tours announced: Queen/Adam Lambert, A Boogie, Donna Missal, Bob Mould, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT
With the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie out, Queen is in the air more than ever, so it’s good timing for the current version of the band to hit the road. Obviously there’s no replacing Freddie Mercury (and even if there was, Adam Lambert wouldn’t be our first pick), but if you’d like to to see Brian May and Roger Taylor play their classics on tour together, here’s your chance. They just announced a massive North American tour, hitting arenas in LA, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, D, Philly, Boston, NYC (MSG on 8/6), Chicago, Nashville, and more. All dates here.
HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH / BARENAKED LADIES
Hootie and the Blowfish might be ’90s nostalgia that’s better off staying in the ’90s, but in case you wanna relive the memories, they’re hitting the road in 2019 with fellow lite alt rockers Barenaked Ladies for their first major tour in a decade. The tour coincides with the 25th anniversary of Cracked Rear View and they’re also promising their first album in 15 years for 2019. All dates and tickets here.
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
2018 isn’t over yet — increasingly huge Bronx sing-rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is promising to drop his sophomore album Hoodie SZN the Friday before Christmas (12/21). He’s also headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in 2019 with Don Q and Trap Mannay. All dates (including NYC’s Terminal 5 on 3/7) here.
BOB MOULD (with SCREAMING FEMALES & more)
Indie legend Bob Mould is touring in 2019 behind his upcoming new album, and he’s begun to reveal more openers for the tour. In addition to the DC, Philly, and Brooklyn shows with Titus Andronicus, Bob will be joined by punk shredders Screaming Females in Boston. All of SF’s dates are here and all of Bob’s are here.
Meg Duffy left Kevin Morby’s band (amicably, mind you) earlier this year so she can spend more time with her own group, Hand Habits. They’ve just announced a spring headlining tour that starts on March 22 in Bolinas, CA, then makes its way East with shows in Minneapolis, Chicago, NYC (4/10 @ Bowery Ballroom), and then heading south (DC, Asheville, Nashville, New Orleans), and then across the Southwest, ending in Los Angeles. Hand Habits also plays Zebulon LA tonight where Meg says she has “a lot of secrets that will be revealed” — perhaps news of a new LP? She’s also got dates before that with Japanese Breakfast. Check out her full schedule here.
Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals announced the first leg of their 2019 world tour supporting the recently-released Oxnard.
LORDS OF ACID / ORGY / GENITORTURERS
He’re a triple bill for folks who frequented industrial clubs in the ’90s, featuring Lords of Acid, “death pop” band Orgy (you may remember their cover of “Blue Monday”) and long-running group Genitorturers, plus the rock n’ roll burlesque of Little Miss Nasty. The “Pretty in Kink” tour kicks off February 21 in Phoenix and also stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, NYC (3/12 @ Gramercy Theatre), Philly, Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin and more.
Jenny Lewis announced a new album (featuring Ringo Starr, Beck, Ryan Adams, and others), and she’ll be supporting it on tour in 2019
MY MORNING JACKET
After taking most of 2018 off, My Morning Jacket announced three 2019 shows (two nights at Red Rocks, one at Forest Hills Stadium), which they say will be their only shows of next year.
GANG OF FOUR
Though Andy Gill is the only remaining original member of Gang of Four, the group are still slashing away, and have a new LP due in February. They’ll also be on tour in 2019 which may or may not also be a celebration of their debut album’s 40th anniversary.
Todd Rundgren will be heading out on what they’re calling “the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour” this spring in support of his forthcoming autobiography, The Individualist. Each stop on the tour gets two nights — “a show so amazing it takes two days to get it done.”
Alt-pop singer Donna Missal, whose 2018 album This Time (Harvest Records) includes the Sharon Van Etten-penned “Jupiter” (which also appears as “Jupiter 4″ on Sharon’s upcoming album), is hitting the road in 2019. She plays NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on 2/20, and also stops in Chicago, Philly, Cambridge, Nashville, LA, and more. All dates and tickets here.
JUDAS PRIEST / URIAH HEEP
Judas Priest, whose new album is their most acclaimed in a while, will continue to support it on a 2019 North American tour with the current version of proto-metal legends Uriah Heep.
BLUE OYSTER CULT
Speaking of proto-metal: Blue Oyster Cult, whose legacy as a proto-metal band goes far beyond their radio hits, are playing shows in 2019. They’ll make stops in New Haven, CT; Newton, NJ; Beverly, MA; West Springfield, MA; Plymouth, MA; Derry, NH; and more. All dates here.
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