tours announced: Bad Bunny, Ringo Starr, Sheer Mag, Jen Kirkman, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
MASSIVE ATTACK (MEZZANINE TOUR BEGAN TONIGHT)
Trip hop icons Massive Attack began their Mezzanine 20th Anniversary tour tonight in Glasgow. That’s a picture from the show above. Former Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser, who sings on single “Teardrop” and a few other cuts off the album, is along for the ride on this tour, as is reggae legend Horace Andy, and filmmaker Adam Curtis (who they collaborated with on their 2013 Vs shows) is providing the visuals. The tour hits North America in March, including a stop at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. Dates are here.
JAWBREAKER (UK with BEACH SLANG)
Jawbreaker, who have an upcoming East Coast US tour (hitting NYC, NJ, Boston, DC, Philly, and more), are also playing two UK shows in April with a band they’ve hugely influenced — and who cover their songs a lot — Beach Slang. That’s a pretty great double bill. All Jawbreaker dates here.
Bad Bunny has updated and expanded his 2019 US tour. The Reading, PA show has been moved to April 28, and he now makes two stops in Miami, San Jose, and Odessa, Texas. All dates and tickets (including NYC’s Madison Square Garden on 4/27 and Coachella) here.
NATALIE PRASS / BECCA MANCARI
Having just wrapped up a run opening for Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Prass announced a headlining tour with great support from Becca Mancari.
RINGO STARR’S ALL-STAR BAND
Once and forever Beatle Ringo Starr is extending his 30th Anniversary All-Star Band Tour into 2019, including summer North American shows. His band for this tour includes Steve Lukather (Toto), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Gregg Rolie (Journey/Santana), Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), and stops include Nashville, Philly, Roanoke, VA, Phoenix, Oakland, L.A. and more.
Comedian Jen Kirkman has tour dates lined up for much of this year already, playing Los Angeles tonight and dates in February and March on the West Coast, Southwest and Southeast. She’s also just announce a few early fall shows, including a Brooklyn dates at The Bell House on September 11. All dates are here.
Vampire Weekend have announced their first proper headlining NYC show since 2013: Madison Square Garden in September.
Eyehategod have expanded their tour, including the addition of a second NYC show with Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Phobia, and Disassociate.
CHAI / HAIKU HANDS
Japanese band CHAI just announced their new album PUNK and will be back in North America this spring, including appearances at SXSW, plus Washington DC, Brooklyn (Market Hotel on 3/19), Toronto, Boise, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and more. Several dates are with Haiku Hands. Head here for updated dates.
Mad Decent-signed Nigerian pop singer Mr. Eazi toured North America with J Balvin last year, and he’s set to come back for Coachella, SXSW, and a headlining tour that hits Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, NYC (Terminal 5 on 3/29), San Francisco, Philly, Seattle, and more. All dates here.
Lizzo announced a new album and a tour in support of it, which starts with Coachella and winds up in June at NOS Primavera Sound.
OVERKILL/DEATH ANGEL/ACT OF DEFIANCE
Brooklyn’s Emily Reo is releasing a new album, Only You Can See It, on April 12, and playing release shows in LA and NYC to celebrate. The NYC one happens on April 26 at Baby’s All Right with Foxes in Fiction and Felicia Douglass, and tickets are on sale. Before that, Emily opens for Bellows at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on March 7 (tickets). See all of her upcoming dates here.
Glammy garage punks Sheer Mag head out on tour in April, starting in Baltimore, MD and hitting Maine, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Jersey City (White Eagle Hall on April 26 – tickets), Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bazaar on April 20) and more. See all of their upcoming dates here.
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