tours announced: Ariana Grande, Ozzy at Rocklahoma, Deafheaven/Gojira, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
OZZY OSBOURNE HEADLINING ROCKLAHOMA
Ozzy Osbourne's farewell tour has expanded once again, as he was just announced as one of the headliners for Rocklahoma, which goes down May 24-26. The lineup also Ace Frehley, and... not much else worth talking about. More info here.
SONIC TEMPLE - COMEDY/SPOKEN WORD LINEUP
Speaking of hard rock festivals, the much more appealing Sonic Temple (Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Ghost, Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Hives, Refused, Mark Lanegan, more) has announced the lineup for the comedy & spoken word tent, which includes Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, Pussy Riot's Nadya, Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore, and more.
DAUGHTERS (new openers announced)
While Daughters gear up for their tour, they're keeping the anticipation high with the release of the NSFW video for "Less Sex" off last year's excellent comeback album You Won't Get What You Want. UPDATE: Blanck Mass was supposed to open this tour but sadly had to drop off due to a death in the family, and he was replaced by Wolf Eyes, Cult Leader, Gouge Away, and HIDE on select dates. No new opener announced for NYC (yet?). Updated schedule here.
Now that Ariana Grande is headlining Coachella, she had to postpone some of the April dates on her tour for July. The four NYC shows (6/14 & 6/15 at Barclays Center, 6/18 & 6/19 at MSG) are unaffected. Updated dates here. Also, Variety reports that multiple sources tell them Ariana is booked to headline Lollapalooza.
DEAFHEAVEN / GOJIRA
Deafheaven and Gojira are the two metal bands playing Bonnaroo 2019, and they've now announced three North Carolina shows together happening right before that festival. Deafheaven also have their co-headlining tour with Baroness coming up, and Gojira (who are expected to release a new album this year) have a few other festival dates (Sonic Temple, Chicago Open Air, Hellfest).
Blaqk Audio, the synthpop side project of AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget, are releasing a new album this year and supporting it on a tour that includes NYC shows on April 1 at Bowery Ballroom and April 2 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All dates here.
Having recently announced 75th birthday shows for bassist Jack Casady happening in NJ and NYC, jam vets Hot Tuna have now added a run of Electric Hot Tuna shows for August and September. Some are with The David Bromberg Quintet (including Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on 8/15 and Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on 8/16), and some are with Traffic's Dave Mason (including Long Island's Theatre at Westbury on 8/17 and New Haven's College Street Music Hall on 8/20). All dates here.
Snazzy dresser and yacht rock lover Dent May just released a new single where he covers Leon Ware's "Why I Came to California." Appropriately enough, Dent will be on an all-California tour this month, hitting Costa Mesa, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. All dates are listed here.
ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY / WILD PINK / THE OBSESSIVES
NYC indie rockers Active Bird Community (who released their Barsuk debut Amends last year) are currently on a short US tour with their labelmates Charly Bliss, and they'll head to Europe/the UK afterwards for dates with Slothrust. After coming home, they'll play a just-announced one-off at Bowery Ballroom on 3/2 with their heartland rock-ish neighbors Wild Pink (who released Yolk in the Fur on Tiny Engines last year) and Philly indie-punks The Obsessives. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon with a Citi presale starting Tuesday (1/15) at 10 AM. All Active Bird Community dates here.
WHITECHAPEL / DYING FETUS / REVOCATION / more
Whitechapel and Dying Fetus are co-headlining the 2019 Chaos & Carnage Tour, and there's support from a bunch of bands including Revocation (who released the very solid The Outer Ones last year). The tour begins at NJ's Starland Ballroom on April 18, before hitting Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and more. All dates here.
Post-hardcore greats Jawbox are finally back and announced a reunion tour, which will be their first tour in over 20 years (and first time playing together since playing Fallon in 2009).
TURNSTILE / TURNOVER
The similarly named (but very different sounding) Turnstile and Turnover are touring together around the same time they both play Coachella.
BALANCE & COMPOSURE with TIGERS JAW, TOUCHE AMORE, MEWITHOUTYOU & more
Balance & Composure announced their final tour, and they'll be joined by their friends Tigers Jaw, Touche Amore, mewithoutYou, and other bands TBA at select dates.
The Who have announced dates for their 2019 orchestral tour, which includes NYC-area shows at MSG and Jones Beach, two nights at LA's Hollywood Bowl, and stops in Nashville, the Chicago area, Philly, Detroit, Toronto, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, and more.
Roxy Music frontman and longtime solo artist Bryan Ferry announced a tour where he'll be playing the songs of Roxy Music's Avalon. There's a BrooklynVegan presale this week for the NYC date.
BOB WEIR + WOLF BROS
Bob Weir announced a 2019 tour with his new trio Wolf Bros, who play stripped-down versions of Grateful Dead songs. The tour ends with a slot at the inaugural BeachLife Festival, which also includes Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, and more.
Having just performed on Fallon with Noname and Saba, Smino announced a 2019 tour surrounding Coachella.
Having just played NYC's Winter Jazzfest and a late-night show at the Blue Note, UK jazz group Ezra Collective have added a show at Rough Trade NYC to their 2019 US tour (which also hits SXSW).
ELIZABETH COLOUR WHEEL
Dark, genre-defying band Elizabeth Colour Wheel announced a new album and tour, beginning with the previously announced Flenser showcase in NYC.
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