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tours announced: Ben Gibbard, Mura Masa, James Taylor, Chubby & the Gang, more

Death Cab For Cutie at Forest Hills Stadium
Ben Gibbard with Death Cab at Forest Hills Stadium in 2019 (more by Greg Cristman)

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


James Taylor will release new album American Standard on February 28 which features his take on 14 American standards, like “My Blue Heaven,” “Almost Like Being In Love,” and “The Nearness of You.” Meanwhile, James will be bringing his own brand of laid-back Adult Contemporary music on the road with Jackson Browne for what might be the mellowest tour of the summer. Dates kick off May 15 in New Orleans and wrap up with NYC-area shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 7, Jones Beach on July 8 and Camden, NJ’s   BB&T Pavilion on July 10. The Boston show at Fenway Park on 6/21 is with Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin. All dates are here.


Roger Waters has announced the 2020 “This is Not A Drill” tour which runs July 8 in Pittsburgh through October 3 in Dallas, with a NYC stop at Madison Square Garden on August 5. Shows will be “in the round.”


Phish have announced a summer tour, starting in July and running through early September, with multi-show runs in many cities.


UK punks Chubby and the Gang are currently on a US tour supporting their new album Speed Kills (which came out last week on Static Shock Records), and if you haven’t heard it, fans of late ’70s/early ’80s UK punk will probably dig this one. Most dates are with The Royal Hounds (including the NYC show that happened last week), but Chubby will be back in NYC without Royal Hounds to open for local greats Hank Wood and the Hammerheads on January 31 at Market Hotel. Stigmatism and Pinocchio round out that all-around solid bill, and tickets are on sale. All dates here.


Death Cab For Cutie/Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard is playing Noise Pop in San Francisco and then doing a roundup of headlining solo shows with opener Jonathan Rice, including dates in Knockville, TN; Nelsonville, OH; Charlottesville, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, SC; Athens, GA; and Durham, NC. All dates here.


Live From Here with Chris Thile will be back in NYC next month for shows at Town Hall. The February 8 show is with Sarah Jarosz, Jia Tolentino, Tom Papa and more; the February 15 show features Real Estate, Ken Burns, Lewis Black, and more; and the February 22 show is with Nathaniel Rateliff, Aoife O’Donovan, Rachel Syme, Josh Gondelman and more. There’s also a DC show on March 14, and the show will be back in NYC to tape episodes on April 4, April 25, and May 2, all with guests TBA. There are also Live From Here tapings in Norfolk (VA), Charleston (SC), Telluride (CO) and Owensboro, KY as part of the ROMP Festival. Head here for dates and tickets.


Au Revoir SImone’s Annie Hart released her second solo album, A Softer Opening, late last year and will head out on tour in February to promote it. Stops include Hudson, Philly, DC, Raleigh, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. All dates are here.


The Hum series is presenting two special shows at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust: Kimbra on March 21; and Madison McFerrin on May 8. Both shows the artist will be backed by 25-piece, multi-genre, entirely female orchestra Little Kruta.


Open City (the Philly punk supergroup with members of Lifetime, Paint It Black, and more) revealed venues for their upcoming short Northeast tour with Soul Glo. Dates, venues, and ticket info here.


Mura Masa’s new album R.Y.C. is out now, and his tour is starting in February. Since the initial announcement, he announced Coachella, and he just added a second NYC show after selling out the first. All dates and more info here.


Hamilton, Ontario songwriter Linnea Siggelkow is releasing her debut LP as Ellis, Born Again, on April 3 via Fat Possum Records. She’s shared the first single, “Fall Apart,” a mellow slice of dream pop. Ellis is touring through May in support of the album; she plays the 2020 edition of SXSW, then heads out for some dates with Ratboys. After that, she has a run of headlining shows, including an NYC stop at Elsewhere Zone One. See all of her upcoming dates here.

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Against Me! and Stef Chura added a Long Island show to their upcoming tour together. Updatd dates here.


Thrice’s Vheissu tour with the stacked lineup of mewithoutYou, Drug Church, and Holy Fawn starts tonight. All dates (and a playlist from Drug Church) here.


Former At the Drive In member Jim Ward’s band Sparta announced their first new album in 14 years, along with a tour.


Luna are gearing up for a February tour of the West Coast, which includes shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, plus shows in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver where they’ll perform their 1995 album Penthouse in full. They’ve also just announced a NYC-area show.


The Go-Go’s — still with the classic lineup of Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine — went on a farewell tour in 2016, then in 2018 they did some shows and clarified that they “tried to be very specific in saying that we were retiring from touring, not from playing,” but this year they’ll do their most extensive run since 2016. All dates here.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed. For more metal tours, browse Upcoming Metal Tours.

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