tours announced: Three 6 Mafia, La Luz, Chain Fest (Jimmy Eat World, TBS, etc), more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
A bunch of classic emo bands are getting together for Chain Fest, which goes down May 23 at Irvine, CA’s FivePoint Amphitheatre with Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (playing songs from Blue Sky Noise, which they’re also touring for its 10th anniversary), Saves the Day (playing songs from Through Being Cool, which they played 20th anniversary shows for last year), Glassjaw (playing songs from Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence), and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/14) at 10 AM PST. Saves The Day are also touring with Third Eye Blind this year.
THREE 6 MAFIA
Juicy J and DJ Paul have officially re-activated Three 6 Mafia, and they’ll play reunion shows this year, as well as a slot at hometown festival Beale St Music Fest. All dates and more about the reunion in this Billboard article.
Nashville’s Country Westerns have signed to Fat Possum who will release their self-titled debut album on May 1. You can check out the slice of raspy heartland rock (with a dash of REM) that is first single “Gentle Soul” below. The band have Southern dates this month and will then head out on a more extensive North American tour this spring, including stops in Cincinnati, Philly, Kingston, Boston, Hamden, Brooklyn (Union Pool on May 14), DC and Richmond. All dates are here.
West Coast guitar surfers La Luz are heading on a “West Coast creep” in April and May, featuring “surprise guests and special prizes.” The tour hits Sacramento, San Francisco, Big Sur, Los Angeles, San Diego, Eugene, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Arcata, and Nevada City. All dates are listed here.
Oh Sees just announced a September tour with Mr. Elevator and hopefully by then they’ll have a new album for us.
NYC ska-core vets Leftover Crack, who we just included in our list of 12 classic ska-punk albums to prepare you for the impending ska-punk revival, are playing a hometown show at Greenpoint’s Sixty Sixth Congress on 2/22 with Fat Heaven, Skull Caster, and Rebelmatic Matinee before a tour with The Casualties and Grade 2. All dates here.
’80s New Romantic survivors ABC — whose hits include “The Look of Love,” “Poison Arrow,” “Be Near Me,” “(How to Be A) Millionaire” and “When Smokey Sings” — are playing a NYC show at Sony Hall on June 23 which is currently their only North American show. UK shows are elaborate affairs with string sections — as they should be! — let’s hope this one is the same.
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THE OCEAN BLUE
The Ocean Blue released Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves last year, and it’s another fine record in their 30-year catalogue of shimmering dreampop. The band have a few tour dates coming up, including a Brooklyn show at The Bell House on February 28 and ones on the horizon in Phoenix, Atlanta, West Palm Beach and Nashville. They also just told us about what they’re listening to in the van.
TIM BURGESS (THE CHARLATANS)
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess will have a new solo album out in May and he’ll be in the US in March to play SXSW and NYC’s New Colossus festival.
THOM YORKE OPENERS
Thom Yorke has revealed the openers for his upcoming “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour,” which finds him joined by Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri. Openers include electronic musicians Sarah Davachi and James Holden, and they vary by date. More info here.
BAT FOR LASHES
Bat for Lashes just began her North American tour supporting her most recent album, 2019’s Lost Girls. The shows are being billed as “intimate, vocal, electronic synth and piano sets – euphoric, atmospheric and lush – a never performed before set of previous Bat For Lashes material and songs from the new album Lost Girls with some hidden surprises.” The tour includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles (Ace Hotel Los Angeles on February 14), Boston, Washington DC, NYC, and the tour wraps up in Toronto on February 22. The NYC show happens February 19 at Town Hall and we’re giving away a pair of tickets.
…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Indie rock vets …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have announced a new round of tour dates supporting this year’s very solid X: The Godless Void and Other Stories, their first new album in nearly six years.
Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan has announced an East Coast tour in support of her debut solo album Likewise.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.