Former Das Racist member Heems has been having a killer year, playing increasingly large venues (like Coachella) as one half of Swet Shop Boys, appearing on Your Old Droog's debut LP Packs, and more.

This Friday (4/28), Heems will open the Brooklyn Steel stop of Balkan Beat Box's ongoing tour (tickets). Balkan Beat Box, whose members have worked closely with Gogol Bordello, are on the road supporting last year's Shout It Out. You can stream that and browse the list of remaining tour dates below.

Speaking of Gogol Bordello, we just caught them on an ACLU benefit cruise with DeVotchKa, and guitarist Boris Pelekh's band Hey Guy have some upcoming shows.

Swet Shop Boys' upcoming dates include Osheaga and Primavera Sound.

Balkan Beat Box -- 2017 Tour Dates
Apr 27 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Apr 28 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY w/ Heems
Apr 29 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette, LA
May 12 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Ecublens, Switzerland