tours announced: Lee Fields, Let’s Eat Grandma, Alexis Taylor, The Heavy, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Soul veteran Lee Fields will be releasing his latest LP It Rains Love in April, and he’ll be supporting the album on tour in 2019 with his band The Expressions, which includes previously-announced stops in NYC (Brooklyn Steel on 5/11), Chicago, and LA. Lee has since added several more US stops to his tour, which now includes dates in Ann Arbor, Boston, Austin, and Dallas, in addition to festival appearances at Michigan’s Electric Forest and Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival in June. He also has a ton of European dates as well, including an appearance at UK’s Green Man Festival in August. Check here for all upcoming dates, and Lee just released a video for new single “Will I Get Off Easy,” which you watch here:
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PREOCCUPATIONS / OMNI opening for FOALS
Foals previously announced a massive US tour behind their heavily-anticipated upcoming album(s) Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, including three NYC shows at Brooklyn Steel in May (two are sold out). Today, the band has announced that the awesome pairing of Preoccupations and Omni will open for the band on all their East Coast dates, and past tourmates Bear Hands and KIEV will serve as openers on their West Coast shows. Find all dates and more info here.
The Messthetics, the current project from Fugazi’s rhythm section (Brendan Canty and Joe Lally) and experimental/jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog, recently revealed dates for a full North American tour. In addition to a previously-announced appearance at Coachella in April, the band will be making stops in tons of cities beginning in March, playing dates with Ex Hex, Mary Lattimore, Craig Wedren and Helen Money. Cities include Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Cleveland, Miami, Phoenix, St. Louis, and tons more. Head here for more info and all dates.
LET’S EAT GRANDMA
Following a bunch of UK dates, Lets Eat Grandma will embark on a brief run of East Coast dates happening in April, supporting last year’s great I’m All Ears (which was one of our favorite albums of 2018). The tour includes a stop at NYC’s Elsewhere Hall on 4/5, which has since sold out, so the duo have added a second show at the venue on 4/4. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/8). Following these shows, the group also have upcoming festival appearances at Coachella in April, Portugal’s NOS Primavera Sound in June, and the UK’s End of the Road in August. View all upcoming dates here.
DARK FUNERAL / BELPHEGOR / INCANTATION / HATE / VALE OF PNATH / NIGHTMARER
The fifth-annual Devastation On The Nation tour, which brings together a handful of exciting metal acts for a cross-country tour, has announced its 2019 lineup. This year’s tour features co-headliners Dark Funeral and Belphegor, along with PA death metal vets Incantation, Polish black metal greats HATE (who are playing their first US dates in eight years), Denver-based tech death outfit Vale of Pnath, and Florida black metal band Nightmarer. The tour kicks off in May, and includes stops in NYC (Brooklyn Bazaar on 6/2), Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, LA, Tampa, and tons more. Head here for all dates and more info.
Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor previously announced a very special NYC date at The Met Cloisters on 3/15, where he’ll be playing with a variety of collaborators (including Beastie Boys keyboardist Money Mark, visual artist Nick Relph, Au Revoir Simone’s Annie Hart, and Jonny Lam) to deliver music which “[plays] with our expectations of artificiality and authenticity.” He’s just added second Cloisters show on 3/16. Tickets to both shows are still on sale.
WEEDEATER / ASG / TOKE / BEITTHEMEANS
Weedeater are currently in the midst of a North American tour with Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar (which stops at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on 2/13), and following these dates, the band added a few more headlining shows across the Southeastern US to their schedule, with support from fellow North Carolina-based metal acts ASG, Toke, and Beitthemeans. Stops include Charlotte, Savannah, Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, Austin, and more. Tickets for all those dates are listed here.
UK band The Heavy (mostly known in America for their hit “How You Like Me Now?”) announced their latest LP Sons, which is out May 17. Coinciding with this announcement, the band revealed May and June tour dates, which includes North American stops in NYC (Brooklyn Steel on 6/11), Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, which precede a few shows in their home country of England. Tickets for the US shows go on sale next Thursday (2/14), and you can check here for all dates. You can also stream “Heavy For You,” the band’s lead single from Sons, below.
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Brian Wilson has been slowly expanding his “final” Pet Sounds tour, and he’s just added a few more dates, which includes a newly-added show at Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on 6/11, in addition to stops in Baltimore, Lewiston, Lenox, Huber Heights, Nashville, and Aurora. Brian also headlines Redondo Beach, CA’s BeachLife Festival in May, which also features headliners Willie Nelson and Bob Weir. And in related news, fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine (who is currently in Brian’s current band) has a few solo dates coming up, including an NYC date at Iridium Jazz Club tonight (2/7). All Brian Wilson dates can be found here.
THE LOVE LANGUAGE (DATES WITH TEENAGE FANCLUB)
The Love Language, who released Baby Grand last year, will be on the road soon opening for fellow Merge band Teenage Fanclub in North America. That starts February 22 in Seattle and includes both NYC shows, but before that TLL will be on their own tour, including Louisville, St.Louis, Spokane and more. All dates are here.
Neneh Cherry is in town this spring, playing Elsewhere on May 14. The day after she’ll play the BAM Gala that happens at Brooklyn Expo Center (5/15). The event is honoring William I. Campbell & Christine Wӓchter-Campbell, Ethan Hawke, and Walter Mosley and, being a gala, tickets are not cheap. She’ll also play Los Angeles, opening for Ben Harper at Hollywood Bowl, in September as well as European dates with Charlotte Adigery.
NOTHING / TONY MOLINA / CANDY
The great triple bill of shoegazers Nothing, indie rocker Tony Molina, and hardcore crew Candy are heading out on tour in March, including three NYC-area shows.
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