Tour news: Lola Kirke, Bela Fleck, Todd Barry, Patty Griffin, more
Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
Bela Fleck has expanded his My Bluegrass Heart tour, which began this week at the Savannah Music Festival. "We’re reuniting the incredible first band—but with one change," notes Bela. "Fiddler Stuart Duncan joins Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton and me. It’s time for the banjo player in the band to practice feverishly, because keeping up with this gang is no joke. It’s also one of the great joys!” Dates include stops in Norfolk, Albany, Tarrytown, Charlotte, NC and more.
Arlo Parks toured last fall in support of her Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, and is on the road now with Clairo. She just announced she'll be back out this fall for her biggest headline tour yet. It immediately follows the two Canadian shows she has opening for Florence + The Machine, and includes stops in Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and more.
Singer/songwriter and actress Lola Kirke's new album Lady for Sale comes out April 29 via Third Man Records, and third single "Pink Sky" is a warm, breezy dose of Americana, fleshed out by some nice pedal steel. Lola has shows with Elle King in Atlanta and Birmingham in June, and before that she plays an album release show in NYC on April 30 at Brooklyn Made.
OBLIVION ACCESS FEST (BV SHOWCASE)
Austin music festival Oblivion Access (fka Austin Terror Fest) finally holds its first edition, after two years of postponements, from May 12-15 at various downtown Austin venues, with a stacked lineup that includes Danny Brown, Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Grouper, Youth of Today, The Microphones, Converge, and much more. We at BrooklynVegan are excited to now announce that we're throwing our own showcase at the festival with Thou, -(16)-, Dorthia Cottrell (of Windhand), Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void, and Vile Creature, and that goes down Friday (5/13) at Valhalla.
Welsh post-hardcore greats Mclusky have done a few brief reunions over the years, but they haven't done a proper tour or played North America since their 2005 breakup, so it's very exciting news that they've just announced a North American tour that will find them performing their classic 2002 sophomore album Mclusky Do Dallas, which turns 20 today.
UK rapper/singer Bree Runway released one of the best rap albums of 2020 with 2000AND4EVA, and now returned with new single "Somebody Like You" and announced her debut US headline shows. She already sold out LA's Echoplex on May 17 and Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on May 19, and now the just-added Bowery Ballroom show on on May 20 sold out immediately, too. Will she add a third?
DEAD & COMPANY
HOUSE OF LOVE
UK band House of Love have rescheduled their 30th Anniversary tour, which was originally set for 2020. These will be the band's first North American shows in nearly 30 years.
Great singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will soon be on tour with The Chicks, but before that she's got spring headline shows lined up in New Orleans, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Ft Worth and more. All dates are here.
Lyle Lovett will be releasing his first album in a decade in May and he's on the road now.
Disclosure have added a string of DJ dates to their previously announced US tour.
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS
Orlando Higginbottom just announced his first Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs album since his 2012 debut, and he'll also be touring.
SETH HERZOG'S "SWEET"
After taking March off, Seth Herzog is back with his monthly comedy cavalcade SWEET on Tuesday, April 5 at Chelsea Music Hall. The lineup includes Rachel Feinstein, Mary Beth Barone, Erik Bergstrom, Nate Craig and more. He's calling this one "Sweet Smack" and if you don't get it, the poster should help: