Tour news: PUP, NRBQ, NNAMDÏ, One Step Closer, Elujay, more
Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
PUP are currently on the road supporting their great new album THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND and have just added more dates in September with Palehound and The OBGMs, including Grand Rapids, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Haven, and more. Before that, PUP play NYC's Terminal 5 on May 11 with Sheer Mag and Pinkshift. Head here for all dates.
L7 are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their third album, 1992's Bricks Are Heavy, by reissuing it for the occasion and playing it in full on tour.
NRBQ (DATES WITH BONNIE RAITT & MORE)
Legendary cult pop band NRBQ have a busy tour schedule, and are currently out with Bonnie Raitt, with shows in NY, NH, VT, CT, and ME. Then they'll be on their own headline tour, including stops in Boston, Louisville, Teaneck, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. Head here for all dates.
Genre-blurring Chicago artist NNAMDÏ will be playing a few shows later this spring, beginning with Wilco's Solid Sound Festival and then heading to Providence, Portsmouth, Philadelphia, Brooklyn (Union Pool on June 1), Pittsburgh, and Bloomington.
Spoon have postponed the next few dates of their current tour -- including their NYC show -- due to a Covid case in their camp. "Hi everybody," they write, "We're very sorry to report that despite our best efforts there has been a confirmed Covid-19 case within the Spoon camp. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew, venue employees, and most of all the fans, the following dates have been postponed and rescheduled."
Raleigh alt-country band American Aquarium will be hitting the road this summer in support of new album Chicamacomico, bringing Caroline Spence along for the trip.
THE DREAM SYNDICATE
The Dream Syndicate will be heading out on tour this year to celebrate their 40th anniversary, and for the occasion they'll be playing their classic 1982 debut album, The Days of Wine and Roses, front-to-back at every show.
Babyface Ray has announced his 'Sincerely Face Tour' in support of his new album FACE, with fellow Detroit rappers Peezy, Baby Money, GT, Los, and Natty joining him on most dates.
ONE STEP CLOSER
Melodic hardcore band One Step Closer have four Northeast shows with Soul Blind and Broken Vow, including Massachusetts, Long Island, New Jersey, and their hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA which they say will be their only hometown show this year. All dates are here:
Thursday's sophomore LP, Full Collapse, is a pivotal post-hardcore classic and hugely influential. The album turned 21 this past weekend, and the band have now announced that they'll celebrate with a special home state birthday show.
Nashville's Americanafest returns after two years of virtual editions on September 13-17, and the initial lineup includes Asleep At The Wheel, James McMurtry, Joshua Ray Walker, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Black Opry Revue, Watkins Family Hour, William Prince, Aaron Raitiere, and more.