tours announced: Janet Jackson, Rolling Stones, Christine & the Queens, Hop Along, J Balvin, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Janet Jackson is headlining some festivals this year, including NYC’s Panorama, LA’s FYF Fest, and San Francisco’s Outside Lands. She has now also announced headlining dates in Austin, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Hershey, and more. All dates and tickets HERE.
ROLLING STONES (AND COOL OPENERS FOR UK SHOWS)
The Rolling Stones will be on tour in the UK later this spring and they’ve just announced openers, all of which are pretty cool and include The Specials, The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Florence & The machine, Elbow, and James Bay. Dates and details are here. While there have been no North American dates announce, Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft are touring together over here this summer, including a show at Central Park SummerStage.
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS
After first announcing just a few dates, Christine and the Queens have now announced a lengthy international 2018 tour, including North American shows in Seattle, Oakland, Philly, Toronto, and Montreal. They previously announced two Brooklyn Steel shows (one is already sold out). Updated dates and all ticket links HERE.
Dancehall star J Balvin is fresh off two surprise appearances at Coachella — with Beyonce for “Mi Gente” and with Cardi B for “I Like It” — and he has now announced the Vibras Tour. That tour includes a show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 20. All dates HERE.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Anna Calvi but she’s got new music on the way which she’ll be debuting shows in Berlin, Paris and London in June. “I want it again, I want to see you again,” Anna wrote. “This new music is everything I wanted it to be. I want you to hear what I’ve created and laboured on with love for so long, for you, for us.” Dates and tickets here.
Hop Along, whose great new album came out earlier this month, have expanded their tour through late August. Newly-added dates include a run with Thin Lips (whose singer Chrissy Tashjian is also in Hop Along’s current live band) that hits Phoenix, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more. All dates and tickets HERE.
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GARBAGE – ‘VERSION 2.0′
Garbage are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic sophomore album Version 2.0 by giving the album an expanded reissue and playing it in full on tour.
Janelle Monae has announced a tour in support of her anticipated new album Dirty Computer, which drops this week.
Sinkane has curated three shows at Williamsburg venue National Sawdust that will happen in June and July, including one with Underground System, one with Jonny Lam’s Honeyfingers, and one with Sinkane himself. Details on that are HERE. Sinkane has a few other upcoming shows, and his dates are listed HERE.
Ty was just in the NYC area for a few shows, and they’ll wrap up North American dates at Austin’s Levitation festival this weekend. After that, Ty and The Freedom band head to Europe and then this fall they’ll be part of Desert Daze fest in California All dates and tickets are here. They also just released a new version of “Fanny,” originally on Freedom’s Goblin, which they recorded in Memphis at Royal Studios. You can listen to that here:
THE HOLD STEADY (teaser)
The Hold Steady are teasing “Constructive Summer” runs for July 26-28, August 2-4, and September 12-15. Cities and venues will be announced May 7. Check back here then!
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JUDAS PRIEST / DEEP PURPLE
It’s a double dose of legendary heaviness: Judas Priest and Deep Purple are hitting the road together this summer.
JIMMY EAT WORLD
After honing his new show at small Brooklyn venues since January, David Cross has just announced the “Oh Come On” Tour which includes a big show at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre. You’ve still got a few chances to see him in Brooklyn this spring, though.
Classic ’80s band The Fixx, who had such MTV hits as “One Thing Leads to Another” and “Saved by Zero,” will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this year on an extensive North American tour that includes a NYC show at City Winery on August 30. All dates and tickets here.
Chicago’s FACS (ex-Disappears) will be on tour with Suuns starting in May, and dates include a NYC stop at Elsewhere Hall on May 23. FACS have just added West Coast dates for July. West Coast dates are here and dates with Suuns are here.
Dipset are going on their first full tour in a while this summer, including a big hometown show with Dave East.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.