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tours announced: Chaka Khan, Men I Trust, Cave In/Miltown, Mattiel, more

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


Cave In’s appropriately titled final LP Final Transmission (which features contributions from late bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield) is out in June, and they previously announced a hometown Boston-area show at The Sinclair on 10/19. That show has since sold out, so the band is adding a second date at the venue on 10/20. Both shows will be opened by fellow Boston band Miltown, who are reuniting for their first live shows in two decades. Tickets for the new show are on sale now, and Cave In’s only other dates are European shows, including a stop at London’s Electric Ballroom tonight (4/12). Head here for all dates.


Back in February, R&B/pop great Chaka Khan released Hello Happiness, her first album in 12 years, and she’ll be playing a few live dates behind the album, including a newly-added appearance at NYC’s WorldPride Opening Ceremony show at Barclays Center on 6/26, which also features performances from Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, Todrick Hall, and DJ Lina (tickets). She’ll also be touring with Michael McDonald this summer, and making festival appearances at New Orleans Jazz Fest later this month, and Milwaukee’s Summerfest in June. All dates here.


While we await further news about Men I Trust’s anticipated upcoming LP Oncle Jazz, the band will be touring and the two weekends of Coachella (which kicks off today), including two dates with Turnover and Reptaliens in Las Vegas and Anaheim, before a European tour in May, and July dates opening for Belle & Sebastian. All dates can be found here, and listen to the band’s new, groovy single “Numb” below.

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Las Vegas’ Punk Rock Bowling festival happens across Memorial Day Weekend, and they’ve just revealed the lineups for their annual Pool Parties, which go down at The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. Saturday (5/25) has H2O and Sharp Shock, Sunday (5/26)’s got The Pietasters and Rude Pride, and Monday (5/27) has Sloppy Seconds and Blank 77. Head here for details on admission, which is free if you book a room at the Downtown Grand, and is first come, first served for non-guests. H20 and Rude Pride are also playing the the “4 Band Battle Royal” (with Empire Down and Lion’s Law) at Fremont Country Club on Saturday (5/25).


Swiss black metal band Hellhammer disbanded in 1984, and vocalist Tom G. Warrior went on to front Celtic Frost and Triptykon. Warrior has almost never performed Hellhammer’s music live, but he has now formed the band Triumph of Death who will be performing Hellhammer songs live this year. They first announced they’d play France’s Hellfest, followed by a few other European festivals, and now they’ve added some “warm-up” shows happening in Germany this June. Their only US date so far is Psycho Las Vegas. You can find all dates here, and listen to the band’s namesake release, Hellhammer’s 1983 demo tape Triumph of Death, below.

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Speaking of artists playing Coachella, DJ/electronic musician Dillon Francis has several upcoming US tour dates on his schedule apart from appearances in Indio. He’s got a bunch of Las Vegas dates throughout the year, in addition to a date at NYC’s Webster Hall on 4/27, a show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 6/2, and an appearance at Mad Decent Block Party in July, among others. Tickets to the NYC date go on sale next Friday (4/19) with a presale starting Wednesday (4/17). All dates here.


Atlanta-based musician Mattiel Brown is gearing up to release her second LP with her Mattiel project (featuring a backing band led by Jonah Swilley), titled Satis Factory, on June 7 via ATO Records. She’ll be bringing the new record on tour in May and June, beginning with a stop in Nashville, before heading onto other cities including NYC (Berlin on 5/10 and Union Pool on 5/11), Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Washington D.C., LA, Minneapolis, and many others. Afterwards, she’ll be playing European shows in July and August. Check here for all dates, and watch Mattiel’s stylish video for Satis Factory‘s lead single “Keep The Change” below.

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After quickly selling out their first two NYC shows behind the upcoming Help Us Stranger, The Raconteurs have added a third NYC date.


Nails announced a tour with the stacked lineup of Misery Index, Devourment, and Outer Heaven, including stops in NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Philly, and more.


Los Angeles band French Vanilla announced a new LP How Am I Not Myself?, and will soon go on tour with Stef Chura this summer.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.

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