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tours announced: Paul Simon, Laraaji, Black Mountain, Purling Hiss, more

Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (more by P Squared)

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


Although Paul Simon officially retired from touring earlier this year, he’s continued to add one-off dates for charity, and he’s just announced a pair of Hawaiian shows at Maui’s Arts & Cultural Center on 8/13 and 8/14. These dates mark Paul’s first solo shows in Maui, which benefit two Hawaiian environmental organizations: The Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and Kua’āina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA). Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday (6/22) at 10 AM HST. These are Paul’s only dates at the moment, aside from his appearance San Francisco’s Outside Lands in August.


Ambient vet Laraaji just played NYC’s Public Records over the weekend, and he’s got tons more dates lined up around the area, including shows at The Bronx’s Wave Hill Public Gardens on 8/1 (as part of their “Twilight in the Garden: Sonic Experience” series), Long Island City’s Noguchi Museum on 8/11, and Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Rooftop on 8/21. Apart from these shows, he’ll also be playing several dates this summer in Denver, Los Angeles, Lincoln, Portland, ME, and more. Visit here for all dates, and you can check out Laraaji’s recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.

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Hard rock revivalists Black Mountain released the great Destroyer last month, and they’ve just announced North American tour dates behind the record, including shows in Chicago, Seattle, Columbus, Portland, Winnipeg, Calgary, Grand Rapids, and many more (no NYC dates yet). The band also hits Psycho Las Vegas next month, Vancouver’s Westward Music Festival in September and Austin’s Levitation fest in November. View all dates here.


Oso Oso’s new album Basking In The Glow drops on August 16 via Triple Crown, and ahead of the album’s release, the band is heading out on a North American tour this summer, with very exciting openers The Sidekicks (who released the very solid Happiness Hours last year), and Boston “bummer pop” quartet Future Teens. The tour begins in Boston, before other shows in NYC (Bowery Ballroom on 8/23), Philly, Orlando, Washington D.C., Austin, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, and tons more, with tickets to all shows going on sale Wednesday (6/19). Check here for all dates, and hear Oso Oso’s recent single “Dig (II)” below.

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Before releasing their upcoming LP Closer Than Together on October 4, folk rockers The Avett Brothers have many upcoming North American shows and festival appearances, including Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival tour, and other headlining stops in Columbus, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Chicago, San Diego, and more. They’ve also just announced a big record release show happening at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 10/5, with support from southern rock/soul trio Lake Street Dive. Tickets for Barclays go on sale Friday (6/21), and you can check out all dates here.


Reggae greats Toots & The Maytals covered early Fleetwood Mac song “Man of the World” for a new compilation titled Red, Gold, Green, and Blue which will be the first release from new label Trojan Jamaica which was founded Zak Starkey and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz. The track was produced by Youth and you can watch the video below. The comp also features tracks from Andrew Tosh, Big Youth and Robbie Shakespeare. Toots are on tour now and play two nights at Brooklyn Bowl this week (June 18 & 19) as well as shows in Evanston, IL, Grand Rapids, Santa Cruz, Las Vegas, Tempe, San Francisco and more.

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Philly band Purling Hiss recently announced a new EP Interstellar Blue (out July 9 via Drag City), and they’ll soon be touring on the East Coast behind the upcoming release, starting in their hometown of Philadelphia in early July, before other shows in NYC (Union Pool on 7/13 w/ Foster Care and Stefan Christensen), Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Head here for tickets to all dates, and hear Purling Hiss’ buzzing new single “Useful Information” below.

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Long-running New York hardcore band Kill Your Idols are playing Long Island’s Wild Fest this year, and they’ve also got other Northeast dates happening this summer, including a Sunday matinee at Saint Vitus on July 21 with Somerset Thrower and Victory Garden and a NJ show at Asbury Park Brewery on August 17. All dates here.


New metal, punk, and hip hop festival Necrofest heads to NYC’s Brooklyn Bazaar on 9/20 and Saint Vitus on 9/21, with a lineup including PLF, Horrendous, Taphos, Ruinous, and tons more. Unfortunately, the fest announced that headliner Cannabis Corpse had to drop out of the lineup due to a scheduling conflict, but they’ve recently added more acts in lieu of this change, such as Outer Heaven, Fistula, Noisem, EU1OGY, Ascendency, Syndromes, Oxalate, and Groza. View the full current lineup here.


Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announced US tour dates with longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, happening later this year, supposedly in support of a new solo album.


The “original” lineup of the Misfits, consisting of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, announced a new show at Oakland, CA’s Oracle Arena, with Rancid, The Damned and Cro-Mags. According to Danzig, “we’re not gonna do many more.”


Chicago rapper Vic Mensa is hitting the road on the “Heads & Tails Tour” late this summer. Starting in Pomona, CA on August 22, he’ll head to Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more before wrapping up in Brooklyn.


The Raconteurs announced a live performance and signing at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Friday, which their fifth NYC show overall. All dates are here.


The Who have added more North American dates to their orchestral “Moving On” tour, including a new show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in September.


Scott Aukerman will bring his Comedy Bang Bang! podcast out on tour this summer for its 10th anniversary, with longtime pals Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus.


Comedian Phoebe Robinson, of podcast and HBO special 2 Dope Queens and WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys is going on the “Sorry, Harriet Tubman” tour this summer and fall, hitting Denver, Nashville, the DC area, Austin, Huntsville, AL, Charlotte, Columbus, Cleveland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.


Jason Isbell announced his annual run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in October, which is after his current tour with Father John Misty.


Motion City Soundtrack has emerged from hiatus by announcing a lengthy North American tour, including three NYC-area shows in January.


Heart have expanded their 2019 tour, including new fall dates with support from fellow ’80s hitmaker Joan Jett.


After playing a show together in Brooklyn last weekend, reunited NYC ska-core vets Choking Victim and cabaret punk vets The World/Inferno Friendship Society have been added to this weekend’s Punk Island 2019‘s lineup.


Guns N’ Roses announced a short headlining tour for the fall, hitting Charlotte, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and more.


The Decibel Metal & Beer Festival has revealed the 2019 lineup for its Los Angeles edition. Happening at Santa Ana, CA’s The Observatory on December 13-14, the lineup includes death metal progenitors Possessed, the newly reunited Vio-lence, metallic hardcore crushers Nails, the debut US performances from reunited Norwegian death metal vets Cadaver and Sweden’s Schammasch, the first CA appearance from funeral doom vets Evoken, as well as Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Gatecreeper, Graf Orlock, Mortuous and more still to be announced.

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

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