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tours announced: Panda Bear, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Neko Case / Shannon Shaw, more

Death Cab for Cutie at Kings Theatre
Death Cab for Cutie at Kings Theatre (more by Wei Shi)

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


Last month, Panda Bear announced a 2019 tour behind his upcoming LP Buoys, which includes sold-out shows in NYC (Pioneer Works on 2/15) and Los Angeles. Today, he’s added a second show in both cities, at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works on 2/14, and LA’s Lodge Room on 2/19. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday (12/7) at 10 AM, with a presale going on now. Panda Bear was also recently added to The Art Institute of Chicago and Pitchfork’s new Midwinter festival in Chicago this February. All updated dates here.


Death Cab For Cutie announced 2019 tour dates behind this year’s Thank You For Today, their strongest work in quite some time. Following a UK tour and appearances at several radio station holiday shows (including ALT 92.3’s “Not So Silent Night” in NYC this Thursday), the band will hit tons of US cities including Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, and more. The band also shared a remix of “Summer Years” done by The Postal Service member Jimmy Tamborello, which is almost like getting a new Postal Service song. Stream that below, and find all upcoming dates here.

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Instru-metal greats Russian Circles and hardcore/noise rockers Gouge Away will be touring together in 2019, in what’s sure to be an exciting double-bill. Stops include Indianapolis, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Louisville, and more. Check here for all dates.


No word on whether James Blake has a new record coming out in 2019 (he didn’t release one this year) but he has announced an extensive North American tour starting in February.


Spiritualized only played two U.S. shows this year in support of new LP And Nothing Hurt, but they’ll be back in 2019 for a full tour, with Canadian dates too.


Staten Island greats The Wu-Tang Clan have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), and will play special anniversary shows in Philly and NYC in January.


In 2010, Manchester vets Doves went on indefinite hiatus, but are now dusting off their equipment and getting back out there. So far there are two announced shows, both in the UK: the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London on March 29, and opening for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Manchester’s Heaton Park on Friday June 7. In between, maybe they’ll come to North America — they last played here in 2009. Stay tuned.


The Dears frontman Murray Lightburn announced the release of his newest solo LP Hear Me Out, due February 22 via Dangerbird Records. Aside from sharing the record’s first single “Belleville Blues,” Murray will also be going on a mini-tour in March, including stops in NYC (Rockwood Music Hall on 2/23), Toronto (2/28), Montreal (3/1), Vancouver (3/7), Los Angeles (3/8), and Austin (3/12). In addition, Murray’s newest single “Changed My Ways” is out now, and you can hear that below.


The day Spotify said the most emerging genre of 2018 was emo reap, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (aka ex-Tigers Jaw member Adam McIlwee) announced his new album, Suffer On, due February 15 via Run For Cover. The album features co-production from Will Yip and Døves, and you can hear lead single “Just One Thing” below. Wicca Phase will be supporting the album on tour with hardcore punks turned jangly alt-rockers Angel Du$t (who recently signed to Roadrunner and released two new songs) and Guardin. The tour hits NYC (Market Hotel on 2/28), Asbury Park (House of Independents on 3/17), Toronto, Indianapolis, Columbus, Milwaukee, and more. Find all dates here.

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Neko Case is continuing to tour behind this year’s solid Hell-On, and she’s just added a ton of North American dates in 2019, with killer support from Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams). Aside from previously-announced dates with Destroyer (solo) and Kimya Dawson, Neko and Shannon will stop in cities like Montreal, Nashville, Madison, St. Paul, Calgary, and more. Head here for all dates. Shannon Shaw plays Brooklyn tonight.


Having recently gone on the Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th anniversary tour with fellow Byrds member Chris Hillman, frontman and jangle master Roger McGuinn is now set to go on a solo tour.


Dev Hynes has a few upcoming tour dates in February and March behind this year’s excellent Negro Swan, including an appearance at Miami’s iii Points Festival, along with other stops in Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, and more. All dates are listed here.


Aussie rockers Gang of Youths are known to put on an excellent live show, and their North American tour begins tonight (12/4) at Nashville’s The Basement East. Afterwards, the band hits NYC (Irving Plaza on 12/11), Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Toronto, Columbus, Allston, and Indianapolis, before touring their home country of Australia. All dates can be found here.


Thurston Moore’s residency at NYC’s The Stone begins tonight (12/4), featuring a lineup of Thurston alongside Body/Head’s Bill Nace on guitar, and Samara Lubelski on violin. The residency continues throughout the week until December 8 with different lineups each day, and you can find out more info here.

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

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