October 5 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
October 7 – United Center – Chicago, IL
October 8 – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI
October 10 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
October 13 – Capital One Arena – Washington DC
October 15 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
October 17 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
October 18 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL