tours announced: Phoenix, Posies, Nils Frahm, H.E.R., 6LACK, Anna Burch, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
French pop/rock vets Phoenix will be in NYC this July for five “very speciale” shows at Brooklyn Steel. The band have just announced they’ll be doing a Los Angeles residency as well, happening September 6, 7, 10, 11 & 12 at The Fonda Theatre which is right before they play Denver’s Grandoozy fest. They’ll also play the Quebec City Summer Festival right after the Brooklyn residency. Those are Phoenix’s only North American shows, but they’ve got lots of other dates, including the UK, Ireland, Europe, China, and Japan. There’s also a “very speciale” residency in Paris, too. All dates are here.
Finnish death metal band Insomnium haven’t released a new album since returning in 2016 with their seventh LP, the one-track Winter’s Gate, but they’ll be doing tons of touring this year, hitting the US, Canada, and Europe. There’s a NYC show on June 23 at Gramercy Theatre. All dates HERE. You can listen to Winter’s Gate on Youtube.
H.E.R., 6LACK, and RICH THE KID (opening for Chris Brown)
Fast-rising R&B singer H.E.R. (who was just announced for Afropunk Brooklyn 2018), the new-ish and already-pretty-huge singer/rapper 6LACK, and rapper Rich the Kid (whose debut album featuring the Kendrick Lamar collab “New Freezer” is due out this week) are going on tour together… opening for Chris Brown (meh). The tour includes Newark’s Prudential Center on 7/15, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 7/16, Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on 7/18, and more. All dates are listed HERE. Watch the “New Freezer” video:
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German composer and producer Nils Frahm just played a big sold-out show at NYC’s Knockdown Center a few weeks ago and he’s just announced two NYC shows for next year, hitting Brooklyn Steel in March 2019. His show calendar is pretty full up through then, too.
Cleveland’s power pop-ish indie rockers The Sidekicks announced a new album and tour for this May.
FROG EYES / HELLO BLUE ROSES
Canadian indie rock vets Frog Eyes are breaking up after a new album and farewell tour, which includes dates with Hello Blue Roses, whose lineup features Dan Bejar, who leads Destroyer and played in Swan Lake with Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer.
SPEEDY ORTIZ WITH SAMMUS, SOCCER MOMMY, NNAMDI OGBONNAYA, ANNA BURCH
Speedy Ortiz have added a diverse and impressive set of openers to their upcoming tour. Several dates (including the NYC show) are with Polyvinyl-signed indie pop musician Anna Burch, who recently released her debut album Quit the Curse (full album stream). All dates are listed HERE.
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New Jersey’s easygoing, jangly Real Estate will be hitting the road this spring with Brooklyn garage-psych band Habibi. Dates include a Jersey City show at White Eagle Hall on June 14.
Pacific Northwest band Moondoggies will release their fourth album, A Love Sleeps Deep, on April 13 via Hardly Art. It’s their first in five years and you can check out a few songs from the record here. Starting with a release show in Seattle the day the new album drops, Moondoggies will make their way down the West Coast in April, including a few shows with Erik Blood. All dates are here.
Power pop greats The Posies are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year by reissuing their three ’90s albums for Geffen, and they’ve gotten the 1992-1994 lineup of the band (that made Frosting on the Beater) back together for an extensive tour that includes a NYC show on June 17.
This London band just wrapped up visits to SXSW and NYC, and will release their terrific self-titled debut album next week via Rough Trade. Goat Girl will be back later this spring to open for their label mates Parquet Courts’s North American tour.
Buzzy New York City band Crumb make jazzy pop that recalls The Bird and The Bee or The Cardigans as can be heard on last year’s self-released Locket EP (Stream it below.) The band, who share a bassist with Topaz Jones, are currently touring with their way back from SXSW (did you catch them?) with Combo Chimbita, and will play a homecoming show at Elsewhere Zone One on April 7.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.