tours announced: The Who, EarthGang, G Herbo, Brittany Howard, Joe Henry, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
The Who are releasing their first new album in 13 years this week, are continuing their Moving On! tour into 2020. The dates kick off April 21 in Hollywood, FL and conclude with a six-night run at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dates also include a stop at BB&T Arena Northern Kentucky University which will be the first time The Who have played the Cincinnati area since the tragic 1979 show that, in a crush of concertgoers trying to get in the show, resulted in 11 deaths. (The announcement came 40 years to the day of that fateful concert.) Head here for all tour dates.
BRITTANY HOWARD (of ALABAMA SHAKES)
Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard has announced a 2020 US tour in continued support of her debut solo album Jaime, which has been landing on a lot of year-end lists. No Northeast dates, but the tour stops in various cities in California, Texas, Florida, and more. She also plays some festivals next year like Shaky Knees and High Water. All dates and tickets here.
Singer-songwriting great Joe Henry recently released The Gospel According to Water, which he recorded in just two days with songs that stemmed from his cancer diagnosis last fall. “These recordings are raw and wiry and spare because the songs insisted they be,” says Joe. “But I believe them to be as wholly realized––as ‘produced’––as anything I’ve touched, as well as being deeply and fundamentally romantic: in love with life, even when that life founders and threatens to disappear; lustfully aglow, not in spite of the storm but because of one.” You can listen to the album below. Joe will be on tour in 2020, with dates in Minneapolis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Knoxville (Big Ears fest), Portland (OR), Seattle and San Francisco. He’ll also play Los Angeles next week. Head here for all dates.
MÖTLEY CRÜE / DEF LEPPARD / POISON / JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
It’s official. Mötley Crüe are reforming for a 2020 stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are also coming along for the ride.
Chicago rapper G Herbo has announced ‘The PTSD Tour’ for 2020, including stops in Minneapolis, Joliet, Louisville, Cleveland, Brooklyn (BK Steel on 2/27), Philly, Worcester, Hartford, Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, LA, San Francisco, and more. Tickets on sale Friday (12/6) at 10 AM local. All dates and ticket links here.
EARTHGANG / MICK JENKINS
Dreamville-signed Atlanta rap duo EarthGang continue to rise, and after selling out the Brooklyn show (2/13 at Warsaw) on their 2020 tour with Mick Jenkins, they’ve now added a second NYC show for Valentine’s Day (2/14) at Gramercy Theatre (tickets). Other dates were added since we last spoke too, and all are listed here.
Storied ’60s Greenwich Village scene folk veteran Michael Hurley remains active today, and he just announced a three-night stand happening at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on January 15, 16, and 17. Tickets for night one are on sale now, night two goes on sale Thursday (12/5) at 10 AM, and night three goes on sale Friday (12/6) at 10 AM. These are his only upcoming shows scheduled at the moment.
IMMORTAL BIRD REPLACE FULL OF HELL ON CATTLE DECAPITATION CHICAGO SHOW
Full of Hell sadly had their whole van stolen while on tour with Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol, and had to drop off all dates. The Chicago show is tomorrow (Thursday, 12/5) at Metro, and at the last minute, Chicago locals Immortal Bird were added to the bill to replace FOH. They say, “The circumstances are less than ideal…we’ve also gotten our entire van stolen before (woo) so we know how mind-shatteringly awful it feels (it’s really bad). We are so glad to see the massive support for Full of Hell in the wake of what happened, and can’t wait to see them the next time they come through.” After that show, Immortal Bird begin their headlining December tour (including NYC & NJ shows). All Immortal Bird dates here. Cattle Decapitation dates here.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Wish You Were Here is the Bon Iver-ish solo project of Jesse Barnett, frontman of metalcore/hardcore band Stick To Your Guns, and today he followed his debut album with a Spooky Black cover and announced a 2020 tour. All dates (including Knitting Factory Brooklyn on 3/1) here.
Philly noisepunk band Empath have a few tour dates this month, hitting Playing Texas shows in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas ahead of shows in Los Angeles and Denver. They’ve also got one 2020 date: Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on February 6 with Spirit Was. All dates are here.
FRANKIE COSMOS / GRETA KLINE
Frankie Cosmos, who released Close it Quietly this year on Sub Pop, are currently in Asia where they have shows this week in Seoul and Jakarta. Upon their return, they’ll play a free Noisy Nights show at Brooklyn’s Villain on December 12 with Hannah Cohen and Sir Babygirl (RSVP). Meanwhile, Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline will play a show at National Sawdust on January 18 which is presented by The Hum and will be a collaborative set with Jilian Medford (Ian Sweet), plus a set from Emily Yacina and “special guests.”
VADER / ABYSMAL DAWN
Polish death metal vets Vader will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘De Profundis,’ the 20th anniversary of ‘Litany’ and the 15th anniversary of ‘The Art Is War’ on a North American tour next year.
BE WELL (mem FAIRWEATHER, BANE, DARKEST HOUR, CONVERGE, BATTERY)
New punk/post-hardcore supergroup Be Well have Northeast shows coming up, including a two-night stand in Cambridge with Hot Water Music and Fiddlehead.
Rapsody has announced the ‘A Black Woman Created This Tour’ for 2020 in support of her excellent new album Eve.
Criteria (the band led by former Cursive member Stephen Pedersen) are releasing their first album in 15 years on Cursive’s label in January, and also touring with Cursive. Stephen’s pre-Criteria band The White Octave are also reuniting for a one-off show.
THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
Long-running British soul revivalist James Hunter will release his new James Hunter Six album on Daptone this March, and the band is also touring in January.