tours announced: Thom Yorke, blink-182, Bloc Party’s ‘Silent Alarm,’ Big Boi, more
Radiohead are going on a massive North American tour this year (including four MSG shows), but before that, frontman Thom Yorke will be going on a solo tour in Europe. He’ll be joined by frequent collaborator and Atoms for Peace member Nigel Godrich, as well as visual artist Tarik Barri who has also worked with Atoms for Peace, and he’ll be playing solo material and Atoms for Peace material. His latest solo album is 2014’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, which you can stream on Spotify. All dates are listed HERE.
BLOC PARTY – ‘SILENT ALARM’
Though Bloc Party only have half of the lineup that made their classic 2005 debut Silent Alarm, they’ll be playing that album in full on tour this year. Right now it’s just six European dates and no sign of whether or not more will be added. All dates are listed HERE.
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – ‘SUNG TONGS’
After playing the album in full for the first time ever in Queens in December, Avey Tare and Panda Bear will take 2004’s great Sung Tongs on a duo tour this year.
In news you probably did not expect to hear today, pop punk lifers blink-182 are doing a 16-show residency at The Palms in Las Vegas this year. They may not seem like the type to join the likes of past Vegas residency holders Elton John, Cher and Bette Midler, but in true blink-182 fashion, they’re going into this with a sense of humor. “We just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage,” Mark Hoppus said. All details here. The band (who are still without Tom Delonge) have just one other upcoming date at the moment: Bunbury Music Festival. If you haven’t already, read blink-182 Albums Ranked Worst To Best.
LIAM GALLAGHER & RICHARD ASHCROFT
Two Britpop yowlers who favor parkas and scowls, and who made some of the ’90s genre’s best-known songs (“Wonderwall” and “Bittersweet Symphony,” to name two), will be touring together this May, including a show at Central Park SummerStage in NYC.
Need more Britpop? Veteran Welsh rock band Stereophonics, who released their 10th LP, Scream Above the Sound last year, will be touring North America in September. Dates include Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on 9/13. All dates listed here.
As a member of OutKast and as a solo artist, Big Boi has been one of hip hop’s finest since the mid ’90s, and he’s still going strong today. Last year’s Boomiverse is great. He announced “Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour – The Third Leg,” which hits St. Louis, New Orleans, Orlanda, Tampa, Memphis, his hometown of Atlanta, and more. All dates HERE.
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The Space Cowboy is returning to the U.S. this year and bringing the hits and hats (including a new glowing chapeau). Dates include Coachella, San Francisco, and a a big NYC show at Forest Hills Stadium.
Richmond psychedelic metal band are still riding high off the release of Paradise Gallwos, one of our favorite albums of 2016. They recently played a few shows, and have now announced a tour with Earthling and Bruce Lamont that htis Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Atlanta, and more. All dates are listed HERE. Stream Paradise Gallows on Bandcamp.
FLOGGING MOLLY / DROPKICK MURPHYS
Two of the most beloved Celtic punk bands will celebrate “over 20 years of mayhem” together on tour this summer.
LIFE OF AGONY
Brooklyn alt-metal vets Life of Agony have announced a tour including a run with Type O Negative offshoot Silvertomb, and they’re promising “some old fan favorites that we’ve never played before live.”
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Having released five albums in 2017, Australia’s King Gizzard have been taking 2018 easy so far, but a tour is on the horizon. They’ve just added a third night at Brooklyn Steel.
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
Technically this is tour un-announced…kinda. Bret McKenzie broke his left hand and the duo have now postponed their UK tour which had just started. Rotten luck, Bret!
DAVID BOWIE’S ‘LAZARUS’ FILM PREMIERE WITH OFF-BROADWAY BAND LIVE SCORE
If you missed the off-Broadway run of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus musical, the film of the London production is making its NYC premiere at Kings Theatre on May 2. This one-night only event will feature the off-Broadway band playing the score live.