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tours announced: Dead Can Dance, Camp Cope, Touche Amore, Warpaint, L7, more

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Dead Can Dance (photo by Vaughan Stedman & Stephanie Füssenich)

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

DEAD CAN DANCE

Ethereal wave goth new age post punk legends Dead Can Dance released a new album called Dionysus towards the end of 2018, and today released a new video for album track “Act II – The Invocation,” ahead of a two part tour of Europe that starts in France on 5/3 and ends in Greece on 7/3. Dates HERE. Video below:

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CAMP COPE (NJ SHOW ADDED)

Camp Cope are soon heading out on a North American tour behind last year’s incredible How To Socialize and Make Friends, our #1 album of 2018. Aside from a BV/AdHoc-presented show at Brooklyn’s Warsaw on 4/25, the band just announced a second NYC-area appearance as part of Monmouth University’s X Fest on April 26 & 27, which is free and open to the public. The event also features performances from other cool bands like Vundabar, Well Wisher, and more. Check here for more info on the event, and all Camp Cope dates are listed here.

LADY LAMB

Lady Lamb’s new LP Even In The Tremor is out later this week, and she’ll soon kick off an extensive spring North American tour supporting it. In celebration of the album’s release, she’s just announced an in-store Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Thursday, with a signing to follow. 7 PM.  She’ll also be returning to Brooklyn for a previously-announced date at Elsewhere on 5/30 (with Katie Von Schleicher, Alex Shaaf), among other stops in Cleveland, Philly, Washington D.C., Seattle, LA, Nashville, and more. Head here for all dates, and listen to recent single “Deep Love” below.

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JESCA HOOP

While songwriter Jesca Hoop hasn’t revealed plans for a follow up to 2017’s Memories Are Now, she’s announced several tour dates for 2019, including an NYC date at Rough Trade on 7/22, with tickets to that show going on sale Friday (4/5) at noon. Although this is Jesca’s only North American show at the moment, she’s got an appearance at Wales’ Green Man Festival in August, and a leg of European shows in October, hitting Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and more. All dates here.

DAVE HARRINGTON GROUP

Dave Harrington (of Darkside fame) has added more DHG dates behind this year’s Pure Imagination, No Country, which dropped back in February. The tour begins with a European tour leg in June, before heading to the states in July, stopping in NYC (Bowery Ballroom on 7/19), Los Angeles, and Oakland. Tickets to these shows go on sale Friday (4/5), and you can find all dates here.

WARPAINT opening for MGMT

MGMT are getting ready to embark on a North American tour in May (including four NYC-area shows), and the band has just tapped Warpaint as openers for all dates, which should make for a very awesome double-bill. Aside from these shows, Warpaint was recently added to Aussie festival Splendour in the Grass in July, and will be opening for My Morning Jacket in August (including Forest Hills Stadium and Red Rocks). All Warpaint dates are listed here.

TOUCHE AMORE / P.O.S. / TRUE LOVE

Touche Amore are already set to play their debut album …To The Beat of a Dead Horse on tour this month with Pianos Become The Teeth (who are also playing their debut LP Old Pride in full), and now the band has added even more full album dates in June. These new dates happen in Chicago, Cleveland, Lansing, and Detroit, with openers P.O.S on all those, and True Love on all shows except in Lansing. Touche Amore also has a pair of UK dates in May, as part of Slam Dunk Festival. You can check here for all Touche Amore dates.

L7

Grunge greats L7 will be on tour with Le Butcherettes starting in May, including a sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on May 31. They’ve just added a second Elsewhere show on June 1. Right after that they join Rancid’s traveling Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival with Suicidal Tendencies and more.

YOLA FEST (LYKKE LI FESTIVAL)

Lykke Li has curated a day-long music festival happening in Los Angeles in June called YOLA Fest, which is described as a “celebration of the arts, culture and music by today’s women.” The fest goes down at LA’s Historic Park on 6/8, with Lykke Li appearing along with a pretty crazy lineup of Charli XCX, Cat Power, Courtney Love and the Chateau Band, Cupcakke, Megan Thee Stallion, and Ambar Lucid. Tickets to the fest go on sale Friday (4/5) at 10 AM PST, with a portion of proceeds going towards the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. Head here for more details.

88GLAM

Canadian hip hop duo 88GLAM first made waves with their self-titled 2017 mixtape on The Weeknd’s XO label (which was then re-released by Republic), and they continued their success with their 2018 follow-up album. The duo have just announced a North American tour happening in May, which kicks off in Chicago, before a pair of dates at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on May 9 & 10, and other shows in Philly, Miami, Cambridge, Austin, LA, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and more, with tickets going on sale Friday (4/5). All dates here, and check out the duo’s video for “It’s A Flex,” which features fellow Canadian rapper and XO signee NAV, below.

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MAVIS STAPLES opening for BRANDI CARLILE

Mavis Staples’ upcoming Ben Harper-produced LP We Get By is out next month, and aside from the 80th birthday shows she’s got coming up (including Harlem’s Apollo Theater), she’ll also be opening for Brandi Carlile at her Madison Square Garden show on 9/14, which follows their previously-announced show together at Philly’s Mann Center on 9/6. Mavis also has tons of upcoming festival appearances this year, including Glastonbury in June, Pitchfork Fest in July, Outside Lands and Kentucky’s Railbird Festival in August, Jason Isbell’s Shoals Fest in October, and lots more. All dates here.

MOON KING

Daniel Benjamin’s solo project Moon King has a few European dates coming up in May behind his just-released dance music-inspired LP Voice of Lovers, and he recently revealed North American tour dates for June, including shows in Philly, Brooklyn (Elsewhere Zone One on 6/12), Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Richmond, Cincinnati, and more. Find all dates here.

THE MENZINGERS / THE SIDEKICKS / QUEEN OF JEANS

While we await The Menzingers’ follow up to 2017’s great After The Party, they’ll be heading out on tour this summer, with killer support from fellow catchy punks The Sidekicks and Queen of Jeans. Following a previously-announced stop at Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Fest on 7/18, the proper tour includes other stops in Syracuse, Buffalo, Montreal, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and more. Check here for all dates.

TOGETHER PANGEA (W/ VUNDABAR & DEHD)

Together Pangea will be on tour in June, staying on the left side of North America and hitting such cities as Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and more. They’ll be out with Vundabar and Dehd — all dates are here and check out their new video below:

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HOLY GHOST!

Having just announced their first new album in six years, NYC dance duo Holy Ghost! will be hitting the road, including California date this month and a hometown record release show in June.

THE FRUIT BATS

Eric D. Johnson’s long-running indie folk project Fruit Bats signed to Merge last year, and will release Gold Past Life via the label on June 21. They will of course support the record on tour.

ALEX LAHEY

Alex Lahey’s new sophomore album The Best of Luck Club is due out soon and she’ll be in North America to tour starting in August.

GEMMA

Gemma, the project of Felicia Douglass (who’s in Ava Luna and has also recently been playing as a member of Dirty Projectors) and producer Erik Gundel, will release their new album in May and have a couple local shows planned this month, including one opening for Hatchie.

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

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