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tours announced: Melvins, Sea & Cake, City Morgue, GoGo Penguin, Ocean Blue, more

Melvins at Warsaw
Melvins in Brooklyn last month (more by P Squared)

The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.

HARRY STYLES / JENNY LEWIS

The presale for the Harry Styles/Jenny Lewis tour started yesterday, and it must already be selling quick because they’ve now added a third Madison Square Garden show. More info and dates here.

GOGO PENGUIN

Genre-defying jazz/post-rock/etc group GoGo Penguin recently released a new EP on the Blue Note label, and they’ve now announced a US tour in support of it for 2020. They’re playing LA, Portland, Seattle, Saint Paul, Chicago, Brooklyn, and DC. All dates and tickets here.

CITY MORGUE

Horror/punk/metal-friendly NYC rap duo City Morgue have announced the lengthy ‘As Good As Dead Tour’ for 2020m, hitting cities all over the US in February and March and ending with a hometown show on March 26 at Gramercy Theatre. The tour goes on sale Friday (11/22) with presales beforehand. All dates and tickets here.

PIGFACE WITH RANDY BLYTHE

Industrial supergroup Pigface are currently on their first tour in 14 years and play NYC tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. The lineup, over 10 strong, includes En Esch, Mary Byker, Lesley Rankine and more, and they’ve just announced that Randy Blythe of Lamb of God — who was to be a special guest for just the first five dates — is joining for all the remaining dates. Pigface have also announced a second, matinee show in Chicago on November 30. Head here for all dates.

MElVINS / HEPA.TITUS / CUNTS

Melvins have announced the West Coast “Intensities in Ten Cities” tour for this February with Hepa.Titus (mem Cows, Tomahawk) and Cunts (mem Retox, Qui). They surround Mr. Bungle’s LA show that Melvins and Cunts are both opening. All dates here.

WEEN

Ween continue to gradually add tour dates, and they’re now doing a New Haven show before their two-night stand in NYC.

THE OCEAN BLUE

Veteran alt-rock/dreampop band The Ocean Blue have a few date on their horizon: in December they’ll play shows in Denver and Salt Lake City, in January they’ll play Texas shows in Dallas, Houston and Austin, then they’ll swing through Brooklyn for a show at The Bell House on February 28. All dates are here and you can stream this year’s Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves here:

THE SEA & CAKE

Chicago indie rock greats The Sea & Cake — aka Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, and John McEntire — are continuing to support last year’s Any Day with the occasional live shows. They’ve got late winter 2020 dates lined up with stops in Chicago, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

POST MALONE / SWAE LEE

Post Malone and Swae Lee are about to wrap up the first leg of their ”Runaway Tour” in LA this week, and they just announced a second leg for 2020, including two NYC-area shows.

WILCO

Wilco, who are wrapping up their fall tour, have just announced a spring 2020 tour of the Midwest and West, with dates kicking off on March 9 in Madison, WI, and wrapping up April 5 at the Hollywood Palladium.

ANTIBALAS

Antibalas are releasing a new album and going on tour in 2020.

THE WONDER YEARS / FREE THROW / SPANISH LOVE SONGS / POOL KIDS

The Wonder Years announced a 2020 tour with some great openers, and they’ll be playing two sets a night, one acoustic and one electric.

JIMMY FLEMION OF THE FROGS (WITH EVAN DANDO ON DRUMS)

The Frogs‘ cult classic (and Kurt Cobain faveIt’s Only Right And Natural got a 30th anniversary reissue this year and to celebrate that, and the 40th anniversary of the band, founding member Jimmy Flemion has announced 2020 dates featuring Evan Dando of Lemonheads on drums!

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD

Michael McDonald is reuniting with his Doobie Brothers in 2020, takin’ it to the street for the first time in 25 years.

NEW COLOSSUS FESTIVAL LINEUP ADDITIONS

NYC’s New Colossus music festival and industry conference will be back for a second year in 2020, happening March 11-15 in venues all over the Lower East Side and East Village. They’ve just added more artists to the lineup, including Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Australian singer-songwriter Ali Barter, Parisian dreampop band Marble Arch, and more.

THE ORIELLES

UK band The Orielles are gearing up to release new album Disco Voladar in February and will be hopping across the pond in March for their first-ever North American tour. It kicks off in NYC for the New Colossus festival, then heads to Austin for SXSW, and then stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boise for Treefort Music Fest, and then shows in Portland and Seattle.  Head here for all dates and listen to the Jane Weaver remix of new single “Come Down On Jupiter“:

KING KRULE

Archy Marshall will be bringing King Krule back to North America for dates in April.

ANGEL OLSEN

Angel Olsen is on tour now in support of this year’s All Mirrors, including three consecutive sold-out nights at Brooklyn Steel this week starting Thursday. (There’s an Behind All Mirrors installation in Brooklyn this weekend too.) She’s just extended the All Mirrors tour with a spring 2020 Southeastern run, including shows in Charlotte, Richmond, Birmingham and more.

SOCCER MOMMY with TOMBERLIN and EMILY REO

Soccer Mommy released her second new single of 2019 and announced a 2020 tour with two great openers (varying by date).

TIM BARRY

Not only did AVAIL finally end their hiatus with some killer shows this year, frontman Tim Barry released his new solo album. Now he announced a 2020 solo tour.

SCREAMING FEMALES

Before hitting the road with PUP, Screaming Females will do their Annual Garden Party show in NJ with Mal Blum, Radioactivity, and No Men. Tickets are on BrooklynVegan presale now. Presale password, all dates, and more info here.

SWANS WITH ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF

Swans will be supporting their new album Leaving Meaning with a 2020 tour that happens in June, starting in Dallas and wrapping up with two shows at Brooklyn’s Warsaw on June 26 & 27. Anna von Hausswolff opens all dates.

FABIO FRIZZI

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi is best known for his collaborations with horror great Lucio Fulci and he’s currently on tour in North America, where he’s performing a live score to a new “Composer’s Cut” of Fulci’s 1981 classic, The Beyond, as well as a “FRIZZI 2 FULCI” tribute set featuring music/scenes from many of their other collaborations.

POISON THE WELL

Not a tour (yet?), but Poison the Well announced their first show since 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Opposite of December.

GOST

Synthwave act GosT is now on tour with Mayhem and Gaahls Wyrd in Europe and they just announced a headlining US tour for 2020.

BASIA BULAT

With a new Jim James-produced album out next year, Basia Bulat will be on tour, too.

TINDERSTICKS

UK band Tindersticks are heading to the U.S. for the first time in 10 years this spring and have just added a second NYC show.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.

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