tours announced: Ben Gibbard, Seu Jorge, Vanishing Twin, Agnostic Front, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
UK band Vanishing Twin like a gene-spliced Stereolab and Broadcast, raised on a tropical island to become its own unique entity. The band released their second album, Age of Immunology, over the summer and it’s a wonderfully transportive record. Vanishing Twin are heading to Austin in March for SXSW and will tour North America for the first time while here, hitting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Philly and NYC (April 1 @ Berlin). All dates are here and stream Age of Immunology:
While his appearance in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, where he performed bossa nova inflected covers of David Bowie Songs, made him a worldwide sensation, Seu Jorge was already established in his native Brazil. He’ll play a non-Aquatic show in NYC for the 2020 Winter Jazzfest (January 16 @ Town Hall). It’s currently his only North American show, but he does have a few Brazilian appearances this fall.
Death Cab for Cutie is doing on a short Midwest tour in January with Tara Jane O’Neil, hitting Milwaukee on 1/23 and then a three-night run at Chicago’s Thalia Hall that starts 1/24. Head here for more details.
NYHC vets Agnostic Front have a new album, GET LOUD!, out on November 8, and they’ve been on tour in anticipation of its release. They’re on a short break now, but they return to the road for west coast shows starting on 10/23 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO. In November they head to the UK, Russia, and Europe, and then it’s back to the US in December, with more overseas dates scheduled for 2020. See all of their upcoming dates here.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s Kip Berman makes stripped-down electric folk these days as The Natvral and he’s got upcoming tour dates in November, kicking off at Brooklyn’s The Broadway on 11/6 (with Pow Pow Family Band and Katy Rea), and then hitting DC, NOrthampton, Saratoga Springs, Windham County, VT and then another Brooklyn show on 11/16 at Union Pool with Jeanines, The Prids and Store Front (that features ex TPOBPAH member Peggy Wang). Speaking of Kip and Peggy, they’ll DJ together at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on October 26, as will Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, Oberhofer and Den Mate for a party called “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” that benefits RAICES, a non-profit organization offering free legal advice to immigrant families. All dates are here.
DIIV are on tour now in support of their new album, Deceiver, and will be in NYC next week for sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Warsaw on 10/24 and new Manhattan venue The Dance to 10/26. They’ve just added a late show at the Dance on 10/26 which is with tourmates Chastity.
Delta Spirit have been pretty quiet since a 2015 summer tour (and since frontman Matthew Vasquez started keeping busy with a solo project and supergroup Glorietta), but they’ve just announced a New Year’s Eve show happening at Mohawk in Austin, their only upcoming date at the moment.
Zambian band W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc) recently began their first-ever US tour, and there are still a few more chances to see them this month, when they play Cleveland, Philly, and Washington DC. The tour wraps up in Brooklyn at Bell House on 10/22 (tickets). See all of their dates here.
Meanwhile, Witch, the metal band that includes J. Mascis and King Tuff, are also on tour this month. Having already played the 2019 edition of Desert Daze, as well as a few other dates, they have stops in Sonoma CA, Eugene OR, Portland OR (at Revolution Hall on October 20), and Seattle WA still to come. See all of their dates here.
JUNE OF 44
Post-hardcore/post-rock/math rock greats June of 44 are reunited and finally playing the U.S. this fall, and just added more dates for 2020.
ALLY COALITION TALENT SHOW
Canadian indie rockers Dead Soft are releasing their new album on Arts & Crafts this week, and touring.
JIM JAMES & TEDDY ABRAMS
Jim James and Teddy Abrams‘ collaborative orchestral album, The Order of Nature, is out this week and they’ll celebrate on Sunday (10/20) with a sold-out show at Le Poisson Rouge featuring members of the Louisville Orchestra (who played on the album). They’ve just added another NYC record release event, happening at The McKittrick Hotel on Saturday where they’ll play a few songs and also talk about the album with Jon Batiste.
CAROLINE SAYS (with HOVVDY)
Caroline Says just announced the new Ohio River EP, and they’ll also be touring with Hovvdy.
PRETTY WAVVY LAUNCH PARTIES
Kitty, fka Kitty Pryde, just launched her own record label, Pretty Wavvy, and she’s throwing parties on the East and West Coast to celebrate. The East Coast Pretty Wavvy Pep Rally happens at Elsewhere Zone One on November 27, and features sets from Ricky Eat Acid, The Pom Poms (Kitty’s project with her husband Sam Ray, aka Ricky Eat Acid), Pinky Swear, onlytom, and more tba. Tickets are on sale, and you can see details of the West Coast lineup here.
Pixies added a New Haven, CT date to their run of intimate December shows with Kristin Hersh.
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