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tours announced: X, Sloppy Jane, Radiator Hospital, Puddles Pity Party, more

Radiator Hospital
Radiator Hospital (photo by John Hanson)

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


John Doe and DJ Bonebrake just wrapped up The Flesh Eaters’ tour in NYC last night, and now their main band — punk rock greats X — have announced further 2019 dates. They’d already scheduled shows with Violent Femmes and now they’ve announced they’ll be joining Squeeze on the road as well, in Colorado, Utah, Seattle, Oakland, Atlanta, and more.


Speaking of, Squeeze’s tour was announced today which will both highlight the songwriting partnership of main members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, but also some of their solo work as well. They’ll be out in August and Septmeber including two NYC-area shows.


Incredible live act Sloppy Jane are currently on the road opening for Better Oblivion Community Center (which features former Sloppy Jane member Phoebe Bridgers), and following those shows, the band will be playing a four-night NYC run dubbed “If He Was A Dog He Would Be Alright” at Baby’s All Right on April 4 (w/ Gustaf, Zhe Zhe), April 11 (w/ Tredici Bacci, Lina Tullgren), April 18 (w/ Godcaster) and April 25 (w/ Ember & His Orchestra, Sugarlife). Tickets to all these shows are on sale now, and you can head here for all upcoming dates.


Philly-based Radiator Hospital were a full-blown studio band around the time of 2017’s Radiator Hospital Play The Songs You Like, but their just-announced upcoming LP Music For Daydreaming has the project reverting back to its solo project roots, with main member Sam Cook-Parrott playing every instrument on the record. In promotion of the new album, the band has announced a pair of record release shows happening in NYC (Trans-Pecos on 5/19) and Philly (PhilaMOCA on 5/21). Radiator Hospital offshoot Swanning and fellow Philly band Big Nothing are tapped to open both dates, with additional openers Quaker Wedding on the NYC date, and Cherry on the Philly date. These are the band’s only upcoming dates at the moment, and you can watch their new video for “Weird Little Idea,” the lead single from Music For Daydreaming, below.

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Singing clown and viral YouTube sensation Puddles Pity Party has a bunch of upcoming dates across the West Coast throughout the spring, including a stop in Stafford, TX tonight (3/18). He’s also got a brief Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace in May (which follows his previous Vegas residency earlier this year), and other stops in Austin, New Orleans, San Antonio, Lincoln, Seattle, Pasadena, and many more. Aside from these West Coast shows, he just added an NYC date at Gramercy Theatre on 5/11. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (3/22) at 10 AM. Head here for all dates.


Comedian, actor, and master craftsman Nick Offerman has just announced the “All Rise” tour. “My aim in this undertaking is to encourage my fellow Homo Sapiens to aim higher in life than the channels of consumerism would have us imagine,” says Nick.


This summer, Jeff Lynne’s ELO will head out on tour across North America this summer, which includes an NYC-area stop at Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center on 7/16 (tickets are still on sale). Today, it was revealed that Jeff will be supported on tour by friend, collaborator, and son of Traveling Wilburys bandmate George Harrison, Dhani Harrison. You can view all upcoming dates here, and watch a clip of Dhani inducting Jeff into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2017 below.

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Sophisticated singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole is putting the finishing touches on his new album, Guesswork, which is due out in July and reunites him with his old Commotions bandmates guitarist Neil Clark and keyboard player Blair Cowan for the first time in 30+ years. Lloyd says it’s a mostly electronic album, interestingly, and was produced by Fred Maher, who worked on his early-’90s solo albums. Lloyd will likely be previewing some of those songs, and probably playing classics like “Perfect Skin,” “Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken” and “Speedboat,” at a few East Coast shows this month, including Philadelphia on Friday (3/22) and NYC’s City Winery on Saturday (3/23). Lloyd’s also got an extensive UK tour lined up for the fall — head here for all dates.


Adam Ant will be back in North America, playing his classic 1982 solo debut in full plus a set of other favorites.


Having just played the Flenser showcases in NYC this past weekend, Have A Nice Life and Planning for Burial announced a tour together.


The Wonder Years singer Dan Campbell’s Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties project announced a new album and tour.


Wu-Tang Clan keep expanding their 36 Chambers 25th anniversary tour, which now includes a big homecoming show in Coney Island this June.

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

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