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tours announced: Monica/Ashanti, Downtown Boys, Thigh Master, more

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Downtown Boys( photo: Michael Baca)

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


A rotating all-female lineup of veteran R&B hitmakers are coming together for a few Femme It Forward-presented shows, including a just-announced show with Monica, Ashanti, Amerie, Keri Hilson and Lil’ Mo at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on New Year’s Eve (tix on sale 9/20 at 10 AM with presales beforehand). That same lineup also plays Petersburg, VA on 10/11 and Philly on 1/3/20. There’s also a Femme It Forward show in Irving, TX on 10/17 with Monica, her “The Boy Is Mine” collaborator Brandy, Mya, and Keri Hilson. Ashanti also has other dates, including at least one with her former hitmaking partner in crime Ja Rule, and those are listed here.


Politically minded punks Downtown Boys have a few East Coast shows lined up for November, including Philly, Brooklyn (Union Pool on 11/10), Oberlyn, OH and DC. Before that, Downtown Boys will play the Fabric Arts Festival in Fall River, MA on September 28. All dates are here.


Australian indie rock band Thigh Master, who recall a scrappier version of The Clean, will release their new album, Now For Example, next week via Goner and you can watch the video for “Mould Lines” below. They’ll be in Memphis this month for Gonerfest and will tour extensively around it, starting this Thursday (9/19) in San Francisco, with shows in Oakland, L.A., Austin, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, DC, Philly New Haven, Brooklyn (Union Pool on 10/15 with Free Time and Hamish Kilgour of The Clean) and more. All dates are here.

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Lightning Bolt‘s new album, Sonic Citadel, will be out in October and they’ve just announced a short Northeast tour in support of it at the end of fall.


Schoolboy Q will support his new album Crash Talk on tour with Nav this fall.


Several former members of David Bowie’s bands — plus guest vocalists Corey Glover, Mr. Hudson, and Evan Rachel Wood — will take ‘A Bowie Celebration’ on tour again in 2020, including a North American run where they’ll play Diamond Dogs/Ziggy Stardust sets.


Punk satire site The Hard Times are putting out a book and going on a book tour, and there’s also a release party in Brooklyn with sets from NYHC vets Killing Time and other bands.


Guns N’ Roses’ fall tour starts soon, but first they’re playing a relatively intimate LA show this weekend.


Every Time I Die revealed that they’ll play 2003’s classic Hot Damn! in full at night one of their three-night Rocks Off cruise run in NYC, and after that they have their annual holiday show in Buffalo and then a Europe/UK tour. All dates and more info here.


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

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