tours announced: Real Estate, Jim James, Spook School, Ignite, Church of Misery, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Jangly, breezy indie rock combo Real Estate have announced spring and summer tour dates, kicking things off in Tacoma, WA on May 14 with stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Santa Cruz, NYC (Webster Hall on 6/14), Toronto, Albany and more. All dates are here — can an album announcement be too far away?
JIM JAMES / THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James is teaming up with The Claypool Lennon Delirium for a summer tour. Says Jim: “For over 150 years, the firm of Claypool and Lennon has been providing clients with only the finest in rock and roll delirium and stark raving madness. This summer, I am excited and honored to say that we will be teaming up to offer a brand new twist on one of the most time tested and proven methods for inducing beautifully swirling and whirling delightfully delicious delirium: the healing power of rock and roll!” Dates include Salt Lake City, Bonner, MT (which also has Built to Spill on the bill), Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Paso Robles, CA. Both acts have their own tours as well — head here for Jim James and here for Claypool Lennon.
THE SPOOK SCHOOL
Glasgow indie pop/punk blenders The Spook School, whose Could It Be Different? was one of the best punk albums of 2018, are sadly calling it quits. But not before one final tour which goes down in the UK this summer. We’ll miss you, Spook School! All dates and the band’s full statement here.
FOXWARREN (ANDY SHAUF)
Andy Shauf’s band Foxwarren, who recently released their debut album, will be on tour this summer with Hannah Cohen and have added a few dates since we last posted, including a show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on June 26. Updated tour dates are here.
Julia Jacklin recently released her great new album Crushing on Polyvinyl, and she’s in the midst of supporting it on tour. Her headlining North American tour hits NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on 4/24 with Black Belt Eagle Scout. Tickets for that show are still available, but maybe they’re almost gone, since Julia just added a second headlining NYC show happening one day earlier at Rough Trade (4/23). All dates here.
Indie folk artist Field Medic has announced a tour supporting his upcoming album fader into the dawn (due 4/19 via Run For Cover). The tour includes SXSW this month, and it wraps up in Brooklyn at Alphaville on May 11. All dates and tickets here. He also put out a second single from the album:
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WILLIE NELSON’S OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Willie Nelson will be doing his travelling Outlaw Music Fest again this year and Phil Lesh, Alison Krauss, Dawes, Steve Earle, and more are along for the ride.
Orange County melodic hardcore vets Ignite are hitting the road this spring/summer, starting off on the West Coast, and then hitting the East Coast before heading overseas. They’ve got a NYC show on June 14 at The Kingsland. All dates here.
Rising NYC indie rocker Samia recently released two promising new songs and she’s on tour now opening for Donna Missal surrounding SXSW. Having already played NYC, Samia has now added a headlining hometown show for June 7 at Rough Trade. All dates here.
Beach House, who released their album 7 last year, have just announced a few spring tour dates surrounding appearances at festivals Just Like Heaven and Bonnaroo. Those include shows at San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Inn, two nights in Seattle and NYC, and one in their hometown of Baltimore.
Jammy, groovy instrumental trio Khruangbin continue to tour in support of last year’s very good Con Todo El Mundo. They’ll be out on the West Coast surrounding their appearances at Coachella, are opening for Trey Anastasio in Berkeley, CA and they’ll play Colorado’s Red Rocks in May opening for Vulfpeck. They’ve also just announced East Coast dates in June, including Montreal, Portland, ME and NYC’s SummerStage in Central Park with Connan Mockasin and Kikagaku Moyo (we’re giving away tickets).
CHURCH OF MISERY
Tokyo doom vets Church of Misery are returning to the US for Maryland Deathfest and Austin Terror Fest, and they’ve just now announced a headlining tour around those festivals with varying support from Mondo Generator, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Toke. The run with Toke includes a Brooklyn show on 6/15 at Saint Vitus. All dates here.
BIG|BRAVE (opening for DAUGHTERS and more)
Heavy post-rockers BIG|BRAVE are following 2017’s Ardor with their fourth album, A Gaze Among Them, on May 10 via Southern Lord. They’re also touring, including opening slots on some of the upcoming Daughters dates, including the Brooklyn show. All dates here. Watch the album trailer:
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Chicago duo Whitney are overdue on a follow-up to their great 2016 debut and while there’s no word on that, they have announced a tour which is hopefully a good signe.
Mike Doughty has added more fall tour dates as part of his ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration of Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom, including Omaha, Toronto and a second night at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on November 2. (The 11/1 show is sold out). All dates are here.
Onetime Cherry Glazerr keyboardist Sasami Ashworth’s solo debut as SASAMI is out this Friday and she’s just added more dates to her tour, including a second Brooklyn show. The new date is May 1 at Rough Trade, which is right after her sold-out 4/30 show at Elsewhere Zone One. Head here for her full schedule.
NEUROSIS / DEAFKIDS / BELL WITCH
Sludge legends Neurosis announced a tour with Brazil’s Deafkids (who are on Neurosis’ label Neurot Recordings) and Seattle doom greats Bell Witch.
Rising Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods announced a tour in support of her highly anticipated sophomore album (and Jagjaguwar debut) LEGACY! LEGACY!.
THE NATIONAL / COURTNEY BARNETT
The National announced a new album and tour, including a run with Courtney Barnett that hits Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, and a run with Alvvays. The National also have their sold out “special evening with The National” shows before the new album is out.
FULL OF HELL / PRIMITIVE MAN / GENOCIDE PACT
Full of Hell’s Relapse debut will be out in mid-2019, and they’ll also be touring around then with Primitive Man and Genocide Pact.
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