Got next summer’s rock plans nailed down yet? The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Dropkick Murphys respectively add more hometown power to the Foo Fighters’ July 18 and 19 Fenway Park shows that go on sale today at 10 a.m. through this link. That’s on top of Boston art-punk legends Mission of Burma on the first night (a cool but curious choice, though Dave Grohl was way into underground punk back in the day), while night two has the British duo Royal Blood joining the Dropkicks.
Also, U2’s July 10 and 11 shows at TD Garden (a thankful step down from Gillette Stadium) go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. here. The Irish mega-rockers coincidently announced their 2015 tour on the heels of Rolling Stone bizarrely naming U2’s free iTunes-launched Songs of Innocence the No. 1 album of 2014. The so-called iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour promises two different nights – and presumably a healthy Bono, who’s recovering from surgeries after a serious bicycle tumble in Central Park.
And on the festival front, a limited number of early-bird tickets are also available today at 10 a.m. for the return of Solid Sound at MASS MoCA in North Adams. The June 26-28 festival will again include headliner Wilco and its side projects, a comedy cabaret hosted by John Hodgman and a cast of other bands soon to be announced. Past participants (who have also collaborated with Wilco at the unique multi-stage event) include Neko Case, Lucius, Yo La Tengo and the late Levon Helm. The link for tickets and info is here.