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tours announced: Shad, No Fun At All, CYHSY, Bee Bee Sea & more

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No Fun At All (photo by Jon Alexandersson)

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

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

After playing a couple warm up shows, the partially reunited Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin all in tow) are beginning their proper tour tonight (7/12). All dates, including the MSG show on 8/1, are with Canadian indie rock staples Metric. Dates and more info here.

SHAD

Canadian indie rapper Shad returns this year with new album A Short Story About A War on October 28 via Secret City Records (it features Lido Pimienta, Kaytranada, Yukon Blonde, 200lman of A Tribe Called Red, and more), and today he released lead single “The Fool Pt 1 (Get It Got It Good.” He also announced a tour, which hits NYC, DC, Philly, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, and more. All dates and tickets (including Knitting Factory Brooklyn on 11/15) here. Watch the video for the new song:

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CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

Indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are staying busy this year and they expanded their tour. It now includes a Rocks Off cruise in NYC (9/14) two days before their previously-announced Asbury Park show. Updated dates and ticket links here.

THE LOVE LANGUAGE / BAT FANGS

Raleigh indie rockers The Love Language are releasing new album Baby Grand on August 3 via Merge, and supporting it on tour. A handful of dates are with Ex Hex offshoot Bat Fangs, which makes for a very appealing double bill. The run with Bat Fangs includes the Brooklyn show happening 8/18 at Baby’s All Right. All dates here. Check out a song from the upcoming record:

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MIMICKING BIRDS

Portland indie rockers (and Modest Mouse associates) Mimicking Birds are hitting the road behind this year’s Layers of Us. Dates include a show in Brooklyn at Elsewhere (Zone One) on 9/13. You can stream the new album:

DENZEL CURRY

After teasing it for a while, Florida rapper Denzel Curry finally officially announced his new album TA13OO, along with an extensive international tour.

NO FUN AT ALL

Swedish skate punk vets No Fun At all returned this year with Grit, their first album since 2008 (and first since reuniting again in 2013), and now they’re set to tour North America for the first time in a while. The run starts in Quebec City and then hits Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus the next night (9/8), and there are a handful of dates after that, including West Coast shows with Lagwagon. All dates here. Stream the new album:

BEE BEE SEA

Italian garage-psych band Bee Bee Sea, who released Sonic Boomerang last year, are heading across the Atlantic for their first ever U.S. tour. Things kick off in Asbury Part at The Saint on July 17 and the tour also hits Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on July 20. Those two shows, and their 7/21 Philly show, are with Jane Church (ex-Spires) and all dates are listed here. Stream Sonic Boomerang below.

KRAUS

Kraus, the noisy shoegaze solo pseudonym of Dallas musician Will Kraus, released new LP Path back in May, including a special cassette edition via Terrible Records with the whole LP on one side and a 10-track ambient collection titled Idyll on the other side. Stream Path below. Kraus will be on tour with A Place to Bury Strangers this fall but will be on a headlining tour this summer, including a Brooklyn show at Baby’s All Right on August 6. All dates are here.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.

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