tours announced: Guster, X, Dropkick Murphys/Clutch, Calexico/Iron & Wine, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
Teaming up for the first time in a long time, Calexico and Iron & Wine will release new album Years to Burn on June 14. They’re touring together this year too, and have just announced more North American tour dates, including shows in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more. Still no word on a NYC show…maybe SummerStage or Celebrate Brooklyn?
Instrumental trio Khruangbin are on tour — maybe you saw their Coachella set last weekend, and will hit the Northeast this summer, including a NYC show at SummerStage at Central Park on June 20 with Kikagaku Moyo and Connan Mockasin. Right before that they’ll hit Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre on June 19. Updated tour dates are here.
DEAD TO A DYING WORLD / DAWN RAY’D
Dallas heavy music collective Dead To A Dying World are releasing their great new album Elegy this Friday via Profound Lore (read our review), and they’ll be supporting it on tour with UK black metallers Dawn Ray’d. The tour begins in Austin and also hits Tucson, LA, Seattle, Denver, and more. All dates here. The LA show sees them crossing paths with the Inter Arma / Thantifaxath / Wayfarer tour, which is an incredible bill.
SIR BABYGIRL (including NY w/ CUPCAKKE & MALIIBU MIITCH)
DIY pop singer Sir Babygirl has more upcoming shows supporting her debut album Crush On Me, including SUNY Purchase’s Zombie Prom this Saturday (4/20) with CupcakKe and Maliibu Miitch (which is an awesome triple bill, open only to students and their guests), and a Brooklyn show on June 25 at Elsewhere Rooftop. Her only other upcoming show at the moment appears to be in New Hampshire on Friday (4/19).
DROPKICK MURPHYS / CLUTCH / HATEBREED
Celtic punk staples Dropkick Murphys are teaming with riff rock vets Clutch for a tour this fall, and most dates also have metalcore vets Hatebreed along for the ride. There’s no NYC-area stop, but Dropkick Murphys play Asbury Park’s Sea.Hear.Now festival during the tour, and Hatebreed’s headlining tour with Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror, and Fit For An Autopsy hits NYC this Friday (4/19). Clutch also just announced their third annual Earth Rocker festival, which Killswitch Engage are also playing. All Dropkick dates here.
X (DATES WITH THE DAMNED, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, MORE)
Los Angeles punk icons X will be on the road this summer with a whole host of different tourmates, including Violent Femmes in May and Squeeze in September. In between, they’ll play a few shows with The Damned, The Reverend Horton Heat Folk Uke, and more. Updated tour dates are listed here.
Alternative rock vets Guster, who released their new album Look Alive earlier this year, have once again expanded their 2019 tour. They’ll play a SummerStage at Central Park show on August 8 with Rubblebucket, which is shortly after they play NJ’s XPoNential Music Festival. The tour also hits Richmond, Cleveland, Milwaukee, LA, San Diego, and more. All dates and tickets here.
PIXX, aka UK indie pop artist Hannah Rodgers, will release her new album Small Mercies in June via 4AD and she’ll be on tour this summer with Nilufer Yanya starting July 23 at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. During that tour she’s also squeezed in a few headline shows, including a Brooklyn show at Elsewhere Zone One on July 27. After the tour with Nilufur, Pixx continues on tour, hitting Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and L.A. Head here for all dates.
AVAIL / ANGEL DU$T
AVAIL are back for their first shows in 12 years, and they just added dates in NYC, Philly, and Boston with Angel Du$t.
ALEXISONFIRE OPENERS (GLASSJAW, QUICKSAND, ANGEL DU$T, DRUG CHURCH, etc)
As mentioned, Alexisonfire are touring this year. They’ve now added some pretty exciting openers to their tour, varying by date. The NYC shows at Terminal 5 have Angel Du$t on night one and Drug Church on night two, the LA shows have Drug Church on night one and The Dirty Nil on night two, the Toronto shows have Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil on night one and Quicksand and Moneen on night two. More info here. As mentioned above, Angel Du$t also open AVAIL’s reunion shows in NYC, Philly, and Boston. Drug Church also tour with Movements.
Having just played Roadburn with special guest Stephen Brodsky, who she has a collaborative album and upcoming tour with, Marissa Nadler will also play more shows of her own, including a newly-added show at NYC’s City Winery.
Bad Books (Kevin Devine, Manchester Orchestra) are planning to release a new album this year and they also just announced their first tour in six years.
MODERN LIFE IS WAR / KRIMEWATCH / DRUIDS
Iowa melodic hardcore greats Modern Life Is War are doing a Northeast run this June with support from NYC’s Krimewatch and fellow Iowa band Druids.
MARY J BLIGE / NAS
Mary J Blige and Nas announced a co-headlining tour. Mary J plays an Atlantic City show that Nas isn’t billed on, but Nas also plays the NY/NJ area in June for Governors Ball.
BON IVER & TU DANCE
Bon Iver and TU Dance are bringing their Come Through shows to NYC and Houston this year and next.
CONOR OBERST / JOANNA STERNBERG
In addition to being very busy this year as a member of Better Oblivion Community Center with Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst is going on his own tour in July with support from Joanna Sternberg.
“FEMME IT FORWARD” SERIES
Femme it Forward is “multi-format series of all female curated lineups spotlighting the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes.” Shows take place all over the U.S. — including Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Daooask Syracuse, Los Angeles and more — with such artists as Cardi B, City Girls, Teyana Taylor, Nicole Bus, Rico Nasty, Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis, Ari Lennox, Ama Lou, Dounia, Brianna Cash, Mahalia, Jill Scott, Faith Evans, Tweet, Monica, Brandy, Ashanti, Keri Hilson, Amerie, Lil Mo, Mya, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 AM Eastern and details in the flyer below:
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