tours announced: PUP, Front Bottoms, Good Riddance, Free Nationals, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
PUP’s live show is seriously awesome, and if you’ve never witnessed it for yourself, you can now get a taste of the insanity from their new video for the title track of last year’s great Morbid Stuff, which was shot at a typically crazy London show. And if you want to witness it IRL, you should catch PUP at one of their upcoming shows, which include a tour with Screaming Females and The Drew Thomson Foundation (of Single Mothers) and slots at Coachella, Governors Ball, Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and other festivals. All dates here.
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THE FRONT BOTTOMS
The Front Bottoms recently announced a one-off NYC show happening at Hammerstein on 4/17 (tickets), and that one-off is now the first date of a lengthy tour that also hits Upstate NY, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Louisville, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Asheville, and more. They also play Shaky Knees and Osheaga. All dates here.
GOOD RIDDANCE / DEATH BY STEREO / THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR / CLOWNS
Punk lifers Good Riddance are still riding high off the strength of last year’s genuinely good Thoughts and Prayers, and they’ll support the album with a spring tour ahead of their appearances at Punk Rock Bowling and Pouzza Fest. The tour’s got a pretty stacked lineup, with fellow punk lifers Death by Stereo, and likeminded newer bands The Homeless Gospel Choir and Clowns (the latter of whom are Fat Wreck Chords labelmates with Good Riddance and also playing Punk Rock Bowling). The tour kicks off with shows in Brooklyn (5/8 at The Kingsland) and Asbury Park (5/9 at House of Independents) before hitting Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and more. All dates here.
Ana Curra, of short-lived early ’80s Spanish goth group Paralisis Permanente, released a the Huaca EP last year (stream it below) and will be in the US in September to play Austin’s San La Muerte Fest 2020. Before that, she’ll stop in NYC to play Saint Vitus on 9/11 with Exotica, and Ces Cadáveres. Those are her only U.S. dates as of now.
CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN (w/ SCOTT METZGER)
Before Neal Casal tragically took his own life, he was working on a new album with his band Circles Around the Sun and he reportedly “left behind specific wishes for Circles Around The Sun to continue in his absence.” The self-titled album is being self-released on March 13 (video for recent single “Babyman” below), and CATS will be touring with Scott Metzger (WOLF!, JRAD, Phil Lesh, etc) on guitar. All dates (including two at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl) here.
Scott Metzger also plays the Alternative Guitar Summit at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge on May 6 with The Messthetics (featuring Fugazi’s rhythm section), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Joel Harrison (who’s presenting this show) and more.
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THE FREE NATIONALS
Having released their debut album back in December, The Free Nationals (who you may know as Anderson .Paak’s talented backing band) will be on tour starting March 3 in DC, and will then hit NYC (Elsewhere Zone One on 3/5), Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All dates are here.
I’m With Her’s Aoife O’Donovan will promote her new EP with a spring tour that hits various East Coast cities, including Cambridge, Richmond, Savannah, Carrboro, and more. Before that, she’ll be in NYC for an appearance on Live From Here With Chris Thile on February 22 at Town Hall. Head here for all dates.
MSSV (MIKE WATT, MIKE BAGGETTA, STEPHEN HODGES)
DEAD AND COMPANY
Dead and Company — featuring Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti — have announced a 17-date summer tour which will begin July 10 in Boulder, CO and includes shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, NJ’s Metlife Stadium, and Boston’s Fenway Park.
THE ROLLING STONES
Coming off their triumphant 2019 North American tour, the Stones are set to return to our shores to play more stadiums this spring and summer.
The Format have added more dates to their first tour in 12 years.
Pearl Jam have expanded their upcoming tour, adding an album release show at The Apollo, a more intimate NYC venue than their sold-out Madison Square Garden show.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN / FAITH NO MORE / KORN / HELMET / RUSSIAN CIRCLES
This insanely good lineup plays two huge LA shows this May. They’re the first (and currently only) announced US shows of 2020 for both System of a Down and Faith No More.
Not only is Mike Patton busy this year with Faith No More, his band Mr. Bungle just played their first show in nearly 20 years last night. Watch full-set video, see the setlist, and see the list of remaining dates (and very cool openers) here.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.