tours announced: Teenage Fanclub, Kim Petras, Smerz, Ladytron, Graham Van Pelt, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
TEENAGE FANCLUB (NEW LIVE LINEUP INCLUDES EUROS CHILDS)
Teenage Fanclub, are getting ready to launch their 2019 tour, which will be their first shows without founding member Gerard Love who parted ways mostly amicably last year. TFC announced announced the new touring lineup of the band which includes onetime Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs on keyboards and vocals. (You may remember Euros and TFC’s Norman Blake made a record together as Jonny.) The lineup also includes original TFC drummer Francis Macdonald and bassist Dave McGowan (who also played in Belle & Sebastian), in addition to Blake and Raymond McGinley. Say the band, “So, for these shows coming up, what can you expect? As ever you can expect us to do what we want, but what we want to do at the moment is dig a bit deeper into the back catalogue and play songs we haven’t played for years, so expect to hear things in the setlist beyond what you might have heard in recent years. And we’ve been working on new songs too, so maybe expect to hear a couple of those too.” The tour starts February 1 in Hong Kong and the North American leg begins February 21 in Vancouver. Updated tour dates are here.
GRAHAM VAN PELT
Graham Van Pelt, of Think About Life and Miracle Fortress, is continuing to tour behind last year’s solid Time Travel, leading up to his appearance at this year’s SXSW. He’ll be making two NYC stops: a DJ set at The Lot Radio on 3/6, before a proper set as part of The New Colossus Festival on 3/7. In addition, Graham will make an appearance at Savannah Stopover Festival on 3/8, and play two other shows in Toronto and Atlanta, before finally arriving in Austin for SXSW. You can find all upcoming dates here, and Graham’s also got a new video out for “Vanishing Point,” which juxtaposes surreal dance within a grainy, vintage aesthetic. It’s a rather interesting watch, and you can view it below.
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Comedian and sometimes BrooklynVegan contributor Dave Hill announced a new live show, You Had To Be There, in which Dave reflects on many past significant events in American culture, and places himself among them. He’ll be performing the show over the course of six nights throughout February and March at Astoria comedy club QED, and it’ll feature Dave alongside co-hosts Jim Biederman and Jodi Lennon. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, and according to a press release, the show is still in an “experimental phase.” Dave also has other shows beyond You Had to Be There, including a few as part of S.F. Sketchfest.
EMA (opening for LOW)
Low will be going on a West Coast tour beginning in March in support of last year’s incredible Double Negative (which was one of our favorite albums of 2018), and they’ve just announced EMA as an opener for most of these shows, which should make for an electrifying double-bill. The two are playing together in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Seattle, and more cities. You can find tickets for all dates here.
Pop singer Kim Petras has been gaining tons of buzz throughout 2018, and she’s recently announced her first two headlining shows ever: first at NYC’s Elsewhere on 2/22, then at Los Angeles’ Troubadour on 2/25. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at 10 AM local time. View all dates here.
Norwegian electronic duo Smerz’s last EP, Have Fun, was among 2018’s most underrated releases, and they’ll be doing a few shows in the US in the coming weeks. Before their previously-announced appearances at Miami’s iiiPoints and Pitchfork’s Midwinter in Chicago next month, they’ll be doing a headlining show at NYC’s H0L0 on 2/15, which features some special guests TBA.
Last month, British synthpop group Ladytron announced a few West Coast tour dates in anticipation of their self-titled sixth album, which drops on February 15 and is their first in eight years. Their tour includes a stop at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on 3/1, which is currently sold out, but the group recently added a second show at the venue on 2/28. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can head here for all dates.
MATT MARTIANS (THE INTERNET) DJ SET
Before his band The Internet embarks on tour later this year, Matt Martians will be doing a one-off DJ set at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 1/22, with support from JK Crowe and Hawa. Following this, Matt will join The Internet for tons of shows throughout Europe and Asia, in addition to previously-announced appearances at Miami’s iiiPoints next month, and NYC’s Governor’s Ball in May. Check here for all upcoming The Internet dates.
Rising UK rapper Little Simz announced a tour behind her upcoming debut LP, which drops in March.
PETER MURPHY & DAVID J – 40 YEARS OF BAUHAUS
Peter Murphy and David J kicked off the US/Canada leg of their “40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration” tour on Wednesday night in Anaheim, CA which snakes its way across the continent, including a Valentine’s Day show in NYC. Check out all dates.
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