tours announced: Arcade Fire, Jungle, Brockhampton, The Decemberists, more
In NYC at the moment for this weekend's SNL (they're also dropping a double-feature music video starring Toni Collette), Arcade Fire have expanded their 2018 tour, adding six new U.S. headline shows in July. including Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, NC, Bristow, VA and the Detroit Area. Tickets for those shows go on sale Tuesday, March 20 and sll dates are here.
Speaking of Montreal bands, Braids are working on the follow-up to 2015's Deep in the Iris and will be testing out new material on a spring tour. They've got dates in Europe in April and a few North American East Coast dates in May, including Washington, DC (5/8), Philadelphia (5/9) and Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on 5/11. All dates are here.
Fast-rising rap group Brockhampton released three of our favorite albums of 2017 and they say they're set to release their fourth album this year. They recently toured (including three sold-out NYC shows) and now they're set to hit the road again in late spring. The new dates include a return to NYC for Governors Ball, plus stops in Clifton Park, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, and more. All dates HERE.
JULIEN BAKER / BECCA MANCARI
Currently on tour in the UK with Belle & Sebastian, Julien Baker will back in North America this summer for dates that include a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park with Vagabon and headliner Courtney Barnett. After that she'll head back to Europe in August for shows with Becca Mancari (who plays our Thursday SXSW day party at Cheer Up Charlies). All dates are listed here.
They have yet to follow up their 2014 debut, but UK dance duo Jungle are bringing their seven-piece live show to the U.S. this spring for dates surrounding Coachella. They'll also be back this summer, playing Festivals like Bonnaroo and Osheaga and have added some headline shows, too, like at NYC's Brooklyn Steel on June 18. All tour dates are here.
With their terrific, synthy new album out this week, The Decemberists are gearing up for a busy 2018 of touring, including a big Prospect Park show this summer that's part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. They've added even more dates, including Mountain Jam 2018 and at Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Theatre on June 12.
David Byrne is very very very busy in 2018, having just released a new album, and will basically be playing shows now through the fall. (His "untethered" live show looks really cool.) His late summer leg with Tune-Yards -- which includes two NYC shows -- has just added a bunch more dates.
MONKS OF DOOM
Camper Van Beethoven side project Monks of Doom will release new album The Brontë Pin on March 23 and you can check out the video for "Up from the Cane" below. The band will also be touring this spring, including an NYC show at Berlin on May 23 with Alejandro Escovedo.
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR
Willie Nelson is doing his traveling 'Outlaw Music Festival" again in 2018 and, at various shows on the tour, has Elvis Costello, Sturgill Simpson, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, and more.
Katy Davidson's influential mid-'00s indie rock band Dear Nora just announced their first album in 12 years and they'll be playing shows too.
Talented harpist and songwriter Mary Lattimore has a new album out in May and will be on tour this spring, including a NYC release show plus dates with Iceage.
Superior surf rockers La Luz, who will release new album Floating Features in May, are assaulting SXSW this week (catch them at our Saturday day party) and will then hit the rest of North America later this year, including two NYC shows in June.
Brooklyn metal vets will head out on a short tour in May and June, including dates with Bloodbath and Barishi.
Metalcore vets Hatebreed have expanded their tour, including a NYC show on a boat.