tours announced: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Sleep, Masked Intruder, Ari Lennox/Lizzo, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
MASKED INTRUDER / DIRECT HIT! / etc
Mask-wearing melodic punks Masked Intruder are hitting the road and they’ve lined up a pretty cool support lineup (varying by date), including Direct Hit!, The Bombpops, Potty Mouth, The Young Rochelles, Ramona, and Tightwire. There’s a Brooklyn show with Direct Hit! and The Young Rochelles, an Asbury Park show with Direct Hit! and Ramona, and much more. All dates here.
Soulful alt-pop artist Omar Apollo has announced a lengthy tour. All dates (including Brooklyn Steel on 12/12) here.
Stoner metal legends Sleep have been touring like crazy since releasing their long-awaited and well-received comeback album last year, and they recently added even more dates, including a New Year’s run at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on 12/29, 12/30, and 12/31. Night one is with Circuit des Yeux, night two is with Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, and NYE is with Big Business. All dates and more info here.
ARI LENNOX (opening for LIZZO)
Lizzo has been touring all year behind her acclaimed hew album Cuz I Love You, and now Dreamville artist Ari Lennox has been added to several dates, including the two Radio City shows in September. All Ari Lennox dates and tickets here.
MICHAEL NAU / ERIN DURANT
Former Page France/Cotton Jones frontman turned solo artist Michael Nau is doing another round of dates supporting last year’s Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread, and he’ll be joined by folk singer Erin Durant, who released the very enjoyable Islands on Keeled Scales this year. All dates here.
BJ THE CHICAGO KID
Soul singer BJ the Chicago Kid is releasing his new album 1123 on July 26 via Motown. It features Rick Ross, Anderson. Paak, JID, Offset, and more, and Offset is on lead single “Worryin’ Bout Me.” BJ will support the album on a tour that hits LA, Nashville, Philly, Brooklyn (10/21 at MHOW), Chicago, and more. All dates here.
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Maxwell is presenting “A Night At The Symphony,” his first-ever symphonic shows, this fall where he and his band will be joined by orchestras in DC and Atlanta. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that what started when I was 16 years old would take me to such a prestigious experience, to be on stage with two of the best orchestras around,” says Maxwell. “It’s my greatest joy to announce that I will be playing songs from my catalogue which I’m re-arranging for your symphonic pleasure.” Maxwell plays DC’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 18, 19 and 20 with the National Symphony Orchestra (tickets) and Atlanta’s Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on September 27 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (tickets).
CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S GOBLIN
As mentioned, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be playing the score to Deep Red on tour this fall. After announcing the NYC show, the rest of the dates are now here, kicking off on September 14 in Atlanta and running through 10/17 in Montreal, hitting most major U.S. and Canadian cities in between. Head here for all dates.
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Having released the very good What Chaos is Imaginary back in February, Girlpool have continued to tour and have dates coming up, including a Baffler-presented NYC show on a boat on August 14. “Departing at 7:30 p.m. from Skyport Marina in Manhattan (2430 FDR Drive), we shall cruise the vile stretch of phallic condominiums and factories-cum-coworking spaces that line the shore, taking in the sunset before turning ourselves over to three leisurely hours of commiseration accompanied by the ever-expanding musical stylings of Girlpool, the duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker, who will travel all the way from sunny Los Angeles to crack a bottle of shitty champagne on the bow of our hardy schooner.” Girlpool also have dates this fall, including California stops in L.A. and Berkeley in October. Head here for all dates.
Kelsie Hogue released her debut album as Sir Babygirl, Crush On Me, in February and recently released a cover of Kesha’s “Praying.” She’ll be on tour this fall, including stops in Montreal, DC, Raleigh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Before that, Sir Babygirl plays Queens, NY’s Trans-Pecos on Friday, July 19 where she will be covering the music of Hole. Jackie Mendoza and Sports Boyfriend are also on the bill. All dates are here.
Taiwanese band Sunset Rollercoaster make make dreampop that pulls from groovy ’70s soft rock and R&B, exotica, psych, orch-pop and more. You can check out their Vanilla Villa EP below. The band will be heading to North America for a fall tour that hits DC, Philly, NYC (Le Poisson Rouge on 10/12), the Boston area, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, L.A., San Diego, Pomona, Tijuana, and Mexico City. Head here for all dates.
Montreal’s Pottery are on tour in September with Ireland’s Fontaines DC, and when that wraps up, before heading home, they’ll play their own show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on October 5. All Pottery dates are here.
Chicago’s scuzzy Dead Rider just released a new single via Drag City and they’ll be on tour in August, hitting Cincinnati, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Columbia, SC, Carrboro, Brooklyn (C’Mon Everybody on 8/20), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Lexington, KY and Chicago. Head here for all dates.
REVEREND HORTON HEAT / VOODOO GLOW SKULLS / THE 220.127.116.11’s / DAVE ALVIN
Psychobilly surf great Reverend Horton Heat is on tour more often than not and close to the holidays he’ll be on the road with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Dave Alvin depending on the dates, New Bomb Turks or Japanese band The 18.104.22.168’s (who have dates of their own this summer). Tour dates for his 2019 Holiday Hay Ride include Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Buffalo, Boston, Jersey City (White Eagle Hall on 12/6), Asbury Park (Asbury Lanes on 12/7) and more. Check out the Rev’s full tour schedule.
Montreal folk artist Leif Vollebekk will release new album New Ways in November and he’ll be on tour in support of it around then as well (no surprise). Dates include a release show in Montreal on 11/29, plus shows in Toronto, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, NYC (Bowery Ballroom on 12/10), Philly, and DC. He’s got West Coast dates in 2020 as well. All can be found here and check out his latest single, “Hot Tears,” below:
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Slayer expanded their final tour with Primus, Ministry, and Phil Anselmo (playing Pantera), adding a second LA show. A BrooklynVegan presale for that show starts Wednesday (7/17) and you can also enter to win tickets; more info here.
JOAN SHELLEY / JAKE XERXES FUSSELL
Joan Shelly announced a new album today and she’ll tour with Jake Xerxes Fussell, who released Out of Sight on Paradise of Bachelors this year.
BIZARRE RIDE II THE PHARCYDE
The Pharcyde is currently split in two, and Fatlip and Slimkid3’s version — known as Bizarre Ride II The Pharycde — will tour this fall.
UK jazz group Ezra Collective will return to North America for a December tour.
BUILT TO SPILL
Built to Spill are touring like crazy in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Keep it Like a Secret — they’ve just added more shows, including a fourth in NYC.
TIRZAH (DATES CANCELED/POSTPONED)
Tirzah was supposed to be on her first North American tour but visa issues have forced her to postpone.
FRANKIE COSMOS / LINA TULLGREN
British comedian has announced his next stand-up tour, SuperNature, for 2020 and so far there are NYC, L.A. and Chicago shows.
VEIN / SOFT KILL / HIGHER POWER
Nu metal-ish hardcore band Vein will support their great 2018 album errorzone on a North American tour with post-punks Soft Kill and UK hardcore band Higher Power.
Hammered Hulls is the new band from (mostly) DC punk vets Alec MacKaye (Untouchables, The Faith, Ignition, etc), Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag, Ex Hex, etc), Mark Cisneros (Kid Congo, The Make-Up, etc), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus), and today they released their debut single and announced shows.