tours announced: Joe Jackson, The Antlers, Jay Critch, JG Thirlwell, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
TOMBERLIN / VALLEY MAKER
Tomberlin already has some previously-announced dates opening Pedro The Lion’s upcoming US tour, but following this, she’s got some dates with Seattle-based project Valley Maker in April. They’ll be hitting cities like NYC (Park Church Co-Op on 4/24), Philly, Washington D.C., Montreal, Toronto, Portsmouth, and several others. After that, Tomberlin also has a bunch of solo headlining shows in Europe beginning in May. Head here to view all dates.
THE ANTLERS (HOSPICE TOUR WARMUP SHOW)
Before The Antlers kick off their Hospice 10th anniversary acoustic tour next month, the band will be playing a special tour warmup show at Kingston, NY’s The Beverly on 3/17, with killer support from ambient musician Tim Mislock. Tickets go on sale Thursday (2/7) at 10 AM EST, and you can find the full list of dates here.
Early last month, Brooklyn rapper Jay Critch announced US tour dates behind his debut mixtape Hood Favorite, which included a date at NYC’s Irving Plaza on 3/24. Now, Jay has added a late show at Irving Plaza on the same day. Tickets for the second date go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM, and you can check here for all dates.
Experimental musician and composer JG Thirlwell, who has performed under numerous aliases and worked with artists like Thurston Moore, Zola Jesus and many others, has announced two upcoming NYC live dates, where he’ll be joined by an ensemble of musicians to perform both older works and newer, never-before-heard material. These shows happen at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on 2/28 and 3/1, and tickets for both shows are still on sale. These are his only upcoming dates at the moment.
New Wave veteran Joe Jackson, who released his debut album in 1979, kicks off his “Four Decade Tour” tonight in Knoxville, and he’s just expanded his tour to many other US cities in May and June, with newly-added cities including New Brunswick, Syracuse, Miami, Austin, Montreal, Columbus, Milwaukee, and lots more. Before this, he’s got tons of other US dates, including two sold-out shows at NYC’s Town Hall on 2/15 and 2/16. All dates are listed here.
LA-based quartet Chicano Batman announced a run of spring US tour dates, beginning with four California dates in Arcata, Petaluma, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, before heading to the East Coast for further shows in Baltimore, Orlando, Tampa, Asheville, and several more cities. All four CA shows will feature support from jazzy psych outfit Brainstory. Find all those dates here.
Robyn’s extensive 2019 worldwide tour behind last year’s excellent Honey (which was one of our favorite albums of 2018) kicks off tonight in Stavanger, Norway, and after a few more European dates, she’ll be heading stateside for a US tour leg, which hits NYC’s Madison Square Garden on 3/8. Some tickets for that show are still available (they aren’t cheap). All upcoming dates can be found here.
TCHAIKOVSKY V DRAKE
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony will be blended with the music of Drake by Steve Hackman’s 60-piece Stereo Hideout Orchestra, soloists India Carney, Malia Civetz, Mario Jose and Jecorey ‘1200’ Arthur, and special guests the Brooklyn Youth Chorus on Friday, February 22 at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for Steve Hackman’s Live Symphonic Experience. For more Drake, there’s also an album of his music in lullaby form coming out this month.
UK electronica vets The Prodigy announced their first headlining US tour in a decade, including a show at NYC’s Terminal 5 in May.
Italian shoegaze trio Be Forest will tour this spring surrounding their appearance at SXSW 2019.
Iron Reagan have announced a US headlining tour in May, with support from Phoenix thrash vets Sacred Reich and NYC crossover vets Leeway.
After a European tour leg, Neneh Cherry will return to the US for a headlining Brooklyn show in May, and an LA date opening for Ben Harper in September.
CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH
Genre-defying jazz great Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah announced a new LP out next month, and has some upcoming tour dates behind it (including his now-ongoing NYC Blue Note residency).
Before hitting the road with Black Lips, Toronto punk collective Fucked Up announced a headlining NYC show at Rough Trade, playing their 2006 album Hidden World in its entirety.
Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono will be playing rare NYC and LA shows behind his upcoming album Hochono House, out in March.
MEWITHOUTYOU / CURSIVE / THE APPLESEED CAST
The killer triple bill of mewithoutYou, Cursive and The Appleseed Cast announced a May tour, which includes two NYC-area dates.
The Lemonheads have North American tour dates in May, with support from The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson.
Brandi Carlile has announced headlining US shows for 2019, including a massive NYC show at Madison Square Garden in September.
Funk legend George Clinton announced his final tour with Parliament-Funkadelic, which hits NYC (SummerStage!), LA, Philly, Boston, and more.
Drone metal greats Sunn O))) have announced two new albums produced by Steve Albini, and they’ll be supporting it on tour throughout the Europe and US.
Laura Stevenson will head out on a North American tour in May and early June, behind her upcoming fifth album The Big Freeze.
NICK LOWE / LOS STRAITJACKETS
Nick Lowe is bringing back his “Quality Revue” tour with Los Straitjackets throughout April, with stops in NYC, Tarrytown, Boston, Washington D.C., and more.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.