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tours announced: Al Green, Into Another, Michael McDonald/Chaka Khan, more

The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.

SHARON VAN ETTEN

As you can see above, Sharon Van Etten now has a tour bus, and she and that bus are beginning their tour in DC tonight (2/6). All North American dates are with Nilufer Yanya, and this Saturday’s (2/8) NYC show at Beacon Theatre will also have a special guest chosen by Fred Armisen (who was supposed to perform at the show but had to drop off). Sharon’s excellent new album Remind Me Tomorrow is out now. All dates here.

AL GREEN

Soul legend Al Green released his first new recording in a decade this past September, and he sounded as fantastic on it as he did during his classic early ’70s era, and now he has announced his first tour in seven years. The tour surrounds his appearance at New Orleans Jazz Fest and also hits Austin, TX; Irving, TX; Sugar Land, TX; and Atlanta, GA. Those are the only cities he’s playing so far, but let’s hope he adds more. More info here.

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who released five album in 2017 and none in 2018, are back with a new single that tosses aside guitars in favor of vintage synthesizers. They’ve also just announced a summer tour…we expect an album announcement or three can’t be too far behind.

INTO ANOTHER / BEYOND / DEATH RAY VISION

Reunited NYC post-hardcore vets Into Another returned not just for live shows but also for new music, having released the Omens EP in 2015. They’ve now got a quick run of Northeast dates coming up in March with NYHC vets Beyond and Boston-area hardcore supergroup Death Ray Vision (members of Overcast, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and Cannae). They’re hitting Asbury Park, Brooklyn, Hamden, and Allston. All dates here.

ANDREW BIRD

With new album My Finest Work Yet out in March, Andrew will be doing two-night release shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn. He’s got European dates this summer too.

Anna of the North
Anna of the North

ANNA OF THE NORTH

Norwegian indie pop artist Anna of the North followed her 2017 debut album Lovers with the new single “Leaning On Myself,” and she also announced her first-ever North American headlining tour, which hits Boston, DC, Brooklyn, LA, and San Francisco. All dates here.

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MICHAEL MCDONALD / CHAKA KHAN

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, two artists who are as well-known for singing on other people’s songs as their own, are teaming up for a summer tour. Dates kick off June 19 in Detroit and roll through August 4 in Rohnert Park, CA, with stops in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and more. Head here for all dates.

LIZZO

With her infectious single “Juice” stealing hearts, Lizzo will soon be on tour in support of new album CUZ I LOVE YOU. She’s just added a few more shows, including a second night in Brooklyn.

BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER (CONOR OBERST & PHOEBE BRIDGERS)

Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers’ Better Oblivion Community Center will soon be heading on tour in support of their debut album which they surprise dropped on the world a couple weeks ago. They’ve expanded the tour which now includes a third NYC show.

THE UNDERTONES

Irish punk/pop greats The Undertones, which still sports most of the original lineup (minus singer Feargal Sharkey, though Paul McLoone has been vocalist since 1999), will be on tour surrounding Punk Rock Bowling and they’ve just added a second NYC show, happening May 22 at Le Poisson Rouge. That’s one day before their show at Gramercy Theatre. All dates are here.

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HOWARD JONES

New wave hitmaker Howard Jones will release new album Transform in May, but will probably sing an old song or two on tour in March, hitting Salt Lake City, three shows in Colorado (Beaver Creek, Parker, and Fort Collins), plus two nights each in Oakland, CA and Honolulu. All dates are here.

RATBOYS

Alt-country-ish punks Ratboys are hitting the road opening for PUP, which includes a sold-out Brooklyn show at Brooklyn Steel on 4/26. The day after that, Ratboys will play a headlining Brooklyn show at Elsewhere Zone One (4/27). All of their dates are listed here.

ANUEL AA

Latin trap star Anuel AA has at least two 2019 shows coming up at the moment. He’s the first artist announced for Mega 97.9FM’s “MEGAMEZCLA Alex Sensation” concert at Prudential Center on April 21 (tickets), and he’s also playing MiamiBash at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on 4/13 (tickets).

DECEASED

Death/thrash vets Deceased had to cancel shows last year due to the untimely death of drummer Dave Castillo, but they are getting back on the road this spring.

XENO & OAKLANDER

Brooklyn minimal wave duo Xeno & Oaklander will support new album Hypnos with an East Coast/Midwest tour in April that hits Philadelphia, Brooklhn (4/4 @ Elsewhere Zone One), Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Rock Island, IL and Minneapolis. All dates are here.

BOOGIE

Having recently released his Shady Records debut Everything’s For Sale, Compton rapper Boogie announced a tour in support of it.

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