tours announced: Death Grips, Estelle, Descendents, Dream Syndicate, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Industrial rap noisemakers Death Grips are playing Mexico City festival Festival NRML and New Orleans festival Buku Music + Art Project in March, and they also announced some club shows happening right afterwards in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Tulsa. All dates here.
THE DREAM SYNDICATE
Paisley Underground vets The Dream Syndicate, who released a new LP last year, will be back in NYC for two nights at Mercury Lounge on May 15 & 16. Those shows are part of Mercury Lounge’s 25th Anniversary celebration and are currently the only shows on their tour schedule.
DEVOTCHKA (W/ NEYLA PEKAREK)
Folk group DeVotchKa, who released This Night Falls Forever back in August, have just announced 2019 tour dates with onetime Lumineers member Neyla Pekarek. Stops include Kansas City, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, and Omaha. All dates are listed here.
Stoner rock staples Earthless returned in 2018 with the new album Black Heaven (which Nate Newton of Converge listed among his favorites of the year), and they’ll continue to tour in support of it in 2019. They’re doing an Australia/New Zealand tour in February/March, followed by a Europe/UK tour in May, and right before that Aus/NZ tour, Earthless will stop in Brooklyn for a one-off at Saint Vitus on 2/9. All dates here.
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SICK OF IT ALL / IRON REAGAN
Having just played NJ & LI shows with Life of Agony, NYHC legends Sick Of It All (who recently released the new album Wake the Sleeping Dragon!) have announced a Southeast US run for March with crossover thrash revivalists Iron Reagan (that’s a killer double bill). They also have a previously announced Europe tour in January with Municipal Waste (who share frontman Tory Foresta and guitarist LandPhil with Iron Reagan), Walls of Jericho, Booze & Glory, and more. All dates here. SOIA frontman Lou Koller recently told us his favorite albums of 2018.
DANIELSON (NYC with SPECTRE FOLK & ONEIDA)
Indie rock eccentrics Danielson released a new EP earlier this year, Snap Outtavit (stream it below), and have a couple East Coast shows planned for January: Brooklyn’s Bell House on 1/18 with Spectre Folk (who count Steve Shelley and Mark Ibold as members) and Oneida, and Philly’s Johnny Brenda’s on 1/25 with Sparrow Steeple, Hermit Thrushes, and Majorosaurus. Tickets for both are on sale.
Elvis Depressedly will be out on tour with Niights and The Cordial Sins in February and March, including shows in Richmond, Baltimore, Brooklyn (2/24 @ Knitting Factory), Pittsburgh, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas and more. Head here for all dates.
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER CAFE CARLYLE RESIDENCY
Onetime Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser never passes up a chance to put on a suit, and will return to NYC supper club Cafe Carlyle for a residency from January 16-18. It won’t just be Hamilton in a jacket — Cafe Carlyle has a dress code.
Prince’s former band The Revolution are closing out the year with three nights of shows in Texas before playing some gigs in California in January, The Fillmore in San Francisco included. All dates, including a European run in February, are at their site.
DAWN RAY’D / VILE CREATURE
UK black metallers Dawn Ray’d are coming to Brooklyn to play the inaugural anti-fascist, anti-racist metal festival Black Flags Over Brooklyn (which just announced its full lineup), and they’ve now announced their first-ever US and Canada tour surrounding that festival. All dates are with Canadian doom duo Vile Creature, who are also playing the Brooklyn fest. Full schedule here.
Punk lifers the Descendents continue to stay super active and both their live shows and new albums are as essential as ever. They were recently announced for Vegas’ Punk Rock Bowling and now they’ve announced a few US shows for March, happening in Columbia, SC; Birmingham, AL; Little Rock, AR; and Lawrence, KS. All dates here.
UK singer and rapper Estelle released new album Lover’s Rock back in September (stream below) and will be presenting it at a few of intimate U.S. shows: February 6 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, February 7 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, and February 10 at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (whose 2018 album Years was listed as a 2018 favorite by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Western Addiction’s Jason Hall) expanded their 2019 tour, which now includes a NYC show happening 2/14 at Knitting Factory (tickets on sale 12/21 at noon). All dates here.
MOM JEANS with MOVER SHAKER, PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA, SINCERE ENGINEER, POOL KIDS
The increasingly popular pop punk/emo newcomers Mom Jeans are hitting the road again in March and April. All dates are with Detroit’s likeminded Mover Shaker, and there’s also a run with Chicago’s Sincere Engineer (aka Deanna Belos) and a run with Florida’s Pool Kids. If you haven’t heard Pool Kids’ awesomely titled 2018 album Music to Practice Safe Sex To (released on Skeletal Lightning), it’s worth checking out. There’s a noodly “Midwest emo” vibe to it, but singer/guitarist Christine Goodwyne’s massive hooks make it stand out from the bulk of emo/pop punk. Stream the album below. All tour dates here.
Latin trap star Bad Bunny is gearing up for his anticipated debut album and just announced a 2019 US arena tour including a stop at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
FLOGGING MOLLY / LUCERO
Celtic punk vets Flogging Molly and country punk vets Lucero are hitting the road together in 2019.
Soul and R&B great Anita Baker is currently on her farewell tour, wrapping up 2018 with shows in the DC-area at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on December 26, 28 & 29. She’s just added a NYC show to the tour, happening at Radio City Music Hall on Valentine’s Day (tickets on sale 12/20). All dates and ticket links are here.
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