tours announced: Conflict, Songhoy Blues, Starcrawler, Captured! by Robots, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
L.A. rabble rousers Starcrawler have just announced a fall tour, kicking off October 4 in San Diego and then heading to the East Coast and then back, wrapping up Novmeber 9 in Los Angeles. Dates in between include San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Saint Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/25), Philly, DC, Austin, and more. All dates are here.
UK anarcho-punk vets Conflict were recently in the US for Punk Rock Bowling, and they’ll return for a tour here in September. That includes a Brooklyn show on 9/17 at The Kingsland with Sewer Skrewer and more TBA. More tour dates are also still TBA, but you can read more info about the band’s touring plans here.
O’BROTHER / THE END OF THE OCEAN / HOLY FAWN
Post-hardcore staples O’Brother are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album The Death of Day on tour this year, and they’ve lined up pretty incredible support: back-in-action post-rockers The End of the Ocean and shoegazy black metallers Holy Fawn (who recently signed to Triple Crown). All dates (Including Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on 10/10) here.
GRUFF RHYS (SUPER FURRY ANIMALS)
CAPTURED! BY ROBOTS / BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS / DYSRHYTHMIA
To quote Wikipedia, Captured! By Robots “is a touring grindcore band with only one human member. The music is all played physically by the 2 robots, GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT0110, and the human slave Jbot.” The long-running band is promising a new album soon, and they’ve also announced a lengthy headlining tour for September through November. There’s a run with very solid support from Behold… the Arctopus and Dysrhythmia that hits Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on 10/9. They’re also opening the Oakland date of Nile and Terrorizer’s tour on 11/24, and promising a West Coast tour for January. All dates and more info here.
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YONATAN GAT (GREEN WOOD CEMETERY & MORE)
Former Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat has a few upcoming shows, including tonight in Ottawa, Guelph, ON, Toronto, and Newport, RI. He’s also got a very special Brooklyn show at Green Wood Cemetery on July 27 where he’ll be collaborating with Native American group Eastern Medicine Singers. It’s the first in a series, presented by Pioneer Works, called “Graveyard Shift” that “proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement. This performance program features commissions taking place at and in collaboration with Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, where the storied landscape and monuments are used as reference points for producing site-specific works.” This performance concludes with a procession “across Green Wood’s moonlit paths.”
SNL Weekend Update anchor Michael Che is on tour with Cipha Sounds as we speak and has two special NYC shows on the horizon: one with Colin Jost and the other a tribute to the late Kevin Kevin Barnett.
Malian band Songhoy Blues will be back in North America this fall, beginning September 21 at Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Music Festival, and rolls on through October 27 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, with stops in most major U.S. and Canadian cities in between. All dates are here.
The 1975 announced a short fall US tour in continued support of 2018’s great A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
CURSIVE / CLOUD NOTHINGS / THE APPLESEED CAST
Cursive, Cloud Nothings, and The Appleseed Cast are all touring together this fall, and both Cursive and The Appleseed Cast have several other North American tour dates. All dates and more info here.
The Messthetics,the instrumental trio made up of Fugazi’s rhythm section (Brendan Canty and Joe Lally) and experimental/jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog, start their North American tour tonight and includes two NYC-area shows this weekend.
UK band Penelope Isles release their debut album this week and have just announced a fall North American tour.