Tour news: Robyn Hitchcock, Gang of Four, Judy Collins, The Ocean, more
Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
The great Robyn Hitchcock will be on tour late this year, including April dates in St. Louis, Kansas City, St Paul, Stoughton, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington, and Newport, and May California shows in Santa Cruz, Oakland and Pioneertown. All dates are here.
GANG OF FOUR
Gang of Four, featuring original members Jon King and Hugo Burnham, '80s-era bassist Sara Lee and David Pajo on guitar, begin their North American tour on Sunday in Buffalo, with stops in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Somerville, Brooklyn, Philly, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. Some shows, like the Brooklyn date (Brooklyn Made on 3/7) are sold out. Head here for all dates.
Folk icon Judy Collins just released Spellbound, her first-ever album of all originals (read our review) and is on tour now, playing Olympia Washington tonight, with stops in Portland, Santa Fe, Nashville, Grand Rapids, and more.
Last week, Paul McCartney announced his 2022 "GOT BACK Tour," his first outing since 2019, with dates at stadiums and arenas in Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Hollywood, Syracuse, Boston, Baltimore, the NYC-area, and more. Tickets went on sale today, and because of demand he's added an additional date in Boston.
THE OCEAN (with LEPROUS, KARNIVOOL)
Berlin post-metal vets The Ocean are gearing up for two tours opening for two different prog bands, a Europe/UK run opening for Australia's Karnivool and a North American tour opening for Norway's Leprous (including NYC's Sony Hall on March 9). They also have headlining Europe dates with pg.lost and Psychonaut, and some Europe/UK festivals. All dates and tickets here.
FURNACE FEST ADDITIONS
Furnace Fest 2022 has added Poison The Well, Counterparts, Life In Your Way, and Open Hand, all of whom had to drop off the 2021 lineup. They join previously announced names Alexisonfire, New Found Glory, Elliott (reunion), Quicksand, Integrity, Pedro the Lion, American Nightmare, and more. Tickets are on sale.
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE FT MADE KUTI
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will be on tour this summer in support of his and son Mádé Kuti's 2021 albums ‘Legacy +: Stop The Hate‘ and ‘For(e)ward‘.
Midnight Oil just released very good new album Resist, and have announced North American dates for what they're calling "The Final Tour." According to a press release, Midnight Oil "remain very open to recording new music together in future and supporting causes in which they believe but this will be their last tour."
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SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE / AIR WAVES
Canadian artist Sean Nicholas Savage will be on tour this spring with his live ensemble, featuring Pascal Chenard and Max-Elie O.Laroche. The first five shows -- Brooklyn (Baby's All Right on 3/14), Philly, Boston, Montreal, and Toronto -- are with Air Waves. All dates are here:
Chris Rock announced his first tour in five years earlier this week, and since then he's added a second NYC show.