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tours announced: This is the Kit, Trail Of Dead/Protomartyr, Ari Lennox, Kari Faux, more

FKA Twigs at Panorama Fest 2016 - Friday
FKA Twigs at Panorama Fest 2016 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

FKA TWIGS

After announcing and quickly selling out her first NYC shows in four years (two nights at Park Ave Armory as part of the Red Bull Music Festival), FKA twigs announced that she’d be back in NYC this summer for Afropunk Brooklyn. She also plays Primavera Sound; Paris festival We Love Green with Tame Impala, Christine & the Queens, Future, Erykah Badu, Metronomy, Rosalia, and more; and a Sydney, Australia show. These are FKA twigs’ only upcoming tour dates at the moment, and you can find all those here.

TRAIL OF DEAD (PLAYING MADONNA / PROTOMARTYR

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead have announced more US shows where they’ll perform their sophomore 1999 LP Madonna in its entirety (like they did in Europe and at our SXSW showcase). The shows are with Protomartyr, and the killer pairing will be stopping in Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland this May. Find all those dates here, and stream Madonna below.

THIS IS THE KIT

This Is The Kit haven’t yet announced a follow-up to 2017’s Moonshine Freeze, but they’ve got a bunch of upcoming tour dates, including some newly-announced North American shows in July, with headlining stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, LA, Portland, Seattle, and festival appearances at NYC’s PEOPLE Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest and Ottawa Bluesfest. The band will also be playing some dates in Europe and the UK as well, including an appearance at Glastonbury in June. Check here for all dates.

ARI LENNOX

R&B songwriter Ari Lennox has had previous stints opening for J. Cole in 2014 (whose Dreamville Records she’s currently signed to) and 6lack in 2018, but today she’s announced her very first headlining tour dates, beginning this spring. She’ll begin her tour in Phoenix, before stopping in various other US cities such as LA, NYC (Bowery Ballroom on 6/4), Denver, Washington D.C., Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, Boston, Baltimore, and several others. Head here for all dates, and stream Ari’s newest single “Shea Butter Baby,” which features J. Cole and appeared on the Creed II soundtrack, below.

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KARI FAUX

Arkansas rapper Kari Faux spent time earlier this year opening for Mick Jenkins, but she’ll soon be playing some headlining dates this year behind the personal, lush Cry 4 Help EP. She’ll be doing a show at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 on 5/26, before heading to NYC’s Baby’s All Right on 5/29. Tickets to both dates go on sale Friday (3/29), and these are Kari’s only upcoming shows that we’re aware of at the moment.

LAPECHE / THE PAUSES

As mentioned, J Robbins collaborators LAPêCHE (mem Small Brown Bike) and The Pauses are opening for J Robbins’ band Jawbox on their reunion tour. LAPêCHE are opening the Brooklyn show (6/22 at BK Steel), and shortly after that, LAPêCHE and The Pauses will play their own Brooklyn show at Gold Sounds on 6/27 with Death Cults (ex-Pilot To Gunner, I Hate Our Freedom). Death Cults also have that previously mentioned show with Stillsuit, Vault (mem Snapcase, Windhand, Avail), and High Disciple (mem Texas Is The Reason, Lifetime) coming up in Brooklyn this April. The Pauses are also promising to announce “a bunch more dates soon.”

THE MESSTHETICS

Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics announced some US tour dates a few weeks back, and they’ve since added even more tour dates in the summer, including a new NYC-area date at Jersey City, NJ’s Monty Hall on 7/11, with tickets to that date going on sale Friday (3/29). The band was also added to a number of festivals this year, including David Lynch’s recently-announced Festival of Disruption in Brooklyn this May, Coachella in April, Sled Island in June, and Ohana Festival in September. Find all dates here.

RASPUTINA

NYC-based dark cabaret trio Rasputina played a hometown Brooklyn show just last month, but they’ve already announced another show in the city at Baby’s All Right on 6/23. Aside from this, they’ll be appearing at the NJ convention SteampunkCon in June, before further dates in Providence and Baltimore. Find all upcoming dates here.

THE KVB

The KVB announced new US tour dates happening in the fall, after previously postponing spring dates due to visa issues.

CULTURE ABUSE

Surfy Bay Area punks Culture Abuse announced a spring/summer tour behind last year’s excellent Bay Dream.

HELL FIRE / HAUNT

Bay Area thrashers Hell Fire will be on tour this spring behind their upcoming third LP Mania, including co-headlining dates with fellow retro metal band Haunt.

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

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