tours announced: Kevin Gates, Lankum, Rob Delaney, Derek Smalls (Spinal Tap), more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
DAVE MONKS (of TOKYO POLICE CLUB)
Irish Folk collective Lankum were here back in January and are back for a few more show this week, including Truro, MA tonight, Northampton on Wednesday (7/31), Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Thursday (8/1) and Cambridge, MA on Friday (8/2). Check out Lankum’s Between the Earth & Sky which is out now via Rough Trade Records:
Comedian and Catastrophe co-star/co-writer Rob Delaney will play a few U.S. standup shows before heading to the UK, including Boston, Charlotte and Asheville. Head here for all dates.
Australian pysch-pop band Pond, who released album Tasmania earlier this year, have just announced a few U.S. tour dates for September, including NYC, Philadelphia, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
DEREK SMALLS (SPINAL TAP)
Derek Smalls, the Spinal Tap bassist who looks a little like Harry Shearer, will be going on the “Lukewarm Water Live!” tour where he’ll be joined by a “panoply of special guests.” In addition to songs from his new album Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), you can plan on Derek playing favorites from the Spinal Tap songbook, too. So far there are only four announced dates — L.A on 11/6, Seattle on 11/9, Vancouver on 11/11 and San Francisco on 11/14 — but Derek is promising more in 2020.
MOTT THE HOOPLE ’74
Mott The Hoople ’74, which reunited Ian Hunter with his with former bandmates Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher, have been out on the road celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band’s 1974 tour, and they’ve just added more U.S. shows this fall. Dates kick off at Port Chester, NY on 10/21 and include stops in DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, and Seattle.
Rapper Kevin Gates is prepping new album I’m Him which he told Ebro on Beats 1 comes out August 30, though a release date has not been officially announced. and he’s also just announced a fall tour in support. It kicks off in Chicago on October 12 and wraps up November 30 in Seattle, with stops in between in New York (Terminal 5 on 10/23), Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, and more.
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Country great Dwight Yoakam starts his tour this weekend and he’ll be out through the fall, with three NYC-area shows.
SCOTT REYNOLDS (of ALL)
Former ALL singer Scott Reynolds is still active as a solo artist, and he’s got two shows coming up in NY and NJ this weekend. First he plays Port Chester, NY’s Stilltheone Distillery on Friday (8/2) with We Are Not Our Bodies, Monte, and Neckscars; and then Trenton, NJ’s Millhill Basement on Saturday (8/3) with Doc Rotten, The Despised NJ, and Minor Setback.
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FACE TO FACE / LAGWAGON
Two long-running punk bands and Fat Wreck Chords labelmates, Face to Face and Lagwagon, have announced a co-headlining tour.
GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA
Brooklyn collective Ghost Funk Orchestra are prepping their debut album and have local shows coming up with A Giant Dog, The Mystery Lights, Tomberlin and more.
New Delhi singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad, who released the cold/mess EP last year and toured earlier in the spring, will be back on the road in November, playing DC, Boston, NYC (Le Poisson Rouge on 11/6), Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/7), Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. All dates are here and watch his brand new video for “with you/for you” here:
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MORRISSEY / INTERPOL
Morrissey and Interpol have expanded their upcoming tour, adding a new final date at LA’s Hollywood Bowl.
CHON / BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Proggy math rockers CHON and long-running prog-metallers BTBAM will hit the road together for a co-headlining tour this fall.