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The multi-stage  Amgen Tour of California  is the largest cycling event in North America and every May the course brings new challenges—gruelling mountain passes, epic coastline views, and dramatic sprint finishes—as well as opportunities for spectators to explore each host city throughout the week. “We want to make the course unique and continue to freshen things up,” says Amgen Tour of California President Kristin Klein. “We look at Tour of California as an international postcard from the state of California.”

The comprehensive Amgen Tour of California  website  has every resource you need to learn more about the race (such as detailed stage info, live updates, and daily race results), as well as exclusive opportunities to go behind the scenes with a ride in a peloton car or a front-row VIP spot at the finish line. 

The 2017 course traverses some of California’s most beautiful roads and brings the peloton to new host cities, including Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, Big Bear Lake, Mountain High, Pasadena, South Lake Tahoe, Elk Grove.

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Duggan aims at Tour of California return

American champion recovering from two broken bones

Timmy Duggan is targeting the Tour of California as his comeback race as he recovers from a serious crash at the Tour Down Under which left him with a fractured tibia and broken collar bone. The American road champion hit the tarmac on stage 3 of the Australian race and underwent surgery in Adelaide. Now back in the US, he has begun his rehabilitation and hopes to be training on the roads by March.

US champion Duggan crashes out of Tour Down Under

The tibia break is by far the most serious injury he sustained but Duggan has already made progress, with some light work on the home trainer forming part of his recovery.

“I’m just recovering, doing rehab and getting a little bit better each day,” he told Cyclingnews .

“I had surgery on both of those the very next day in Adelaide. They put two screws in the tibia and a plate on the collar bone. I’ll piece back together.”

Duggan moved to Saxo Bank after Spidertech – the team he had originally signed to for the 2013 season - folded. The Tour Down Under marked his first race for the team and he admits that the pain of crashing was nothing compared to the racing days he’s been forced to concede.

“The broken bone was literally 10 per cent of the pain that I felt in disappointment in knowing that my whole season and everything I’ve worked for are just gone. That the next few months are gone and I have to start over from scratch. That’s what really hurts. Fortunately it’s nothing I’ve not been through before and I know how to come back stronger.”

“All I remember is that I slipped out at a roundabout at 80kph. I don’t know if there’s any rhyme or reason to it. I was talking to Nathan Haas from Garmin who was just a couple of wheels behind me and he was saying that my line was fine and that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. The roads can be slick there even when they’re dry but who knows. Either way I was just riding along and then flying into the curb at 80kph.”

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“For a broken leg it’s not terrible, you could do worse with a broken leg. In my entire career I’ve never had a scratch on my legs so walking around on crutches was pretty new to me, but I’m lucky that it’s nothing worse than a typical broken bone. You get the fracture from basically a blow to your foot which pushes the tibia into your knee.”

Duggan’s race programme has obviously needed rescheduling with a window of between eight to 12 weeks on the sidelines. At present the Tour of California looks to be the best option for a comeback, and Duggan is quick to praise the support he has received from his team.

"I've got a world class rehab team assembled here in Boulder: orthopaedists, physical therapists, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and muscle therapy.”

“The cycling season is super long so hopefully by the time I’m fit and healthy there’s still five or six months of racing left.”

“The most likely scenario will be returning at the Tour of California in May. It’s possible that I can go over to Europe and do Romandie but it’s a tough race and maybe not the best first race back. The more than likely scenario is to return at California and then I’ll have the rest of the season.”  

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Tour of California preview

Published 05/02/2009 at 12:35 GMT

The return to competitive cycling by Americans Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis has helped ratchet up interest in this month's Tour of California by several notches.

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Amgen Tour of California 2024: Explore Now

The Amgen Tour of California will return in 2024. The route details have been announced for the race.

Amgen Tour of California is a prestigious cycling event that will make a triumphant return in 2024 with a thrilling route. The announcement of the event’s return has created much excitement and anticipation about the upcoming race. As a key event in the cycling calendar, the Amgen Tour of California draws elite cyclists and enthusiasts from around the world.

The race’s route promises breathtaking scenery and challenging terrains, ensuring an enthralling experience for participants and spectators alike. With the renewed excitement surrounding the race, the 2024 edition is poised to be a standout event, cementing its status as a premier cycling competition. Fans and participants eagerly await the unfolding of this acclaimed cycling spectacle.

History Of Amgen Tour Of California

The Amgen Tour of California is a prestigious cycling event that has a rich history dating back to its inaugural edition in 2016. Known for its challenging routes and breathtaking scenery, the 2024 edition promises to be a thrilling experience for both riders and spectators alike, showcasing the best of California’s landscapes and cycling culture.

Amgen Tour of California 2024: Explore Now

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Exciting Routes And Locations

The Amgen Tour of California 2024 promises exciting routes and locations, taking riders through stunning California scenery and picturesque landscapes. From coastal roads to challenging mountain passes, this prestigious cycling event showcases the diverse and captivating beauty of the Golden State.

Amgen Tour Of California 2024

The Amgen Tour of California 2024 promises to be an exhilarating cycling event traversing scenic routes, captivating audiences with thrilling competition and showcasing the breathtaking landscapes of California. As one of the premier cycling events in the United States, it attracts top cyclists and enthusiasts from around the world, offering an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions Of Amgen Tour Of California 2024

Will amgen tour of california return.

Yes, the Amgen Tour of California will return. The exact dates and details are yet to be announced.

Will There Be Amgen Tour Of California 2023?

The Amgen Tour of California is currently on hiatus, and it is not confirmed if it will return in 2023.

Why Is There No More Tour Of California?

The Tour of California is not happening due to budget constraints and declining interest.

What Happened To Tour De California?

The Tour de California has been put on hiatus and it’s uncertain if it will return.

The Amgen Tour of California 2024 promises to be an exciting and competitive event, showcasing the beautiful landscapes and challenging routes. With top cyclists from around the world participating, the tour is set to captivate fans and promote the sport of cycling.

Stay tuned for an unforgettable cycling experience!

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Route Details Announced for Amgen Tour of California

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Route Details Announced for Amgen Tour of California The Amgen Tour of California has announced the route details for the 2010 edition of the race. With its move to a May date, the Tour of California will see its most challenging route yet, and hopefully feature better weather for racers and spectators alike.

Organizers have gradually released details of this year’s race over the course of the week and now the whole route is known.

Stage One from Nevada City to Sacramento to will be a hilly stage starting in the mountain enclave and travelling 104 miles to the state capitol. There will be one significant climb about 43 miles into the stage before a fast finish in the capitol, suited perfectly for the sprinters.

Stage Two will run 109 miles from Davis to Santa Rosa. This challenging stage will contain a number of short, but difficult climbs. The climb up Howell Mountain road before dropping into Napa Valley will provide a great spot for viewing the race as will the two-part climb up the Oakville grade before the peloton drops into the finish in Santa Rosa.

Stage Three takes the riders south from one of the world’s great cities-San Francisco-to surf city-Santa Cruz. The 113 mile stage will include the highest climbs thus far in the race, over the 2000+ foot Tunitas Creek Road, La Honda Road (1500 feet) and Bonny Doon Road at 2200 feet. A fast descent will take racers into Santa Cruz for a flat finish.

Stage Four will be a very challenging 121.5-mile race from San Jose to Modesto. Immediately upon leaving San Jose, racers will face Sierra Road, a very steep and nearly 2000-foot-high climb. It could blow the race apart. After passing through Livermore, the race will climb Mines Road, a narrow and twisting road that will take riders over the 3000-foot mark. The final 20 miles of the stage are sheetrock flat, giving riders a chance to bring the race back together.

Stage Five is another 121.5-mile stage, this time from Visalia to Bakersfield. Riders will tackle the race’s highest climb to this point, up to the town of Woody, more than 3000 feet above the finish city of Bakersfield. Following another less daunting climb, the race will roll into Bakersfield for three ascents of China Grade as the race closes with finishing circuits in town.

Stage Six is the stage everyone has been talking about: 132.8 miles from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake, culminating in the race’s first-ever mountain top finish. With more than 12,000 feet of climbing and the only flat coming in the final 10 miles to the finish, the peloton will surely be shredded. The opening climb will take riders up Angeles Crest Highway, to more than 8000 feet of elevation before dropping down to the Cajon pass before tackling the climb up to Lake Arrowhead, which will see riders pass above 7000 feet. This will be one for the ages.

Stage Seven replaces the Solvang time trial with one in downtown Los Angeles. Raced over a 10.5-mile circuit, racers will execute two laps of this course that includes four ascents of downtown’s short, but steep, Bunker Hill. Expect wall-to-wall people for this exciting stage.

Stage Eight takes racers into the Santa Monica Mountains and the headquarters of Amgen in Thousand Oaks. This 84-mile circuit race will see the riders race a 21-mile loop through Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. The day’s big challenge will come on the 1000-foot climb up Mulholland Highway. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Rock Store Climb’ in reference to Jay Leno’s nearby hangout, this windy climb could see an escape quickly race out of sight to gain time.

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Pantani Remembered With Mass A special mass will be said today in honor of Marco Pantani, on this, the sixth anniversary of his death. The gathering of family and friends will take place Sunday morning at the church of San Giacomo in Cesenatico, his hometown, on the Adriatic Coast. San Giacomo was the site of his funeral.

Pantani died February 14, 2004 in a hotel room in Rimini. He was found to have cocaine in his system.

Pantani was one of the sport’s greatest climbers and though doping accusation tarnished his career, he is remembered for an audacious attack in the rain on the Col du Galibier in 1998. He pulled on the yellow jersey at the finish and went on to win the 1998 Tour de France.

Ratti Positive for EPO Italian rider Eddy Ratti (De Rosa-Stac Plastic) has tested positive for EPO following an out-of-competition test submitted on January 21. The sample was analyzed at a lab approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been provisionally suspended by the Union Cycliste Internationale.

The UCI announced that the 32-year-old Ratti was targeted for testing because his blood profile in his biological passport was suspicious.

The official statement read, “This sample was collected as part of the UCI’s focused testing program to ensure that all new riders in the biological passport programme were adequately tested before the start of the new season.”

Ratti’s still has the option to request counter-analysis of his B-sample.

In an odd coincidence, Ratti joined De Rosa-Stac Plastic (formerly LPR Brakes) precisely because he previous team, Amica Chips-Knauf, folded following a series of doping scandals.

Ratti’s last wins came in 2008 at the GP Industria & Artigianato as well as a stage of the Brixia Tour.

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Ricco Dumps Girlfriend Convicted doper Riccardo Ricco has split with his girlfriend Vania Rossi following her positive test for EPO-CERA at the Italian Cyclocross Championships. EPO-CERA is the same drug for which Ricco tested positive at the 2008 Tour de France.

Immediately after the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced Rossi had tested positive she was suspended. She has requested a counter-analysis of her B-sample and is waiting for the result of that test. She has maintained her innocence.

Ricco and Rossi have an infant son together, yet Ricco has indicated the future of their relationship depends on the results of the counter-analysis.

He told the Italian web site Tuttobiciweb , ‘I am disappointed with my girlfriend and there can be no reconciliation until Vania is shown to be innocent of the allegations that were raised.’

Ricco has denied any involvement in Rossi’s activities that could have resulted in her positive test. He will return to competition with the Ceramica Flaminia team after his suspension ends on March 18.

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Soarin Over California Returning for a Limited Time in 2023 to California Adventure

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Soarin Over California is returning to Disney California Adventure for a limited time next year! The original version of the Soarin’ attraction will be available for guests to enjoy during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival from March 3, 2023, through April 25, 2023.

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The current attraction, Soarin’ Around the World, takes guests on an airborne hang-gliding flight over the wonders of the world. It originally debuted as Soarin’ Over California. When it returns to the park next year, Soarin’ Over California will be better than we remember!

“Thrill as you’re raised high into the air in front of an 80-foot projection dome for a virtual tour across the Golden State. Incredible IMAX digital projection and spectacular aerial footage simulate the graceful motion of flight. This timeless, majestic bird has never looked better!”

The soundtrack for the classic attraction will also return.

“One of the most unforgettable aspects of Soarin’ Over California is the serene and dramatic musical score. The music was written and recorded for the attraction by Academy Award®-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. Inspired by the optimistic spirit of California, the magnificent score is one of the master musician’s final works and the culmination of a 5-decade career.

Hear Goldsmith’s masterpiece where it was intended to be heard once again!”

This beloved attraction celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State, from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu. Have you ever experienced Soarin Over California?

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After a day that saw Disney announce that a new Country Bear Jamboree was coming to the Magic Kindom, Test Track 3.0 Was coming to EPCOT, and a new land based on Central America was coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom among other announcements, you would think that we would be out of news.

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Roughly six hours after the Destination D23 parks panel ended, Disney revealed that as part of the Disney100 celebration, Soarin’ Over California will return to EPCOT!

🍊 JUST ANNOUNCED 🍊 Starting Sept. 22, Soarin’ Over California will return to EPCOT for a limited time in honor of #Disney100 . Let’s see – anything else? Oh yeah, have a nice flight! #DestinationD23 pic.twitter.com/ORYYXXY28y — Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) September 9, 2023

Soarin’ Over California

For those who don’t remember, Soarin’ Over California was the original version of Soarin’, which was housed inside The Land pavilion from 2005 until 2016.

The original Soarin’ Over California took guests on a hang gliding tour over California, giving beautiful views of the Monterey Coast, Yosemite National Park, Malibu, and Disneyland among other sights. After proving to be a massive success to at Disney California Adventure, the attraction was brought east to EPCOT.

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Soarin’ Over California. Photo: Also Disney

With its groundbreaking ride system and unforgettable soundtrack, Soarin’ Over California was quickly a fan-favorite ride and one of EPCOT’s most popular attractions.

In 2016, Soarin’ Over California was replaced by a new version of the attraction- Soarin’ Around the World.

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Although it is exciting to go on a hang gliding tour above some of the most famous locations in the world, if you ask me, the attraction worked better as a tour of California.

The scenes in Soarin Over California seemed to seamlessly flow into one another, and the attraction had a real charm about it. Soarin’ Around the World feels more like a “clip show” for lack of a better term.

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Soarin’ Around the World. Photo: Also Disney

Limited Time Magic

Fans of Soarin’ Over California will once again get a chance to fly over the Sunshine State on Flight 5505 when the attraction returns on September 22.

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The attraction’s return is being billed as a “limited-time” offering. So, don’t miss your chance! I can already smell the oranges.

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Soarin’ Over California is back at EPCOT in Walt Disney World for a limited run, replacing the ‘Around the World version of the ride temporarily. This occurred with the company’s 100th Anniversary celebration, which concluded its run at the end of last year. ( Updated February 21, 2024 .)

EPCOT was the center of the Disney100 celebration at Walt Disney World, which began last fall. The event nominally celebrated a century of magic and innovation, while also ushering in the future as the multi-year transformation of EPCOT wraps up. The 100 Years of Wonder festivities finished at the end of last year. All signs and such have been removed over the course of the last month.

For its part, Soarin’ Over California returned on September 22 with the start of Disney100 at EPCOT. At the time, Walt Disney World did not announce an end date, so we speculated that it could discontinue service on a few different dates. Perhaps New Year’s Eve, at the end of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, or after the finale of the 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Arts. All of those dates came and went, and Soarin’ Over California continues to take flight.

Walt Disney World has announced today (February 21) that Soarin’ Over California will once again be grounded after a few months of flights. Here’s the official announcement from Walt Disney World:

Soarin’ Over California – Closing Soon

Glide through the air on Soarin’ Over California through February 27, 2024. Then, enjoy Soarin’ Around the World—returning on February 28, 2024!

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If you’re a diehard Walt Disney World fan who’s sad to see Soarin’ Over California go or disappointed that you missed this service, there’s a decent possibility that departures from EPCOT to the Golden State resume again in the future. The OG Soarin’ has returned to Disney California Adventure a few times.

It’s pretty much always been in an effort to draw people away from Disneyland–the first time was during the opening season of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, then when Magic Happens debuted. It now occurs annually for DCA’s Food & Wine Festival, which coincides with spring break.

It usually works. Locals love Soarin’ Over California–probably because it’s better. Trotting out the superior, Golden State-centric version of Soarin’ is the modern day version of bringing back the Main Street Electrical Parade, a time-tested tactic. I’m relieved that we’ll be able to experience it again, and that the strategy is finally being piloted in Florida.

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As for when Soarin’ Over California could return to Walt Disney World again, the most obvious possibility in my view is during the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. Disney could do a California-themed booth over by the Land pavilion, tie that with Soarin’ Over California, and have a nice draw for fans during the slower months of August and September.

For what it’s worth, such a scenario wouldn’t be a first for EPCOT. Back before work on the now-paused Play Pavilion began, the former Wonders of Life pavilion served as a festival center and showed the film ‘Seasons of the Vine,’ which was a film originally made for Disney California Adventure (the theater was converted to Blue Sky Cellar).

However, we wouldn’t expect this to occur for the 2024 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. It’s  probably too soon to bring Soarin’ Over California back again, and wouldn’t really move the needle as a draw. It’s also possible that Walt Disney World won’t ever bring it back, if guest satisfaction scores were markedly lower for the Golden State version. However, we doubt that’s the case–if it were, Walt Disney World would’ve ended Soarin’ Over California’s run on December 31 with all the other Disney100 stuff, not extended it until February 27, 2024.

(What follows is my standard commentary about why this is a good idea, even for Walt Disney World…)

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This might seem silly. After all, the original is Soarin’ Over California and Walt Disney World is located in Florida. Moreover, Epcot is a park celebrating the various cultures of the world, not a particular state. Fair points, but I think there are a couple of worthwhile counterpoints.

First, Soarin’ at Epcot is located in World Nature/Future World, not World Showcase. Moreover, it’s shoehorned into the Land, a pavilion that is ostensibly dedicated to human civilization’s interaction with the Earth. California is not just the most biodiverse state, it’s one of the most biodiverse places in the world. With such a range of ecosystems, it’s hard to believe California is a single state. ( What a place! )

This range of ecosystems is on full display in Soarin’ Over California, which primarily highlights the Golden State’s natural wonders (few of which scream “this is in California!”). This is what made Soarin’ a sensible location for the Land pavilion in the first place. Its farm, desert, coastal, mountain, etc. scenery makes it a natural counterpart to Living with the Land.

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On this note, it’s worth pointing out that most guests visiting Epcot during the time it ran the original Soarin’ (with “Over California” dropped from the name) didn’t even realize the locations were exclusively in California. Unless you’ve visited Anza-Borrego, Yosemite National Park, Tahoe, Malibu, Camarillo, etc., you probably couldn’t identify where the footage was shot. You might’ve just assumed the desert, waterfall, rushing rapids, ocean, orange groves, etc. were simply generic–but stunning–locations.

Most of the places in Soarin’ Over California are not as readily identifiable as those in Soarin’ Around the World. Orange groves and coastline tend to blend together. The Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Great Wall of China…not so much. If Soarin’ returned to Epcot in exactly the same presentation as when it left, the overwhelming majority of first-time guests would simply assume it’s a flyover of the United States.

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While Soarin’ Around the World highlights the natural world (or rather, a version of nature created by a computer), it focuses more on landmarks. There’s a reason distortion isn’t as pronounced in the original Soarin–because instead of architecture and linear elements, the attraction primarily features geography that can mask distortion better.

I’m not particularly averse to Soarin’ Around the World, but the CGI, cheesy animals, and distortion has worn on me over time. Moreover, I think Soarin’ Over California is not showing its age at all. If anything, it benefits from its footage being real, whereas the extensive CGI of the new version will inevitably date itself much sooner.

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In addition, the return of OG Soarin’ to Epcot is a great “throwback” at Walt Disney World. Outside of merchandise and food, Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration didn’t contain nearly enough nods to the past. While this particular one would be the not-so-distant past (~5 years ago), it would likely be appreciated by many longtime Walt Disney World fans who still miss the original Soarin. It’s a great move to showcase the past, present, and future of EPCOT during Disney100.

That’s pretty much my ‘case’ for bringing OG Soarin’ back to Epcot. (There’s also the third option of running Soarin’ Over California in one theater, and figuring out a logistical way to let people choose.) Okay, let’s review: that is more on-theme to the Land pavilion, less distortion, no CGI, California > the World…anything else? Oh yeah, have a nice flight!

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Personally, I hope Soarin’ Over California returns to EPCOT again in the future. The attraction itself is largely unchanged and still looks modern. The film was updated to a digital projection shortly before being retired, and it still looks crisp and clean. The scents, including a new one, are as delightful as ever.

The original Soarin’ is one film that stands the test of time, just like Impressions de France, which is still shown in Epcot 30+ years later. Actually, unlike Impressions de France, you never get an up-close look at any people (and their dated attire), so there’s not much to date the footage. Basically just the Los Angeles skyline, which has grown tremendously since ~2000. To my knowledge, almost everything else is virtually unchanged (actually, I think the particular orange grove is now a housing development–but you wouldn’t know from looking at it), which is the beauty of filming the natural world.

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Are you excited about the return of Soarin’ Over California at EPCOT? Do you hope that it returns indefinitely? Would you prefer to see Soarin’ or Soarin’ Around the World…or both? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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What a split down the middle of opinion over this ride! My family and I agree that it’s Soaring Around the World. We saw Soaring CA this past November and just were not wowed. We didn’t realize until we were on the ride that it had reverted to CA. I know the graphics may bug people – I can see why, but we loved the locations of World. The experience felt better. More immersive. We even ordered Soaring oil scents to remember this ride that we’re so fond of! Glad to have it return..

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I like what Patrick K (below) said best: “… my daughter … is finally tall enough to ride Soarin’ for the first time, and I’ll love it because she’ll love it.” Good for you, Dad!! Whatever version you happen to see (or remember having seen) – at the end of the day, isn’t the world as seen through the eyes of a child the best view of all?

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The ‘World’ version in our opinion, is far better than CA version, based on having seen the CA one back in the day and thought it very good, then the World version which is impressive, but now again having just last week seen CA again, sadly the CA version does now not compare to the ‘World’ one. in fact we will probably not bother to ride Soarin again if it is the CA version especially if there is a long wait! That said, I appreciate others may well disagree, we are all different and that’s fine!!

Personally having seen the California version back in the day and thought it wonderful, then Soarin the ‘World’ version which impressed me too but just last week I was on the California one with my family again and to us now the verdict is ‘the World’ is far superior and my family and I would not bother to ride Soarin again if it was CA now but would, and have been on the World version many times. We all have our favourites, which is fine!

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One thing that needs to change in Soarin’ Over California if they are going to continue using it is the Coronado/San Diego scene. When flying over the aircraft carrier USS JOHN C STENNIS there are clearly F-14 Tomcats on the flight deck. Those were retired from the inventory in 2006.

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Love the original. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I saw it again in January. I don’t care for the cgi animals in the world version or the transitions. And do get me started on the distortions.

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hello, I was happy to introduce my family to Soarin Around the World and I was very disappointed by the images offered this month of February… I understand the interest for the residents but for us who came from far away (France)… Have a good day,

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It’s just really WEIRD that Soarin Over California is only in Florida right now. And that Soarin Around the World in California ends at EPCOT. Might be time to update both…

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who rides this that doesnt see the leaning tower of the taj mahal, or the leaning tower of eiffel. that around the world movie needs to go as it is ridiculous to watch if your not in the middle section. the ca version doesnt have this and its what makes it the better version by far

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I’m so incredibly excited for Soarin’ Around the World to return! What an emotional crescendo, flying over Iguazu Falls, to the Eiffel Tower, to Spaceship Earth. It feels like some of the locations would qualify as “Walt favorites,” from Matterhorn Mountain to Neuschwanstein Castle. As a huge Jerry Goldsmith fan, I’m glad his melodies and style are still heard in “World.” Respect for the California version as the OG, and I can see why it would be a point of pride at DCA and even a strategic seasonal cameo at WDW…but I’m so excited for the global voyage to return to Epcot. Now if they’d just bring back the Listen to the Land song during the greenhouse boat ride, that would be the chef’s kiss.

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I think Soarin over CA was a nice temporary treat, but it’s not in great shape. The film is grainy and looks low res. Either restore it with some of those big park profits or retire it for good. It’s also clearly time to get some new footage to refresh Around the World but at least it’s still in decent shape to use for now. This is one of my favorite rides so I hope it gets some TLC soon!

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How can they not see that Soarin Over the World needs to be replaced or retired? Soarin over CA is so much better. They should keep the CA one until they make a new one, which is over due like a lot of Epcot refurbishments. On a side note, it’s hard to believe I’m saying this about Epcot considering that Epcot was supposed to get such a huge overhaul and has had a seemingly endless amount of construction walls up.

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So glad to hear the OG Soarin is being put out to pasture. I saw Soarin-CA in DCA back in 2014 before I saw Soarin – World in Epcot for the first time in 2016 and had not seen Soarin CA until this past January. Time has not been kind to CA (in more ways than one!). At first, I loved the immersion, the nod to nature, and the spirit of adventure when I first saw Soarin- CA since this was my first ever Soarin experience. But, in my humble opinion, it completely lacks Disney’s quintessential charm and magic that is present in Soarin- World. I don’t go to Disney to see a public service announcement about a particular state or country (i.e., Impressions de France). They are fine, I have no problem or objections to them but Disney parks are Disney parks because of their unparalleled ability to bring more than just immersive reality…they bring it with charm and magic. That magic and charm, is soarin-ly lacking in Soarin- California. I am not sure who or what is to blame for the presentation in Epcot but it is so distracting. The clarity was “Standard Definition” compared to Soarin-World’s “High Definition.” Also, the transitions between scenes are really jarring. The scenes are spliced together haphazardly like it was a “fun with drones” project. Again, if you never saw Soarin-World, maybe this isn’t a big deal to you, but compared to Soarin-World, Soarin-CA’s production value is amateur hour. There is no smooth or fun transition from one scene to the next like in World. So I guess I would have to counter with “Okay, let’s review: that is more on-theme to the Land pavilion (the World (Antarctica, African plains, South Pacific, etc.) easily trumps California), significantly better production quality, infusion of Disney charm and magic (you’re at a theme park, not a California Welcome Center), and California’s taxes > the World…anything else? Oh yeah, have a nice flight! 🙂

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The “smooth” and “fun” transitions in World are AWFUL. They’re jarring and not smooth at all. Completely forced. The cuts in OG are timed to flow with the music and work perfectly. Just speaks to today’s ADHD that we need forced CG transitions and fake animals in every scene.

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It was nice to see the California version over at Epcot but unlike the prevailing opinions in these comments, which tends to be typical of Disney super-fans(nostalgia over facts), the Soarin’ Around The World version is significantly better for a number of reasons: 1) it looks better, 2) it sounds better, 3) there’s more focus on the “ride” aspects, 4) the lighting and scents are FAR better utilized than the California version and finally 5) the scenes are more seamless and have a more interesting flow while the California version has some very abrupt cuts.

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Agreed %1000

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I agree, the transitions caused me and some of my family members to get nauseous.

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Noooooooooo! While I knew this was coming–and was lucky enough to see the OG Soarin’ last November at WDW–I’m disappointed.

It’s like the difference between a great restaurant that focuses on a single cuisine and does it incredibly well versus one that has a section for all cuisines and does none of them well at all–but people recognize that spaghetti is Italian and sushi is Japanese so we can get a little of everything! It’s really a bastardization of the format, the CGI is terrible, the landmarks are cheesy, and it has no focus, soul, or big idea like the CA one does (other than, oh let’s throw the Taj Mahal and Pyramids in there bc they’re like important and stuff).

Other than that, no complaints. I’ll be taking my daughter to WDW in September and she’s finally tall enough to ride Soarin’ for the first time, and I’ll love it because she’ll love it. But from an overall Imagineering and user experience standpoint, this is a far inferior product.

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As someone with vertigo, both of these versions and France show require plenty of eye closing to successfully navigate. I was excited to see the OG when we were there in November but found it waaaaaay more dizzy inducing than the world version! Glad to see the world return!

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I love original Soarin, it is so much better than Soarin Round The World with its wonky CGI. The original has a far superior soundtrack too.

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“Rebounding as quickly as possible is vitally important,” said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, a nonprofit organization promoting travel to the state. “California’s tourism industry provides more than 1 million jobs and supports thousands of businesses.”

The state generated $144.9 billion in travel spending in 2019, according to a study by travel and tourism research group Dean Runyan Associates. But when the pandemic hit, travel and occupancy restrictions devastated gains that California had nurtured after the Great Recession. 

While tourism dropped 36% nationally in 2020, California’s tourism revenue dropped 55%, according to Dean Runyan. And more than half of California’s roughly 1.2 million-person tourism workforce lost their jobs in the first month of the lockdown, according to a report released in May 2020. The Legislature passed a law requiring businesses to prioritize rehiring those who lost jobs , and many workers are hoping to resume work.

Low cases, high vaccination aid California reopening

Before the pandemic, the city of Anaheim had so many visitors, Burress said he feared they might get citations for over-congestion. Instead, the tourism director said this past year felt more like a “zombie apocalypse.” 

“We had six years of record numbers coming into Anaheim and Orange County,” said Burress. “Normally hotels were running at 90% occupancy. And then it was in the single digits.”

The industry is already beginning to see some bounce back. This April, California’s leisure and hospitality sector was up 400,000 jobs year over year. On the eve of reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom made an appearance Monday in San Francisco at the historic Ferry Building, a draw for visitors with its artisanal food and restaurants. He noted California’s economy this year has outperformed other states, including Texas and Florida, because of its public health precautions and vaccination campaign. There’s hope that the upward trend will continue. 

“With one of the nation’s highest vaccination rates and lowest case rates, California is poised for a powerful comeback,” said Beteta. “Leisure travelers will lead the way. We expect outdoor activities and road trips will be extremely popular.”

But experts acknowledge that returning to normal won’t happen instantaneously despite speculation of a second coming of the Roaring ‘20s. While many restrictions have been lifted in California, they aren’t the only inhibitors to people going on vacation.

Pedestrians walk past vacant store fronts along Powell Street in the Union Square shopping district in San Francisco on June 14, 2021. Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters

California travel hasn’t recovered

“The drop in visitor spending isn’t due entirely to business closures and restrictions,” Beteta said. “Consumers must be willing to travel, and for much of 2020, more than half were not willing to venture out at all.”

Domestic travel to California is expected to rebound this year to 75% of its 2019 levels. But it’s not expected to recover entirely until 2023, according to the most recent Tourism Economics report prepared for Visit California released this April.

International travel remains another question mark as other countries continue to grapple with the virus and travel restrictions remain in place. Inbound international travel to California fell 79% in 2020 and is expected to reach just 41% of 2019 levels this year, according to Tourism Economics. Travellers from Asia and Mexico make up two of the biggest spending groups in the state, according to Visit California. Tourists from China alone spent $4 billion in California in 2019.

San Francisco is likely to feel the loss of international travellers the hardest. Foreign visitors account for 61% of total overnight spending city-wide, the largest share of any major U.S. city, according to data from the San Francisco Travel Association.

San Francisco is also the biggest convention city in the state and typically generates $8.3 billion annually on overnight spending at hotels alone. But experts expect conventions to be one of the last tourism industries to rebound this year, largely due to the fact that California is keeping restrictions on indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people in place until Oct. 1.

Convention spending has larger economic impact

The money generated from conventions is considered integral to the city.

“It’s vital to the city’s health. It’s vital to our hotel community, our restaurant community,” said Nicole Rogers, executive vice president and chief sales officer for the San Francisco Travel Association. “While tourism is important to us — and we absolutely can’t function without it, the convention is a higher spend on average because companies are paying, plus the attendees are paying.”

Conferences held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center can hold upwards of 10,000 attendees at a time. But the economic impact has a ripple effect. For example, during the annual Dreamforce conference put on by San Francisco tech giant Salesforce, more than 30,000 hotel rooms a night are booked. The city typically holds 50 to 60 major conventions a year. So far, just two have been confirmed this fall.

The future of convention spending in San Francisco relies on many things, such as retaining customers. Some opted this year to hold their conventions in less restricted states including Texas and Florida. Other factors relate to how businesses will opt to run going forward and if they’ll continue to hold in-person conferences at all, especially as employees become accustomed to remote work.

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Australia concerts in 2024: here’s a list of shows and tours coming up

Big names confirmed for tours Down Under in 2024 include Coldplay, Pink, SZA, Hozier, Iron Maiden and more

Will Champion, Chris Martin and Guy Berryman of Coldplay performing in 2023, photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns via Getty Images

Fresh out of a pandemic, Australia’s 2023 touring calendar was one of the busiest in recent memory, as artists of all stripes took centrestage everywhere from stadium shows to intimate local gigs. With a starry schedule that included the likes of Post Malone , Red Hot Chili Peppers , and Mötley Crüe , it’ll be tricky for 2024’s schedule to outdo its predecessor – and yet, thanks to the likes of Taylor Swift , Blink-182 and Pink , plus Coldplay, Pearl Jam and SZA later in the year, it’s poised to do just that.

From debut headline shows for breakout artists to bustling festival sideshow programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as a stellar batch of musicians make their way Down Under in 2024. Read on for NME’s roundup of all the biggest concerts and tours coming to Australia this year.

Here are the concerts and tours coming to Australia in 2024:

Pink When: February 9 – March 23 Find tickets and more info

Australia bloody loves Pink , and she’s apparently pretty fond of her “home away from home” too. In 2009, she played 58 shows here as part of her Funhouse tour, performing for some 660,000 fans. In 2013, when she announced an Australian tour in support of sixth studio album ‘The Truth About Love’, 320,000 tickets were snapped up within a few hours of them going on sale.

It makes sense, then, that the American singer-songwriter has a slew of dates booked for her return in February and March 2024 as part of her Summer Carnival world tour . She’ll be bringing songs from her ninth studio album ‘Trustfall’ to stadiums around the country, including stops in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

She’ll be playing a total of four shows at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium and conclude the tour at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank stadium.

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Lydia Lunch When: March 8 – March 23 Find tickets and more info

Lydia Lunch’s unique artistry will take centre stage during her six-date Australian tour early 2024. The musician and poet will first perform at the Brisbane Powerhouse on March 8, before taking to Melbourne Recital Theatre (March 15), Theatre Royal Castlemaine (March 17), Sydney’s The Great Club (March 22) and MONA in Hobart (March 23).

Lunch will also find time for a one-off with Melbourne band Black Cab, performing the songs of her fellow NYC pioneers Suicide , in the intimate confines of The Tote on March 20. Find tickets for the special tribute here.

New Bloom sideshows When: March 9 – March 24 Find more info and tickets here

Emo, punk and post-hardcore fans will find a lot to like in the inaugural touring festival New Bloom in March. In addition to festival dates on the east coast, most of the bands are doing sideshows across the country. Catch Citizen , Movements , Touche Amore , Fleshwater and No Pressure in various venues in Perth, Adelaide, Wollongong, Belgrave and the Gold Coast. Movements, Touche Amore, Fleshwater and No Pressure will stick around for bonus headline shows in Melbourne while the latter two will also play again in Sydney.

Dylan: The Rebel Child Tour When: March 18 – March 27 Find tickets and more info

Rising UK pop sensation Dylan makes her Australian debut in March, kicking off her three-date tour at The Brightside in Brisbane on March 18. The Rebel Child Tour, named after Dylan’s 2023 single, will then head to The Lansdowne in Sydney on March 22, before wrapping up in Melbourne at Northcote Social Club on March 25. Find tickets here.

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Maisie Peters: The Good Witch Comes to Australia When: March 19 – 23 Find more info

Maisie Peters might have taken the Wizard of Oz references on her new album ‘The Good Witch’ a little too seriously. The UK artist is coming back to Australia for three dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – all of which are sold out.

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Expectations will be high for Peters’ tour and not necessarily because of the music. As she tweeted : “Last time I toured here I did a shoey on stage and became an honorary Australian so who knows what will happen next!!”

Gladys Knight: The Farewell Tour When: March 19 – March 30 Find tickets and more info here

Soul legend Gladys Knight will return Down Under after touring the US, bringing her numerous hits with her. She’ll kick off the seven-stop tour in Perth, head to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canberra, and wrap things up in Sydney before crossing the Tasman to New Zealand.

The Damned: Final Australian Tour When: March 20 – March 26 Find tickets and more info here

The Damned ’s ‘70s output is somehow a rosetta stone for punk rock and goth. The London band is reuniting the “classic” lineup that influenced a generation for the first and final time since 1989 for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in March 2024.

Aqua: Mixtape Festival Volume 1 When: March 21 – March 28 Find tickets and more info here

Come on Barbie, let’s go party! Aqua are coming to Australia to headline the touring Mixtape Festival Volume 1, accompanied by 2 Unlimited, East 17, Phats & Small, Big Brovaz, Booty Luv, and Urban Cookie Collective. The ’90s will be alive on this five-date tour of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Joker Xue: Extraterrestrial World Tour When: March 23 – March 26 Find tickets and more info here

If you’re not familiar with Mandopop, Joker Xue is one hell of an introduction. The songwriter is bringing his ‘Extraterrestrial’ world tour to arenas in Melbourne and Sydney in March 2024. In the show’s pantomime, Xue transforms into an “interstellar executive who descends from an alien planet and is ordered to destroy the earth”, before deciding humans aren’t so bad after all.

Itzy When: March 24 – March 26 Find tickets and more info

K-pop girl group Itzy have a short and sweet trip of Australia planned – they’ve plotted two arena dates down under as part of their Born To Be world tour . The JYP Entertainment act will take over the ICC Sydney Arena and then Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena this March.

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$uicideboy$: Grey Day Tour When: March 25 – March 30 Find tickets and more info here

Melding Southern rap with 21st century nihilism and heavy metal, New Orleans’ $uicideboy$ are an unlikely success story. The prolific duo will perform a series of arena shows along the east coast in 2024, checking in at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre (March 25, 26) and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (March 28, 29) before finishing up the Grey Day tour at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on March 30. Ghostemane, Pouya, Germ, and Shakewell are guests that have been confirmed.

Newton Faulkner When: March 25 – April 1 Find tickets and more information

The English folk singer is headed to Australia as part of the Byron Bay Bluesfest line-up, and has lined up headline shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle along the way.

Bluesfest sideshows: Snarky Puppy, Meshell Ndegeocello and Blind Boys of Alabama When: March 25 – April 6

Snarky Puppy will supplement their set at Bluesfest’s 2024 edition with a pair of headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney on March 25 and March 27, respectively. Meshell Ndegeocello will bring her career-spanning setlist – as well as tracks from her latest album ‘The Omnichord Real Book’ – to Sydney’s Factory Theatre (March 25) and Melbourne’s Recital Centre (March 26), before Blind Boys of Alabama take to those same cities on April 4 (Sydney City Recital Hall) and April 6 (Melbourne Recital Hall).

Each of these acts will also grace the stage across Bluesfest’s three-day run from March 28 to April 1, with ticketing information for their sideshows linked above.

UMI When: March 26 – March 27 Find tickets and more info here

While Down Under for Souled Out festival, US singer-songwriter UMI will play two headline shows at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and Melbourne’s Night Cat. Expect to hear her name-making track, ‘Remember Me’ – though she’s more recently met a new audience with ‘Wherever U R’, featuring V of K-pop titans BTS .

PJ Morton When: March 27 – March 28 Find tickets and more info here

You’d probably recognise PJ Morton’s voice even if you’ve never heard his name: the Maroon 5 keyboardist’s distinctive backing vocals can be heard in the mega band’s latter-day output. Morton will be performing his latest solo album ‘Watch the Sun’ at Bluesfest in 2024, before sideshows in Melbourne (170 Russell) and Sydney (Metro Theatre) on back-to-back nights in March.

Drive-By Truckers When: March 28 – April 1 Find tickets and more information

American alt-country legends Drive-By Truckers haven’t visited Australia in a decade and a half. Their long-overdue 2024 tour will see them perform as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, along with headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

The band have released a whopping seven albums since they last played in the country, so there’ll be plenty of new cuts for them to show off at these shows.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters When: March 28 – April 4 Find tickets and more info

Costello and co’s plans for their first Australian tour in almost a decade were dashed at the 11th hour in April 2023. Less than 24 hours before their shows – in support of 2022 album ‘A Boy Named If’ – a case of COVID-19 within the band forced them to withdraw from Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 and postpone their headline tour dates .

The good news is, new dates were swiftly locked in. Costello and the Imposters will be one of the headliners for 2024’s edition of Bluesfest , and play headline gigs at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. Previously purchased tickets for Costello’s headline shows will remain valid, and they’re still on sale for the majority of dates.

Eric Nam: House on a Hill Tour When: March 30 – April 2 Find tickets and more info

After his debut Australian tour in 2022, the American-Korean singer Eric Nam will return in late March and early April as part of his massive, 66-date ‘House on a Hill’ world tour. Nam will play three shows – in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – joined at all three by special guest Keenan Te.

Chris Isaak When: April 4 – April 20 Find tickets and more info here

Australia, says Chris Isaak, is his “favorite place to tour… or just hang out”. Get ready to play a ‘Wicked Game’ when the US singer-songwriter tours down under in April, kicking things off in Perth before going onto a run of A Day on the Green tour dates with supporting acts Boy & Bear , Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Vika & Linda and Mason Watts.

Isaak has added extra dates in Melbourne and Sydney in the same venues on April 17 and 11 respectively to cope with demand. He can’t wait : “Bring on the sun! Bring on the beach! I think I’m gonna wax my guitar…. I told you I was excited!”

Simple Plan, Boys Like Girls and We The Kings When: April 6 – April 18 Find tickets and more info here

Simple Plan are bringing a pop punk extravaganza to Australia in April 2024, headlining a tour with fellow genre stalwarts Boys Like Girls and We The Kings . The trio will play multiple shows in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as John Cain Arena in Melbourne and AEC Theatre in Adelaide.

+LIVE+ and Incubus When: April 6 – April 20 Find tickets and more info

+LIVE+ and Incubus will embark on a mammoth run of dates across Australia in April, both as headliners of the inaugural Lookout festival and as co-headliners of their own standalone tour. +LIVE+ and Incubus’ Lookout festival dates – where they’ll be joined by the likes of Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe – span April 6-20, with appearances slated for Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

Elsewhere, the bands’ own co-headlining shows will take place in Wollongong (April 9), Sydney (April 11), Melbourne (April 15) and Adelaide (April 17).

Bring Me The Horizon: NeX GEn tour When: April 10 – April 21 Find tickets and more info

In what promises to be one of 2024’s rowdiest tours, Bring Me The Horizon will bring their ‘NeX GEn’ shows to Australian shores next April, with stadiums booked for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane . The Sheffield band’s string of performances from April 10 to April 21 comes ahead of their much-anticipated album, ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’, and will enlist special guests Sleep Token , Make Them Suffer and daine . Find remaining tickets here.

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The Front Bottoms When: April 12 – April 20 Find tickets and more info here

The Front Bottoms return for the first time since 2017, playing their biggest Aussie shows to date in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Expect to hear fresh tracks from their 2023 album ‘You Are Who You Hang Out With’.

James Taylor: An Evening with James Taylor & His All-Star Band When: April 12 – April 28 Find tickets and more info here

If there was ever a festival made for James Taylor & His All-Star Band at this juncture of his 50-year career, it’s Day on the Green . The singer will perform at wineries in Queensland (Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton), and New South Wales (Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley, and Centennial Vineyards in Bowral) across April 2024. Taylor will be accompanied by Aussie pair Josh Pyke and Ella Hooper .

Taylor is also playing his own headline shows. After selling out dates in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, new shows have been added in those cities. A Live Nation pre-sale begins February 9 while general on-sale starts February 12.

Chase & Status When: April 19 – April 28 Find more info and ticket waitlists here

After a new mixtape, charting singles and landmark Boiler Room set, drum’n’bass lifers Chase & Status celebrated a huge 2023. This year, the British duo will bring the party to Australia and New Zealand on a sold-out co-headlining tour with Australia’s very own Luude. They’re notably playing RAC Arena in Perth, on top of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

SZA When: April 19 – May 2 Find tickets and more info here

Fresh off winning three Grammys, SZA has announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand this April. The ‘Kill Bill’ singer will be performing two shows in New Zealand and eight across Australia, with shows confirmed for Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Pandemonium Festival sideshows When: April 22 – April 23 Find more info and tickets here

Pandemonium Festival is bringing a glut of rock legends from yesteryear to Australian shores in 2024 , and has just announced two all-ages sideshows at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre to boot on April 22-23. The first night is headlined by NYC new wave icons Blondie , supported by Aussies Wolfmother and Cosmic Psychos . The next day, Alice Cooper will share a classic rock split bill with Deep Purple , while Gyroscope opens proceedings.

Beth Orton When: April 24 – April 30 Find tickets and more info

Initially slated to appear in Australia in November 2023, Beth Orton  rescheduled her Australian tour to April 2024 and added an extra show in Tasmania. The folk musician will now embark on a four-date run with performances in Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane from April 24 to April 30, with tickets for the original cities still valid for the rescheduled dates. Tickets for the additional date at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre are accessible here.

Nick Cave (solo) When: April 25 – May 7 Find tickets and more info

The legendary Nick Cave embarks on a solo tour of Australia (read: without the Bad Seeds) this April, playing two shows in Melbourne and five in Sydney. Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood will be on bass duties for these shows at Plenary Melbourne and State Theatre Sydney, which are all sold out.

The Dandy Warhols When: April 25 – May 1 Find tickets and more info

The Dandy Warhols will make their return to Australia in April 2024 armed with their new album ‘Rockmaker’. So far, they’ve scheduled dates in Brisbane , Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. If you missed them when they toured down under with Hoodoo Gurus in 2022, this is your chance. Find tickets here.

Elephant Gym When: April 26 – April 28 Find more info and tickets here

Elephant Gym isn’t the result of a random band name generator; “elephant” refers to the Taiwanese math rock band’s bass-led grooves, while “Gym” denotes the “agility” of their rhythm. The trio will perform their technical and idiosyncratic instrumentals at three shows on the Australian east coast for the first time this April, supporting sleepmakeswaves.

6LACK: Since I Have A Lover Tour When: April 26 – May 1 Find tickets and more info

R&B favourite 6LACK (pronounced ‘black’) will return to Australia in April to tour his new album, ‘Since I Have A Lover’. The four-date jaunt will take him to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Niall Horan: ‘The Show’ Live On Tour When: April 26 – May 4 Find tickets and more info

Niall Horan will take ‘The Show’ on the road down under in 2024. The ex- One Direction member’s world tour comes in support of his third solo album ‘The Show’ , out June 9. For the Australian leg, he’ll perform arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Groovin The Moo sideshows When: April 29 – May 11 Find tickets and more info

Sadly, Groovin The Moo is no longer going ahead this year – but many of the artists who would have played the touring festival will still be forging ahead with their own Australian headline shows. Singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz, Wu-Tang Clan legend GZA (performing a set dubbed ‘Liquid Swords Live’) and Stephen Sanchez will all perform headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Toronto indie rockers The Beaches will also perform their own dates, playing shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in May. Find more information and tickets for all sideshows here .

Jessie Reyez When: April 30 – May 7 Find tickets and more info

Jessie Reyez will tour Australia for the first time in autumn, playing three shows along the east coast. The Canadian R&B singer will bring cuts from 2020 debut ‘Before Love Came to Kill Us’ and 2022 follow-up ‘Yessie’ to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on April 30, before shows at the Forum in Melbourne and the Tivoli in Brisbane. Find tickets here .

Nothing But Thieves: Welcome To The DCC World Tour When: April 30 – May 7 Find tickets and more info

Nothing But Thieves cleaned up on a sold-out tour of Australia last year – and they’re back for more. The UK alt-rockers have announced the second Aussie leg of their Dead Club City World tour, which will kick off at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on April 30, continue on to Brisbane and Melbourne, and wrap up at Hindley Street Music Hall in Adelaide on May 7.

Mahalia: In Real Life When: April 30 – May 8 Find tickets and more info

UK R&B artist Mahalia has booked a five-date tour of Australia, her biggest yet and her first time back down under since 2020. Audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane should get ready for smooth tunes off her 2023 album ‘IRL’ .

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Jonas Brothers: Five Albums. One Night. Tour When: May 1 – 9 Find tickets and more info

Joe , Nick and Kevin Jonas – the Jonas Brothers – play Australia for the first time between May 1 and May 9 as part of their massive Five Albums. One Night. Tour. The tour will see the brothers perform hits from all five of their albums across one night, including fan favourites.

Tesseract When: May 2 – May 9 Find tickets and more info

UK prog metal outfit Tesseract are set to make the highly anticipated return to Australia in May 2024, marking their first shows Down Under since 2018. Between May 2 and May 9, the band will perform in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

With 2023 album ‘War of Being’ and songs from 2021’s ‘Portals’ not played in Australia yet, Tesseract are set to bring with them a fresh bounty of new music to Australia.

The Vaccines and Everything Everything Dates: May 4-11 Find tickets and more info here

UK indie rockers The Vaccines and Everything Everything are banding together for a co-headline tour of Australia, their first time back in the country since 2019 and 2018 respectively. Embrace the indie disco in May when they head to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and finally Sydney.

Sammy Virji When: May 10 – May 18 Find more info and tickets here

UK garage has been making a steady comeback, and DJ/producer Sammy Virji is one of its frontrunners. He’s set to come back to Australia for his biggest headline tour of the country yet. Virji will kick off his tour at Metro City in Perth on May 10, before heading through Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and finishing at The Roundhouse in Sydney May 18.

Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken Tour When: May 10 – May 17 Find tickets and more info here

Melissa Etheridge is bringing her trailblazing heartland rock to Australian shores for the first time in five years in May 2024. The ‘I’m Not Broken’ tour kicks off in Perth on May 10, before heading through Adelaide, Melbourne and finishing up in Sydney on May 17. Expect to hear a blend of the songwriter’s greatest hits as heard on her latest live album ‘Beautiful Day’.

Macklemore When: May 11 – May 20 Find tickets and more info

Fresh off the release of latest album ‘Ben’, Macklemore will embark on an Australian tour next May. The hip-hop artist will perform at Hordern Pavillion in Sydney on May 11-12, before taking to Melbourne’s John Cain Arena and Brisbane’s Riverstage on May 15 and May 17, respectively. Macklemore will perform at BASSINTHEGRASS in Darwin, and then conclude his Australian run at HBF Stadium in Perth on May 20. Find tickets here.

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Sleater-Kinney When: May 17 – May 23 Find tickets and more info

In their first shows here since 2016, Sleater-Kinney are embarking on a theatre tour of Australia. Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein will play four headline shows down under in support of their latest album, ‘Little Rope’ , in what the latter has called a “homecoming” of sorts.

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“For all intents and purposes, Sleater-Kinney got its start in Australia,” Brownstein said in a statement. “We recorded our first album and played our first ever shows there. Because of that, Australia feels like one of the band’s spiritual homes, and returning there always feels like a homecoming, a reunion.”

Jungle performing live onstage in 2022

Jungle When: May 17 – May 22 Find more info

Jungle have unleashed more dancey goodness with their latest album, ‘Volcano’. Get ready to boogie in May when they tour Australia. The entire run, comprising the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Festival Hall in Melbourne, and Fortitude Music Hall in Brissy, is sold out.

Botch When: May 17 – 25 Find tickets and more info

Cult-favourite mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch from Tacoma, Washington reunited last year more than two decades after their split – and now they’re embarking on their first-ever Aussie tour. The jaunt will include two dates in Melbourne and Sydney apiece as well as shows in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

Guitarist David Knudson has promised Botch will go all out: “We don’t want to half-ass it…we want to be fucking tight as we ever were, if not tighter. We don’t want to disappoint a fan that’s never seen us live. So you know, it’s all in or nothing.”

Peter Hook & The Light When: May 21 – 28 Find tickets and more info

Peter Hook , the legendary bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order is set to return to Australia in May 2024, just two years after his last tour of the country in 2022. For the upcoming tour, Hook will perform the New Order and Joy Division substance compilations live, giving fans a chance to once again revel in both bands’ music.

The Snuts When: May 23 – May 26 Find tickets and more info

Scottish indie rockers The Snuts will return for their second Australian tour in as many years, following their debut run of headline shows in 2023. With third studio album ‘Millennials’ in tow, the band will kick off their 2024 tour with a show at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre. They’ll play Sydney’s Metro Theatre on May 25, before a show at the Triffid in Brisbane the following evening. Find tickets here .

Tom Grennan When: May 29 – May 30 Find tickets and more info

Tom Grennan will duck over to Australia for a pair of headline shows this year, following a debut visit in 2022. The English singer-songwriter will play Sydney’s Metro Theatre and 170 Russell in Melbourne on May 29 and 30 respectively.

Since his last trip, Grennan has released his third studio album, ‘What Ifs & Maybes’. Find tickets here .

Sky Ferreira When: June 2 – June 4 Find more info and tickets here

It’s been 12 years since Sky Ferreira released her debut ‘Night Time, My Time’, and her mystique has only grown in the interim: Ferriera has explored the silver screen, modelling, and long teased the release of a second album ‘Masochism’ . She’ll play two rare headline shows at bespoke Melbourne and Sydney festivals RISING and Vivid LIVE this June – a decade after her last Australian performance.

Boney M featuring Maizie Williams: The Farewell Tour When: June 3 – July 6 Find tickets and more info

Legendary disco group Boney M and vocalist Maizie Williams will bid goodbye to Australia with an extensive national tour in June and July 2024. Don’t wait to get your tickets – 15 of the 20 shows are sold out. More info here.

Bar Italia When: June 4 – June 8 Find more info and tickets here

Buzzy London trio Bar Italia are proteges of Dean Blunt, and have emerged from relative anonymity in the last few years with two albums of sinister post-punk. They’ll tour Australia for the first time in June, playing at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney and Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge before a matinee show in Melbourne as part of RISING festival.

LANY When: June 19 – June 28 Find tickets and more info

LANY – the pop duo of Paul Klein and Jake Goss – will return to Australia in mid-2024. After playing small, intimate shows down under in August 2023, they’ll go bigger in this national tour at venues including the Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena. See info on dates and tickets here.

Conan Gray When: July 11 – July 19 Find more info and tickets here

Conan Gray is the archetypal Gen Z popstar, honing his craft as a teenage YouTube vlogger before unleashing his multimodal talent as a singer. Gray will play songs from his upcoming third album ‘Found Heaven’ in some of the biggest rooms in the country this July, as well as a headline spot at Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival on July 19.

Tenacious D When: July 13 – July 22 Find tickets and more info

It’s been more than a decade since Tenacious D toured Australia, but that all changes in July. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will play their first shows in the country since 2013, performing six arena dates.

The tour will kick off with two shows at the ICC Sydney Theatre on July 13, continuing on to Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before wrapping up at Adelaide Entertament centre on July 22. Find tickets here .

FLETCHER When: July 16 – July 28 Find tickets and more info

After postponing her original tour, the rescheduled dates for FLETCHER ’s long-awaited Australian visit have been locked in for mid-2024. Audiences across the country will revel in FLETCHER’s latest album ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ towards the end of July, with venues including Perth’s Metro City (July 16), Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane (July 18), Festival Hall in Melbourne (July 23) and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion (July 28). Find tickets here.

IVE: 1ST WORLD TOUR ‘SHOW WHAT I HAVE’ When: July 25 – July 28 Find tickets and more info

As part of their broader debut world tour, IVE will bring their ‘Show What I Have’ set to Australian shores in July, kicking off the two-date run at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on July 25. The K-pop group will conclude the Australian leg of their tour in support of 2023 album ‘I’ve IVE’ with a show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 28. Find tickets here.

  • READ MORE: IVE – ‘I’VE MINE’ review: K-pop’s queen bees grow beyond the archetype

HEALTH: Rat Based Warfare Tour Down Under When: July 31 – August 4 Find more info and tickets here

The electronic body music of HEALTH flirts with metal, noise, and synth wave, but remains uniquely their own. The band are back in Australia after their 2023 Dark Mofo appearance for a full tour in support of their seventh album ‘Rat Wars’. They’ll play cosy rooms in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from late July this year.

aespa When: August 31 – September 2 Find more info

K-pop girl group aespa will bring all the dra-ma-ma-ma down under for two stops of their SYNK: Parallel Line tour. The four-piece of Karina , Giselle , Winter and NingNing will perform in Sydney on August 31 and head to Melbourne two days later. Venues and ticket prices have not been announced just yet – stay tuned for more.

  • READ MORE: The 25 best K-pop songs of 2023

Iron Maiden: The Future Past Tour When: September 1 – September 13 Find tickets and more info

In what will be their first trip Down Under since 2017, Iron Maiden are poised to bring The Future Past tour to stadiums in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne next September.

The first three cities will host the metal legends between September 1 to September 10, while Melbourne and Sydney will each enjoy a two-night outing at Rod Laver Arena (September 6 and 7) and Qudos Bank Arena (September 12 and 13), respectively. Find tickets here.

J Balvin: Que Bueno Volver a Verte Tour When: September 4 – September 10 Find more info and tickets here

J Balvin’s career as the Prince of Reggaeton has dovetailed with an explosion in the popularity of Latin music worldwide. The juggernaut will bring his Que Bueno Volver a Verte Tour (It’s Good To See You Tour) to Australian arenas in September this year. Sofi Tukker will support him as he plays the biggest rooms in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

SiM: Playdead World Tour When: September 12 – September 15 Find tickets and more info here

Like a kind of Japanese Gorillaz , SiM are a content universe unto their own – spanning anime , video games and records. Australian audiences can experience their inimitable reggae-metal-punk at The Zoo in Brisbane September 12, Sydney’s Crowbar on September 14 or Max Watts in Melbourne on September 15.

Thirty Seconds To Mars: Seasons World Tour When: September 12 – September 17 Find tickets and more info

To announce Thirty Seconds To Mars ’ Seasons World Tour, Jared Leto pulled a massive stunt: scaling the Empire State Building . The tour comes in support of their album ‘It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day’ and will hit Australian shores in mid-September. It marks the band’s first headline tour in over five years, and will see them grace the stage at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (September 12), Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney (September 14) and Brisbane’s Riverstage (September 17). Find tickets here.

The Reytons When: September 29 – October 5 Find more info and tickets here

Yorkshire four-piece The Reytons are revivalists of another revival – 2000s British indie. But this band is independent in the truer sense of the word, self-releasing their latest album ‘Ballad of a Bystander’. They will tour their raucous, ungenteel rock from late September to early October this year, packing rooms in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.

The Kid LAROI When: October 2024 Find tickets and more info

US-based homegrown rap phenom The Kid LAROI ‘s return to Australia was supposed to take place in February, but it was postponed in December , with the Gamilaroi star calling February “logistically impossible”. Instead, he’ll fill stadiums around the country in October with tracks from his freshly released debut album ‘The First Time’. With shows locked in for Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast, these all-ages shows will be his biggest to date. Stay tuned for more info on specific dates for the rescheduled tour.

  • READ MORE: The Kid LAROI live in Sydney: A hometown hero returns a certified legend

Kim Wilde: The Greatest Hits Tour When: October 17 – October 26 Find more info and tickets here

If you look at the pop charts for any given week in the 1980s, chances are Kim Wilde was on it. The ‘Kids in America’ singer is still performing, on a break from her new life as a gardener, and will play a whirlwind Australian tour this October. Wilde will begin in Brisbane on October 17, before heading through Tweed Heads, Sydney, Wollongong, Perth, Adelaide and finishing in Melbourne October 26.

  • READ MORE: Soundtrack of My Life: Kim Wilde

Buzzcocks When: October 24 – November 2 Find more info and tickets here

The Buzzcocks , progenitors of “love punk” and pop punk before it even existed, are still going strong almost 50 years after their formation. With Steve Diggle on vocals, replacing the late Pete Shelley, the band will return to Australia for seven shows in late October to early November. The Buzzcocks will begin on the Gold Coast on October 24, before travelling through Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Newcastle, Sydney and finishing in Melbourne on November 2.

PinkPantheress: Capable of Love Tour When: October 29 – November 5 Find tickets and more info here

PinkPantheress was once an anonymous beatmaker going viral on TikTok – she’s anything but anonymous now, as she comes to Australia for the first time promoting her debut album ‘Heaven’. Between opening for Coldplay , the 22-year-old Brit will headline shows at Melbourne’s Festival Hall (October 29) and Horden Pavilion in Sydney on November 5.

Coldplay: Music of the Spheres Tour When: October 30 – November 9 Find tickets and more info here

Coldplay will bring their ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour to Australia’s east coast at the end of a more than two-year stretch. The pop juggernauts have already sold 9 million tickets – the most for any tour in history – and are set to play eight stadium shows in Melbourne and Sydney after playing in Perth in 2023.

Expect to experience the galactic sprawl of the band’s recent rock operas, while still belting out the anthems that took them to the top.

Take That and Sophie Ellis-Bextor When: October 30 – November 10 Find tickets and more info

It’ll be murder on the dancefloor when this tour comes to town. Sophie Ellis-Bextor , enjoying a Saltburn -fueled resurgence, will accompany Take That on a six-show tour of Australia . Three dates of the tour, which marks Take That’s first live shows in the region since 2017, will take place at wineries as part of A Day on the Green, where Ricki-Lee Coulter will also appear.

  • READ MORE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the return of ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ – and watching Saltburn with her mum

Hozier: Unreal Unearth Tour When: November 6 – November 18 Find more info and tickets here

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier will tour Down Under for the first time since 2019 this November, supporting his 2023 album ‘Unreal Unearth’ with a nation-wide arena sojourn. Hozier will kick off in Perth on November 6, before heading through Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. He will also play regional areas Torquay and the Hunter Valley as part of Summersalt festival.

  • READ MORE: Hozier: “There has always been a space in my work for my own conscience”

Tate McRae: Think Later World Tour When: November 8 – November 17 Find tickets and more info

In what marks her biggest headline Australian shows to date, Tate McRae’s Think Later World Tour will head Down Under in November, encompassing five shows in Perth (November 8), Brisbane (November 10), Sydney (November 12), Adelaide (November 15) and Melbourne (November 17). The tour comes in support of McRae’s sophomore album ‘Think Later’, which features her massive single ‘Greedy’. Tickets are available here.

Pearl Jam: Dark Matter World Tour 2024 When: November 13 – November 23 Find tickets and more info

Pearl Jam have announced their new album ‘Dark Matter’, which they’ll support with a massive tour around the world . They’ll make a stop Down Under with Pixies in support, playing stadium shows in the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. The grunge giants have added bonus gigs in Melbourne on November 18 and Sydney on November 23 in response to overwhelming demand. Find tickets here.

James Blunt: The Who We Used To Be Tour When: November 21 – November 28 Find tickets and more info here

Self-deprecating superstar James Blunt is returning to Australian stages for the first time in over six years in November 2024. The ‘You’re Beautiful’ singer will begin a five-date arena tour at Brisbane’s Riverstage on November 21, before heading through Sydney’s ICC Super Theatre (November 23), Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (November 24), Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre Theatre (November 25) and Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium (November 28).

Wallows: Model Tour 2024 When: December 5 – December 14 Find more info and tickets here

US alt-rockers Wallows played some of their favourite shows ever on their previous tour of Australia – so they’ll undoubtedly be looking to top the experience when they return in December. They’ll kick things off in Perth, before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and finally Brisbane.

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Aussie Depeche Mode fans are an incredibly patient bunch. The last time the British synth-pop titans toured the country was in 1994, meaning nearly three decades have passed since they last paid us a visit. But good things come to those who wait, and it seems there is a glimmer of hope for those hoping to catch the band Down Under.

  • READ MORE: Depeche Mode: every single album ranked and rated

In March 2023, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan told an Italian blog that the band were eyeing “as-yet-unannounced dates in Asia and Australia” as part of a touring run that would lead into 2024. The band have toured the world in support of their latest album, ‘Memento Mori’ , and a trip to Australia to cap off the jaunt seems more likely than ever.

Keep checking NME for more Australia live music news – from festival updates to concert and tour announcements

Additional reporting by Ellie Robinson, Tom Disalvo and Josh Martin

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Jim Harbaugh Lives in an Recreational Vehicle Down by the Ocean

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JIm Harbaugh really likes The Rockford Files . So much so that he is currently living in an RV on a California beach just like Jim Rockford did in the 1970's television series. If only Jim Rockford had considered a career change before he was falsely imprisoned at San Quentin.

Harbaugh recently took a Los Angeles Chargers camera crew on a tour of his Quantum. which has been parked in Huntington Beach for the last two months. Between the location and the lack of distractions, Harbaugh appears to be loving life, watching The Rockford Files (and Joe Dirt ?) every night before his early bedtime.

New Chargers offensive coordinator Greg Roman also lives in the same RV park, but in a much bigger 2019 Newmar VENTANA. Here's Roman's very diplomatic description of Harbaugh's rig: “I’ve been in here. Very cozy. I mean, you can drive this down the road and park it pretty much anywhere. So there’s a lot of advantages to having one this size."

every guy watching this just said “hell yeah” pic.twitter.com/Ir7Xpyv0VC — Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) April 16, 2024

It must have taken some serious willpower not to call it "cute." Of course, camper life isn't all glamour, even in a VENTANA, no matter how many American flags are flying proudly. Because wherever you're parked, someone has to take care of business. Here's Harbuagh on what sounds like a surprisingly proud moment in his life:

"Nothing will make you feel more like a dad than when you dispose of the waste. That was a moment. Seminal moment for me. Felt like a real dad."

Unfortunately for everyone, Harbaugh's family has now arrived in California, so he has to move back into a house that doesn't have wheels. We'll see how long that lasts before Jim Rockford and the cool ocean breeze comes calling for Harbaugh.

You can watch the full tour of Harbaugh and Roman's RV's on YouTube .

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Vanderbilt standout Gordon Sargent elects to return for senior season

Vanderbilt standout Gordon Sargent elects to return for senior season

With a TOUR card secured for June 2025, Sargent stays at Vanderbilt for his final season, deferring his Accelerated performance benefits

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Gordon Sargent is ready for one more ride.

The standout Vanderbilt junior announced Thursday that he will return to Vanderbilt for his senior season, deferring his performance benefits from eclipsing the PGA TOUR University Accelerated 20-point threshold.

Sargent was eligible to accept PGA TOUR membership this June but will wait until he turns professional in June 2025. He will then have exempt TOUR membership through the 2026 PGA TOUR season.

"I am excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Vanderbilt for my senior year in 2024-25,” said Sargent. “It’s been an honor to represent this university alongside my teammates and coaches, and I look forward to continuing to compete - and further my education - at this amazing place that has given so much to me.”

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Sargent is the first player to earn TOUR membership via PGA TOUR University Accelerated, and he’s the first to earn a TOUR card on collegiate merit prior to his senior year.

In an exclusive interview with PGATOUR.COM, Sargent explained why he decided to stay, where he can still improve, and what he’s learned from Nick Dunlap.

“Being with my teammates, traveling to some great places–it's one of those situations where you kind of never want to leave.”

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Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

PGATOUR.COM: Take us through the timeline of how you decided to stay at Vandy another year. You crossed the threshold for PGA TOUR Accelerated, and then…

SARGENT: I got (to 20 points) in October in Abu Dhabi (at the World Amateur Team Championships) and then reviewed my options over the offseason. I was kind of hoping a decision would come clear, and obviously, nothing's just going to. There's not going to be a perfect answer. After playing a few college events in the spring, I think you really appreciate how much you enjoy college golf. I've talked to Nick (Dunlap) a little bit since he's turned pro, and it's one of those things where you're only going to have four years in college. My dream is playing on the PGA TOUR. With having the same status if I come back to school for one year, it was kind of a no-brainer. I can still take advantage of another year of school, be with my teammates, get my degree and continue to get better.

If you talk to anybody who's played college golf, they really do say it's the best time of your life. I definitely valued that. I don't think anybody was going to be mad at me if I left or mad at me if I stayed. But after reviewing with my parents, coaches and team-wise, it just seemed like it was the best thing for me. I could stay in Nashville and continue to get better. And I mean, obviously, it worked for Ludvig (Åberg), him staying all four years. It kind of seemed like one of those decisions where with how competitive college golf is, you're kind of prepping for the PGA TOUR in college and I feel like having another year definitely would not hurt.

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PGATOUR.COM: What advice did Nick Dunlap give you?

SARGENT: Obviously after him winning, he's playing well, it’s a no-brainer to take advantage of those (2024) Signature Events. Obviously, the adaption was going to be tough, I mean it’s the next day, he's a PGA TOUR pro and I can tell you a week before he probably wasn't necessarily thinking that. So even with me being able to plan for however many months, it still kind of seemed like, personally, I just wanted to have another year to just continue to develop. I feel like I can get the most out of the prep. Nick started to play a little bit better recently, he played well in Houston, but in talking to him, he definitely misses college a little bit, hanging out with teammates and stuff. Pro golf is definitely a different animal. So yeah, I mean we didn't necessarily talk a ton about that. He definitely loves the situation he's in, but I think anyone you talk to on the PGA TOUR would say the more time you have to prep before you get to the PGA TOUR, then the better off you're going to be.

PGATOUR.COM Sounds like you basically said, “Hey, things are moving fast, I would like to slow down for one more year.”

SARGENT: For sure. I would have good status if I turned pro this June and it was one of those decisions where it's like, is there a right or a wrong answer? Probably not. But I have been a planner my whole life, so it's nice to–I can plan that I have one more year and turn pro next June. I continue to have that freedom of getting better, being with my teammates and then the decision's already made. It just seemed like everything fit the mold more perfectly when it came to staying another year, continuing to develop and trying to almost use it as a “TOUR” year, trying new things, trying to be a pro golfer in college, which I feel like is definitely possible with how good college golf is now.

For me, it’s trying to make the transition that much smoother. I feel like watching Ludvig, you can tell it's not like he's trying to learn courses and learn how to be a PGA TOUR player. I feel like he did a really good job of his senior year, playing it like a “TOUR” year and then when he came out on TOUR, you could tell he was ready.

PGATOUR.COM: You played the Masters, a couple of TOUR events – are there areas of your game that you’d still like to refine before you start full-time on TOUR?

SARGENT: The bad shots, where they end up, is the biggest thing when you watch a PGA TOUR player when they're on. Their misses are in better spots. So just continuing to develop consistency–Scottie Scheffler was a great example of playing boring golf, right? He's not doing anything crazy, not doing anything stupid. You can do that in college golf. I mean, is it going to be as fun? Maybe not, but just kind of seeing and making slow progress. Even this spring, (I) feel like I haven't played very well in the first couple events, but I felt like I matured and found ways to hit different shots and had the freedom to work on things that I know that I'll need.

I feel like that's one of the real big benefits in college is that, every single week on the PGA TOUR you're trying to win. As a college program, we have had our eyes on the NCAAs all year, but if we have to take a step back at one tournament, I don't think it's too big of a deal – just being able to have the freedom to work on things. Being with my teammates, traveling to some great places–it's one of those situations where you kind of never want to leave.

PGATOUR.COM: Did you feel pressure – external or internal – to turn professional now?

SARGENT: I think from people who've never played college golf, who don't understand the situation that college golfers are in, where it's the best time in their lives. I didn't love the idea of not knowing what the next couple of months held, so I may have put a little bit of pressure on myself. I was trying to make a decision, but I figured, get through the first few events in the spring and it'll kind of unfold itself. I just came to the point where everyone around me decided staying was a good option, and if pro golf is always going to be there and you can have another year to get some reps under your belt, I feel like it's really beneficial.

PGATOUR.COM: What’s the one thing you’re looking forward to over the next year now that you know you’re staying in college?

SARGENT: Being on a new team is always fun. I think being a senior will be cool, too, just kind of being one of the leaders. Obviously, Jackson (Van Paris) and I will be the two seniors, so it'll be nice to be one of the guys on the team that everyone looks up to. It'll be cool next year when we have some younger guys, we can as seniors go to take some freshmen, sophomores under our belt and see how good we can get. I think there were a lot of expectations this year and we're looking forward to the postseason, but I think just staying another year, being a senior, enjoying the college life and while also knowing, I mean knowing there's a PGA TOUR card still waiting for you, it gives you a lot of freedom if you need to make some changes. Then off the golf course, just continue to mature as a person and just better prepare myself for the future.

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Cannes Competition Title ‘Grand Tour’ Debuts Trailer, Director Miguel Gomes’ Next Film to Be ‘Savagery’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Variety has been granted exclusive access to the trailer (below) for Portuguese director Miguel Gomes ‘ “Grand Tour,” which will have its world premiere in Cannes Film Festival’s Competition section. Variety can also exclusively reveal that that distribution on “Grand Tour” will be handled in France by Tandem, and in Italy by Lucky Red, and that Gomes’ next film will be “Savagery.”

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“Grand Tour” is produced by Uma Pedra No Sapato (Portugal) in co-production with Vivo Film (Italy), Shellac Sud (France) and Cinema Defacto (France), in association with The Match Factory (Germany), Rediance (China) and Creatps Inc. (Japan), and with the participation of ZDF/ARTE and RTP.

Gomes was previously in Cannes in 2015 with “Arabian Nights” and in 2021 with “The Tsugua Diaries.” His 2012 film “Tabu” played at the Berlinale.

Speaking to Variety , the film’s producer Filipa Reis explains how the project came together.

It was over dinner with Reis that Gomes first presented his idea for the film, in which narrative sequences shot in a studio would be intercut with footage of contemporary Asia. “The idea was… I don’t know… very appealing and charming,” says Reis, who was a co-producer on “The Tsugua Diaries.” Gomes then asked her to produce it.

The plan was for Gomes to take a small documentary-style crew to seven Asian countries – Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Japan and China – shooting in 16mm so “that we could build this archive and then to write the script according to what was found,” Reis says.

Once those funds were in place, Gomes shot the narrative sequences in studios in Portugal and Italy in early 2023.

Reis says it was a “challenge” to do the Asia trip without a script, adding “it’s not as it’s meant to be in the industry, but it was also very appealing.” She adds that it required “a risk” to be taken to shoot the archive footage before applying to the production funds.

Asked how working with Gomes compares with working other directors, she says: “He’s very unique. And I think to work with him, you really have to be very confident about what he’s doing, because it can be a proposal that’s a bit outside the box compared with the way you are used to doing things, and the way the funds and the industry thinks things are supposed to be done.”

During the studio shoot they had “links to some rough edit archive footage, so that when you read the script, you could understand at least how [the narrative footage] crossed over with the archive,” she says. The narrative sequences are in Portuguese, except for one character who speaks in French. The archive footage is in the language of the country that the crew were shooting in.

Although the story takes place in Asia during a time of imperial rule in many countries colonialism isn’t the theme, Reis says, in contrast to “Tabu.” “I would say that it’s something new. Of course, ‘Tabu’ is a great film, but I think this one will be surprising,” she says, enigmatically.

As to the tone of “Grand Tour,” Reis says that it contains both comedy and tragedy, “but it is also melancholic, and it is courageous.” She adds: “I think it has a lot of emotional elements for us to make a connection with it.”

The film was finished in October, and shown to Cannes in November. A world premiere at Cannes was always “Plan A,” Reis says, adding: “I feel as a producer that it’s where the film is supposed to be, and where Miguel is supposed to be.”

At present no preview screenings are planned, although that may change, and Gomes isn’t doing press interviews before the world premiere. “We would like it if the film was discovered by everyone at the same time,” Reis says. “I’m a bit anxious to see how it will be received, and we are very curious about that. So it would be nice if we could make a surprise and share our enthusiasm and our surprise with the audience.”

Reis says that her next project as a producer will be Gomes’ Brazilian-set film “Savagery,” which will be co-produced by Tatiana Leite in Brazil. Further details about the project will be released at a later date.

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  1. After the gold rush: The rise and fall of the Tour of California

    Fast-forward to October 2019. After 14 years, the Amgen Tour of California unexpectedly announced it would go on hiatus, not returning for the 2020 season. Anschutz Entertainment Group noted that ...

  2. Tour of California

    The Tour of California (officially sponsored as the Amgen Tour of California) was an annual professional road cycling stage race on the UCI World Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour that ran from 2006 to 2019. It was the only event on the top-level World Tour in the United States.The eight-day race covered 650-700 miles (1,045-1,126 km) through the U.S. state of California.

  3. Will the Tour of California return? : r/peloton

    Yes, the cancellation was announced in October 2019, so nothing much to do with covid. Reply reply. ikolp0987. •. You're totally right on why it was cancelled, my bad! Reply reply More replies. Dedaciai. •. Honestly, the chance of a major stage race happening in the United States in the next 1-5 years is slim to none.

  4. 14 Years of Golden Moments: a Look Back at The Tour of California

    The statement announcing the cancellation of the Tour of California from promoters Anschutz Entertainment Group, while unfortunate, was not terribly surprising. In fact, for some veteran race watchers, it was long overdue. Despite having no shortage of picturesque and historical race venues throughout the state, this was California, after all.

  5. Amgen Tour of California

    The multi-stage Amgen Tour of California is the largest cycling event in North America and every May the course brings new challenges—gruelling mountain passes, epic coastline views, and dramatic sprint finishes—as well as opportunities for spectators to explore each host city throughout the week. "We want to make the course unique and continue to freshen things up," says Amgen Tour of ...

  6. Tour of California

    In it's 15th edition, the Tour of California will host a Men's seven-stage race and Women's three-stage race over challenging California terrain, this year heading from Northern California to ...

  7. Tour of California to return to Placerville

    Downtown Placerville got all decked out last May in red, white and blue to welcome the Amgen Tour of California that passed through the area for the first time. Photo by Cecilia Clark The Amgen Tour of California peloton rolls through downtown Placerville last May, greeted by cheering crowds, on its way to South Lake Tahoe.

  8. Duggan aims at Tour of California return

    American champion recovering from two broken bones

  9. Tour of California preview

    The return to competitive cycling by Americans Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis adds interest to this year's Tour of California.

  10. Amgen Tour of California 2024: Explore Now

    The Amgen Tour of California will return in 2024. The route details have been announced for the race. Amgen Tour of California is a prestigious cycling event that will make a triumphant return in 2024 with a thrilling route. The announcement of the event's return has created much excitement and anticipation about the upcoming race.

  11. Southern California's Newest Golf Course Opens...And Wow

    The all-new North Course at Omni La Costa. Scott Kramer. Southern California's newest course opened for a media preview this week. And it's nothing short of spectacular. Omni La Costa's ...

  12. Route Details Announced for Amgen Tour of California

    The Amgen Tour of California has announced the route details for the 2010 edition of the race. With its move to a May date, the Tour of California will see its most challenging route yet, and hopefully feature better weather for racers and spectators alike. Organizers have gradually released details of this year's race over the course of the ...

  13. Cycling star Evenepoel targets June return from crash ahead of Tour de

    Evenepoel will train at high altitude before a planned return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné in France from June 2-9 or the week after at the Tour de Suisse, he said in an interview ...

  14. BREAKING: Soarin' Over California Returning ...

    Soarin' Over California Returns. At EPCOT, Soarin' Around the World will transition back to Soarin' Over California on September 22, 2023, the same day other Disney100 celebrations will begin. This is temporary for the 100th anniversary celebration, but an end date was not announced. The original version of Soarin' debuted at Disney ...

  15. Soarin Over California Returning for a Limited Time in 2023 to

    The soundtrack for the classic attraction will also return. "One of the most unforgettable aspects of Soarin' Over California is the serene and dramatic musical score.

  16. RBC Heritage 2024 Sunday tee times, PGA Tour pairings and ...

    Surprise, surprise, Scottie Scheffler is once again leading a PGA Tour event. After 54 holes of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the world's best player holds a one-shot lead over Austrian Sepp Straka at 16 under. Collin Morikawa, looking to return to his winning ways, is two back of Scheffler at 14 ...

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  18. Soarin' Over California Is Returning To EPCOT!

    The original Soarin' Over California took guests on a hang gliding tour over California, giving beautiful views of the Monterey Coast, Yosemite National Park, Malibu, and Disneyland among other sights. After proving to be a massive success to at Disney California Adventure, the attraction was brought east to EPCOT.

  19. Soarin' Over California Ending at EPCOT in Florida

    Here's the official announcement from Walt Disney World: Soarin' Over California - Closing Soon. Glide through the air on Soarin' Over California through February 27, 2024. Then, enjoy Soarin' Around the World—returning on February 28, 2024! If you're a diehard Walt Disney World fan who's sad to see Soarin' Over California go ...

  20. Newsom orders state workers back into the office

    By Wes Venteicher. 04/10/2024 07:16 PM EDT. SACRAMENTO, California — Gov. Gavin Newsom is setting a government-wide requirement that state employees work from the office two days a week starting ...

  21. 2024 Pro Cycling Calendar

    The full route of the 2024 Tour de France will be unveiled on October 25th. The 2024 Giro d'Italia will take place from May 4th to May 26th. The full route of the 107th edition of Giro d'Italia will be unveiled on October 13th. The 2024 La Vuelta will take place from August 17th to September 8th starting in Lisbon and finishing in Madrid.

  22. THE 10 BEST California Tours & Excursions

    THE 10 BEST California Tours & Excursions. 1. Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More. Tick off Los Angeles' top attractions in just one day on this city tour that offers pickup and drop-off from 180+ hotels…. 2. Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco.

  23. Remco Evenepoel targets June return from crash ahead of Tour de France

    BRUSSELS — Weeks after crashing heavily in Spain, two-time world champion Remco Evenepoel said he's on track to race again in June ahead of the Tour de France and Paris Olympics. Evenepoel will train at high altitude before a planned return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné in France from June 2-9 or the week after at the Tour de ...

  24. Best Road Cycling Races California 2024

    The team at Strambecco rates the best road cycling events California 2024 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race. California offers an array of event options spanning high alpine, old-growth forests, coastal (the famed Highway 1), desert, and ...

  25. Will travel and tourism return with California reopening?

    Inbound international travel to California fell 79% in 2020 and is expected to reach just 41% of 2019 levels this year, according to Tourism Economics. Travellers from Asia and Mexico make up two of the biggest spending groups in the state, according to Visit California. Tourists from China alone spent $4 billion in California in 2019.

  26. Australia concerts in 2024: a list of shows and tours coming up

    After his debut Australian tour in 2022, the American-Korean singer Eric Nam will return in late March and early April as part of his massive, 66-date 'House on a Hill' world tour. Nam will ...

  27. Jim Harbaugh Lives in an Recreational Vehicle Down by the Ocean

    Felt like a real dad." Unfortunately for everyone, Harbaugh's family has now arrived in California, so he has to move back into a house that doesn't have wheels. We'll see how long that lasts ...

  28. Vanderbilt standout Gordon Sargent elects to return for senior season

    The standout Vanderbilt junior announced Thursday that he will return to Vanderbilt for his senior season, deferring his performance benefits from eclipsing the PGA TOUR University Accelerated 20 ...

  29. Nadal ready for more following Barcelona return

    Rafael Nadal has accepted that the clock is ticking on his ATP Tour career. All things must come to an end. The sands of time stop for no man. However, the Spaniard does have one last wish for his glittering career; to be able to grow his legacy even further on the professional circuit and sign out in style on court at the venues where his legend looms largest.

  30. Cannes Competition Title 'Grand Tour' Debuts Trailer

    Miguel Gomes' 'Grand Tour,' which will have its world premiere in Cannes Film Festival's Competition section, debuts trailer.