tours announced: Flosstradamus, Elbow, Oysterhead, The Heavy, Piebald, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Flosstradamus, which used to be a duo but has been the solo project of Curt Cameruci since 2016, is playing some shows in late 2019 and early 2020 but then taking a break from the road for “most if not all of 2020.” Curt promises he’ll still be “working on and releasing Flosstradamus music, mixtapes, and apparel” next year, just no live shows. The newly-added dates happen in Atlanta, San Francisco, San Bernardino, NYC (1/3 at Webster Hall), and Chicago. All dates and Curt’s full statement here.
Oysterhead, the supergroup of Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Primus’ Les Claypool, and The Police’s Stewart Copeland, are returning from hiatus for their first live shows in 14 years. They happen Friday 14 & 15 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, and a ticket request period is underway now. These are their only scheduled dates at the moment.
UK prog-pop vets Elbow just released their eighth album, Giants of All Sizes, and will be heading across the Atlantic (and more of North America) for West Coast dates in January, playing San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Santa Ana. All dates are here.
Having released Brutalism earlier this year, The Drums returned today with two new songs you can listen to below. They’ve also got a few North American dates this fall, including a few shows in Mexico this month, and then California shows in Fresno, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Pico Rivera in November. Head here for all dates.
Soulful UK rock group The Heavy will be in North America on February for a short tour. Stop include Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, New York (Webster Hall on February 12), Philly, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Check out their full schedule here.
The reunited Piebald will be opening the first half of Dashboard Confessional’s full albums tour in 2020, but first the Boston band is doing a holiday run in the New England area, with shows in Portsmouth, NH; Northampton, MA; and Boston, MA. More details on the holiday run here.
THE SO SO GLOS AT BROOKLYN BAZAAR
Not a tour, but Brooklyn Bazaar is closing at the end of November, and one of the very last shows will be a hometown one-off from Brooklyn punks The So So Glos on November 29. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (10/16) at noon.
Ween have expanded their tour schedule, adding a two-night run at NYC’s Terminal 5.
KAREN O & DANGER MOUSE
Karen O & Danger Mouse are playing the music of their collaborative album Lux Prima live for one night only in Brooklyn.
Australian musician Donny Benet, who plays bass in Jack Ladder & The Dreamlaners, makes his own smooth, ’80s-inspired dance pop like on 2018’s The Don (listen below). Donny will be touring in February, with shows in Montreal, Tokyo, Brooklyn (2/7 @ Rough Trade), Boston, Philly, DC, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. All dates are here.
The Rapture reunited this year and have been playing festivals and select shows since, and in December will head to Acapulco for the Trópico festival which also features Deerhunter, Digable Planets, Kindness, Hollie Cook, Señor Coconut, Optimo, and more. Right before that, The Rapture will warm up for Mexico with two hometown Brooklyn shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Lower Dens recently released their very good new album The Competition, which found them embracing synthesizers more than ever. They’ll be in NYC on Saturday (10/19) at Knockdown Center for Octfest, Pitchfork’s music/beer festival that also features Mogwai, Parquet Courts, Duster, Priests, Screaming Females, METZ and more (tickets). The rest of North American can catch them on their 2020 North American tour that kicks off February 13 in Pittsburgh and wraps up March 21 in their hometown of Baltimore.
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