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tours announced: Wyclef Jean, Laraaji, Smokescreens, Os Mutantes, more

Laraaji at National Sawdust
Laraaji @ National Sawdust (more by Greg Cristman)

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


The former Fugee will be on his The Carnival Tour starting next month and continuing through the summer, including a NYC show at the recently opened Sony Hall on September 6. Head here for all dates and tickets.


Ambient pioneer and Eno collaborator Laraaji will be on the road this summer, including dates opening for Animal Collective in NYC and DC. He played Brooklyn earlier this week and before those Animal Collective shows he’ll play NYC’s Caracas Rockaway on June 2 with Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance). Tour dates are here.


Brazilian psych-pop-tropicalia icons Os Mutantes will be touring in the U.S. this summer, and dates include a mini-version of Chile’s En Orbita festival happening in Brooklyn with A Place to Bury Strangers, Lee Ranaldo and more.


Michigan singer/songwriter Shortly (aka Alexandria Maniak) just released her first single for Triple Crown which was produced by Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart. She’s on tour now through June, including dates with Many Rooms (including a NYC show) and Bad Bad Hats. Shortly will also play Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival in July.


Speaking of, Hop Along just celebrated the release of their terrific new album with a hometown show in Philly, and the next leg of their tour kicks off on May 30 at Brooklyn Steel. All dates are here.


Chicago’s Deeper just released their debut album which is loaded with nervy mutant pop. They band are on tour now, and are in NYC as we write this (Union Pool on 5/25).


LA band Smokescreens, which features members of Terry Malts and Plateaus, will release their new album via Slumberland Records in July. (Recommended if you did classic indie rock like The Clean.) You can catch them live in Los Angeles in June and July.


NJ hardcore fest Back to School Jam returns in 2018 on September 8 at White Eagle Hall (after a controversial 2017 that saw the fest moving from its usual home of GameChangerWorld to Starland Ballroom, getting cancelled, and moved back to GameChangerWorld). This year’s lineup includes modern thrash greats Power Trip, the reunited Buried Alive (Scott Vogel’s pre-Terror band), reunited NJ hardcore/ska band Folly, plus Indecision, Death Threat, Red Death, Fiddlehead, Magnitude, Nosebleed, and Bane frontman Aaron Bedard’s new band Antagonize.

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

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