tours announced: The Strokes, Flume, Hop Along, Summer Block Party, Bars of Gold, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
The Strokes have announced a special one-off headlining date at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern on 5/13, in partnership with local organizations The Center in Hollywood and FoodCycle LA, which aim to help the homeless population around the LA area. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/5) at 10 AM PDT, and you can sign up for presale tickets now. The Strokes also have a few upcoming notable festival appearances throughout 2019, such as NYC’s Governor’s Ball and London’s All Points East in May, Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August, and Dana Point, CA’s Ohana Festival in September, in addition to several other international festival shows. Find all dates here.
FLUME / JPEGMAFIA / SLOWTHAI (RED ROCKS SHOW)
Last month, Flume released a new mixtape titled Hi This Is Flume, which featured some pretty cool collaborations with JPEGMAFIA and slowthai, along with many other guests. Today, it was revealed they’ll both be joining Flume for a headlining show at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 8/6, which he says will be his “only headlining show of 2019.” Tickets for that show go on sale next Friday (4/12), and you can sign up for presale access now. Flume’s other dates include August festival appearances at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Montreal’s Osheaga, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, and Japan’s Summer Sonic. You can head here for all dates, and view Flume’s trailer for the Red Rocks show below.
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Back in January, Hop Along announced a few West Coast shows surrounding their appearance at Coachella, and now they’ve added even more dates on the East Coast happening this summer. Newly-added cities include Chicago, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Cleveland, Asheville, Durham, and Richmond, with tickets for these dates go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM local time. These dates follow the band’s festival stops at Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival, Portugal’s NOS Primavera Sound, and Calgary’s Sled Island in June; and Louisville’s Forecastle in July. All dates can be found here.
BARS OF GOLD
Bear vs. Shark vocalist Marc Paffi, drummer Brandon Moss, and guitarist John Gaviglio are keeping busy with their spinoff project Bars of Gold, and they’re preparing to release their newest LP SHELTERS later this month. Ahead of the album’s release, they’ve announced a spring East Coast tour, which kicks off with a pair of shows in their home state of Michigan, before heading to other cities including Brooklyn (El Cortez Safari Room on May 17), Washington D.C., Philly, and Lakewood, OH. Check here for tickets to all dates.
Having just released their new album Cosmic Wind, R&B duo Lion Babe announced a headlining US tour. It kicks off in Brooklyn on June 5 at Industry City, and wraps up in Chicago on June 25. All dates and tickets here.
SUMMER BLOCK PARTY 2019
Live Nation Urban has announced the 2019 edition of its “Summer Block Party” concert tour, marking the fifth-annual edition of the traveling festival. This year’s fest happens in four cities, stopping in Philly, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago. Just like past years, the 2019 lineups vary by date, with recurring headliner Jill Scott being the only act on all four shows. The Philly stop features Jazmine Sullivan, MA$E, Musiq Soulchild, and DJ D Nice; Dallas has Faith Evans and Tweet; Houston’s got Boyz II Men, Faith Evans, and Lucky Daye; and Chicago has Anthony Hamilton, MA$E, and Carl Thomas. Tickets to all dates go on sale Friday (4/5) at 10 AM local time.
Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy is playing several dates across the US this month as part of his “African Giant Tour,” and it kicks off with a sold-out date at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall tonight (4/1). Other upcoming shows include NYC’s legendary Apollo Theater on 4/5 (some tickets are still available), and other stops in Boston, Chicago, Silver Springs, Denver, and San Francisco. Find all dates listed here, and watch Burna Boy’s new video for “Thuggin / Darko,” his new collaborative single with DJDS, below.
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Warped Tour put tickets back on sale for their 25th anniversary events, and they also added some acts to the lineups. New additions include Meg & Dia (to all three cities), Oxymorrons (to Atlantic City), Teenage Bottlerocket (to Mountain View), The Used (to Atlantic City), and more. Find full lineup and ticket information here.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (DATES WITH RODRIGO Y GABRIELA)
Justin Townes Earle’s new album, The Patron Saint of Lost Causes, is out in May and he’ll be on tour this year on support. He’s got a few solo dates this month in the South, and will then join Rodrigo Y Gabriela on tour starting in June for a week’s worth of shows before heading to Europe. All dates are listed here.
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS / JAMES / DEAR BOY
The exciting double bill of The Psychedelic Furs and James will be hitting the road together for a co-headlining summer tour, with support from Dear Boy on all dates.
THE ORIGINAL MISFITS
The Original Misfits –Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, in addition to former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and second guitarist Acey Slade — are teasing an LA show, possibly at the city’s Banc of California Stadium.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN
Carly Rae Jepsen has finally revealed her follow-up to 2015’s Emotion, and announced North American tour dates behind the record.
KHEMMIS / CLOAK
Doom metal band Khemmis announced 2019 tour dates behind last year’s great Desolation, with cool support from Atlanta black metal band Cloak.
RICEBOY SLEEPS (JONSI AND ALEX SOMERS)
Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi and his partner Alex Somers have announced a North American orchestral tour as Riceboy Sleeps, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled LP.
Following their 10th anniversary tour last fall, Los Campesinos! will be touring in July, hitting Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, and Austin.
Ghost has announced a full North American arena tour, which takes place throughout September and October.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.