tours announced: Kelly Moran, Ben Folds, Jack White/Nude Party, Bas/Innanet James, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
NYC experimental composer Kelly Moran released her first album for Warp, Ultraviolet, today, and she has a few shows coming up. She’s playing a hometown album release show on November 8 at Future Space (350 Meserole), which will feature an immersive visual design by Dave & Gabe. She also plays Hospital Fest at Queens’ Knockdown Center on December 8, and has a Germany show in 2019. Stream the new album:
JACK WHITE / THE NUDE PARTY
No matter what you’ve thought of his post-White Stripes solo work, Jack White remains a phenomenal performer who, with his current band, is still a thrill to watch. Jack White’s fall North American tour kicks off tonight in Edmonton, AB and is mostly in Canada but does include two shows at Brooklyn’s King’s Theatre. and well as dates in Chicago and Nashville. Opening on the tour will be retro rockers The Nude Party. All dates are here.
Having just released his first album with The Imposters in 10 years, Elvis Costello’s tour begins tonight in Bethlehem, PA. With 40 years of great songs, and a killer band — The Imposters include Attractions members Steve Nieve and Pet Thomas — it should be a great night out, plus Elvis’ between-song banter is worth the price of admission alone. All dates here.
BAS / REXX LIFE RAJ / INNANET JAMES / CORREY C
J Cole affiliate Bas is supporting his new album Milky Way on ‘The Milky Way Tour’ and one of the openers is Innanet James, who released his funky new album Keep It Clean earlier this year. Also on the tour is Rexx Life Raj (who’s featured on Keep It Clean) and Correy C (who’s featured on Milky Way). All dates (including NYC’s Irving Plaza on 11/15) here.
Trip hop icons will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album Mezzanine on tour in 2019 with Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser — who sang on “Teardrop” and other songs on the record — along for the ride. North American dates include NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and two nights at the Hollywood Palladium.
Toronto’s queer riff rockers Partner, whose album In Search of Lost Time was nominated for this year’s Polaris Prize, are going on a short East Coast tour this month, hitting the Boston area, Philly, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT and Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on 11/10. All dates are here.
Jorja Smith begins her North American headlining tour later this month, but first she plays the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party. More info here.
Brian Fallon’s tour includes three intimate NJ shows in December, followed by a Europe/UK run with Craig Finn in February.
Back in September, Ben Folds released a new song, “Mr Peepers,” which is a reference to Trump’s nickname for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It’s both a anti-bullying song and anti-Trump protest song and you can listen to that, and watch a video of Ben talking about how he wrote the song, below. It’s coming out as a 7″ single and Ben will celebrate with an in-store performance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on November 24 where he’ll perform live and sign copies of the single. You do need to buy a copy to attend.
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Berlin-based band Fenster, who released the terrific LP The Room earlier this year, are playing a few North American shows this month, including Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, two NYC shows, and more.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.