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tours announced: Tool, Blu & Exile, Mike Birbiglia, Fred Armisen, Lil Nas X, more

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


Tool are assuring fans their long-awaited new album is coming soon, but for now they’re reportedly putting their music on streaming services soon, and they’re also touring in 2019. Dates kick off at Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville Fest today (5/3), before they stop in US cities like Louisville, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Lincoln, Concord, and more, followed by a European tour in June. The band also plays North Carolina’s Epicenter and Chicago Open Air later this month, and Sacramento’s Aftershock in October. Check here for all Tool dates.


Underground rap staple Blu already released a collaborative album with Oh No, A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night, this year, and now he’s gearing up to release an EP with frequent collaborator Exile, True & Livin’, on May 24 via Dirty Science Records. The EP will feature Choosey, Aloe Blacc Fashawn, Dag Savage, Cashus King and Blame One, and the title track is out now (listen below). It’s an instantly appealing, head-nodding throwback, and it’s getting us excited to hear the rest of this EP. Blu & Exile also announced a tour, kicking off in Seattle and then hitting Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta, LA, NYC (Knitting Factory on 6/7), and more. All dates and tickets here.

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Funnyman and musician Fred Armisen is extending his “Comedy For Musicians but Everyone is Welcome” tour, hitting the Southwest, Midwest and other places that aren’t NYC or L.A., including Boston, Columbus, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and more. All dates are here.


Comedian Mike Birbiglia (who recently appeared at Tribeca Film Festival) will bring his very funny Broadway show The New One on tour this summer, hitting Charlotte, St. Paul, and LA. But before then, he’ll be debuting new material at a series of intimate shows that, like the ones he often does at Brooklyn’s tiny Union Hall, are called “Working It Out.” These shows take place in Philly, Columbus, and Providence, and tickets to all shows are on sale now.


As you may have heard, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) dropped off Boston Calling and the festival replaced them with “Old Town Road” hitmaker Lil Nas X. (Talib doesn’t think that’s a fair trade-off but audiences will ultimately decide that.) This marks Lil Nas X’s second recent festival addition, as he’s also playing Texas’ JMBLYA tonight in Dallas.


Coldwave synthpop duo Boy Harsher announced fall tour dates supporting this year’s Careful, with shows in Brooklyn, Philly, DC, Dallas, Austin, and more.

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

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