tours announced: Camp Cope, Stars, Dessa, Cowboy Junkies, Old 97’s, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
CAMP COPE / PETAL
After recently announcing a co-headlining US tour, Australian indie-punks Camp Cope and their Run For Cover labelmates Petal already sold out the Philly show (6/21 at PhilaMOCA). Fortunately, they’ve added a second date happening one day earlier (6/20) at the same venue. Updated dates and all ticket links HERE. More on Camp Cope’s great new album HERE.
NORMAN WESTBERG / THOR AND FRIENDS
The version of Swans that produced 2010’s My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky through 2016’s The Glowing Man is no more, but members Norman Westberg and Thor Harris are doing a West Coast short together this April. All dates are listed HERE. Check out live videos by Norman and Thor for an idea of what to expect.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Cowboy Junkies’ classic Trinity Sessions LP (that’s the one with their cover of “Sweet Jane“) and they’ve just given the album a Deluxe Reissue . They’re also gearing up for East Coast spring tour that includes dates in Massachusetts, the DC area, Canada, and NYC area shows at CT’s Fairfield Theatre Company on April 5 and Westchester’s Tarrytown Music Hall on May 4. They’ll be back this summer to play NYC proper at City Winery on July 22 & 23 (tickets go on sale March 29). All dates (minus the City Winery shows) are listed here.
OLD 97’s / RHETT MILLER
Alt-country greats Old 97’s are hosting their third annual County Fair in Dallas in April, and after that will be heading out on tour, including an NYC-area show at Westchester’s Tarrytown Music Hall on June 30. Frontman Rhett Miller willl be playing NYC not too long after that at City Winery on July 12, among other solo shows. All band and Miller solo dates are here.
Canadian indie staples Stars have an East Coast tour coming up in April, and they just added West Coast dates for June. Updated schedule, including Lollapalooza, is HERE. The band also released a new single, along with a video:
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Scottish pop greats Trashcan Sintaras will be heading out on the “One Night, Two Albums” tour later this year where they’ll play their first two albums — 1990’s Cake and 1993’s I’ve Seen Everything — in full. The tour starts May 16 in San Diego and hits the NYC area on May 30 at Highline Ballroom and May 31 at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ.
Having survived SXSW, La Luz are gearing up to release their new album, Floating Features, and begin supporting it on tour in May. East Coast shows are with Gymshorts and include two NYC shows: June 8 at Public Arts and Baby’s All Right on June 9 which is part of the 2018 Northside Festival.
CHAMBERLAIN (FKA SPLIT LIP)
Indianapolis post-hardcore/emo vets Chamberlain (fka Split Lip) reunited in 2009 and now they’re back again to go on a 20th anniversary tour for their Americana-inspired 1998 album, The Moon My Saddle.
Red Hare (whose lineup includes members of veteran hardcore bands Dag Nasty, Swiz, Bluetip, and more) announced a new album and some shows.
MIDGE URE / PAUL YOUNG
Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is teaming up for a tour with fellow Band Aid singer and ’80s hitmaker Paul Young for a late summer tour. They’ll be in the NYC area for shows at Long Island’s The Paramount on June 7 and Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on June 8. All dates are here.
Doomtree rapper, singer, spoken word artist and more, Dessa has announced a full-band world tour to support her new album Chime. Most dates are with frequent tourmate MONAKR, including the Brooklyn show on 6/29 at Warsaw. All dates are listed HERE. Watch Dessa’s new video:
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Belgian post-metal greats are playing other shows surrounding their previously-announced tour with Neurosis and Converge.
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