tours announced: Julia Holter, Jenny Lewis / Watson Twins, The Selecter, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
After a long run in Europe this summer, Julia Holter returns to North America to play Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival in July and will then tour the West Coast, including new dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, Santa Fe, and more (no NYC dates yet). Check here for all upcoming dates, and watch Julia’s recent video for “Les Jeux to You,” from last year’s Aviary, below.
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THE WATSON TWINS opening for JENNY LEWIS
Jenny Lewis’ and The Watson Twins are old friends, having collaborated on Rabbit Fur Coat and other projects since. They’ll also be along on Jenny’s upcoming tour supporting this year’s On The Line. Dates kick off in Washington DC, and they’ll hit other cities like Orlando, New Orleans, Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Wilmington, Ft. Lauderdale, Birmingham, and more. Jenny Lewis will also team up with Death Cab For Cutie in June (including two NYC-area shows), and she’s also got tons of other headlining US dates this month. All upcoming Jenny Lewis dates here.
Veteran crooner Chris Isaak, he of the endlessly-covered “Wicked Game,” is touring the US throughout the summer, beginning in Charlottesville, VA in late July, before other shows in Long Island (The Paramount on 7/28), Atlantic City, Morristown, Boston, St. Paul, Des Moines, Tucson, Reno, and more. Head here for all dates.
HAYDEN THORPE (WILD BEASTS)
Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe’s debut solo LP Diviner drops later this month, and aside from some previously-announced intimate tour dates (including NYC), he’ll also be doing a free in-store performance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on 6/3. This show is part of a larger series of record store performances he’s got lined up, although this Brooklyn date is the only North American in-store performance announced. All upcoming dates are listed here.
West Virginia-based Rozwell Kid make loud, anthemic rock heavily inspired by 90’s pop punk and power pop, and they’ve just announced a series of East Coast shows in July, including a date at NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 7/25, and further stops in Boston, Philly, Richmond, and Frederick. Tickets to all dates are on sale now.
CHERUBS / LOW DOSE
Austin noise rock vets Cherubs notably reunited back in 2014 after a two-decade absence, and they’ll soon play with Low Dose (the band of Legendary Divorce singer Itarya Rosenberg + all three members of the now-defunct Fight Amp) at a pair of shows in July, happening at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on 7/13, and then Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie on 7/24 (tickets on sale on Friday 5/10). Aside from these two dates, Cherubs will also play Dallas’ Club Dada on 7/24, with support from We Are The Asteroid and Cani Sciorri. All Cherubs dates here.
2019 marks UK ska vets The Selecter’s 40th anniversary as a band, as well as the 40th anniversary of their former label, 2-Tone (their song “On My Radio” was one side of the first single 2-Tone released). The band will be celebrating these milestones with a US tour where Rhoda Dakar of The Bodysnatchers will be along as DJ. The tour kicks off at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on 9/11, with further stops in Boston, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Kent, Hermosa Beach, and Pomona. Before starting this tour, The Selecter will also play several UK dates running through August. All dates here.
FIELD DAY (DAG NASTY OFFSHOOT)
Not only are Dag Nasty active with Shawn Brown, Brian Baker, Colin Sears, and Roger Marbury; and former vocalist Dave Smalley has been playing Dag Nasty material with his band Don’t Sleep; Wig Out at Denko’s/Field Day-era members Doug Carrion and Peter Cortner are now playing songs from those albums on tour as Field Day (with Mark Phillips, formerly of Dave Smalley’s band Down By Law, helping out). They’re gearing up for a tour this July which hits DC, NJ (Crossroads on 7/13), LA, Quebec City, and Chicago. All dates here.
Seattle deathgrinders Theories (whose lineup includes current and former members of Black Breath, Samothrace, and more) released their new LP Vessel last month, and they’ll soon kick off a US tour behind the record. Cities include Chicago, NYC (Brooklyn Bazaar on 5/23 w/ Groza), Philly, Cleveland, Seattle, Boston, New Orleans, and more. Find all dates here, and stream Vessel in full below.
KERO KERO BONITO
Kero Kero Bonito announced their largest North American tour yet, including an NYC show at Brooklyn Steel in October.
Flying Lotus announced a US tour in August and September, ahead of the release of his latest LP Flamagra.
Punk vets Bad Religion announced a headlining North American tour behind their very solid new album Age of Unreason, including dates with reunited Boston punks The Explosion, as well as The Lawrence Arms and Dave Hause.
UK doom/sludge greats Conan have added a headlining NYC date on Friday (5/10), apart from their tour with Black Label Society.
KELLY LEE OWENS
Kelly Lee Owens announced a brief DJ tour in July, along with releasing her first single in two years.
UK group Virginia Wing, the duo of Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay, are set to head out on their first-ever North American tour, behind last year’s great Ecstatic Arrow.
HARRY AND THE POTTERS
“Wizard rock” band Harry And The Potters have reunited for a new LP, and announced an extensive US tour behind it.
In addition to opening Stiff Little Fingers’ Inflammable Material 40th anniversary tour, San Francisco punk vets Avengers are playing some headlining shows, including stops in LA, Brooklyn, New Haven, and more.
Chicago experimental indie vets Califone haven’t released an album in six years, but a trio version of the band — Tim Rutili, Ben Massarella and Rachel Blumberg — are heading out on tour this month for a mix of club and living room shows.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.