tours announced: The National, Childish Gambino, Woods, OrbFest, more
THE NATIONAL / PHOEBE BRIDGERS / etc
The National continue to gradually expand their 2018 tour. After announcing a mini two-day NYC fest happening at Forest Hills Stadium earlier this week, the band have now added two shows happening at LA’s Hollywood Palladium in September. Both are with Phoebe Bridgers (who also plays the NYC fest). All dates and tickets HERE.
/ TYLER THE CREATOR
UPDATE: Tyler the Creator is not touring with Childish Gambino. It was a rumor and has been denied.
Childish Gambino has expanded his tour,
adding dates with Tyler the Creator in San Jose, LA, Phoenix, Denver, and Nashville. Those are in addition to his previously announced dates with Rae Sremmurd (including MSG). Venues and tickets for the new shows are still TBA but should be HERE soon. Tyler also plays Coachella this weekend (and his set will stream live). Rae Sremmurd were also just announced for Billboard Hot 100 Fest at Jones Beach.
NYC indie vets Blonde Redhead have just two shows coming up at the moment: they’re performing an original score along to Yasujirô Ozu’s silent comedy I Was Born, But…! in San Francisco tonight (4/11) (tickets) and playing Le Poisson Rouge’s 10th anniversary series in NYC on June 19 (tickets).
The Yellow Brick Road a very long and Elton John is going to be saying farewell upon it, on tour, well into next year. He just added more dates to the tour, including two more nights at Madison Square Garden in 2019. That brings his NYC show total for this tour to eight (six at MSG, two at Barclays Center).
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND with TUNE-YARDS and more
Art pop great My Brightest Diamond has been working on new music and just released a new song in French, “Champagne.” She’s opening several dates on Tune-Yards’ tour, and also playing her own show at NYC’s June 28 at Public Arts. All dates and tickets HERE. Tune-Yards also have dates with David Byrne. Listen to MBD’s new song:
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Brooklyn band Woods are set to play Mountain Jam in the Catskills in June, alongside Sturgill Simpson, Portugal The Man, The Decemberists, alt-J, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and more. Before that, they’ll play a warm-up show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 14 (tickets on sale 4/13 at 10 AM). Those are currently Woods’ only shows.
The Black Lips will wrap up their tour with The Black Angels (which hit NYC last week) later this month, finishing with an appearance at the Atlanta Music Festival. The band then head to Europe for a month of dates but will be back in the NYC area in July for a couple of shows, including the soon-to-reopen Asbury Lanes and a Rocks Off Concert Cruise in NYC.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who you may have recently seen as Kellyanne Conway on The President Show‘s “Make America Great-a-Thon” on Comedy Central, will start her “Laugh Your Head Off” tour in May, which includes shows at NYC’s Carnegie Hall (sold out) and Radio City Music Hall on June 25 (tickets). Dates and tickets here.
Australian sketch comedy troupe Aunty Donna, who just released their debut album, will be back in the U.S this summer for more shows, including a NYC date at Gramercy Theatre on June 15.
Chillout pioneers The Orb, whose new album No Sounds Are Out of Bounds is out in June, are also throwing a festival, called OrbFest, at London’s Roundhouse on June 23. The Orb will be performing a special 30th Anniversary “greatest hits” set, and also playing will be Gas, Ulrich Schnauss, System 7, Chocolate Hills, and a DJ set by Leftfield. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 13 at 9 AM UK time.
La Luz, whose new album Floating Features is out May 11, have just expanded their 2018 tour, having just announced European dates for September and October. (All dates and tickets, here.) The band will be in NYC before that, playing two shows in June. La Luz also just released a horror-themed video for “The Creature” and you can watch that right here:
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The Revolution continue to celebrate the music of Prince, and Wendy, Lisa, Bobby Z and the rest of the band have shows lined up through the fall, including two nights at NYC’s brand new Sony Hall (tickets on sale Thursday 4/12 at noon). All dates and tickets, here.
Malian master of Songhaï folk music, Sidi Touré just released new album Toubalbero via Thrill Jockey and begins a U.S. tour with this weekend’s Festival of Mali at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC. Dates wrap up at the end of April with Festival International de Louisiane and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Wye Oak released The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, their sixth full length studio album. It’s another fine edition to their growing catalog that also includes singles and side projects. We were lucky enough to hear the band play all or almost all of it at SXSW in March with their new current trio live lineup. Catch them on tour this spring and summer in Europe and then North America. Many dates are with Palm, but Torres also joins for a stacked bill at Brooklyn Steel in NYC.
Influential indie pop act Dear Nora are reunited, releasing their first new album in 12 years, and just expanded their tour.
San Jose emo band awakebutstillinbed released their very solid debut album earlier this year and their live show was one of the best sets we saw at SXSW, and they’ll be taking that live show on the road from late April through early July, including West Coast dates with Joyce Manor. There’s a
TBA Brooklyn show on June 12 at Bushwick Public House with Nervous Dater, Brackish, and Hard Pass. All dates HERE. Stream their album: