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tours announced: FKA twigs, Hater, Bikini Kill, Monstrosity, Johnny Marr, more

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

HATER

Malmö quartet Hater recall classic Swedish indiepop such as The Concretes, Acid House Kings, Sambassadeur and, yes, The Cardigans, with their genial, jangly pop that just skirts winsome/whimsy territory. The group released their debut album, Siesta, last year, and will be heading this way for their first U.S. tour. Dates kick off September 7 in Costa Mesa, CA and include shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Boise, Philadelphia, and two NYC shows: Berlin Under A on September 19 and Alphaville on September 20. All dates are listed here and listen to Siesta below:

MONSTROSITY

Florida death metal vets Monstrosity are perhaps best known as the band George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher fronted before joining Cannibal Corpse, but they’re still active now with drummer Lee Harrison as the only original member and “new” lead vocalist Mike Hrubovcak (who’s been in the band since ’06). Last year, they released their first album in over a decade, The Passage of Existence (on Metal Blade), and this year they’re making an exclusive West Coast appearance at California Deathfest and an exclusive Northeast appearance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on October 11 (their first NYC show in a decade). They’re also touring Europe and playing Brazil’s Setembronegro Festival. All dates here.

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FKA TWIGS

FKA twigs released her first song in three years this week, and she’s also gearing up for a tour, including newly-added shows in London, Berlin, and LA. She also plays two previously announced Red Bull Music Festival shows in NYC (both sold out) and Afropunk Brooklyn.

BIKINI KILL REUNION TOUR STARTS TONIGHT

Bikini Kill’s first show in more than 20 years is tonight in Los Angeles, their first of four sold-out shows at the Palladium, followed by four sold-out NYC shows, and two in London. If you’re going, newly pressed vinyl copies of 1993’s Pussy Whipped and 1996’s Reject All American will be at the merch table.

JOHNNY MARR POSTPONES FIRST THREE SHOWS OF TOUR

Johnny Marr’s spring tour was set to kick off Saturday in Atlanta but the former Smiths/The The/Modest Mouse/Cribs guitarist has had to postpone the first three dates. “It is with much sadness and frustration that I have to announce the postponement of the first 3 shows of our US tour due to Visa issues,” Johnny wrote on Instagram. “We’ve made every effort to remedy the situation but unfortunately have not been able to do so. Please seek refunds at point of purchase.” In addition to Atlanta, the other two postponed dates are Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina. The tour will now start May 1 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. All dates are listed here.

THE INTELLIGENCE

Un-Psychedelic in Peavey City, the new album from The Intelligence is out May 24 and the arty surf-punks are getting ready for a UK/European tour that starts June 1 in France. Before that they’ve got a couple of California shows, playing release shows at Zebulon in L.A. on May 23 and The Tavern in Ventura on May 24. Let’s hope a more extensive North American tour is on the way. All dates are here and you can check out the album’s first single:

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