tours announced: Jarvis Cocker, Cursive, Tomberlin, They Might Be Giants, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Things are definitely stirring in the world of Jarvis Cocker. The onetime Pulp frontman road-tested a bunch of new songs on a tour of intimate UK venues earlier this year under the name “JARV IS,” presumably for his first new album in a decade. He’s also active on his very entertaining Instagram account. Coming to the U.S. for Desert Daze festival, he’s booked a short California tour around that appearance, including sold-out shows in San Francisco, Mill Valley, and Santa Cruz. He recently added a Desert Daze-presented show at L.A.’s Regent Theatre on October 10 and tickets are still available. Why do you forsake the East Coast, Jarvis? Why?
Sarah Beth Tomberlin, who records simply as Tomberlin, announced more dates behind her great debut album At Weddings, which came out on Saddle Creek last month. The dates include shows with veteran singer/songwriter Mirah (who has her own new album and other dates) and shows with Andy Shauf, plus headlining dates including one at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on 11/14. All dates here.
As previously announced, Cursive are preparing to release their upcoming album Vitrola in October with original drummer Clint Schnase, and they’ll soon be touring in support of the album (including NYC’s Irving Plaza on 11/7). The band has recently expanded their tour through 2019, with newly-added cities including Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, and more. View all updated dates here.
PROTOMARTYR / PREOCCUPATIONS / RATTLE
Do you love bands influenced by post-punk but who bring their own great thing to the sound? This tour featuring heavyweights Protomartyr and Preoccupations, along with the first North American shows for UK band Rattle, is for you.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
Original Williamsburg hipsters They Might Be Giants will be heading out on tour soon, specifically an extensive tour of our neighbors to the north, Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottowa, and Toronto. They’re “An Evening with They Might Be Giants” shows so there’s no opener you’ve never heard of to get in the way of John and John classics across two big sets. They might even play new single “The Communists Have the Music” which is a free download from their Dial-a-Song service and you can listen to below. TMBG also have dates in the UK, Europe and the good ole U.S. of A. (including NYC”s Terminal 5 on 10/27). Make a memo to yourself: touch the puppet head and check out the full list of dates here.
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Rapidly-rising R&B artist H.E.R. (real name Gabi Wilson) is fresh off the release of her newest EP, and she recently began a tour across North America. She’ll soon be stopping in Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, NYC (Brooklyn Steel on 11/25), Baltimore, and many more cities. Check here for all upcoming dates.
Not afraid or unqualfied to pay respect to their influences (or get their falsetto on), LA duo Neil Frances released a cover of Stardust’s 1998 infectious “Music Sounds Better With You” last year (the Daft Punk related French house group’s only song), and then one of Womack & Womack’s post disco hit “Teardrops” (listen to both below). Having already opened gigs for Passion Pit and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (as well as appearing on the doomed hometown lineup of FYF this year), the band (who remind one BV writer of of Montreal) is now on tour with likeminded “daytime disco” duo Poolside in support of their new easy-to-listen-to “Took a While” EP. The Poolside tour ends with a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, and then NF have some shows scheduled with Jungle later this month.
Violinist/songwriter and Thee Silver Mt. Zion member Jessica Moss recently announced a new album, Entanglement, due out October 26 via Constellation. In conjunction with this announcement, Jessica revealed she’ll be embarking on a world tour this fall. She only has a few North American shows at the moment, one of them being at Brooklyn’s Park Church Co-op on 10/26, which has an all-around killer lineup including Deradoorian and Greg Fox. She’ll also be playing two Illinois shows, and several dates in Canada. Find all dates here, and stream an edit of “Particles,” the lead single from Entanglement, below.
Indie pop quartet Crumb are set to tour Europe this fall, but they’ll also be playing a few North American dates afterwards. This includes a show at NYC’s Market Hotel on 10/17, along with other US shows in Vermont and Philadelphia. View all dates here.
J FERNANDEZ / KIKAGAKU MOYO
Madeline Kenney signed to Carpark for her upcoming Jenn Wasner-produced LP, and she’s supporting it on tour.
GANG OF YOUTHS
In addition to their October US run with the Foo Fighters, Australian rockers Gang of Youths will be back on these shores for a headlining North American tour in December. All dates here.
‘GET OUT’ SCREENINGS WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Jordan Peele’s great 2017 film Get Out will screen alongside live orchestral performances of the score in DC, Brooklyn, and LA.
ADRIANNE LENKER (of BIG THIEF)
The Big Thief frontwoman announced a round of 2019 dates supporting her upcoming solo record.
Ambient musician Tim Hecker and a live ensemble announced 2019 US shows.
In addition to opening part of Florence + the Machine’s tour, Kamasi Washington has headlining dates, including a newly-added Brooklyn show.
IGGY AZALEA / CUPCAKKE
Iggy Azelea teams with CupcakKe for the “Bad Girls Tour.”
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