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tours announced: The Catenary Wires, Baroness tour openers, Zig Zags, more

The Catenary Wires
The Catenary Wires (photo: Alison Wonderland)

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

BARONESS TOUR OPENERS (TORCHE, PALLBEARER, WAR ON WOMEN)

After a co-headlining tour with Deafheaven earlier this year, Baroness will return stateside for a headlining US summer tour in July, and the band has just revealed a trio of really cool openers for these shows. The East Coast leg features fellow crossover metal greats Torche (including stops in Long Island and Poughkeepsie), while two Southeastern dates feature doom metallers Pallbearer, and the remaining August shows feature hardcore punks War on Women. Before their proper tour, Baroness also have a few acoustic in-store dates lined up in June, which includes several NYC area stops, like Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on 6/14, before heading to Europe in the fall. Find all Baroness dates here. Meanwhile, Torche have some headlining dates of their own this summer too, and they’ve added a NJ show at Asbury Lanes on August 5.

ZIG-ZAGS

L.A. garage/punk/metal band Zig-Zags just released new album They’ll Never Take Us Alive and and now they’re gearing up for a tour. Things kick off with an album release show in L.A. on June 7, and then hit San Francisco, Eureka, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Nevada City, and Ventura, before crossing the border to play Tijuana, Tecate and Mexicali. They’ve got European dates the rest of the summer but will play Austin’s Levitation festival in November. All dates are here and stream their new album below:

THE CATENARY WIRES

Indie pop duo The Catenary Wires consists of Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher, formerly of bands like Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Tender Trap, and Marine Research, and their sophomore LP Til The Morning is out June 14 via Tapete. While they haven’t announced a full U.S. tour behind the album, they’ve currently got two shows in August, hitting Athens, GA’s Nowhere Bar on 8/2 (w/ Lydia Brambila and Avery Leigh Draut) and Brooklyn’s Coney Island Baby on 8/16 (w/Pale Lights and Jeanines). More info here, and stay tuned for more dates.

TONY MOLINA (OPENING FOR CULTURE ABUSE)

Tony Molina will release a new rarities comp, Songs From San Mateo County, on July 19 on the Smoking Room label, featuring single-only releases and more. Stream two songs below. Tony be joining Culture Abuse’s tour this summer, starting in San Francisco on June 6 and making his way across the country and back, including stops in Austin, Houston, New Orleans, atlanta, Philly, DC, Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/22) Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle and more.

THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET

Stu Spasm of ’80s/’90s-era Australian noise rockers Lubricated Goat (who had releases on AmRep, Sub Pop and other labels) formed the Art Gray Noizz Quintet to play an afterparty for a screening of AmRep documentary Color of Noise, but they’ve kept on playing shows. They released a 7″ single last year, which you can stream below, and have recently opened for Mudhoney at Warsaw, James Chance at Coney Island Baby, and The Scientists at Union Pool. The Art Gray Noizz Quintet have West Coast dates in June, including stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle.

MARTIN COURTNEY/RYLEY WALKER

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney announced US summer tour dates with Ryley Walker, including several NYC-area shows.

MORCHEEBA

Trip hop vets Morcheeba announced a brief US fall tour (their first in five years), and includes stops in Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, and more.

THE ERGS!

Pop punks The Ergs! are heading out on a rare short tour this fall, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut LP, dorkrockcorkrod.

ERIC B. AND RAKIM

Legendary hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim added more tour dates happening this summer, including headlining dates, festivals, and a slot opening for Wu-Tang Clan.

SUPERCHUNK

Superchunk have a few upcoming July dates, including two shows promoting the recent acoustic rework of their 1994 LP Foolish.

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

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