tours announced: The Raconteurs, Quelle Chris, Anvil, Interpol, NOTS, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
The Raconteurs have slowly been adding more dates to their first tour in eight years behind the heavily-anticipated Help Us Stranger, including three NYC shows in September. The band has recently added second shows in many cities, including their hometown of Detroit, in addition to Jack White’s second home of Nashville, and additonal dates in Vancouver, Oakland, and Tulsa. Tickets to all these new shows go on sale Friday (4/26) at 10 AM local time. View all dates here.
NOTS / OLIVIA NEUTRON JOHN
Tennessee synth-punks NOTS have revealed East Coast/Midwest tour dates behind their upcoming third LP, which has them out with Olivia Neutron John on select dates. The band hits Brooklyn’s Alphaville on 6/8, and other cities including Washington D.C., Philly, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, and more. View all dates here.
QUELLE CHRIS (RECORD RELEASE SHOW WITH BILLY WOODS)
Rapper Quelle Chris dropped his great new album Guns last month, and he’ll soon be playing a killer co-headlining date with Billy Woods at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on 5/22, which doubles as a record release show for Billy’s recent collaborative LP with Kenny Segal. Quelle Chris also announced an upcoming Brooklyn DJ set on 5/9 (venue TBA), and an appearance at California’s Oakhella Festival this Sunday (4/28). Find out more info here.
SPOTLIGHTS / VAMPYRE
Hazy sludge metal band Spotlights are set to drop their new LP Love & Decay this week, and the band will soon be touring behind the new album, including a run of shows with Austin noise punks Vampyre. The two bands will play tons of North American cities in the summer, including Philly, Brooklyn (Sunnyvale on 7/18), Atlanta, Toronto, Memphis, Dallas, Reno, Denver, and many others. Head here for all dates.
Interpol haven’t stayed idle since releasing last year’s Marauder, with a new EP out next month, and a tour with Morrissey in September/October (including a Forest Hills show). Their schedule has just gotten even more packed, as they’ve just revealed new headlining shows happening later this year in Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Omaha, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and more. The band also has other headlining shows with Speedy Ortiz beginning next month, and some other festival dates as well. All dates here.
AZIZ ANSARI (SECOND RADIO CITY DATE)
Comedian Aziz Ansari recently announced more dates on his “Road To Nowhere” tour, including a big Radio City Music Hall show in June, which comes after his three sold-out BAM dates in May. He’s just added a second Radio City show on 6/15. Tickets to both Radio City dates are on LIve Nation presale now (password is VIBES). Find all dates here.
Khalid released his sophomore studio album Free Spirit earlier this month, and he embarks on his first ever headlining arena tour in June, which will take him throughout North America this summer, with support from alt pop YouTuber Clairo. He’s expanded that tour, adding a second LA date at Staples Center on June 26, and tickets are on sale now. See all of Khalid’s upcoming tour dates here.
Far from the glory days the troubled-but-legendary metal band experienced when they first reunited, were the subject of a popular documentary and notably sold out Webster Hall in NYC, Pentagram are back with frontman Bobby Liebling, who served jail time for verbally and physically abusing his mother while again on drugs. They’ve now got even more dates in June that includes the pretty small Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on 6/19 . The band also hits Philly, Frederick, New Bedford, and Portland, ME throughout the month, and all dates can be found here.
Speaking of classic metal bands with renewed interest thanks to a movie, here is a reminder that Canada’s Anvil are out on tour now and visiting Brooklyn this week to play Saint Vitus on 4/25 (the same venue that Thor recently announced for a show that is tied into yet another probably-going-to-be-good metal documentary on an interesting figure in metal history). The band’s other US dates include shows in Ardmore, Philly, Manchester, New Bedford, and more. All dates here.
The dreampop country crooner pseudonym of William Fussell (formerly of Mood Rings), Honey Harper just released a new 7″ single and is out on the road in support. There are a few U.S. dates surrounding his appearance at Bonnaroo, including NYC’s Mercury Lounge on June 12 and Los Angeles’ Gold Diggers on June 18. All dates are here.
Nineties alt-rock vets Smoking Popes’ last LP Into The Agony was their first with their original lineup in two decades, and the band will be heading out on a co-headlining run with friends The Ataris in June. These dates include two NYC-area stops at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on 6/25 and NJ’s Asbury Park Brewery on 6/22, aside from other stops in Boston, Pittsburgh, Philly, Cleveland, and Baltimore. The band also has May shows without The Ataris at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, and an appearance at Montreal’s Pouzza Fest. Check here for all upcoming dates.
CREEPING DEATH / FUMING MOUTH
Boston’s Fuming Mouth announced their debut album The Grand Descent (due 6/21 via Triple B Records), and they’re gearing up to hit the road with Dallas’ likeminded Creeping Death. The tour includes a NYC show on June 11 at The Kingsland with Carcosa, Shackled, and Roseblood, and there are also dates in other cities with Plague Years, By Force, and Languish. All dates here.
A GIANT DOG
Following an extensive European tour next month, Austin punks A Giant Dog will return to the US for several dates in the summer, including two NYC-area shows: first at Asbury Park, NJ’s The Saint on 7/29 (with Dentist and The RockNRoll Hi-Fives), and then Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on 7/30 (with Ghost Funk Orchestra). They’ll also play Merge Records’ 30th anniversary festival in Carrboro, NC, along with another headlining show in Chicago. Find all dates here.
JASON LYTLE (OF GRANDADDY)
While Grandaddy’s current status is up in the air, Jason Lytle is starting to play solo again and will play NYC’s Joe’s Pub on 8/11, which is his only US date at the moment. Before this, he’ll embark on a solo run throughout the UK and Europe, including select shows with Northern Irish folk songwriter Malojian. You can view all dates here.
Glasgow’s Sacred Paws (which features Rachel Aggs of Shopping and Eilidh Rodgers, formerly of Golden Grrrls) have tons of upcoming shows throughout the summer, supporting their upcoming sophomore LP Run Around The Sun that will be out on Merge. Following a series of dates in the UK and Europe, the band will head to the US in July, stopping in Brooklyn (Rough Trade on 7/16), Philly, Boston, Washington D.C., Columbus, and Portsmouth. Tickets to Brooklyn and Philly go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon, while tickets to all other US dates are on sale now. You can head here for all those dates.
3TEETH / AUTHOR & PUNISHER / GOST
Tool-approved industrial new-ish-comers 3TEETH are hitting the road for a headlining tour, and they’ve once again tapped some very cool tourmates: one-man industrial band Author & Punisher, and synthwaver GosT. The tour hits NYC (Bowery Ballroom on 8/1), Boston, Philly, Toronto, Chicaog, Detroit, Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, LA, San Francisco, and more this summer. Before it begins, 3TEETH have some Europe/UK dates with Ministry. All dates and tickets here. Watch 3TEETH’s NSFW video for “EXXXIT” off their upcoming album METAWAR (due July 5 via Century Media) below.
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The former CCR frontman is on his “My 50 Year Trip Tour” which includes a stop at Radio City Music Hall in August, and he’s just added a stop at original Woodstock location Bethel Woods Center for the Arts right after. He also is set to perform at Woodstock 50 the same weekend.
Japanese rock n’ roll icons and zombie fighters Guitar Wolf are gearing up to release new album, Love&Jett, on May 10 which is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records. They’ll also be on tour in the U.S. in May and June.
TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE
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