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tours announced: of Montreal, Shonen Knife, Dirty Nil, Snail Mail, Beth Ditto, more

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


Psych-pop revival lifers of Montreal are constantly busy on the road, and this year is no different. They just announced an extensive September – November tun including stops in Israel, Hawaii, Brazil, Brooklyn, Portland, Seattle, and much more. All dates (including Brooklyn’s Bell House on 10/26) here.


Canadian punks The Dirty Nil have announced a tour supporting their forthcoming Master Volume (due 9/14 via Dine Alone), including NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 11/23, plus stops in DC, Philly, Cambridge, Montreal, Toronto, and much more. All dates and a new song here.


Both Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby recently declared their serious love for Detroit band Bonny Doon’s new album Longwave (out now on Woodsist). As mentioned, the band is currently on the road with Snail Mail (Saturday night in Philadelphia included), and soon they’ll be supporting Band of Horses on a tour that visits Asbury Park in August. One night earlier, they play one of their only currently scheduled headlining dates on Elsewhere’s Rooftop in Brooklyn. Check out all dates at their Facebook.


Speaking of, Snail Mail are currently on tour in support of their enjoyable debut album which is out now on Matador. They’ll be in NYC in September for three shows with Alvvays and Hatchie, and then in February they’ll open for Interpol at Madison Square Garden. You can catch Snail Mail before that at Montauk’s Surf Lodge on July 20 (more info). Updated tour dates and ticket links are here.


Japanese cult pop punks Shonen Knife released the live DVD ALIVE! in Osaka earlier this year, and they’re also set to return to the US soon for a tour here in August and September. All dates (including NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on 8/31) here. Watch the trailer for the new film:

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Former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, who released her solo debut last year, will be on the road playing some pretty big places, as she’s opening for Sam Smith on August and September dates of his North American tour. Beth will also open for Florence & The Machine on her two Washington, DC shows. All dates are listed here. You can also catch her in Gus Van Sant’s new film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, which also features Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara (and fellow musicians Kim Gordon and Carrie Brownstein) and opens July 20.


Danzig announced a West Coast 30th anniversary tour earlier this week, and today three amazing openers for that tour were revealed: Venom Inc (aka 2/3 of metal legends Venom), thrash revivalists Power Trip, and bluesy Cave In/Converge offshoot Mutoid Man. All dates here.


Italian prog rock band Goblin are forever linked to their phantasmagoric synth scores for filmmaker Dario Argento. Their most celebrated score is for 1977’s Suspiria and keyboardist Claudio Simonetti will be taking his lineup of Goblin on the road in North America to play that in full alongside screenings of the film.


Indie rock staples Los Campesinos! are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first two albums on tour this fall.


Country-punk vets Lucero announced a fall tour in support of their upcoming album Among the Ghosts.


Seattle’s jammy, groovy Moondoggies released A Love Sleep Deep back in April, and will be on tour in August and September. They’ll stop in Brookyn for a show at Union Pool on 9/12. Head here for all dates and stream their new album here:


Outsider artist Lonnie Holley announced his first album for Jagjaguwar, and he’s also touring with Animal Collective, playing The Met, and more.


Promising NY indie singer/songwriter Samia is hitting the road with fellow New Yorkers Active Bird Community (who recently signed to Barsuk).


Ian Svenonius will release his new Escape-ism album, The Lost Record, in September, and will be on tour this year as well, including dates with Oh Sees, Shannon & The Clams, Martin Rev, and No Age.

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

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