tours announced: Lil Nas X, Jon Spencer, Tomberlin, Yaeji, As Cities Burn, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers — his group Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmeiser), M. Sord (M. Sord), and Bob Bert (Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth) — will be on the road in August for a series of Midwest dates, including stops in Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Des Moines, and Goshen, IN. Head here for all dates.
LIL NAS X
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” continues its chart-topping reign (and a couple other songs from his lackluster new EP are in the Billboard Hot 100 too), and he also continues to add shows. In addition to playing Adult Swim Fest, Day N Vegas, 515 Alive Music Festival, and a Buzzfeed show at NYC’s Webster Hall tonight (7/25), Lil Nas X is headlining the just-announced Z100 Summer Bash at NYC’s Pier 17 on August 29 (tickets on sale Friday, 7/26 at 10 AM). The latest “Old Town Road” remix is also out today — this one features RM of the hugely popular K-pop boy band BTS.
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TROPICAL FUCK STORM
Australia’s Tropical Fuck Storm will be back in North America promoting their second album, Braindrops, starting August 28 in Los Angeles and wrapping up September 20 at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall. Stops in between include San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, DC, Raleigh, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Boston, Montreal and more dates have been added — check out their full schedule.
NYC house producer Yaeji has some festival appearances lined up for the summer, including appearances at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. (All dates are here.) She’s also putting on her own festival/party, called Elancia at Brooklyn’s 592 Johnson on September 3. Says Yaeji, “Elancia is my love letter to the parties, DJs and friends that make New York my home. When I first moved here, I was going out almost every night of the week, getting lost in the freedom of sound and expression holding space on the dancefloor. Bouncing around Brooklyn raves felt like I was playing my favorite childhood video game, Elancia—I met amazing characters, went on side quests, and learned more about myself.” Elancia features sets from Gardens, Hot ‘N Spicy, Papi Juice, The Push, School of Hard Trax and Sublimate and Yaeji says she’ll “be joining many of them on the decks throughout the night, open to close.” Tickets are on sale.
TOMBERLIN (PLAYING NYC’s EMERGING MUSIC FESTIVAL & MORE
Tomberlin, who released her debut album last year via Saddle Creek, will be on tour this fall, including shows in DC, Atlanta, Dallas, San Deigo, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Denver and more. Before that tour, Tomberlin will play the 2019 edition of the free, two-day Emerging Music Festival in NYC’s Bryant Park on August 23 & 24. Tomberlin plays Day 2 with Renata Zeiguer, Ghost Funk Orchestra, and Remember Sports. (Day 1 features Sammy Rae & The Friends, Morningsiders, Celisse Henderson, and The Muckers.) All Tomberlin dates are here.
AS CITIES BURN / ALL GET OUT / MANY ROOMS
Post-hardcore vets As Cities Burn recently released their first new album in ten years, Scream Through the Walls, on Equal Vision, and then they went on a tour with indie/alt rockers All Get Out and singer/songwriter Many Rooms. Now they’ve announced another round of dates with that same lineup, this time hitting Northeast cities like Somerville, Hartford, Brooklyn (9/6 at Saint Vitus), Philly, Garwood in NJ (9/8 at Crossroads), Baltimore, Richmond, and more. All dates and tickets here.
Leikeli47 released one of the best rap albums of last year with Acrylic, and she’s got some more shows coming up this year including two in her hometown of NYC: the Party for Parks fundraiser at Villain on July 31 with 22gz, Kiah Victoria, Eagle Fly E + the Bedrock Gang, and DJ Hu Dat; and Afropunk Brooklyn. She also has dates in other cities, including a Salt Lake City show with Vince Staples. Dates here.
Baltimore stoner/sludge band Asthma Castle — whose drummer is Adam Jarvis of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Scour — released their debut album Mount Crushmore earlier this year, and they’re hitting the road in support of it this August. All dates (including Brooklyn’s El Cortez on 8/10) here.
THURSTON MOORE GROUP
Thurston Moore is releasing his new CD boxset album Spirit Counsel in September and his band the Thurston Moore Group is touring the US this December.
Black Marble (aka Chris Stewart) just announced his first album for Sacred Bones and he’s got a few shows lined up for November: the Substance Festival in Los Angeles on November 2, and Austin’s Levitation on November 7, then a NYC record release show at Bowery Ballroom on November 22 with Automatic (whose debut album is coming out on Stones Throw in September).
CEREBRAL ROT / FETID
Seattle death metal bands and 20 Buck Spin labelmates Cerebral Rot and Fetid are hitting the road together in late summer/fall in support of their 2019 debut albums.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
The Midnight Hour (the project of A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge) are going on tour as a 10-piece ensemble, and the tour will feature collaborative opening sets from the group’s vocalists, Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz, and guitarist Jack Waterson.
MERCURY REV with BETH ORTON & MARISSA NADLER
Mercury Rev are touring their Bobbie Gentry tribute album The Delta Sweete Revisited, and they’ll be joined on stage by one of the album’s guests, Beth Orton. Another of the album’s guests, Marissa Nadler, is opening and she says “I think they are gonna let me do backup vocals after my set.” Stay tuned!