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tours announced: Metallica/Ghost, Come, Cypress Hill, Power of the Riff, more

Metallica at Gillette Stadium
Metallica at Gillette Stadium in 2017 (more by Ben Stas)

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


Metallica has announced European tour dates for 2019, and it’s an awesome double bill with Swedish occult rockers Ghost opening. All dates and tickets/presale info here. Before that, Metallica will tour the US this fall, including stops in New York, Pennsylvania, Vegas, Portland, Nashville, Cleveland, and more, as well as an acoustic charity show in San Francisco. Ghost also have upcoming US shows, including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15. All of their dates are here.

DOOM SIDE OF THE MOON (Pink Floyd tribute w/ The Sword mem)

The Sword may be going on hiatus, but guitarist Kyle Shutt’s Pink Floyd tribute band Doom Side of the Moon are touring later this fall. They’ve got just four shows, including Austin, Dallas, and Denver, and finally Brooklyn’s Warsaw on 12/4. All dates and tickets here.


We recently mentioned that there’d be a Power of the Riff kickoff show at The Echo in LA with garage rock legends The Sonics and grungy supergroup The Primals (members of Darkest Hour, Dead To Fall, The Explosion), and now the lineup is beginning to come out for Power of the Riff proper, which happens November 18 at Echoplex. It’ll be headlined by Sunn O))), who are celebrating their 20th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Sunn O))) member Greg Anderson’s Southern Lord Records. It also includes Darkest Hour, Xibalba, Xasthur, and more bands TBA. Tickets are on sale.


Veteran hip hop crew Cypress Hill have announced more dates in support of new album Elephants on Acid (which is out Friday). The new dates are in 2019 and include an NYC-area show at NJ’s Wellmont Theatre on March 6. Cypress Hill will be in NYC before that, playing “Haunted Hill” shows at Gramercy Theatre on Halloween and Brooklyn’s Warsaw on November 2 (tickets). All dates are here.


With new Beastie Boys memoir due out at the end of October, Ad Rock and Mike D will be taking the book on the road to talk about it, with “readings, a conversation between Mike D, Ad-Rock and a special guest moderator, plus a Q&A – all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike.” There are dates in NYC, L.A., San Francisco, and London.


Sons of Kemet’s new album Your Queen is a Reptile didn’t win this year’s Mercury Prize, but it’s still one of the most acclaimed UK records of the year. Their North American tour just got underway and hits Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on Wednesday (9/26, tickets).


Onetime Beat Happening singer Calvin Johnson has a new LP on the way that’s produced by Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and features Michelle Branch. (Yes, it is surprising.) He’s just announced a fall tour that starts this week in Spokane, WA and goes through mid-November. Dates include two NYC shows: The Glove on 10/17 and Trans-Pecos on 10/18. All dates are listed here.


Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw, who both played in Come, are going on a living room tour in October that starts in Brooklyn on October 12, heads South and Southwest before head back to the NYC area for a show in Kingston on November 5. For all dates and tickets, head here.


Speaking of Come, they are reuniting to play Chunklet founder Henry Owings’ 50th Birthday party which happens November 29 at The 40 Watt in Athens GA. Also playing: Arcwelder, and Elf Power, and Don Fleming is reuniting his ’80s band Velvet Monkeys, and his high school group Stroke Band. Tickets are on sale.


After selling out his 12/29 Barclays Center show, Post Malone added another happening at the same venue on New Year’s Eve. He also plays his own Posty Fest in Dallas, Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in LA, and more.


LVL UP’s last three shows happen in their hometown of NYC this week, and the openers were announced for the final show: Krill (who are reuniting for this show) and Yowler.


Composer Max Richter in on tour in October, and his NYC show he’ll be playing selections from his The Leftovers score on “Sudden Departure Day.”


Metric just released their seventh album and will be on tour in 2019. There’s a BrooklynVegan presale on Thursday for the NYC show.

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

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