tours announced: Waxahatchee, OFF!, Weedeater, Vundabar/Sidney Gish, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
WAXAHATCHEE / BONNY DOON
Waxahatchee has announced a 2019 West Coast tour with support from Bonny Doon. Main member Katie Crutchfield writes, “i’m so excited to announce this west coast tour with Bonny Doon. they are, and have long been, one of my favorite bands making music right now. for this tour they will join me on stage as my backing band which will be a really cool reimagining of songs new and old. I’ll be taking a little time off the road to write so this tour will be a great last round of shows for a while.” Before that, Waxahatchee plays the Last Waltz tribute at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday (11/17) with Kevin Morby and many others, and then she tours Australia with Kevin Morby. All dates here.
VUNDABAR / SIDNEY GISH
Poppy indie rockers Vundabar are going on a lengthy headlining tour in 2019, including a run with support from rising Boston indie rocker Sidney Gish. The run with Sidney includes Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on March 1. All dates here.
Having recently announced a tour with Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar (including NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on February 13), Weedeater have now announced some headlining East Coast shows happening much sooner, including stops in Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philly, and more this December. All dates here.
more MUNICIPAL WASTE tour additions (OFF!, THE ACCÜSED, NECROT)
As you may know, Municipal Waste are in the process of adding mostly regional acts to stops on their ongoing Speed of the Wizard tour since High on Fire had to drop off. They’ve now added crossover thrash vets The Accüsed to the Seattle and Portland shows; the Keith Morris-fronted hardcore punk supergroup OFF! to the Berkeley, San Diego, and Santa Ana shows; and Bay Area death metal newcomers Necrot were added to the Berkeley show as well. Updated dates here. The tour also has support on all dates from Toxic Holocaust and Haunt (the latter of whom came in at #12 on Decibel’s top 40 albums of 2018). Speaking of Necrot, they were just announced for the 2019 Decibel tour with Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, and Blood Incantation.
Montreal thrash vets Aggression were only around long enough to record two albums in the ’80s, 1986’s Forgotten Skeleton (which was shelved until 2004) and 1987’s The Full Treatment, but they’ve now been reunited for a few years (with guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe as their only original member) and they put out a new album this year, Feels Like Punk, Sounds Like Thrash. They appear to be gearing up to tour in 2019, though only a few dates have popped up so far, including Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on April 4 (tickets). All known dates here.
German ambient master GAS — who had to cancel shows at the end of last year due to visa issues — will be visiting North America this month, though just to play Mutek’s Mexican festival on 11/21 followed by a few California shows including a just-added early show on 11/23 at Regent Theater in LA. Both LA shows that day are “special seated engatements.” RECOMBINANT festival in San Francisco — his only other show for now — ends the short trip.
German duo hackedepicciotto (aka Alexander Hacke, a founding member of Einstürzende Neubauten, and Danielle de Picciotto, who played in Crime & The City Solution and co-founded The Love Parade) are touring the U.S. in December.
ERIC B & RAKIM
Reunited hip hop legends Eric B & Rakim are wrapping up 2018 with some December shows.
Wilco guitar wizard Nels Cline just revealed that he’ll be “strumming a few chords/making a few noises while [his] friend Byron Coley reads some of his poetry tonight (11/15) before the Thurston Moore Group’s electric emanations at Elsewhere.” There’s even more reason to brave the snow and get to the club that is celebrating its one year annivesary. On Saturday you can catch Nels helping to pay tribute to The Last Waltz at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, and he’s scheduled to play The Stone in NYC on 11/27. He has also just announced a 2019 tour with his group The Nels Cline 4. In his own words:
This band, represented in reproducible media form by our record “Currents, Constellations” (Blue Note) has necessarily fallen into the category of a “rare event”, owing to the fact that it is so difficult to schedule. But it is ON, people! I and my esteemed comrades of The 4 – Julian Lage (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums), and Jorge Roeder (bass) – will be playing in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and California (the latter being the home state of 3 of the 4). Needless to say, I am very happy and excited. Happy New Year
All that and even more at Nels’ Facebook.
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