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tours announced: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Tool, Duster, Sidekicks, more

OctFest 2018 at Governors Island - Sunday
Nile Rodgers & CHIC at OctFest 2018 (more by Taylor Hill)

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

NILE RODGERS & CHIC

Nile Rodgers and CHIC already have a fitting gig opening for Cher’s “Here We Go Again” tour in 2019 (which hits Barclays Center on 5/2 and Prudential Center on 5/3). During the tour they’ll take time out to play a headlining show at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre on 4/25. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/26) at noon and check here for all upcoming CHIC dates.

THE SIDEKICKS / GLADIE

Power pop/punk greats The Sidekicks toured earlier this year behind their John Agnello-produced LP Happiness Hours, and they’ve recently added more dates in the fall, including stops in Brooklyn (Alphaville on 12/3), Columbus, Youngstown, Toronto, Rochester, and Mahwah. The recently-formed Cayetana/Three Man Cannon side project Gladie will serve as openers on all shows. Find all upcoming Sidekicks dates here.

KRANKY 25TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES

Chicago label Kranky is celebrating 25 years of operation with a special event series they’re doing with the folks at Ambient Church. The shows will feature acts from their roster, including Grouper, Stars of the Lid’s Brian McBride, Windy & Carl, Forma and more, and take place in churches in four US cities this fall: Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and NYC (St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on 12/8 with Forma, Christina Vantzou, Earthen Sea, and Saloli). Find out more info here.

TOOL

Tool announced a full European tour, including shows in Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid and many others. The band has yet to follow up on promises of a new album, so we aren’t holding our breath in that regard. Find the full list of dates here. Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was anonymously accused of rape earlier this year, to which he firmly denies.

ANNA & ELIZABETH / THE LOW ANTHEM

Innovative folk duo Anna & Elizabeth have a few upcoming dates on the East Coast behind this year’s The Invisible Comes To Us, including a double-bill with fellow creative folk rockers The Low Anthem at NYC’s Carnegie Hall on 11/3. Anna & Elizabeth also have additional stops in Boston, Asheville, and Vienna, VA in November. All dates can be found here.

DUSTER

Highly influential indie band Duster reunited this year after nearly two decades away from the music scene, and they’ll be playing three sold-out reunion shows in Brooklyn this December: first opening for (Sandy) Alex G on 12/14 at Warsaw, then playing two headlining shows at Baby’s All Right on 12/15 & 12/16. The band recently added five more reunion shows on the West Coast this winter. New stops include San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Tuscon, and San Diego, with openers including Youth Code/Rob Zombie spinoff Heaven’s Blade, space rockers EYE O, LA-based duo Telecaves, and slowcore vets Sprain. Find all upcoming dates here.

MARTY FRIEDMAN

Former Megadeth guitarist and prolific solo artist Marty Friedman will be making a stop at NYC’s Cutting Room tonight (10/23), and he just announced a 2019 North American tour, which includes a second NYC show at Saint Vitus on 2/22, and further stops in San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, Austin, Minneapolis, and many more cities. Head here for all upcoming dates.

GLENN KOTCHE & ATE/9 DANCE COLLABORATIONS

Composer and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has teamed up with dance group Ate/9 for two unique projects, the first being calling glenn, a project which fuses the worlds of contemporary dance and live music. The other project, dubbed FISHING, is described as a “collaborative fusion of discipline,” and features a few other additional collaborators, including actor John Hamm, dancer/director Danielle Agami, and set designer Amir Raveh. calling glenn (that’s the one without Hamm) hits several US cities in the coming months, including NYC (Schimmel Center at PACE University on 11/10), Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Boston; while FISHING will be featured during a residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art from 3/31-4/8. Glenn will also be releasing a new  LP titled Sticks, Skins, Metal and Stone on October 26, which includes some of his compositions as performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble. Find out more info on all of Glenn’s projects with Ate9 here.

THE HOLD STEADY

The Hold Steady announced more multi-night runs. They now have one in Brooklyn in December, one in London in March 2019, and one in the Northeast US in May (which includes headlining shows in NJ and CT, and an opening slot on Frank Turner’s four-night Boston run).

THE GET UP KIDS

The Get Up Kids play The Fest this week and then they have more tour dates through the end of the year, including a just-announced, BrooklynVegan-presented two-night stand to ring in the new year (12/30 & 12/31 at Rough Trade NYC).

MIKE KROL

Witty indie rocker Mike Kroll will release new album Power Chords via Merge in early 2019 and he’ll be bringing those chords on tour shortly after.

WUME

Baltimore duo Wume, who have a new album out in November, just wrapped up UK/EU dates with Beach House and will be out on a North American headline tour soon.

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

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