It's not winter yet, but put this on your summer 2018 concert calendar: Philadelphia's War on Drugs will headline the Saturday night portion of July's Xponential Music Festival at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront.
The Adam Granduciel-led rock outfit, whose sumptuous 2017 Atlantic Records debut A Deeper Understanding is landing near the top of many year-end best-of lists (including mine), will play the BB&T on July 28. The band will headline a killer triple bill with country rebel Sturgill Simpson playing a full set in the second slot. New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band will open.
I talked to Granduciel about A Deeper Understanding this year, and chatted with Steven Hyden on his "Celebration Rock" podcast over at Uproxx. Read about Simpson's dust-up with the New York Times over the paper's use of an out-of-context quote in a story about Luke Bryan here.
Watch the War on Drugs perform while floating down the Schuylkill in director Emmett Malloy 's "Pain" video below, and see Simpson do "Call to Arms" on Saturday Night Live below that.