tours announced: Stephen Malkmus, Stereolab, Ann Wilson, Andy Shauf, Less Than Jake, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Stephen Malkmus will release his new folky/jammy new album Traditional Techniques in a couple weeks and he’s just announced West Coast dates for the tour around it (which will feature Matt Sweeney, Chris Funk and more), including stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Lawrence, KS and Denver. For all dates and tickets head here, and check out this La Blogotheque performance of “Brainwashed” from the album (filmed at Parisian café La Fontaine de Belleville) here:
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In addition to touring with Napalm Death and Aborted, Tombs will play Florida and Texas shows just with Aborted around that same time. Before that, they have their Staten Island show with Evoken and Grey Skies Fallen, and an EP release show in Long Branch, NJ this month (2/28) at Brighton Bar with Hot Blood, Coffin Void, Green Inferno, and Putrascension (tickets). New dates here.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (WITH WEYES BLOOD)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who released the great Ghosteen last year, have announced a North American tour for the fall. Dates kick off in Minneapolis on September 16 and wrap up in Vancouver on October 17, and many of the shows have Weyes Blood (who topped our Best Albums of 2019 list) opening.
FAITH NO MORE / KORN
Faith No More and Korn are joining up for a summer tour that begins August 7 in Denver and finishes up September 17 in Maryland Heights, MO. The first half of the tour is also with Daron Malakian (of System of a Down) and his band Scars on Broadway, and Spotlights, while the second half of the tour is with Helmet and ‘68.
THE NATIONAL (WITH SHARON VAN ETTEN, LUCY DACUS & JULIA JACKLIN)
The National have announced a run of summer North American tour dates that will have them out, depending on the show, with Sharon Van Etten, Lucy Dacus, and Julia Jacklin.
ANDY SHAUF / FAYE WEBSTER
Andy Shauf sold out the Brooklyn show (4/30 at Warsaw) on his upcoming tour with Faye Webster and added a second show happening one night earlier at the same venue. Dates here.
LESS THAN JAKE / LAGWAGON / MASKED INTRUDER / PLASMA CANVAS
Less Than Jake (whose classic Losing Streak we just included as one of 12 classic ska-punk albums to prepare you for the impending ska-punk revival and who are releasing a new album this summer via Pure Noise) and Lagwagon (whose new album Railer came out on Fat Wreck Chords last year) announced a co-headlining tour with support from Masked Intruder and Plasma Canvas. The tour includes shows in Rochester, Toronto, Baltimore, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, and more, and LTJ say “There will be a few more northeast shows added to this, but they’re a surprise… more on those soon.”
STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT
Comedy greats and old friends Steve Martin and Martin Short are reteaming for a new variety tour titled “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment” which will have them out in July, August and September. “Marty and I love touring, especially while we can still tolerate each other,” said Steve, while Marty added, “There are few people that I truly admire, and Steve Martin is very close to being one of them.”
STEREOLAB (DERADOORIAN OPENING)
Stereolab are returning for another North American tour this spring and along for the ride will be Deradoorian on all dates. The May tour hits Miami, Atlanta, NYC (Terminal 5 on 5/5), Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boulder, Los Angeles, Big Sur, and San Francisco, as well as new shows in Lincoln, NE, San Diego and Tucson, plus a second show at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA. Head here for all dates.
ANN WILSON (of HEART)
Heart’s powerhouse vocalist Ann Wilson is a living legend, and any chance to hear her pipes in person is worth it. So it’s exciting that she’s touring this year and a handful of NY/NJ shows (Englewood, Derry, Huntington, Albany, Atlantic City) plus Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and more. All dates here.
Athens, GA collective Nana Grizol will be on tour this summer, including runs with Nihilist Cheerleader, Wizard Apprentice, Taylor Alxndr, ManDate. Dates include Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, Boston, NYC (Mercury Lounge on 6/19), Philly, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Deigo, LA, San Francisco, Portland, and more.
THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
Proggy, experimental post-hardcore collective The Receiving End of Sirens have reunited (again) and announced their first tour in eight years.
Afro-fusion leader Burna Boy continues to be on a roll since releasing his great 2019 album African Giant, and has now announced the “Twice As Tall Tour.”
Southern rap vets Goodie Mob are going on a 25th anniversary tour for their classic 1995 debut album Soul Food.
KNOCKED LOOSE & HATEBREED opening for PARKWAY DRIVE
Very popular Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive have tapped some cool openers for their just-announced North American tour.
Primus will perform Rush’s A Farewell to Kings on their summer tour with support varying by date from Battles, Wolfmother, and The Sword. A BrooklynVegan presale for the NYC and Asbury Park shows starts Thursday.
Foo Fighters will celebrate their 25th anniversary on tour this year, and Dave Grohl confirmed the new album is complete.
After first announcing just a few reunion shows, Bright Eyes have now announced an extensive world tour.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.