tours announced: FKA twigs, Jason Isbell, Black Thought, Radical Face, Say Sue Me, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
JASON ISBELL (ACOUSTIC DATES W/ KEVIN MORBY AND MORE)
After his fall full-band tour wraps up, Jason Isbell will be playing a few acoustic shows in December with great support from Kevin Morby. There are two in Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg) and Atlantic City. He’s also added some 2020 full band shows in January, including Los Angeles, Thackerville, OK, Pembroke Pines, FL and Key West. Head here for all dates.
Composer Max Richter, who did the score for The Leftovers and the epic Sleep project, will be on tour in October with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Soprano Grace Davidson, performing new material from his forthcoming album, as well as a 90 minute version of Sleep. Stops include Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, and NYC’s Playstation Theatre on 10/20. All dates are here.
Roots frontman and rap lifer Black Thought is doing four multi-media events at National Sawdust in October, which “will explore various concepts, people, and creative works central to his identity through a curated set of performers, spanning a wide range of styles.” On 10/7 it’s ‘The Art of the News,’ which “will explore the impact of the news cycle culture.” On 10/8 it’s ‘To Amiri Baraka from LeRoi Jones,’ an “interpretive performance” that “celebrates the creative contributions of dramatist, novelist, and poet Amiri Baraka.” On 10/9 it’s ‘Poetic Justice of KRS One and Rakim,’ “a breakdown and reckoning of the power of lyrics and flow.” And on 10/10 it’s ‘Senegalese Sierra Leonian, fresh to death,’ a “multi-sensory performance [that] will be an embrace of West African identity.” Tickets and more info for each event here.
YASIIN BEY (FKA MOS DEF)
Peter Murphy, David J, Daniel Ash, and Kevin Haskins will play their first show as Bauhaus in 13 years in November, and lets hope there are more shows to come.
Ben Cooper’s long-running indie pop project Radical Face is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his most-loved album Ghost with a deluxe reissue due October 18 via Bear Machine Records, he’s working on a new album called Into The Woods) and he’s also going on a North American tour in early 2020. All dates (including Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on March 8), much more info on what Radical Face has been up to, and the newly released orchestral version of Ghost standout “Welcome Home, Son,” in the Facebook post embedded below.
YOUTH OF TODAY and JUDGE openers
As mentioned, NYHC vets Youth of Today and Judge are playing back to back shows in Asbury Park this November, and now openers have been revealed for each. YOT’s show is with The Fight, Chrome Skulls, Crucial Youth, Gel, and Redactor; and Judge’s show is with Blind Justice, Stag Party, Sunstroke, and Misconduct. More info here.
Lucy Dacus is on tour through the end of the year and has just added a few shows, playing Boston, DC and NYC in December with Haley Heynderickx.
Nada Surf will hopefully have announced their new album when their early 2020 tour starts.
SAY SUE ME
Surf-inspired South Korean indie-rock quartet Say Sue Me are heading this way for their first NOrth American tour in December, hitting Toronto, DC, Brooklyn (Baby’s All Right on 12/6), Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. All dates are here and listen to SSM’s new single, below:
LAURA STEVENSON / ADULT MOM
Laura Stevenson has just announced a two-week tour with Adult Mom in December, including stops in Baltimore, Athens, Tampa, Nashville, St. Louis, Columbus, Jersey City (WFMU Monty Hall on 12/15) and more.
Underrated psych-folk singer Mariee Sioux returned this year with her very good new album Grief In Exile, and now she’s set to tour the East Coast this fall, including a show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on October 21. All dates here:
FKA twigs has expanded her tour in support of her anticipated new album Magdalene. She now has upcoming Europe dates and newly-added North American shows in Vancouver and Oakland. Her Brooklyn show (11/20 at Kings Theatre) is almost sold out. All dates here.
UK band Tindersticks have announced a NYC show in April…surely they would come all the way across the pond for just one show?
JEFFREY LEWIS & THE VOLTAGE
Jeffrey Lewis, with his band The Voltage, will be on tour in support of new album Bad Wiring in November. You can catch them in such cities as Detroit, Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Oakland, L.A., Phoenix, Austin, Richmond, Newark and more. Check out two tracks from Bad Wiring now:
Brockhampton are heading on tour in support of their new album Ginger starting in October, and brooklynvegan.com/brockhampton-expand-heaven-belongs-to-you-tour-100-gecs-opening/ since announcing it, with additional NYC, L.A. and Phoenix shows.
SAVES THE DAY
Saves the Day have expanded their Through Being Cool 20th Anniversary Tour, including new NYC-area and L.A. shows.
GREEN DAY / WEEZER / FALL OUT BOY / THE INTERRUPTERS
It’s called the “Hella Mega Tour,” and it’ll find them in huge stadiums like Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Hershey Park Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.