tours announced: Hot Tuna, Lil Durk, Summer Walker/Melii, Thurston Moore, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
ROBERT GLASPER – BLUE NOTE RESIDENCY
More details have been announced for Robert Glasper’s Blue Note residency. In addition to the previously announced guests including Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge, Yasiin Bey, and more; the residency will include a Stevie Wonder tribute ft. Luke James and more, a J. Dilla tribute ft. J Dilla’s former Slum Village groupmate T3 and more, and The Original Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin, and Chris Dave with DJ Jahi Sundance. Tickets for all shows here.
Chicago rapper Lil Durk is celebrating his new album Love Songs 4 The Streets 2 with a NYC release show on September 19 at PlayStation Theater. He’s also got a few other dates around them, including some opening for DaBaby. Dates here.
Thurston Moore more dates to his upcoming U.S. tour in support of his forthcoming three-CD box set, Spirit Counsel, which is out September 21 (International Peace Day). Additional dates include Woodstock, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and previously announced stops include Boston, NYC (Le Poisson Rouge on 12/5), Philly, DC, Baltimore and Chicago. All dates are here.
CHAMELEONSVOX / THEATRE OF HATE / JAY ASTON
ChameleonsVOX, aka the Chameleons frontman Mark Burgess, will be back in the fall for a North American tour. Joining them will be another British post-punk group, Theatre of Hate (including founding members by Kirk Brandon and Stan Stammers), and Gene Loves Jezebel’s Jay Aston, who will be performing acoustically.
True lifers of the road, Hot Tuna are celebrating their 50th anniversary on tour this year, including two newly-added NYC shows happening November 29 and 30 at Town Hall (tickets on sale 8/23 at 10 AM). They also have many other upcoming dates as usual, including New Haven this Tuesday (8/20). Full schedule here.
DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION BENEFIT (KATY PERRY, NORAH JONES, MAVIS STAPLES)
Katy Perry, Norah Jones and Mavis Staples are all performing at a David Lynch Foundation benefit happening October 11 at the Anthem in Washington, D.C. The Celebration Gospel Choir are also performing at the event, titled “Silence the Violence,” and proceeds go to help bring Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area. Tickets are on sale.
Future Islands have been working on new material, and they promised to “road test these new songs” on a short Northeast tour they announced last month. The first date of that tour, August 31 at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall, sold out, so they’ve added a second show.
SUMMER WALKER / MELII
Atlanta R&B singer Summer Walker is planning to release her new album OVER IT at some point this year, and she just announced what she’s calling her “first and last tour” with rising rapper Melii. All dates — including NYC’s Terminal 5 on December 7 — here. Melii also plays Soulfrito Music Fest at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this month and Rolling Loud NYC at Citi Field in October.
BLACK MOUNTAIN (DATES WITH GRAVEYARD, MAJEURE, RYLEY WALKER)
LA DISPUTE / TOUCHE AMORE / EMPATH
Old friends, fellow New Wave of Post-Hardcore staples, and Epitaph labelmates La Dispute and Touche Amore will tour the US together this year with support from rising noise rockers Empath.
TURNOVER / MEN I TRUST / RENATA ZEIGEUR
Turnover clearly have a new project up their sleeves, as they’ve announced a fall North American tour with fellow dream pop acts Men I Trust and Renata Zeiguer “where fans can expect to hear new music.”
KING DIAMOND / UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS / IDLE HANDS
Not only are Mercyful Fate reuniting for their first shows in 20+ years, frontman King Diamond is releasing a new album and going on a fall North American tour with two very cool support bands.