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tours announced: Okkervil River, Kurt Vile, Dr Dog, War On Drugs, P-Furs, more

Okkervil River at Lincoln Center in 2017 (more by Sachyn Mital)
Okkervil River at Lincoln Center in 2017 (more by Sachyn Mital)

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

OKKERVIL RIVER

Okkervil River, whose new album In The Rainbow Rain comes out this week and is streaming now, have once again expanded their tour. In addition to their sold-out show at Rough Trade NYC this Friday (win tickets), and frontman Will Sheff’s appearance at Cabinet of Wonders in NYC, the band now have two more NYC-area shows on their schedule: September 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and September 14 at Asbury Lanes (tickets). All dates and tickets here.

KURT VILE

Kurt Vile’s label Matador Records appears to have posted a new album teaser, and Kurt also expanded his tour, adding several dates in Europe and the UK. As previously mentioned, he’s also playing the soon-to-reopen Asbury Lanes and White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New York’s Mountain Jam, and more. All dates and tickets HERE.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE

While we’re still waiting on confirmation on a new record, My Bloody Valentine have announced a summer North American tour, including just-announced stops in Seattle, Oakland, CA, St. Paul, MN, Chicago, Philadelphia and a return visit to NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on August 1. BrooklynVegan will have a presale for all those dates starting Thursday, April 26 at 10 AM Eastern

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Alt-rock vets The Psychedelic Furs have added more dates to their 2018 tour, including shows with X and The Fixx. Their May 31 show at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall is sold out. but you can check out all dates, plus ticket links, here.

VIOLENT FEMMES / ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

If you need more John Hughes-era alt, heavyweights Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen will be on the road together again this summer. No Northeast shows at the moment, though.

DR. DOG / (SANDY) ALEX G

Dr. Dog’s new album Critical Equation comes out this Friday and it’s streaming now. They also expanded their tour with (Sandy) Alex G, which now includes three shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. All dates and tickets HERE.

THE WAR ON DRUGS

Fresh off playing Coachella, The War On Drugs have several more upcoming tour dates, including New York’s Panorama and Mountain Jam, NJ’s XPoNential Fest, and much more. All dates and tickets HERE.

BLOOD ORANGE

Dev Hynes is doing something this year he’s largely avoided in the past — going on an actual tour as opposed to select one-offs and festivals. Which is good — he’s a magnetic performer and more people should have a chance to see him. Dates, which mostly happen in September include Central Park SummerStage in NYC.

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

Long-running indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are touring Europe/UK this year, and they also have two US shows, both in the NYC-area. One is at Asbury Park’s House of Independents on June 17 and the other is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 27, where they’ll perform with Ensemble LPR. That’s part of LPR’s 10th anniversary series. All dates and tickets HERE.

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE

Neil Young and his classic backing band Crazy Horse have announced their first shows in four years. “No rehearsal,” Neil says.

ARCTIC MONKEYS

Arctic Monkeys keep expanding their tour. Today they added West Coast/Southwest dates, including an LA show with The Lemon Twigs.

SONS OF KEMET

Fiercely political, hard-to-pigeonhole UK jazz quartet Sons of Kemet just released the powerful Your Queen is a Reptile via Verve’s reactivated Impulse! label, and will be touring for much of 2018, including North American dates (NYC in September).

A PERFECT CIRCLE

Fresh off releasing their first album in 14 years, A Perfect Circle have announced a US and Europe tour.

CAR SEAT HEADREST

Will Toledo, who rerecorded 2011’s Twin Fantasy this year, has just announced September tour dates, including two Brooklyn Steel shows.

TREY ANASTASIO

Phish’s Trey Anastasio is gradually expanding his solo tour schedule, which now includes a show at NYC’s Central Park SummerStage on July 6. Dates and tickets HERE.

MONEYBAGG YO

Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is touring behind this year’s 2 Heartless, which has features from Quavo of Migos, Yo Gotti, BlocBoy JB, and Lil Baby. If you haven’t heard it but you’re into his collaborators like Migos and Yo Gotti (or Future, who he cites as an influence and hinted at a collaboration with), it’s worth checking out. The tour includes a NYC show on Sunday (4/29) at Gramercy Theatre. All dates and tickets here. Stream his new album:

THEY.

Genre-defying LA duo THEY. mix hip hop, soul, R&B, rock, and more, and, having just played Coachella, they’re touring and playing some more festivals this year.

CAMP COPE & PETAL with SIDNEY GISH, SLINGSHOT DAKOTA, OCEANATOR

Camp Cope and Petal have revealed openers for their tour, including Sidney Gish, Slingshot Dakota and Oceanator (varying by date).

T-PAIN / CASSIE

T-Pain, who proved a few years ago that he can really sing, is playing some shows this year, including NYC’s Terminal 5 with Cassie (a great double bill).

JOAN OF ARC

Tim Kinsella’s band Joan of Arc are releasing a new album this year with Melina Ausikaitis on lead vocals, and they just expanded their tour in support of it.

THE ROCK*A*TEENS

Atlanta indie rockers The Rock*A*Teens are back with their first album in 18 years and you can catch them on tour with Superchunk this month, and they’ll play a Brooklyn headline show in June.

JOEY BADA$$ / FLATUSH ZOMBIES

Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies are currently on separate tours, and they’ll join forces at the just-announced, fourth annual Steez Day, which happens in NYC’s Central Park this summer.

JOSHUA HEDLEY

Country crooner Joshua Hedley, whose debut for Third Man recalls the tear-in-my-beer days of the ’60s and early ’70s, has just added a ton more tour dates to his 2018 schedule, including a visit to NYC’s Rough Trade in September.

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

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