tours announced: Ravyn Lenae, Sparta, Vein, David Byrne, Suicidal Tendencies, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
RAVYN LENAE (with JORJA SMITH and more)
Rising Chicago R&B singer Ravyn Lenae is continuing to tour behind this year’s very solid Crush EP. In addition to playing Montauk’s Surf Lodge later this month (8/25), she’ll open the previously-announced Jorja Smith tour, including the big NYC show on 12/15 at Hammerstein Ballroom. She also plays Life Is Beautiful, ACL, Voodoo, and other festivals. All of Ravyn’s dates are listed here.
David Byrne was (predictably) one of our favorite sets at Panorama fest this year. If you missed him, the Talking Heads frontman still has three more NYC shows coming up and just added a Philadelphia show to his tour with Tune-Yards.
Vein are one of the currently buzzed about bands mixing hardcore and nu metal in a non-cheesy way, and this year’s Errorzone is a fine example of how well they pull it off. In addition to playing Deftones’ festival, they’ve got a just-announced headlining tour, including stops in Jersey City, Long Island, and more. All dates here.
While Jim Ward is no longer in At the Drive In, he got his old band Sparta back together and they’ve been touring this summer. As mentioned, they’ll be in the NYC-area for shows at Asbury Lanes on 8/16 and Bowery Ballroom on 8/17. Both of those shows are with Sound & Shape, and Sharkmuffin are on the Asbury show, while Bethlehem Steel are on the Bowery show. Sparta have also added a run of fall dates, including stops in Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. All dates and tickets for the newly-added fall dates here. All dates and tickets for the imminent August run here.
New York avant-rapper MIKE is playing his hometown on August 11 at Knockdown Center for the stacked Fool’s Gold Day Off, and he also added a headlining hometown show happening a few days later at Market Hotel (8/17). The prolific rapper recently released a new album, Renaissance Man, which came just one month after his Black Soap EP. Stream it:
Mitski has once again expanded her tour, which now includes three Brooklyn shows, including a newly-added album release show with Sidney Gish. She also announced openers for her two Brooklyn Steel shows: Downtown Boys and SASAMI.
Florida rapper Denzel Curry has expanded his tour in support of his excellent new album TA13OO.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
Post-rock greats This Will Destroy You announced a new album, along with a lengthy tour.
Prog/psych/Canterbury Scene legends Soft Machine no longer have any of the members who played on their classic first three albums (Robert Wyatt hasn’t been in the band for decades and of course no Kevin Ayers, may he rest in peace), but the current lineup (which does include three ’70s-era members) are celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary with an international tour this year. All dates (including five shows across three nights at NYC’s Iridium) here.
Former Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh recently announced a Brooklyn show in support of his solo debut, Dream Songs, due out later this month. He’s now announced a North American tour in support of the album, starting in September, and he’s promising two small events around the release of Dream Songs still to be announced. See all of Devon’s upcoming dates here.
Crossover legends Suicidal Tendencies recently revealed that they’d have a new album out in September, and now they revealed the title (STill Cyco Punk After All These Years), artwork & tracklist (below), and exact release date (9/7). The album is almost a complete re-recording of frontman Mike Muir’s 1996 solo debut album Lost My Brain! (Once Again), which came out under the moniker Cyco Miko (and the title is a reference to Suicidal’s 1993 album Still Cyco After All These Years, which was a re-recording of their 1983 debut). This will be their second consecutive album with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.
Suicidal also expanded their tour, which includes stops in Boston, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, and more. At Chicago’s Riot Fest, they’ll play their classic 1983 debut in full for its 35th anniversary (like they recently did in Brooklyn). All dates and tickets here.
01. I Love Destruction
03. All Kinda Crazy
04. Sippin’ From The Insanitea
05. It’s Always Something
06. Lost My Brain…Once Again
07. Nothin’ To Lose
08. Gonna Be Alright
09. Ain’t Gonna Get Me
10. All I Ever Get
11. Save A Peace For Me
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