tours announced: Franz Ferdinand, Dandy Warhols, Now Now, Sea.Hear.Now, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Scottish dancerock vets Franz Ferdinand begin their Always Ascending tour later this month, including two nights at Brooklyn Steel. They’ve got more North American dates happening this summer, including a show at Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 10 (tickets on presale now). Head here for all dates and ticket info for their tour.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Post-rock greats Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s colossal live show is like none other, and they’re taking their show on the road again this spring/summer.
Before their co-headlining tour with fellow indie vets Spoon, Grizzly Bear have other shows, including one at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theatre.
Portland psych rock mainstays and Veronica Mars theme-songers The Dandy Warhols were just in NYC for three shows, have just announced a few more dates, with shows in Colorado in July and Texas in September. They’ve also got a limited edition live album that just came out. Dates and tickets here.
Alt-popsters Now, Now released their first music in five years back in May 2017, and now they’re finally set to release a new album, Saved, on May 18 via Trans Records. They’re also going on Paramore’s Parahoy! cruise, and touring after that, including a Brooklyn show on 7/12 at Baby’s All Right. All dates and tickets HERE. Listen to the band’s new song:
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MAPS & ATLASES
Math/indie rockers Math & Atlases are finally back with their first album in six years and a tour.
Au Revoir Simone’s Annie Hart, who just wrapped up a tour with Fujiya & Miyagi, will be back on the road soon, touring on her way to and from Moogfest. She’s also just been added to West Coast dates of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)’s upcoming solo tour. Annie will also reunite with Au Revoir Simone to play David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption in May. All Annie Hart dates are here.
Michigan’s Major Murphy released their debut album, No.1, just a few weeks ago with is lovely magic hour guitar pop with nods to The Beatles, Paisley Underground groups like Game Theory, and ’70s soft rock. They’ll be on tour this month, including a NYC show at Brooklyn Bazaar on April 21. Tour dates and tickets here, and you can listen to No.1 below:
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
With his new album, Ages Of, on the way in June, 0PN is prepping to debut his new live ensemble with special shows he’s calling MYRIAD. A third has just been added as part of the 2018 Red Bull Music Festival in NYC, and there’s a MYRIAD show happening in London, too.
HEALTH AND FIELD MEDIC OPENING FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (and more)
Industrial-leaning noise pop band HEALTH (whose Death Magic was one of our favorite albums of 2015) and promising Run For Cover-signed bedroom folkie Field Medic are touring as openers for mindie band The Neighbourhood (kinda odd). The tour hits Philly, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, New Haven, and more. A few days before the New Haven show, Field Medic play their own NYC show at Mercury Lounge (6/14). All dates and tickets HERE.
Modern doom greats Spirit Adrift are going on a lengthy tour surrounding a couple notable festival appearances this summer.
After selling out one show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus, Bongripper added a second night at the same venue to their tour.
COLD WAVES NYC, CHICAGO & L.A.
Industrial and EBM fans take not, Cold Waves has just announced its 2018 lineups for Chicago, Los Angeles…and the inaugural NYC edition. OHGR (Skinny Puppy), Meat Beat Manifesto, Frontline Assembly and more are playing.
Portland stoner rockers Witch Mountain parted ways with vocalist Uta Plotkin in 2014, and they’ve had new vocalist Kayla Dixon (and new guitarist Justin Brown) since 2015. That lineup is releasing a self-titled album on May 25 via Svart, and also doing a lengthy North American tour this summer. The tour hits Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on 7/29. All dates HERE. Stream a song from the new album:
Asbury Park’s inaugural Sea.Hear.Now fest goes down September 29-30, with music, art, and surf culture. The headliners are… Jack Johnson and Incubus… but there are some cool acts, including Social Distortion, Blondie, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner, The Menzingers, Deer Tick, Twin Peaks, Nicole Atkins and Jesse Malin. Tickets (on sale 4/5) and more info HERE. Full lineup on the poster below. The Front Bottoms are also playing Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival. Frank Turner and The Menzingers are touring together this year.
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