tours announced: Nathaniel Rateliff, Say Hi, Kelis, TMBG, A Winged Victory, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
KELIS – KALEIDOSCOPE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Earlier this year, Kelis’ classic 2001 sophomore album Wanderland — which was never officially released in the US — finally hit US streaming services, and next year she’ll do a 20th anniversary tour for another of her classic albums, her 1999 debut Kaleidoscope. So far it’s just UK and Europe dates, but our fingers are crossed that she’ll celebrate the album in the US too. All dates here.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
They Might Be Giants seem to add more shows to their 2020 Flood 30th Anniversary Tour every day, and new stops in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. The tour also includes FIVE shows at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. All dates are here.
NYC punk vets Lunachicks have been, for the most part, on hiatus since 2001…but they’ll be back in 2020.
Bedroom pop vet Say Hi is releasing his new album Diamonds & Donuts on February 7, and he’ll also be doing an extensive living room tour in 2020. There’s a NYC living room show on 4/8, and the day before that, he plays a NYC club show at Le Poisson Rouge (4/7). All dates and more info here.
A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN
Ambient greats A Winged Victory for the Sullen released The Undivided Five earlier this month and you can stream it below. Their 2020 tour, which surrounds a visit to Knoxville’s Big Ears festival, now includes a NYC show: March 29 at Murmrr Theatre. Head here for all dates.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF SOLO TOUR
Having released Tearing at the Seams with The Night Sweats last year, Nathaniel Rateliff is gearing up to put out a solo record in 2020. While details on that are still forthcoming, Rateliff has announced a spring solo tour that has him out, on various stops, with Damien Jurado, Sam Evian & Hannah Cohen, and The Still Tide. Cities include Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, DC, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Charleston, SC. He’s also got a big Colorado show at Red Rocks in August with Kevin Morby. All dates are listed here.
Gorilla Biscuits played a show at Berkeley CA’s iconic 924 Gilman St back in March, and they’ll return a year later to do it again, on March 28, 2020. The Hard Times presents the show, which is with “special guests,” and tickets go on sale Tuesday 11/19 at 10 AM Pacific time. The band is playing some other upcoming shows too, including the Keystone Hardcore Jam III: Holiday Jawn in Reading, PA in December, a London date in January, and two more CA dates in March. See all of their upcoming shows here.
ALEXISONFIRE / THE DISTILLERS
Alexisonfire continue to tour with very cool tourmates. They just announced a January run with the reunited Distillers, including shows in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Seattle. All dates here.
Parquet Courts have West Coast dates this week, and have just announced a few East Coast 2020 shows with Pubic Practice.
JASON ANDERSON (with MOUNT EERIE & more)
Jason Anderson just released the November installment of his one “lost” project a month series (a new song called “Time”), and he also has some shows coming up. He’s doing a two-night stand in NYC in December (12/2 at Pete’s Candy Store solo acoustic and 12/3 at Pianos full-band electric), and he’s also opening the Toronto date of the Mount Eerie/Julie Doiron tour.
MEW – AND THE GLASS HANDED KITES 15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Mew are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their classic And The Glass Handed Kites on a US tour in 2020.
AJJ with XIU XIU, EMPEROR X, TACOCAT
AJJ announced a tour supporting their upcoming album Good Luck Everybody with some pretty great tourmates. All dates are with Emperor X, while leg one is also with Tacocat and leg two is also with Xiu Xiu (joined by Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg).
SINGLE MOTHERS / THE DIRTY NIL
Beach Slang have announced a 2020 tour supporting their upcoming album. Currently, they’re on the road opening for the Goo Goo Dolls.
MOTLEY CRUE / DEF LEPPARD / POISON
Motley Crue signed a contract in 2014 promising they wouldn’t get back together after their Final Tour. Well, so much for that — word is they’re touring with fellow ’80s hard rock hitmakers Def Leppard and Poison.
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