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tours announced: Bon Iver, Tallest Man, Alice In Chains, Violent Femmes, more

Boston Calling 2017 - Friday
Bon Iver at Boston Calling 2017 (more by Aaron Peipert)

BON IVER

Bon Iver are playing some festivals this year, including Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and Mo Pop, and now they’ve announced a tour surrounding those fests, including shows in Portland, Vancouver, Chicago, Santa Barbara and more. All dates are listed HERE. The band’s latest album is 2016’s great, electronic-oriented 22, A Million.

ARCTIC MONKEYS

Arctic Monkeys have announced their first North American tour in four years and they’re promising new music soon.

BEYONCE & JAY-Z

Unstoppable power couple Bey and Jay have officially announced the dates for their “On the Run 2″ tour, the sequel to 2014’s “On the Run” tour.

PAUL SIMON

Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon expanded his “Homeward Bound” farewell tour, and the newly-added dates find the New Yorker heading homeward bound for four NYC-area shows.

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Swedish indie-folk great The Tallest Man on Earth has a new project underway this year called When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, for which he’ll be releasing a new song and video each month through summer 2018. He’s also touring, including shows in DC, Philly, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, and more. All dates are listed HERE. Watch the first video in the series:

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SAM SMITH

Once the voice on Disclosure’s irresistible “Latch” and now a huge pop singer, Sam Smith has expanded his upcoming North American tour in support of last year’s The Thrill of It All. In addition to previously announced NYC shows on 6/27 at Barclays Center and 6/29 at MSG (sold out), Sam has added a second MSG show for June 30. Updated dates are listed HERE.

ALICE IN CHAINS

The grunge rock icons, who are now fronted by William DuVall (Layne Staley died in 2002), are putting the finishing touches on a new album and will be on tour starting in May, including a NYC show at Hammerstein Ballroom on 5/8. They’ve just announced a late summer leg of the tour whick kicks off August 22 in Vancouver. All tour dates are listed here.

ALICE COOPER

Shock rock legend Alice Cooper announced a tour, including select dates with special guest guitarist Ace Frehley of KISS.

JOE JACKSON

Joe Jackson, who had such New Wave era hits as “Is She Really Going Out with Him?,” “Steppin’ Out” and “Breaking Us in Two,” will be headed back to North American for an “encore” leg of his long-running Fast Forward Tour with Graham Maby on bass, Teddy Kumpel on guitar, and drummer Doug Yowell. Dates kick off at Westchester’s Tarrytown Music Hall on July 6. All dates are here.

VIOLENT FEMMES

Indie/alternative legends Violent Femmes have announced a West Coast tour that hits Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, and more. Openers vary by date and select shows are with Ava Mendoza. All dates and more info HERE. Last year, Violent Femmes released the 2 MICS & THE TRUTH: UNPLUGGED & UNHINGED IN AMERICA collection.

NAV

Canadian rapper Nav released his self titled debut album on The Weeknd’s XO Records last year (and The Weeknd sang on a song from it), and now he is set to go on the “Freshman Tour” with XO labelmate 88GLAM this year. Dates are still being rolled out, but we know one is at NYC’s Irving Plaza on 5/16. Full tour schedule (which will likely be updated soon) HERE. Nav recently dropped a new single with Lil Uzi Vert called “Wanted You” and you can hear that HERE.

THE DECEMBERISTS

Folk-rock greats The Decemberists are streaming their synthy new album and expanded their tour.

PUSSY RIOT

The Russian feminist art/punk collective say they host “political rallies” not “concerts” but Pussy Riot are on tour now (we have pics from Chicago) and will be at SXSW this week.

CORNELIUS

Japanese experimental band Cornelius kicked off their first North American tour in 10 years last weekend. Their show is a real A/V spectacular. Check out pics and our review of their NYC show and West Coast dates start March 13 in Seattle.

THE VOIDZ

Julian Casablancas’ band The Voidz are playing release shows for new albums at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on March 28 & 29. Now they’ve added a third show on March 30. THey’ve also got a NYC residency in June. Updated dates are here.

See you in Austin for SXSW. BrooklynVegan has 3 day parties and 2 night shows this year:
3/15-3/17: Lost Weekend @ Cheer Up Charlies (FREE day parties) – RSVP now
3/14: Dine Alone/Buzz Records/BV Showcase @ Swan Dive (night)
3/15: Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion BV Showcase @ Scoot Inn (night)

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