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tours announced: Essaie Pas, Ringo, Leon Bridges, Sword/Atomic Bitchwax, more

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


One of two surviving Beatles, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band have announced a North American tour, including a show at NYC’s historic Radio City Music Hall.


Having changed her name to be “free of parental curses,” the artist formerly known as Sinead O’Connor is back after a two-year break, having announced Northeast shows in April with a full tour promised for the summer.


New-ish Philly post-punk band Control Top have a ripping new single out and they’re playing some Northeast shows.


Riff rock vets The Sword released their new album Used Future today, and added a third leg to their upcoming tour. This leg is a great double bill with fellow long-running riffers The Atomic Bitchwax, and it includes a NYC show on June 24 at Irving Plaza. That’s in addition to the NYC show on the second leg, which happens May 3 at MHOW. Updated dates are listed HERE. The Sword have also got a new video:

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Montreal synthwave duo Essaie Pas, who released their ice-cold New Path EP last week via DFA, are on tour now. Part of the tour is fellow Montreal artist and “genderless provocateur” Bernardino Femminielli whose theatrical show is not for the easily offended (but you will not be bored). The East Coast dates include a stop at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on April 4. Most Essaie dates are HERE. More Essaie dates and all Bernardino dates (including a 2nd Brooklyn show) are HERE.


With his modern take on classic soul, Leon Bridges is set to release new album Good Thing in May. He’s currently on tour in other countries with Harry Styles, but will be spending a lot of time in North America later this year and most of those dates are with fellow Texans Khruangbin. Dates wrap up in NYC in October with two Radio City Music Hall shows.


Allie Hanlon returns with her first Peach Kelli Pop record in two years, an EP titled Which Witch that will be out on Record Store Day (4/21). You can check out “Drub Store’s Symbol of Happiness” from it below. PKP will be on tour in May and June,  including a Brooklyn stop at Alphaville on June 11. All dates are here.

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The UK band who combine slinky disco with motorik krautrock are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their great album Transparent Things with a tour that kicks off next week and includes a show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on March 31. That show, like a few others on the East Coast, is with Annie Hart.


Folk rockers Deer Tick are doing a lot of touring this year, including the upcoming Tommy Brull Foundation “Shine A Light” benefit with The So So Glos.


Folk legend Eric Andersen — an associate of Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, and many others — is releasing a new compilation album and hitting the road in support of it.

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

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