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tours announced: Dio hologram, Juliana Hatfield, Kristin Hersh, Dave Davies, Ian Hunter, more

Juliana Hatfield
Juliana Hatfield

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


Morrissey and Interpol are hitting the road together this September/October, including a night at Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium plus stops in the DC-area Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Portland, San Francisco, and more.


Start practicing your Molly Ringwald ’80s dance moves for this tour that wraps up at SummerStage in Central Park.


Modern-day jazz leader Kamasi Washington and the legendary Herbie Hancock are heading out on a joint tour this year, surrounding both artists’ appearances at Newport Jazz Fest. A few of Herbie’s dates are without Kamasi (including NYC, where Kamasi plays Afropunk Brooklyn).


Homeboy Sandman and Edan’s collaborative Humble Pi was one of the better underground rap albums of last year, and the duo have a few upcoming shows together this year. They’re playing NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 5/9, Greenfield, MA’s Hawks & Reed on 5/17, and San Francisco’s Hiero After Dark fest on 6/1 with EarthGang, Doja Cat, Del The Funky Homosapien, and others.


Former Blake Babies leader Juliana Hatfield will be out with her band this summer, stopping in Philadelphia, Detroit, Evanston, IL (with Liz Phair!), Cleveland, Pittsburgh and DC. Dates wrap up with two NYC-area shows: Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge on June 27 (part of the venue’s 25th anniversary celebration) and Jersey City’s WFMU Monty Hall on June 28. All dates are here.


Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh will be on tour in June as well, playing as a trio that also includes Muses bassist Fred Abong. Dates include the Boston area, Hamden, CT, NYC (Mercury Lounge on June 22), DC and Philly. All dates are here. She’s also got a remix album coming out for this weekend’s Record Store Day.


With his new album The Saint of Lost Causes out in May, Justin Townes Earle is filling up his tour schedule and he’s just added more shows, including a NYC record release show at City Winery on June 11. He’ll also be out with Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Updated dates are here.


The late, legendary Ronnie James Dio is once again getting the hologram treatment, this time for a full US tour. The hologram bill be backed by Dio band members Craig Goldy (guitar), Simon Wright (drums), and Scott Warren (keyboards), plus bassist Bjorn Englen who plays in Dio Disciples with the three aforementioned musicians. The tour hits Asbury Park, Long Island, Worcester, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dallas, LA, Vegas, and more. All dates and more info at Dio’s website.


The NYC edition of Discogs’ Crate Diggers Festival happens July 27 at the NY Expo Center with vintage record sellers and live performances including Method Man & Redman. They’ve just announced more of the lineup since our last post, including including Roy Ayers, Rudimental (DJ Set) Smif-N-Wessun, Black Moon and Mad Skills. More details here.


Ian Hunter and his 1974-era Mott the Hoople bandmates are wrapping up their Mott The Hoople ’74 tour with a show at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on Wednesday (4/10), and Ian has now revealed that he’ll play solo shows later this month, including a run at NYC’s City Winery from 5/31-6/3 with his backing band The Rant Band. More dates possibly TBA so stay tuned.


Dave Davies of The Kinks begins his solo tour tonight (4/9) in NJ, hits NYC’s NYSEC on Friday (4/12), and then has another NJ show, Long Island, and more after that. When the tour ends, Davies returns to NYC for a Q&A and signing at Rough Trade on 4/27. All dates and tickets here.


Having played West Coast dates earlier this year, Ladytron will be back for East Coast shows this fall.


Suicide co-founder Martin Rev continues to wreak synth havoc as a solo artist and he’s got a couple local NYC shows coming up: April 25 at new Gowanus space Public Records (which officially opens this weekend) and then June 7 at Sunnyvale.


Bay Area thrash vets Vio-lence are beginning their reunion tour in Oakland this weekend, and they continue to expand the tour, which now includes two Brooklyn shows happening this fall.


Psych greats Dead Meadow will be on the road in May and June.


Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby brings her new show “Douglas” to NYC this summer.


Canadian rapper TOBi is releasing his new album STILL on May 3 via Same Plate/Sony and three great singles (“Werking,” “Sweet Poison,” and “City Blues”) are out from it now. After the album drops, TOBi will celebrate at NYC’s Rough Trade on 6/12 and LA’s Echo on 6/26. Tickets for both go on sale Friday (4/12) at 10 AM local with presales beforehand.


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

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