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tours announced: Delta Sleep, KYLE, Sleep, Mock Orange, Nellie McKay, more

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


UK band Delta Sleep released their most recent record Ghost City earlier this month, along with announcing a batch of North American tour dates. Since then, the band has added a second NYC show at The Kingsland on 9/2, with support from Invalids and Vasudeva. The tour also includes two NJ shows (Flemington and Asbury Park), plus stops in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. All dates here.


This is a very Sleep-y post, no? Stoner metal legends Sleep, who just played NYC in July, have added dates in December, including shows in Atlanta, Richmond, VA, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kouisville, KY, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. All dates are here and tickets go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 AM local time.


Nellie McKay put out the marvelously intimate Sister Orchid back in May, and she’ll be playing a few shows this fall, including a four-show run at NYC’s Birdland Theater in September. She also has some upcoming dates in Boston, Washington D.C., and Delaware. You can find all upcoming dates here, and watch her latest video for “In a Sentimental Mood” below.

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4AD Records is presenting the upcoming Tune-Yards / U.S. Girls tour this fall, and they’ve just added a NYC show.


Former Gun Club/Cramps/Bad Seeds member Kid Congo, along with his The Pink Monkey Birds project, will be playing shows around North America through early September, some of which include co-headlining dates with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. He’ll be playing NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 9/6, in addition to shows in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Kingston, among others. Full list of dates can be found here.


Canadian dance-punk vets Death From Above, who droped the “1979” from their name last year, will be playing their debut EP on tour this fall. The first half of the tour is with CRX while the latter half is with Le Butcherettes


Veteran emo outfit Mock Orange’s acclaimed record Nines and Sixes turned 20 this year, and the band has since been performing the entire album on tour in celebration of the milestone. They’ve added many more dates to the tour, which now includes a show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on 11/14, with support from former labelmates Fire in the Radio. The band will also be playing shows in Knoxville, San Diego, and Los Angeles, and all upcoming dates can be viewed here.


Monty Python’s Eric Idle has a new memoir coming in October and he’ll be going on what is sure to be a very entertaining book tour.


Jazz pianist/keyboardist John Medeski recently formed a new quartet, collectively known as John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, and they’ll be embarking on their first North American tour in November. They’ll be making two NYC-area stops at Brooklyn Bowl on 11/15, then at NJ’s Asbury Lanes on 11/18. They’ll also be playing dates in Cincinatti, Buffalo, and Washington D.C., among others. All dates listed here.


Led by the unique voice and songwriting talents of Peter Milton Walsh, Australia’s The Apartments have been making music for the last 40 years, most recently on 2015’s No Song No Spell No Madrigal. Walsh’s current lineup of The Apartments will be touring Europe in September and October and Walsh is promising the shows will feature songs they’ve never played live. All dates are here and we’re crossing our fingers for North American shows.


California rapper KYLE, mostly known for his smash hit “iSpy,” has announced a North American tour in support of his debut album Light of Mine, released back in May. His tour includes a Halloween night show at NYC’s Terminal 5, and other dates in Denver, Chicago, Dallas, and much more. Find all dates here.


Gothy alt-pop band Pale Waves announced a North American tour, and many of the dates are with a pretty appealing opener: fellow alt-pop artist Miya Folick. The band hits NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on 11/12 (update: NYC show moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg), and they’ll also be stopping in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, and many more cities. View the full list of dates here.


Travis Scott announced a massive tour supporting his massive new album, with support from Virgil Abloh, Sheck Wes, Trippie Redd, and Gunna, varying by date.


Lauryn Hill recently had to cancel some dates, and the NJ native has now added a new NJ show to her tour.


Alt-country vet Lucinda Williams announced a 20th anniversary tour for Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, where she’ll play two sets, one with the album performed in full and another with songs from all over her career.


Patti Smith has dates coming up, including a newly-announced “Words and Music” run in NYC.


Spectral folk duo Charalambides have a new album out this fall and they’ll be on tour, too.

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

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