tours announced: Common, Pelican, Black Flag, Sleep, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Common just released a memoir, Let Love Get the Last Word, and he’s currently on a book tour for that, but he’s also just announced first concert tour in a decade. Things kick off July 11 in Denver, and the tour also hits Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and more. All dates are here.
BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
The original lineup of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones -– banjoist Béla Fleck, Howard Levy on piano and harmonica, percussionist/drumitarist Future Man and bassist Victor Wooten -– have added North American dates to their 30th Anniversary tour, including December 4 at Town Hall in NYC. They’ll also play Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 30, which is a special show featuring both Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy together in the band for the first time in Flecktones history. Head here for all dates.
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THE ACACIA STRAIN / JUDICIARY / KUBLAI KHAN / CHAMBER
The Acacia Strain are going back out on the road, headlining the “Impact Crater” tour this summer. One of the openers is Texas’ Judiciary who released one of our favorite hardcore records of the year so far. The tour also includes Kublai Khan and Chamber. Dates include Detroit, Rochester, Iowa City, Nashville, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and more, with things wrapping up in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on August 18. Head here for all dates.
Gothy LA duo Drab Majesty release a new album, Modern Mirror, in July, and they’ve announced an extensive tour supporting it, with North American dates in July and August (including an NYC date at Music Hall of Williamsburg) and European dates from September through November. Body of Light open the North American dates and some of the European ones, and SRSQ opens the remaining European dates. Xeno & Oaklander join for some NA dates, too. See all of Drab Majesty’s upcoming dates here.
With their first new album in six years out in just a few weeks, instru-metal greats Pelican will be back on tour, including a Brooklyn Bazaar show on June 24 with Planning for Burial. They’ve just announced September dates including stops in Columbus, Cleveland, and Grand Rapids, plus an extensive EU/UK tour in October. All dates are here.
Speaking of instrumental metal, Chicago trio Russian Circles just announced a new album and tour that includes date with FACS and Windhand.
SHOW ME THE BODY
NYC hardcore punks Show Me the Body continue to play wild, energetic live shows. They’ve added a new one in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), and they also have dates this summer in Tucson AZ and London. See all their upcoming shows here.
Robyn Hitchcock is constantly touring, and he’s just announced a few new fall dates, including a Brooklyn show with Tanya Donelly.
THE LONG RYDERS
Stoner metal legends Sleep are in the midst of a spring US tour, and in the fall they’ll head north for some shows in Canada. They’ll hit Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City more on the trek, which happens in September. See their US dates here, and Canada dates here.
Black Flag (led by Greg Ginn) will be on tour in North America beginning in August (NYC on 8/12) and they’ve just added some year-end shows in California, including San Diego’s House of Blues on December 5, Hermosa Beach’s Saint Rocke on December 6, and Los Angeles’ The Roxy on December 7. Head here for all dates.
Ringworm announced a Brooklyn show supporting their killer new album Death Becomes My Voice, and now they’ve announced more dates around it too. They stop in Pittsburgh, Richmond VA, Norfolk VA, Chapel Hill NC, and Atlanta. All dates, which you can see here, are with All Hell, except for Pittsburgh.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have tour dates scheduled through the summer and into October. As mentioned, they’re on the lineups for Gathering of the Juggalos, Summerfest, and both days of Once Upon a Time in the LBC. They also open the Detroit date of Snoop Dogg’s “Puff Puff Pass” tour, and play his U93 Party in the Park show in South Bend, IN. Finally, they also have some headlining dates of their own, including a newly added NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 21 (tickets). See all of their upcoming dates here.
KYLE CRAFT & SHOWBOAT HONEY
Stoner metal vets Acid King returned in 2015 with their first album in nine years, and they’ve been going strong on the road since. They’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1999 album Busse Woods on tour this fall, starting in Portland on September 20 and stopping in Seattle, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn (September 30 at Knitting Factory), Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas and more. See all dates here.
Death metal vets Immolation play this weekend’s Maryland Deathfest but the rest of North America can catch them on an extensive tour with Blood Incantation this fall, including shows in Philly, Richmond, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, SLC, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and lots more, plus three NYC-area shows (9/20 @ Blackthorn 51 in Queens; 9/21 @ The Kingsland in Brooklyn; and 9/22 @ Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ). Head here for all dates.
FALLS OF RAUROS / WAYFARER
Portland, ME’s Falls of Rauros shared “Weapons of Refusal” from their upcoming album Patterns In Mythology, and they’re also doing some touring July, stopping in Toronto, Montreal, Portland, Boston, Richmond VA, and Atlanta. See most dates here.
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