tours announced: Modeselektor, Rich Homie Quan, Cough, Bazzi, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
After finally reuniting last year for the first time in 21 years, Jawbreaker continue to slowly add more dates. They added Coney Island and Asbury Park shows earlier this week (which are on BrooklynVegan presale) and just added an Austin show today.
Natalie Prass’ new album, The Future and the Past, is out June 1 via ATO. and you can watch the video for ballad “Lost” here. She’ll play NYC’s Rough Trade on release day, and right before that she’ll appear at The Strand on May 29 (7:30 PM), talking with frequently collaborator Matthew E White and she’ll perform as well. That event is free with purchase of her new album at The Strand. She’ll also open for Rhye at Prospect Park on July 7 as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, and she’ll be touring this fall. All dates are here.
MODESELEKTOR (DJ) with APPARAT (DJ), LONE, VATICAN SHADOW
The great German electronic duo Modeselektor are going on a DJ tour this year, mostly in Europe but also hitting NYC and LA around the same time they play California’s Lightning In A Bottle festival. Both the NYC and LA shows are with Lone and Vatican Shadow, which is a great bill, and the NYC show is also with Modeselektor’s Moderat partner Apparat (who’ll also be doing a DJ set), which makes the bill even better. All dates and tickets HERE.
Fever Ray, aka Karin of The Knife, kick off their North American tour with two Brooklyn Hangar shows that are part of the 2018 Red Bull Music Festival NY. If you’re going to second night (Sunday, 5/13, tickets), there is a pre-show discussion between Bunny Michael amd Fever Ray titled ‘Self Care & The Artist: A Talk on Compassionate Creative Practice” that is open to all ticketholders. It starts at 5:30 PM. Fever Ray’s tour runs through the end of May and head here for all dates and tickets. Fever Ray also released a “Mustn’t Hurry” remix EP you can stream here:
COUGH with ELECTRIC WIZARD and more
Doom legends Electric Wizard are fresh off playing Levitation (pics), and they have just a few more US shows coming up, including NYC’s Playstation Theater on Friday (5/4) (tickets). If you’re going to that show, be sure to catch openers Cough, who make a very similar type of doom to Electric Wizard and whose great 2016 album Still They Pray was produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn. Cough also play their hometown of Richmond with Come to Grief tonight (5/2) and they have West Coast shows after the NYC show. All dates HERE.
FATHER JOHN MISTY
Father John Misty has just announced a world tour in support of his forthcoming album God’s Favorite Customer. Most North American headline dates are with King Tuff, and Bedouine will open UK shows in the fall. Dates include Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 24 with Gillian Welch, and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 15 with TV on the Radio. He’s also got dates with Blitzen Trapper, Jenny Lewis, Bully, and Lucy Dacus. He’ll play NYC next as part of Panorama in July.
RICH HOMIE QUAN
After an impressive mixtape run, Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan released his proper debut album Rich as in Spirit earlier this year (with the only guest appearance coming from Rick Ross). He’ll be supporting the album on tour from June through August, including stops at Long Island’s Amityville Music Hall on 7/13, NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on 7/16, and much more. All dates HERE. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday (5/4) at 10 AM local. Watch the video for “34” off the new album here:
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WIKI / SECRET CIRCLE
Modern day New York rap great Wiki, who released the excellent No Mountains In Manhattan last year, has a handful of upcoming shows both as a solo artist and with his group Secret Circle (which also includes Antwon and Lil Ugly Mane). This Thursday (5/3), he plays a Red Bull Music Festival showcase, where he’ll perform with the legendary Coati Mundi (of Kid Creole and the Coconuts and more). The bill also includes MIKE, Standing on the Corner, Show Me the Body, Sporting Life, Tony Seltzer, 700 Bliss, Mal Devisa, and Edan (tickets). After that, he opens for Mount Kimbie on tour, including a show at Brooklyn Steel on May 25 (tickets). Secret Circle play a free SummerStage show in Coffey Park on 6/23 and Afropunk Brooklyn in August (8/25-26).
PISSED JEANS with BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW, YVETTE, more
Post-hardcore rippers Pissed Jeans returned last year with Why Love Now on Sub Pop. It’s good stuff, but they’re even better live, so it’s good news that they’ve got more upcoming shows this year. They have just a few dates at the moment, including Philly’s Union Transfer on 6/1 with psych-tronic staple Black Mother Super Rainbow, sludge-gazers Cloakroom, and psych-shoegazers The Stargazer Lilies; and a Northside Festival show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on 6/7 with noisemakers Yvette. All dates HERE.
BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL
The free show lineup for this year’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival was just announced today and is pretty killer, with The Breeders, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gary Clark Jr, Aimee Mann, Superchunk, Rhye, Natalie Prass, Noname, Fischerspooner, Tinariwen and tons more.
Dirty Projectors’ guest-filled new album, Lamp Lit Prose, is out in June and the band are on tour very soon in support of it, including an appearance at NYC’s Governors Ball (and a GovBall After Dark show at Public Arts).
Bazzi makes Weeknd/Drake-ish R&B that’s gotten pretty huge, especially his single “Mine” which went viral thanks to a snapchat meme and is now a massive hit. It’s one of 16 songs on his recently-released debut album Cosmic, and really the whole album is enjoyable, especially if you’re down with an easily-digestible version of modern R&B. He’s currently opening Camila Cabello’s tour, which hits NYC’s Terminal 5 on Friday (5/4), and he has announced a headlining tour too, including NYC shows on July 30 & 31 at Irving Plaza (tickets). You can also catch him at Hot 93.7 Hot Jam in CT with Migos, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Life Is Beautiful.
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The Kills have a bunch of upcoming tour dates, including skate clinics at the NYC and Chicago House of Vans locations.
Ezra Furman, who you may have just seen on The Chris Gethard Show, are on tour now including this weekend’s Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta. Ezra will be back out this fall with his band The Visions, including a Brooklyn stop at Warsaw.
Wax Idols will be on tour in support of their new album Happy Ending and they just announced late summer dates, including Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One and Basilica Soundscape.
Folk/indie rock artist Haley Heynderickx released her excellent debut album earlier this year and expanded her tour today, adding new headlining shows that happen after her run with Ani DiFranco.
DAVE ALVIN & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE
Dave Alvin (The Blasters) and country great Jimmie Dale Gilmore are gearing up to release collaborative album Downey To Lubbock on June 1 via Yep Roc, and you can stream “Get Together” from that below. They’ll be heading out on tour together starting later this month and have NYC-area shows at City Winery on June 8 and they’ll play Croton-on-Hudson’s Clearwater Festival after that. All dates are tickets, here.
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