tours announced: Local Natives / Middle Kids, Twin Peaks, Life In Vacuum, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
THE SOUND OF ANIMALS FIGHTING
Experimental post-hardcore supergroup The Sound of Animals Fighting announced their return in December, and those shows begin later this month. They start off with three nights of California dates: The Wiltern in Los Angeles 2/22, The Observatory in Santa Ana 2/23, and The Warfield in San Francisco 2/24. All three of those dates are with Planes Mistaken for Stars and Lorelei K. In March, the tour hits NYC’s Terminal 5, as well as Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, and more. See all dates here.
LOCAL NATIVES / MIDDLE KIDS
Local Natives have been teasing a follow-up to 2016’s Sunlit Youth, and the prospect of new music has become increasingly more likely, as the band has announced their “Spiral Choir” North America tour in May and June. They’ll be joined by Aussie indie rockers Middle Kids on all dates, which include two NYC shows at Brooklyn Steel on June 6 and 7, plus other dates in Washington D.C., Philly, Toronto, Seattle, Chicago, LA, Boston, Montreal, Austin, and tons more. Head here for tickets to all dates, which go on sale Friday (2/16). While we wait for official word on new music, you can hear the band perform unreleased song “When Am I Gonna Lose You” at Audiotree Music Festival 2018 below.
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SEAWAY / FREE THROW / HEART ATTACK MAN / YOUNG CULTURE
Free Throw, who just released the lead single off their upcoming album for Triple Crown, and who are touring with Tiny Moving Parts soon, are also hitting the road opening for Seaway. Heart Attack Man and Young Culture are coming along for the ride too, and they’re hitting tons of US cities like Hartford, NYC (Brooklyn Bazaar on 4/23), Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Lancaster, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, and tons more. All dates can be found here.
DEAD LEAF ECHO
Brooklyn shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo have announced a reissue of their debut Pale Fire, which is out March 29 and marks its first time on vinyl. The band will be supporting the LP on tour, which kicks off tonight at Brooklyn Bazaar (with Desert Mountain Tribe, The Mary Vision and Coco Verde), and includes dates in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and others. Check here for all dates, and stream the seven-minute title track from Pale Fire, which was mixed by Ulrich Schnauss, below.
Speaking of bands with “dead” in their name, Chicago-based experimental outfit Dead Rider announced a brief run of Southeastern US dates happening this spring, with stops in St. Louis, Fayetteville, and Louisville, in addition to an appearance at Hot Springs, AR’s Valley of the Vapors Fest on 3/15. Head here for all those dates, and below you can stream the band’s latest release from 2018, which is a collaboration with English noise musician Mr. Paul Williams.
LIFE IN VACUUM
Toronto punks Life In Vacuum’s last release was 2018’s All You Can Quit, but they’ve already returned with a new single, “Apartment.” You might hear it on their upcoming North American tour, which hits NYC (Mercury Lounge on 4/7), Washington D.C., Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Boston, Montreal, Louisville, and lots more, before ending with a hometown Toronto show. All dates are listed here, and you can watch the band’s video for “Apartment” below.
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LOST ’80S LIVE
There always seems to be a package tour with new wave era stars, and this year it’s the “Lost ’80s Live!” tour includes tons of acts known for big ’80s hits, such as A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, The Tubes, Wang Chung, Bow Wow Wow, The Vapors, Boys Don’t Cry, “St. Elmo’s Fire” singer John Parr, Real Life (“Sent Me an Angel”) and more. Dates include a Coney Island show at Ford Amphitheater on 8/2, before a few West Coast dates in Houston, Grand Prairie, Santa Ynez, and Las Vegas. All dates and the full tour lineup can be found here.
Keyboardist Marco Benevento, who plays often with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, is known to put on a killer live show, and he’ll be playing a few US dates later this year, including an NYC-area show at Jersey City, NJ’s White Eagle Hall on 5/3, and other dates in New Orleans, Wilkes-Barre, Ardmore, Greenfield, Bethel, and more. Marco will also be appearing at New Orleans’ music and food festival Hogs For The Cause in March. Check here for all upcoming dates.
TWIN PEAKS / POST ANIMAL
Fellow Chicago rockers Twin Peaks and Post Animal (whose lineup used to include Stranger Things star Joe Keery) will be hitting the road together this spring, which includes stops in Buffalo, Ithaca, Albany, Pittsburgh, Champaign, Madison, Des Moines, Grand Rapids, and several more cities. Tickets to all shows go on sale Friday (2/15) at 10 AM local time, and you can find all dates listed here.
KID CONGO POWERS & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS
Former Gun Club/Cramps/Bad Seeds member Kid Congo Powers, along with his band The Pink Monkey Birds, have a pair of upcoming special East Coast shows celebrating Kid Congo’s birthday. These shows happen at Washington D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong on 3/22, and NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 3/23 (as part of Jonathan Toubin’s monthly Soul Clap & Dance Off). Kid Congo will then head out on tour with Mudhoney this fall, which includes another Brooklyn date at Market Hotel on 10/19. All dates can be found here.
Chicago noise metal band Oozing Wound are prepping High Anxiety, which is out in March, and they’ve just announced a North American tour which kicks off May 29 in Indianapolis, and slams into Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Providence, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Detroit along the way, not to mention two Brooklyn shows (June 1 @ Union Pool and June 2 at The Glove). All dates are here and look out for their new “Tween Shitbag” video, directed by Sam Nigrosh, which will premiere on Adult Swim on March 2.
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