tours announced: Lou Barlow, Ghostface Killah/Raekwon, Remember Sports, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Ohio rockers Remember Sports are currently in the midst of a US tour with Jeff Rosenstock and Joyce Manor, and will also open one of Jeff Rosenstock’s BV-presented Bowery Ballroom shows on 2/8. They’ll also be playing a bunch of shows after that, including a newly-added date at NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 4/3, plus shows in Cincinnati, Lansing, MI and Pittsburgh. The band finishes their tour with two dates with rowdy punk duo Diet Cig at NJ’s Asbury Park Brewery on 4/27 and Baltimore’s Metro Gallery on 4/28, before an appearance at Cleveland’s Spring Fling on 5/4 (with Turnstile, Turnover, Culture Abuse and more). Head here for all dates.
Psych-pop mainstays Of Montreal are continuing to keep busy on tour behind last year’s White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, and they’ll soon embark on a full US tour in April. Stops include Philly, NYC (Elsewhere on 4/12), Chicago, Dallas, Cleveland, Miami, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, and tons more. The band will also be making an appearance at Guadalajara, Mexico’s Corona Capital fest in May. You can view all those dates here.
GHOSTFACE KILLAH / RAEKWON
Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have announced a few US tour dates together happening in March, with support from rap supergroup Family Bvsiness (which features members of Slaughterhouse and The Horseshoe Gang). The tour begins with two North Carolina stops in Raleigh on 3/28 and Charlotte on 3/29, before two Maryland shows in Silver Spring on 3/30 and Baltimore on 3/31. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/1) at 10 AM, and you can view all dates here.
Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr. bassist/occasional singer Lou Barlow will be doing a few intimate solo shows on the West Coast in February and March. In a tour announcement posted to Facebook, Lou says, “I’m often playing pure acoustic and it’s as direct as it gets, I love it.” He also added that he’ll be taking some requests on this tour, which hits cities like Phoenix, Santa Fe, Seattle, Spokane, El Paso, and several others. Check here for the full list of dates.
London four-piece Black Midi make challenging, hard-to-categorize music that pulls from post-punk, ’90s IDM, improvisational folk and more. They’ve signed to Rough Trade who just released the Dan Carey-produced “Speedway” single. Check that out and a 25-minute live session the band recorded for KEXP, below. You can also see for them yourself as Black Midi will be on tour surrounding appearances at SXSW. They’ll be stopping in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Boston, with two Brooklyn shows to wrap up the tour: Union Pool on March 20 and Alphaville on March 21. Head here for all dates.
Comedian Chris Gethard has been doing special “60-90 Minutes of Comedy With A Friend” shows at Brooklyn’s Union Hall recently, where he tries out new material with a TBA mystery guest (he has two sold-out shows tonight). The first five of these shows have sold out fairly quickly, so Chris has just added even more dates happening on 2/27 (early and late shows), 3/11, and 3/20. Head here to find tickets to all dates.
’77 MONTREAL FEST
Canadian rock fest ’77 Montreal takes place at the city’s Parc Jean-Drapeau on 5/26, and the fest’s 2019 lineup has just been revealed. Headlining this year’s edition is Bad Religion and Pennywise, with other acts including Wavves, Charly Bliss, Streetlight Manifesto, the Exploited, Bigwig, Four Year Strong, Avengers, and lots more. Passes go on sale Friday (2/1), and you can the full current lineup here.
The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone will be touring the Northeast during the next few weeks (including a stop at NYC’s City Winery on 2/8), and his tour kicks off in Pawling, NY tonight at Daryl’s House Club.
Australian group Confidence Man, who made one of the most unabashedly fun albums of 2018, are making a brief visit to the U.S. this spring, playing Los Angeles’ The Echo on April 24 and Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on April 26. They’ve got plenty of other dates around the world, however, and you can check those out here.
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KISS’ massive 2019 farewell tour, dubbed the “End Of The Road” tour, will hit numerous US cities throughout the year, including four NYC-area shows. The entire tour begins tonight at Vancouver’s Canada Rogers Arena, and last-minute tickets are still available.
Four Tet has two sold-out NYC dates coming up, and he’s just added a third show at Queens’ Knockdown Center, with Ben UFO, Anthony Naples, and UMFANG.
British EBM group Nitzer Ebb announced their first North American tour in nearly a decade, including an NYC show in May.
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