tours announced: Bruno Mars/Ella Mai, Mirah, Leon Vynehall, Yuno, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
BRUNO MARS TOUR OPENERS (ELLA MAI, CIARA, BOYZ II MEN, CHARLIE WILSON)
After Cardi B dropped off Bruno Mars’ tour due to giving birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus, Bruno has now revealed new openers (varying by date), including rising “Boo’d Up” singer Ella Mai, R&B star Ciara, ’90s survivors Boyz II Men, and The Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson. Ella is on the two Brooklyn shows (10/4 & 10/5 at Barclays Center), and Ciara is on the Newark shows (10/1 & 10/2 at Prudential Center). All dates and tickets here.
DANITY KANE (REUNION TOUR)
Before Dawn Richard launched her adventurous solo career (and appeared on Insecure), she was 1/3 of Danity Kane (with Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex), and Danity Kane are now reuniting for a new album and a tour. The tour begins in NYC and wraps up in LA, hitting a handful of other cities in between. All dates here.
THURSDAY (ASBURY PARK OPENERS)
Thursday’s Full Collapse and War All The Time shows continue in their home state of NJ at Asbury Lanes later this month, and they’ve now announced openers for those shows. Night 1 is with Ageist (who count Thursday’s Tucker Rule as a member), night 2 is with DeVotchKa, and nights 3 and 4 are with Circa Survive’s Anthony Green. Thursday are also doing holiday shows in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for openers on those.
WAR ON WOMEN
War On Women’s Capture The Flag is one of the best punk albums of the year so far, but as good as it is, there’s still nothing like experiencing War On Women live, and you can get a taste of that from the new official live video for “Pleasure and the Beast.” You can also see the band on tour, which they just added more dates to. They’ll be back in the NYC-area to open for Jawbreaker and Lucero at Stone Pony Summer Stage (what a triple bill), and they also have dates with Subhumans, HIRS, and others. All dates here.
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THE ESSEX GREEN
Baroque, jangly indie pop band The Essex Green returned this year with their first album in 10 years which not only picked up where they left off but delivered what is arguably their best album to date. They’ve been on tour in support of it this summer, and will continue into the fall as well. They’ve added a few more show recently, including what is now their tour capper at Jersey City’s FM Bar & Grill on October 13 (tickets). Head here for all dates and tickets.
YUNO (with SUPERORGANISM and more)
The Sub Pop-signed Yuno hails from Florida, and he’s somewhat similar to the punky emo-rap sound that’s come out of Florida in recent years (to give you an idea, his bio cites AFI, HIM, and Rancid as formative influences, and Lil Uzi Vert and Young Thug as more recent influences). His debut EP Moodie also has some chillwavy psych-pop stuff on there, and “No Going Back” is a dead ringer for Tame Impala (who themselves increasingly have hip hop crossover). He’s touring North America opening for Superganism, and then touring Europe and the UK with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The run with Superorganism includes a NYC show on Brooklyn Steel on 9/10. Al dates here. Stream Moodie:
The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh has shows coming up, including a three-night NYC-area run that ends with a voter participation benefit at The Apollo.
THE BOUNCING SOULS / SWINGIN’ UTTERS
Two ’90s-era punk lifers, The Bouncing Souls and Swingin’ Utters, are playing East Coast shows together.
EYEHATEGOD / THE OBSESSED
This amazing metal double bill is hitting the road this fall.
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE
Peel Dream Magazine, the new project from NYC musician Joe Stevens who used to be in band Honey Wild, will release his debut album — steeped in the sounds of Radio Dept, American Analog Set, Broadcast and Stereolab — via Slumberland on October 5. PDM have a few dates coming up, including dates in Philadelphia (Super Wimpy HQ on 8/24) and a Brooklyn record release show at Elsewhere Zone One on 9/27 with Ice Choir. Check out a track here:
SAINTSENECA / BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT
New Saddle Creek signing Black Belt Eagle Scout was tapped to open Saintseneca’s tour.
ALL GET OUT
After signing to Equal Vision, main All Get Out member Nathan Hussey released a solo album under the name Hussey earlier this year and mentioned there’d be a new All Get Out album out this year too (the followup to Nobody Likes A Quitter, which was made with Manchester Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell). Most album details are still TBA, but the new single “However Long” is out and All Get Out announced a tour. The tour kicks off in Atlanta, hits Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on 11/6, ends in Dallas, and stops in a bunch of other cities along the way. All dates here.
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LEON VYNEHALL (including U.S. debut of new live show)
The ever-changing and consistently awesome electronic musician Leon Vynehall is touring behind his 2018 album Nothing Is Still. His dates include some shows opening for Jon Hopkins, and the U.S. debut of the immersive Nothing Is Still live show at NYC’s legendary non-profit arts space The Kitchen on September 27-29. Via press release: “The performance includes musicians from London’s leftfield and jazz scenes including Sam Beste on piano/synth, Rob Mullarkey on bass, Will Ritson on drums and Vynehall himself on synth, guitar, drum machine and lap steel.” All dates here.
JK FLESH (GODFLESH AFTERSHOW)
As mentioned, industrial metal legends Godflesh are touring, including a NY show with Tombs and Mirrors For Psychic Warfare at Gramercy Theatre on 8/25. That same night, Godflesh frontman Justin Broadrick will do a late-night afterparty under his JK Flesh moniker for a “one-of-a-kind performance in an intimate Brooklyn loft setting.” More info here.
Long-running indie singer/songwriter Mirah is releasing her sixth full-length album, Understanding (which she made with co-producer Eli Crews and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier), on September 7 via her own Absolute Magnitude label. She’s also touring, including Brooklyn’s gorgeous Park Church Co-Op on 10/20 and several other shows. All dates here. Listen to the album’s latest single:
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