The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
We're still waiting on a debut album from Bronx rapper Maliibu Miitch, who has released a lot of promising singles over the past few years, but meanwhile she announced a tour for 2020. All dates and tickets (including Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on 2/23) here.
A-Trak's got a handful of dates coming up, including a Miami edition of Fool's Gold Night Off this Friday (12/6), a New Year's Eve show in Houston, a slot on Holy Ship! Wrecked in January, a just-announced NYC show on March 20 at Elsewhere Hall, and more. Dates here.
Atlanta’s gothy, soulful Algiers have shared a new track from their forthcoming There is No Year which is out in January. They just shared punky new single “Void,” and announced a few tour dates happening the week of the album's release. They'll play Atlanta, Raleigh, Baltimore, Philly and Brooklyn (Rough Trade on 1/22). Right after that, they'll head to the UK and Europe, and will be back in North America for a longer tour around SXSW. All dates are here.
Jawbox made a triumphant return this year with their first shows in 20+ years, and frontman J Robbins is also staying busy with his solo career. He released his first-ever (and very good) solo album, Un-becoming, and then a two-song single, and now his solo tour begins in Philly tonight (12/5) and then hits Brooklyn's Saint Vitus for a BrooklynVegan-presented show on Friday (12/6) (tickets). After that, J plays Allston, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Columbus. Openers vary by night. All dates and more info here.
THE CULT - A SONIC TEMPLE 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The Cult's East Coast leg of their A Sonic Temple 30th anniversary tour gets underway Friday at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ and then hits Port Chester, NY's Capitol Theatre on Saturday, the DC area on Sunday, Long Island's The Paramount on Monday, and then it wraps up with dates in Connecticut, Boston and Atlantic City.
Jamaican dancehall boundary-pushers Equiknoxx, who released the terrific Eternal Children album earlier this year, are in NYC this weekend, with a screening of their Eternal Children film tonight at SNS Bar. They'll then play the Mixpak 10th Anniversary Party at The Dance on Friday night. They're performing live, as are HoodCelebrityy, plus DJ sets from DJ Marfox, Florentino, JUBILEE, Manara, Blazer Sound, The Large, and Dre Skull. Those are their only current U.S. appearances.
ROTTING CHRIST / BORKNAGAR / WOLFHEART / ABIGAIL WILLIAMs / IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT
It was recently revealed that the 2020 Devastation on the Nation tour would feature Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant, and now all dates, cities, and venues (including Saint Vitus in Brooklyn) are announced and on sale.
Chicago’s Twin Peaks have been on tour supporting their first album in three years, Lookout Low, with Lala Lala and OHMME, including an NYC show at Webster Hall on December 6. That’s sold out, so they’ve added a second, significantly smaller show at The Dance on December 7, the next night.
Indiana indie rock band Hoops released their debut album Routines in 2017 and then called it quits. They’re back and played their first show in more that two years at NYC's The Dance on Wednesday. They've added another show at The Dance TONIGHT (doors 11 PM) with Poppies, and will open for Whitney in Chicago on Sunday.
SHOPPING / AUTOMATIC
MAYHEM / ABBATH / GATECREEPER / IDLE HANDS
The lineup for the 2020 Decibel Magazine Tour is now complete and includes new additions Gatecreeper and Idle Hands.
WICCA PHASE / GLITTERER / ANXIOUS / CREEKS
Three solo offshoots of key 2010s emo/punk/post-hardcore bands are beginning a tour together this week: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (the emo-trap project of former Tigers Jaw co-frontman Adam McIlwee), Glitterer (the bedroom pop project of Title Fight co-frontman Ned Russin), and Creeks (the auto-tune-friendly project of Jon Simmons, frontman of the now-defunct Balance and Composure). Also along for the ride is Anxious, a promising new Triple B Records-signed Connecticut emo/post-hardcore band who should very much appeal to fans of Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, and Balance and Composure.