Best Coast continues ancient debate about which coast is better on headlining tour this fall

Best Coast continues ancient debate about which coast is better on headlining tour this fall
Chillin' this hard is a full-time job.

The east-coast/west-coast hip hop rivalry mythos is well-known at this point: in the ’90s, west-coast rapper Tupac Shakur claimed that the west coast was the better of the two coasts; while his rap opponent, The Notorious B.I.G., insisted the opposite. The debate concerning which coast was “best” was never satisfyingly settled, largely due to the fact that the two rappers were murdered before a winner was declared. This tragedy has since produced America’s greatest unsolved mystery: which coast is the better of the two coasts?

Luckily, L.A. band Best Coast will re-engage the debate this fall, as they embark on a series of headlining shows. Their last album was California Nights, which came out back in 2015. One may think that Best Coast’s opinion is that the west coast is the best coast, since they are indeed from California. However, it is just not that simple, since they are playing all over the country. If their enemies were the east coast, why would they travel there to play music and possibly get murdered, like their west coast ancestor Tupac did? It just doesn’t make sense. To further complicate the mystery, Best Coast is playing many of these shows with Paramore, who are from Tennessee, which is not on either coast (Tennessee is in the middle of the country)!

Want to know which coast is really the best coast? Well, sorry; you’ll never find out! You’ll sooner discover that aliens from Area 51 killed J.F.K. and that Bigfoot did 9/11. But feel free to contemplate these mysteries and more at one of the following shows.

The dates are (all dates with Paramore except where noted):

09.09.17 - San Bernardino, CA - High and Low Fest
09.11.17 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
09.12.17 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
09.13.17 - Oxon Hill, MD - The Theater at MGM National Harbor
09.14.17 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s *
09.15.17 - Detroit, MD - Fox Theater
09.16-17.17 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09.18.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club *
09.19.17 - Sioux City, IA - Orpheum Theatre
09.20.17 - Rapid City, SD - Ursa Major *
09.21.17 - Denver, CO - Bellco Theatre
09.22.17 - Orem, UT - UCCU Center
09.24.17 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
09.25.17 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone *
09.26.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
09.27.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
09.28.17 - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling Music Festival
09.29.17 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart FInancial Centre
09.30.17 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater
10.02.17 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10.04.17 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
10.05.17 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
10.07.17 - Boston, MA - Boston Opera House
10.08.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade *
10.10.17 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10.11.17 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall *
10.12.17 - Montreal, QC - Theatre St. Denis
10.13.17 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
10.15.17 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theater
10.16.17 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre *
10.17.17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

* headlining show

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