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tours announced: Dead To Me, Iris Dement, Emo Philips, Sarah Shook, more

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Dead To Me (photo by Lindsey Byrnes)

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

QUIET SLANG

Quiet Slang (aka the stripped-down, piano/cello version of Beach Slang) were supposed to begin a tour this week, but they rescheduled their May dates for July (including Brooklyn’s Rough Trade), and the tour now starts in June. Their album comes out Friday but you can stream it now.

PARQUET COURTS

Having just played a lunchtime record release show for their new album Wide Awake!, Parquet Courts just added three NYC shows in June to their 2018 tour, including one on a boat and one on a roof.

DEAD TO ME

Cali punk staples Dead To Me are planning to release their first album in 7 years at some point in the near future and after recently releasing new single “Fear is the New Bliss,” they dropped another one, “Would It Kill You?”. They also began their Midwest/East Coast tour with Elway in Chicago last night (5/16), and that tour continues through May 26, hitting Philly, Brooklyn, Cambridge, DC, and more along the way. In celebration of the tour kickoff, the band made a Spotify playlist of the music they’re listening to in the van, including Rich Brian, Turnstile, Com Truise, Watain, DeJ Loaf, Parquet Courts, Beach House, Superchunk, Cayetana, Limp Wrist, Perfume Genius, and more. You can hear that playlist and the band’s new song here:

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SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS

Country badass Sarah Shook and her backing band The Disarmers continue to expand their tour behind their new album Years. It now runs through late September, including a Brooklyn show on 9/13 at Baby’s All Right, the stacked Muddy Roots festival, and more. All dates HERE.

SHARON VAN ETTEN

Sharaon Van Etten is finally working on a followup to 2014’s great Are We There, and she’s also slowly expanding her 2018 tour schedule. Right now her only US shows are ACL Fest, Red Rocks with The National, and the just-announced Treasure Island, and more are hopefully on the way.

JJUUJUU

Would it surprise you to learn that the co-founder of California’s Desert Daze Festival fronts his own psych act? Well, he does and they’re called JJUUJJUU. Their debut album just came out last month, and you can catch them on tour this summer opening for Primus & Mastodon. Would it surprise you to learn that they’re also playing this year’s Desert Daze? Well they are.

GLASVEGAS

Scottish band Glasvegas made a splash with their 2008 debut that married JAMC-style fuzz with the anthemic songs of frontman James Allan. The group are celebrating the album’s 10-year anniversary by playing it on tour. So far there are only UK/EU dates but perhaps they’ll bring it to this side of the pond.

21 SAVAGE / BLOCBOY JB

21 Savage is touring with Post Malone and SOB x RBE this year, and in the midst of all that, he’s also got headlining shows in NYC and NJ with BlocBoy JB, whose great new mixtape Simi is out now.

EMO PHILIPS

Currently opening on Weird Al’s “Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” quirky comedian Emo Philips has a headlining tour lined up later this year. Dates include a stop at Brooklyn’s The Bell House on October 22 (tickets). All dates/tickets, head here.

DEAN WEEN

Dean Ween released his own new album this year, he’s got a collaboration with Kurt Vile in the works, and he’s touring this summer.

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

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