Local Natives

I still remember the night five years ago when I caught a particularly memorable show in the small confines of the Silverlake Lounge: an insidiously catchy and evocative set from a then-up-and-coming band called Local Natives. I left that night with the band’s name tattooed in my brain and a thirst for more. The Silverlake Lounge may just be 14 miles from the LA Forum, but with the recent announcement of an arena tour that will take Local Natives to The Forum on March 21st, the two venues may as well be eons apart.

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Nothing quite says “We’ve arrived” like playing to an arena packed full of screaming fans. Local Natives can count themselves among those lucky few who experience that when they embark on an arena tour with Kings of Leon in 2014. The LA locals will be supporting their most recent release, 2013’s critically acclaimed Hummingbird. And sure, those screaming fans might be yelling for Caleb Followell at first, but what all us Angelenos know is that it won’t be long before fans are crying for the goosebump-inducing harmonies of Kelcey Ayer and Taylor Rice.

In addition to their supporting spot for Kings of Leon, Local Natives are also primed for a handful of headlining dates in the spring from the Southeast to the Midwest. For a taste of what to expect when Local Natives hit the stage at The Forum, you can check out the band’s recent iTunes Sessions release.

Local Natives 2014 Tour Dates:

3/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater *
3/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *
3/25 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center *
3/27 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center *
3/28 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
3/30 – Vancouver, Canada @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *
4/01 – Calgary, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
4/02 – Edmonton, Canada @ Rexall Place *
4/04 – Saskatoon, Canada @ Credit Union Centre *
4/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
4/08 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *
4/09 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
4/10 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
4/11 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena *
4/12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
4/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/16 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Room
4/17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live
4/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
4/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
4/21 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
4/22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
4/25 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
4/29 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
4/30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman

* with Kings of Leon

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