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tours announced: Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson, Morrissey, Violent Femmes/X, more

Rob Zombie Marilyn Manson

The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.


Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are once again hitting the road for a co-headlining tour. Billed as “The Madness Returns: Twins of Evil – Hell Never Dies Tour 2019,” the tour hits Baltimore, MD; Allentown, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Rockford, IL; Vancouver, BC; Winnipeg, MB; Grand Rapids, MI; Quebec, QC; and more. All dates here.


Noir country-punk greats Murder By Death have a bunch of shows coming up, including their run with Frank Turner and Tim Barry that hits NJ with Against Me! and Long Island. They also have dates with their Bloodshot labelmate Sarah Shook, including Syracuse. All dates here.


Ska-punk vets Less Than Jake are hitting the road this spring. Things kick off in their home state of Florida and then head North, including a Rocks Off Cruise in NYC and more. All dates here.


For 15 years, Morrissey boycotted playing Canada until the annual seal hunt was banned. Late last year he announced he had changed his mind, writing his ban “was ultimately of no use and helped no one. My voice was drowned out by the merciless swing of spiked axes crushing the heads of babies. On my return to Canada I feel that I can be of more use by making sizeable donations to animal protection groups in each city that I play.” He’ll be donating to Toronto Chicken Save, Vancouver Chicken Save and Alberta Farm Animal and Horse Save on his upcoming Canada tour which hits Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and more in April.

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Meanwhile, Moz’s former Smiths songwriting partner Johnny Marr will be back in North America this spring for a 19-date tour that kicks off April 27 in Atlanta. Dates include two shows in North Carolina, Providence, New Haven, Portland, ME, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles and more.


Having just wrapped up North American dates with Illuminati Hotties, with a March run with Mal Blum and Fenne Lily coming up, singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has just announced May tour dates in the South with Mothers, including stops in Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans, Chattanooga and Asheville. All dates are here.


Still no word on when they’re gonna release Dear Tommy, but Chromatics have announced their first tour in five years.


Canadian dream pop artist Ellis is giving her 2018 debut EP The Fuzz a physical release on March 22 via Fat Possum, and today she shared a new non-EP song, “Something Blue.” She also has shows coming up, including a few Manhattan shows during New Colossus Festival, a Queens show right after that, and SXSW. All dates here.


Empire of the Sun’s debut album — the one with ubiquitous earworm “Walking on a Dream” — turns 10 this year and to celebrate they just released a special edition reissue and have just announced a tour where they’ll be playing intimate venues, including two-night stands in many cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York (June 6&7, venue TBA), and San Francisco. Head here for all dates.


Sylan Esso have just announced a series of six special shows happening this fall in four cities (NYC, Los Angeles, Nashville, Durham) where they’ll be collaborating with some of their friends and favorite musicians, including singer Amelia Meath’s two Mountain Man bandmates. “We asked 8 of our favorite musicians to join us on ‘WITH’, a short run of shows we’re playing this fall,” say Sylvan Esso, adding, “We’ll be playing our songs like we’ve never played them before.”


Soul legend Diana Ross just performed on the Grammys for her 75th birthday, she wraps up her Vegas residency this week, and she has other upcoming shows including a just-announced night at Radio City Music Hall.


Speaking of soul legends playing Radio City, Al Green just added a show there to his first tour in seven years.


Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater is hosting the third Women of the World Festival, celebrating the women of women and girls in Harlem and around the world, in partnership with the WOW Foundation. Alice Smith headlines the festival with a show on March 15 with Prince’s New Power Generation member Liv Warfield, and tickets are on sale now. Watch Alice’s Tiny Desk Concert below.

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Bikini Kill expanded their reunion tour once again, and are now set to return to London for the first time in over 20 years.


Rancid’s new touring music & craft beer festival The Bash goes down this spring with Suicidal Tendencies and L7 on all dates, plus other bands varying by date including The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Madball, Pennywise, and more. The sole East Coast stop is in NJ (with Madball). More info here.


Taking Back Sunday are playing day one of Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival with fellow LI post-hardcore/emo vets Glassjaw, as well as The Menzingers and Frank Iero. That’s part of their 20th anniversary tour, which sees them playing their first three albums in full (though no word if they’re playing full albums at GSBMF). All dates here.

TOUCHE AMORE (playing …To The Beat of a Dead Horse) / PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH (playing Old Pride & The Lack Long After songs)

Old friends Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth are revisiting their heavier roots for this tour, which sees Touche playing their debut album …To The Beat of a Dead Horse in full for its 10th anniversary and PBTT playing all songs from their first two screamo-oriented albums. Soul Glo is opening. All dates and more info here.


Ohio post-hardcore crew Citizen are hitting the road for a co-headlining run with Knuckle Puck, which Hunny and Oso Oso are opening.


Mike Doughty is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom on tour starting Wednesday in Nashville and the trek includes a sold-out show on March 1 at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. Mike has now added more dates to the Ruby Vroom tour this fall, including another NYC show (Rough Trade on November 1). All dates are listed here.


Santigold’s debut album is 11 years old old in April, but she’s still celebrating the decade milestone by playing the LP in full on the upcoming “10 Years Golder” tour.


Violent Femmes will be on the road with onetime Slash Records labelmates (and L.A. punk legends) X for a spring tour that begins May 5 in San Diego, and includes stops in Phoenix, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Memphis, and St. Louis. For dates and tickets, head here.


San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips, who released V last year, are touring Europe this spring and will be stopping on the way there to play East Coast shows at Philly’s Boot & Saddle on May 20,  Washington, DC’s DC9 on May 21 and NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 22. Check out the band’s full tour schedule.


Veteral L.A. psych rock band The Dream Syndicate have a new album on the way, and will celebrate with a short spring tour, hitting DC, Philly, NYC, the Boston area, Milwaukee and Chicago.


Stoner metal legends Sleep announced an extensive tour with well-matched support from Big Business.


UK electronic pop artist Tirzah is playing her first-ever US shows this spring and summer.


Tom Morello announced a 2019 tour in continued support of his 2018 guest-filled solo album.


Veteran British reggae band UB40 are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown,Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan will be on tour this year beginning August 2 in Detroit and wrapping up September 28 in Schenectady, NY. In between they’ll stop in Cincinatti, Huntington, NY (8/8 @ The Paramount), Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles, Montreal, and more.

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