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tours announced: Mitski, Young Fathers, Twin Shadow, Ashley Monroe, more

Mitski at White Eagle Hall
Mitski at White Eagle Hall in 2017 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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


Mitski has done a lot of touring since the release of her excellent 2016 album Puberty 2, and she’s playing some very exciting upcoming shows opening for Lorde and Run the Jewels coming up. If you’d like to catch Mitski someplace smaller than an arena, she’s announced a run of solo shows in towns and cities her tours don’t always hit, including Woodstock, NY and Marfa, TX. All dates are listed HERE.


Dream pop greats Beach House announced their new album 7 and a massive tour today.


Reunited post-hardcore heroes Thursday are playing Full Collapse and War All The Time in full at select shows this year, including four in Brooklyn.


NJ deathcore staples Fit For An Autopsy are touring with Great American Ghost and Yashira this spring in support of last year’s The Great Collapse. The tour includes a Brooklyn show on April 21 at Saint Vitus. All dates are listed HERE. Listen to The Great Collapse on Spotify.


Promising NJ indie rock band Fire Is Motion released the very good Still, I Try EP last year, and they’ve got a few shows coming up, including NYC’s Pianos on April 10 with Owel and Caravela. All dates are listed HERE. Stream their EP HERE.


Scotland’s genre-defying alternative hip hop/rock/etc band Young Fathers are following 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too with Cocoa Sugar on March 9 via Ninja Tune. They’re opening LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ LA shows and right before that, they’re playing a headlining Brooklyn show on May 1. All US dates HERE. Check out Young Fathers’ new single “Toy”:

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Paul De Jong of The Books is releasing a new solo album, You Fucken Sucker, on April 6, and so far two tracks are out from that. No tour for him yet, but he’s got a one-off at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room on March 24. Song streams and more info HERE.


Melodic death metal vets The Black Dahlia Murder are playing their 2017 album Nightbringers in full on a co-headlining tour with deathcore band Whitechapel, who are playing 2008’s This Is Exile. Support comes from Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow Of Intent. Dates include NYC’s Stage 48 and much more. All dates are listed HERE.

The new lineup of Dirty Projectors (photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg)


David Longstreth has revealed a new lineup for Dirty Projectors which includes newbies Felicia Douglass (percussion/vocals), Maia Friedman (guitar/vocals) and Kristin Slipp (keyboards, vocals) who will play alongside longtime members Nat Baldwin (bass) and Mike Johnson (drums). This version of the groups should be well seasoned by the end of this tour which runs from May through August and includes an appearance at NYC’s Governors Ball on June 3. All tour dates are here. Dirty Projectors released their seventh LP in 2017.


Prog/math rockers CHON have announced a massive headlining tour in support of 2017’s Homey (which features electronic musician Giraffage, among other guests), and one of the openers is TTNG (fka This Town Needs Guns), who are always worth seeing. Tour also includes Polyphia and Tricot, and it hits tons of cities including NYC, where they’ll play Playstation Theater on June 8. All dates HERE. Stream Homey and TTNG’s latest LP, 2016’s Disappointment Island.


Country singer Ashley Monroe teamed with the great Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) for her upcoming album Sparrow, which drops on April 20. Watch the video for new single “Hands On You” here. Tour is still TBA but she’ll be celebrating the album with a release show at Rough Trade NYC on April 24.


Twin Shadow is releasing a new album, Caer, on April 27 via Warner Bros/Reprise, and recently released “Saturdays” (feat. HAIM) and “Little Woman” from that album. He’s also got upcoming tour dates including Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 2. All dates are listed HERE. Check out the HAIM collab:

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Epitaph labelmates, and fellow post-rock/emo bands with long names, Pianos Become the Teeth and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are touring together (again).


Orchestral R&B artist serpentwithfeet announced his anticipated Secretly Canadian debut and a tour today.


Reunited rippers Hot Snakes are releasing their first album in 14 years next week and just announced a tour in support of it.


Zac Farro had a big year last year thanks to getting back with Paramore, who put out one of the best albums of 2017. At Paramore’s shows, he also took a moment to play a song from his side project Halfnoise, and he’s now got a Halfnoise tour coming up including NYC’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 8. All dates HERE. Watch Halfnoise’s new “Flowerss” video.


Chris Thile is always busy with so much (like performing with Sufjan Stevens at the Oscars), and this year he’s taking the time to go on a massive tour with his band Punch Brothers. They’re playing NYC’s Beacon Theatre on 7/28, followed by shows in LA, Chicago, Austin, and much more. All dates HERE. Watch a Punch Brothers Tiny Desk Concert.


Surf rock as we know it wouldn’t exist without legendary guitarist Dick Dale, and the 80-year-old not only remains active but is literally touring to stay alive. He’s got several dates coming up, including NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on August 11. All dates are listed HERE. Watch a recent video of Dick playing “Misirlou” at that same venue on YouTube.


Electronic musician Ryan Hemsworth is releasing a new album called Elsewhere this year and his upcoming tour also includes a show at the Brooklyn venue called Elsewhere. (Yo dawg…) See his full tour schedule HERE and listen to new single “Four Seasons.”

See you in Austin for SXSW. BrooklynVegan has 3 day parties and 2 night shows this year:
3/15-3/17: Lost Weekend @ Cheer Up Charlies (FREE day parties) – lineups coming very soon, RSVP now
3/14: Dine Alone/Buzz Records/BV Showcase @ Swan Dive (night)
3/15: Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion BV Showcase @ Scoot Inn (night)

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