Grizzly Bear coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
See? We told you some Bonnaroo bands might come through Florida in mid-June.
With a simple "Oh hello FINALLY Florida," beloved Brooklyn indie band Grizzly Bear announced plans, at long last, to visit the Sunshine State -- and those plans include a show June 19 at the Ritz Ybor. It's one of two Florida stops for the band; the other is in Miami. Tickets are $28.50, and they go onsale Friday. Click here and here.
Plenty of music fans in Tampa Bay will be over the moon about this announcement. The vaguely psychedelic indie-folk-pop quartet has toured with Radiohead and played just about every major festval there is. Jay-Z is a fan. And even if you don't recognize them, you've almost certainly heard their single Two Weeks in a film, commercial or TV show.
It's unclear who will open this show. The xx will be on tour with the band for much of June, but are not listed as a performer on this bill. And it would be unlikely to see them back at the Ritz Ybor so soon. But you never know.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*