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tours announced: Arctic Monkeys, Gary Clark Jr, 311/Offspring, Tool clinics, more

ACL Festival 2017 - Week 2, Day 1
The Lemon Twigs at ACL Fest 2017 (more by Tim Griffin)

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


Arctic Monkeys finally announced their highly anticipated sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (due May 11 via Domino), and now they’ve added more UK and Ireland dates to their tour. The new dates are with support from The Lemon Twigs, which is a great pairing. Updated dates are listed HERE.


The National expanded their tour, adding a two-day NYC fest with Cat Power, Jason Isbell, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, Phoebe Bridgers, and more.


Gary Clark Jr. has just added a bunch of new summer dates to his 2018 tour. None of those are in NYC, unfortunately, but there are dates in Upstate NY, Providence, the Boston area, and more. He’s also announced that, due to scheduling conflicts, his four San Francisco shows at The Fillmore that were to have happened in June have been postponed to October. All dates are tickets are here.


Punk/post-punk/industrial/metal greats Killing Joke are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. There’s a career-spanning box set (the vinyl version weighs 35 pounds and costs nearly $1000) and they’ll be touring as well, including an NYC show at Irving Plaza on September 12.


Former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis is heading out on a solo tour this year, including a Jersey City show (which there’s a BrooklynVegan presale for).


One of our favorite albums of 2018 so far comes from MD hardcore band Turnstile, who — for better or worse — are often compared to 311. Maybe 311 aren’t all bad, and this summer they’ll help people relive their uncool-in-the-90s phase by heading out on tour with The Offspring (whose album Smash is a true classic). Gym Class Heroes also open the whole tour. All dates and tickets (including NYC-area shows on 8/22 at PNC Bank Arts Center and 8/25 at Jones Beach) HERE. 311 are also playing the just-announced Aftershock festival with System Of A Down, At The Drive In, and more. Speaking of…


System Of A Down have announced their first US shows in three years, and excitingly, they’re with reunited post-hardcore greats At The Drive In. Dates include Aftershock Fest and a big Glen Helen Amphitheater show with Clutch, Pallbearer, and more.


Tool members Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones (everyone except Maynard) are giving a few “music clinics” this year, which they describe as “a rare immersive dissection and performance.” The clinics will include “an intimate discussion of the inner workings of the band’s music,” with an open Q&A session, a meet & mingle, and a “traveling exhibit of unique memorabilia.” The clinics happen in St. Paul, Chicago, Indianapolis, Royal Oak, Columbus, and Cleveland. Dates, tickets, and more info HERE.


Having just announced they’re working on what will be their first album in 20 years, L7 are on tour this month, including NYC-area shows this week at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. They’re also playing John Waters’ birthday in Detroit where they may or may not reprise their Serial Mom roles as Camel Lips. More dates were added for later this year, including a few more North American shows.


50 Cent’s studio output has gone downhill, but his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ remains a classic, and he’s celebrating the 15th anniversary of that album with a three-date arena tour in the UK this September. Dates and tickets HERE.

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Relapse labelmates Full of Hell and Gatecreeper recently announced a tour, including a Brooklyn show for 6/11 at Saint Vitus. That show sold out so they added a late show happening the same night at the same venue.


The previously mentioned CRUMB / COMBO CHIMBITA tour came to an early end last week due to a car accident in Montreal. Everybody is okay, but they never made it to Elsewhere in their collective hometown of NYC over the weekend. That Brooklyn show has been rescheduled to May 25 (same venue, but this time on the bigger stage). No other dates — rescheduled or otherwise — are on either band’s schedule yet.


Though Lower Dens who were supposed to be the headliner of their Harrah’s show didn’t play “due to fest circumstances out of our control,” fellow Baltimore band Outer Spaces headed to Vegas over the weekend to play the inaugural EMERGE Impact + Music Conference. The Don Giovanni-signed band was highlighted ahead of the show by Spoon’s Britt Daniel; “Killer band w amazing songs,” Spoon wrote on Twitter. Those on the west coast can now catch Outer Spaces on a tour that ends in Seattle on 4/19.

Spoon meanwhile head out on tour with Grizzly Bear this summer (PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH included) and are also playing Summerfest.


Kevin Morby’s Emerge performance didn’t happen either, though the new Vegas festival seemed to run fine otherwise. You can catch Kevin out on tour now though with Hand Habits, two sold out nights at Bowery Ballroom included. In October he plays Desert Daze with Tame Impala, Warpaint, Ty Segall and more.


Brooklyn’s long-running noisemakers A Place to Bury Strangers, who you might have seen at one of our BV SXSW day parties last month, will release their new album, Pinned, this week. Their tour kicks off on Thursday (4/12) at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere. All dates and tickets are here, and check out their brand new video for “Frustrated Operator”:

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Having mostly recovered from a broken collarbone, Lou Barlow will be on the road (with his dad who is doing the driving while Lou fully heals) playing solo shows, including a NYC-area one at WFMJ Monty Hall in Jersey City on May 19. Lou’s got a new 7″ single out this week as well.


Folk-noir band Timber Timbre have announced another round of dates in support of last yar’s Sincerely, Future Pollution, including a Brooklyn show on 10/18 at Baby’s All Right and many other stops in the US, Canada, and Mexico. All dates and tickets HERE.


Hop Along released their stellar new album on Friday, and as we were reminded at SXSW, their live show is even more amazing, so here’s a reminder that the Philly band kick off a Brooklyn Steel-included tour on May 1st in Ithaca with Saintseneca. Bat Fangs join in NYC for the 2nd leg which runs through most of June, hitting Montreal, Chicago, Austin and many more places along the way.

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Not only are Sorority Noise going on hiatus, but frontman Cam Boucher’s screamo band Old Gray have just announced their ”farewell tour” as well. The Northeast leg is with I Kill Giants and Cerce, who are both reuniting for this tour.


Wanna feel old? Dizzy Up the Girl, the Goo Goo Dolls album with ”Iris,” ”Slide,” and ”Black Balloon” turns 20 this year. To celebrate, the band will perform the album in full on tour.

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

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