tours announced: Gwen Stefani Vegas run, Beck, Superorganism, METZ, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
BECK with JENNY LEWIS and more
Beck has added more shows to his 2018 tour, which now includes a second Red Rocks show with Jenny Lewis. He’ll play NYC’s Madison Square Garden on July 19. Updated tour dates and ticket links are here. Jenny also recently announced other dates.
Modern jazz great Kamasi Washington just announced Heaven and Earth, his new two-and-a-half-hour double album, along with a whole bunch of tour dates, including a Berkeley, CA show with Sylvan Esso. He’ll be at Coachella this weekend, and will play NYC at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15 with Alt-J which is in surround-sound. Tickets are still on sale to the Forest Hills show, and you can also enter to win a pair.
Speaking of Coachella, set times were announced.
We’ve known that krautrock icons Faust were coming back to North America this summer, as their NYC show — Murmrr Theatre on July 22 — was announced a while back. Now most of the tour has been announced, which runs most of July and hits both coasts and Canada too.
GWEN STEFANI – LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Like Elton John, Cher, and, uh, blink-182, Gwen Stefani is doing a Vegas residency. She’ll be at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for 25 shows between June 2018 and March 2019. Dates and tickets HERE.
Psych-pop staples of Montreal have announced more dates in support of this year’s White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. Their current tour schedule runs through July, and it includes their show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary series. All dates and tickets HERE.
Andrew Bird will be busy on tour this year, including dates with Punch Brothers, fall shows where he’ll play with a full orchestra in each city, and special shows in NYC and Chicago in May where he’ll perform songs from his score to documentary Blue Heart following a screening of the film.
Indie pop collective Superorganism released their self-titled debut album in March on Domino and have been doing a bunch of touring in support of it, including a recent sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Now the band has announced a second world tour, including a headlining show at Brooklyn Steel. See all of Superorganism’s newly announced dates here, and find their full tour itinerary and tickets here. Check out their new video for “Night Time,” as well:
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Rufus is in NYC this month for sold-out “Northern Stars” performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse, but he’s just announced his “All These Poses” tour for the fall which celebrates his 20th anniversary and will focus on songs from his first two albums. Dates include a stop at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on December 4.
After releasing one of the best albums of 2017, Big Thief have been debuting some awesome new songs on tour this year, and that tour has recently been expanded. It includes an LA show with Perfume Genius before Coachella weekend one, and singer Adrianne Lenker is playing a solo show in LA with Angel Olsen before Coachella weekend two. It also includes a run with The National and more. All dates and tickets HERE.
Toronto’s noise punks METZ will be traversing the globe for much of 2018, including a European tour that starts next week. They’ll be back in NYC this summer to play a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on June 14 (tickets on sale 4/13 at noon). That boat show hasn’t appeared on their official website yet but most dates and tickets are there.
California’s jangly Allah-Las have a handful of dates scheduled for 2018, including Marfa Myths in Texas this weekend. They’ll be on the East Coast in August for Huichica East in Hudson, NY and they’ll play two NJ shows while here, including the soon-to-reopen Asbury Lanes. Dates and tickets are here.
Atlanta’s nervy post-punk trio Omni have a new 7″ out next week (4/20) via Chunklet and you can check out “Sunset Preacher” from that below. They band are also on tour starting this week, and will be in NYC to play Baby’s All Right on May 13. Omni are also set for Primavera Sound and will spend the rest of June touring Europe. Dates are tickets are here.
YO LA TENGO
WAR ON WOMEN
Baltimore punks War On Women are streaming their new album Capture The Flag (which features Kathleen Hanna), and they began their tour over the weekend. It continues at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on Friday (4/13) with Trashy and Sister Munch (tickets). All dates HERE.
British producer Lapalux follows his third full-length album Ruinism and the The End Of Industry EP (both released on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label) with a new single, “Damson,” today. He’s also touring this month, including a NYC show on April 28 at Elsewhere (Zone One). Most dates are with Daedelus, but no other acts announced for the NYC show yet. All dates and tickets HERE. Listen to the new song:
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IMMORTAL BIRD / PYRRHON / GLACIAL TOMB / etc
Chicago death/grind rippers Immortal Bird are touring with Denver’s sludgy Glacial Tomb (mem Khemmis, ex-Abigail Williams), and they’re promising to preview new material. The tour includes a Brooklyn show on June 12 at Saint Vitus with quality local support from Pyrrhon. All dates HERE. Listen to Glacial Tomb’s new song “Sunless Dawn,” and also listen to Immortal Bird and Pyrrhon on Bandcamp.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS / KING PARROT
UPDATE: Tour postponed until August/September as Anselmo recovers from back surgery.
Phil Anselmo of Pantera and a bunch of other bands is taking his band The Illegals on the “Choosing Mental Illness US Tour”
this spring with King Parrot. Only a few dates have popped up so far, including a Brooklyn show on May 22 at Saint Vitus, but more are TBA. Stay tuned. Listen to the Illegal’s new album, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, which came out earlier this year:
Seattle’s punks Zeke returned from a long hiatus with new album Hellbender, released March 30 on Relapse. We now patiently wait for some North American dates to be announced, as the band is currently busy touring across Europe. All dates HERE. Watch the video for “Two Lane Blacktop” from their new LP:
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