Tour news: Self Esteem, CupcakKe, The Sleeping, The Messthetics / James Brandon Lewis, Roy Ayers, more
Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
Self Esteem, aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor, just performed on James Corden last night (watch below) and has announced a couple of West Coast shows - Los Angeles Teragram Ballroom on 4/6 and San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop on 4/7 -- that happen just ahead of her previously announced NYC show (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/12). Head here for all dates.
Phish announced multi-night runs in Seattle, Berkeley and Los Angeles.
Coachella announced their 2023 lineup which includes headliners Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK, along with Rosalía, Bjork, Gorillaz, Burna Boy, boygenius, Blondie, Charli XCX, Pusha T, Wet Leg, Yves Tumor, Yaeji, Christine & the Queens, Weyes Blood, Alex G, Snail Mail, Noname, Sudan Archives, The Breeders, Doechii, Flo Milli, GloRilla, Latto, Ethel Cain, The Linda Lindas, and much more.
It was a huge day for festival announcements today, with Bonnaroo announcing theirs too, which includes headliners Kendrick Lamar, Odesza and Foo Fighters, plus Paramore, Baby Keem, Portugal. The Man, Lil Nas X, Tyler Childers, My Morning Jacket, Marcus Mumford, Pixies, Korn, Sylvan Esso, Fleet Foxes, Sheryl Crow, and more.
SONIC TEMPLE 2023
More festivals: Columbus, OH's Sonic Temple announced its 2023 lineup, including Tool, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, KISS, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Knocked Loose, Jawbreaker, Puscifer, Suicidal Tendencies, Anti-Flag, and more.
NYC band Why Bonnie have announced tour dates with Foyer Red and Kolezanka surrounding their appearance at SXSW, including stops in Nashville, Chicago, DC, Philly and Brooklyn (TV Eye on 3/25). They've also got dates this month with Sun June. All dates are here, and you can check out their new single, "Apple Tree."
CHISEL (TED LEO)
Chisel, Ted Leo's '90s mod-punk band, are reuniting for a tour in celebration of The Numero Group reissue of their final album.
Shoegaze / psych greats Lilys just announced their first East Coast shows in six years.
FATHER JOHN MISTY
After a run in Europe and the UK in February and March, Father John Misty will travel the US in the spring supporting 2022’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century.
In celebration of the upcoming physical release of their newest album No Rules Sandy, Sylvan Esso have announced a major North American tour for summer 2023 with GRRL, Dehd, and Indigo De Souza opening at various points along the way.
M83's Anthony Gonzalez says “I wanted this record to be very impactful live,“ of his upcoming album, and we'll see how that plays out on the group's 2023 tour.
Meg Remy will release Bless This Mess, the eighth U.S. Girls album, in February, and will take it to the people this spring.
Jazz and funk great Roy Ayers will be bringing his good vibes to Brooklyn's Elsewhere on March 4 for an all-around good show with Yaya Bey and dreamcastmoe.
Animal Collective's Avey Tare has a new album on the way, and will tour as well.
MUNA / NOVA TWINS
In addition to opening some of Taylor Swift's tour, Muna will be out with Nova Twins this spring.
Long Island post-hardcore band The Sleeping have announced their first show in nearly a decade, happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on February 17 with Death Spiral.
We're hoping that 2023 is the year modern metalcore greats Knocked Loose finally release their third full-length--which would be their first album since 2019's A Different Shade of Blue and first new music sine their 2021 EP A Tear in the Fabric--and it's looking likely, especially since they're also playing tons of major festivals this year.
THE MESSTHETICS / JAMES BRANDON LEWIS
Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is gearing up to release his first album for ANTI- and will soon be on the road with pals The Messthetics (featuring Fugazi's Joe Lally and Brendan Canty, plus guitarist Anthony Pirog). The co-headlining tour begins in San Diego on February 22 and wraps up at Knoxville's Big Ears Festival, and the NYC stop is at Le Poisson Rouge on 3/20. Head here for all dates.
TALIB KWELI W/ SLICK RICK, RAKIM, DMC, MORE
Talib Kweli returns to NYC's Blue Note for three nights on February 7-9 where he'll be joined by jazz great Bob James and a few genuine hip hop legends: DMC (2/7), Slick Rick (2/8) and Rakim (2/9). There are early and late shows each night, and tickets are on sale now.
UK artist Billy Nomates releases her second album this week and just announced her first-ever North American dates.
UK Black feminist punk trio Big Joanie have announced their first-ever North American tour, kicking off in the spring.
THE MURDER CAPITAL
Dublin band The Murder Capital release their second album on January 20, and their tour happens this spring around Coachella.
Superheaven's debut full-length, Jar, turns 10 this year, and the band, which was still going by the name Daylight when the album was originally released, will celebrate with a US tour.