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tours announced: Albert Hammond Jr, Ja Rule, War on Women, Porches, more

Albert Hammond Jr at Brooklyn Steel
Albert Hammond Jr at Brooklyn Steel (more by Eric M Townsend)

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


Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. did some touring earlier this year behind the very solid Francis Trouble, and he’s since added more dates to his tour. Aside from appearances at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans and California’s Tropicalia Festival, he’ll be stopping in Austin, Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and more. All upcoming dates are listed here.


Brooklyn indie pop group Porches begin their tour with Girlpool tonight in Greenfield, MA. They’ve just announced that they’ll wrap up the tour in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right on November 7 with Lily & The Horn Horse. That’s a special Baby’s Fifth Anniversary show (Girlpool played one last night, actually — and tickets go on sale 10/26 at 10 AM. All dates are here.


Ja Rule isn’t the hitmaker that he used to be, but nostalgic value for his old songs is strong and it’s still fun to see him play that stuff live. He’ll be doing just that at a few US shows this fall, including stops in San Antonio, NYC (Sony Hall on 11/24), Kansas City, Wichita, Honolulu, and more. Head here for all dates.


Alt-pop vocalist Cautious Clay has been gaining buzz as of late, thanks to a few hot singles and his new EP Blood Type. He’ll be embarking on a short North American tour extending into 2019, including a stop at NYC’s Irving Plaza on 1/31, in addition to further shows in Seattle, Portland, and Philadelphia. Check here for all dates, and watch Cautious Clay’s recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.


Jennifer Herrema and Neil Haggerty are officially back on track as Royal Trux, having signed to Fat Possum and just released their first new songs in 18 years. They’ve also just announced a 2019 tour.


Composer and ambient artist Sarah Davachi wraps up up a European tour leg this weekend in support of the enveloping Gave in Rest, whcih came out in September via Ba Da Bing. She’s got a few North American dates on the horizon, including a Gave in Rest release show at Brooklyn’s Park Church Co-Op on 11/16, then stopping in Chicago and Vancouver. Find all of Sarah’s upcoming dates here and stream her album:

WAR ON WOMEN (opening for THE SLACKERS & more)

Feminist hardcore punks War on Women put out the excellent, ripping Capture The Flag back in April, and they’re set to release their first acoustic 7″ next month, titled Live From Magpie Cage. In celebration of the release, the band will be playing two special acoustic shows: first at NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 11/8 (with All Torn Up, Counterpunch, and Good Riddance), then at Philadelphia’s Voltage Lounge on 11/9. Afterwards, the band has a few dates opening for The Slackers, including shows in NYC (Irving Plaza on 12/22), Boston, and Washington D.C. The band will also make an appearance at Gainesville’s The Fest this weekend. View all War on Women dates here.


Indie rock legend Bob Mould announced a new album and tour, and the Brooklyn, DC, and Philly dates are with his punky Merge labelmates Titus Andronicus.


Steve Gunn will be testing out material from his upcoming album The Unseen In Between at a Brooklyn residency that starts this week, but he’s also announced a full North American tour that launches just after his album drops in January. Those dates are with Meg Baird and many of them are also with Mary Lattimore (Mary and Meg have an album on the way, too).


Brett Sova is back with his third Axis: Sova album that drops soon via Ty Segall’s God imprint on Drag City. The band also have a few dates coming up with David Nance Group.


Oh Sees have added a second Brooklyn show as OCS, which is the group in pastoral psych-folk mode with John Dwyer, Brigid Dawson and a string section. The mosh-friendly Oh Sees lineup have dates, too.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.

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