The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
No word yet on when Bedouine will release the follow-up to her great 2017 debut LP, but she's got a few upcoming festival appearances this year, including stops at Austin's SXSW this month and Las Vegas' Emerge in May. She has some other headlining shows on her schedule too, including a newly-added stop at NYC's Rough Trade on 6/6, and two California shows in Los Angeles and Sonoma, as well as three UK shows in March. All dates here.
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS
Brooklyn garage rockers The Mystery Lights are returning this year with their sophomore LP Too Much Tension!, out May 10 via Daptone/Wick Records. The band will be taking the new record on tour throughout North America, beginning with a stop at St. Simons Island, GA's Rafters tonight (3/6), before an appearance at Savannah Stopover Festival tomorrow (3/7) and then onto SXSW. Later, they've got a release show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on 5/18 (with Dirty Fences and Future Punx), and further shows in Chicago, Philly, LA, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, and tons more. You can view all dates here, and watch the video for "Someone Else is in Control," the lead single from Too Much Tension!, below.
Imogen Heap is reuniting with her Frou Frou partner Guy Sigsworth for their first shows together since 2003. The Mycelia World Tour kicks off on April 28 in Miami, FL, and from there heads to Washington DC, NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Austin, Seattle, and San Francisco. It wraps up with a Los Angeles show at The Greek Theatre on June 13, and tickets are on sale now.
PRINCESS (MAYA RUDOLPH AND GRETCHEN LEIBERUM)
Princess, the Prince cover band formed by SNL's Maya Rudolph and songwriter Gretchen Lieberum, have announced several 2019 tour dates. Their mini-tour kicks off in LA in April, before other dates in June happening in NYC (Irving Plaza on 6/13), San Francisco, Chicago, and Portland, before a final appearance at Bonnaroo on 6/16. Head here for all dates, and watch Princess' 2012 cover of "Darling Nikki" on Fallon below.
Malian group Songhoy Blues are bringing their joyous live show back to the U.S. for spring residencies in NYC (Baby's All Right on April 10, 17 & 24) and Los Angeles (Moroccan Lounge on May 9, 16 & 23). Tickets for both residencies go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 AM local time.
Austin-based garage punks Bad Sports released their most recent LP Constant Stimulation back in October, and the trio has recently revealed a full North American tour supporting the album. After a pair of SXSW dates later this month, the band will hit tons of cities throughout March and April including NYC (Saint Vitus on 4/5 with Foster Care and Big City), Miami, Philly, Chicago, Montreal, Ottawa, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and many others. You can check here for all those dates, and watch the band's new video for "Don't Deserve Love," below.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
Australia's glammy garage-punks Amyl & The Sniffers will be bringing their wild live show on tour across North America this year.
FLIPPER WITH DAVID YOW
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, SF punk icons Flipper -- with help from The Jesus Lizard's David Yow -- will be on tour this spring and summer.
UK band Penelope Isles, who hail from Isle of Man-via-Brighton and are led by siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, have signed to Bella Union and will release their debut album later this year. Details are still TBA but first single "Chlorine" is a delightful bit of buzzy, jazzy guitar pop. If you want to hear more, they're currently in the U.S. where they'll cram in shows at NYC's Berlin, The Delancey and Arlene's Grocery all on Friday (3/9, as part of the New Colossus Festival. Then they'll head to Austin for a whole bunch of SXSW appearances. All dates are here.
CITY OF CATERPILLAR
Screamo vets City of Caterpillar announced even more reunion dates happening before their appearance at Toronto's New Friends Fest.
Ellis, aka Ontario dreampop artist Linnea Siggelkow, released The Fuzz last year returned recently with new single "Something Blue" which you can stream below. She's on her way to Austin for SXSW, touring along the way, and is stopping in NYC this week for the New Colossus fest and other shows, playing four sets between Thursday and Sunday, including a free show at Pianos on Friday afternoon at 4:30 PM. All dates are here.
Inter Arma announced a lengthy tour beginning in May, including varying support from Thantifaxath, KEN mode, and Wayfarer.
Illinois-based Americana project Ohtis are gearing up to release their debut LP Curve of Earth on March 29, which deals with a variety of personal, dark topics relating to songwriter Sam Swinson, such as his religious upbringing, and past experiences with substance abuse. The album will be supported by a North American tour, with most dates supporting King Gizzard-related Aussie psych band The Murlocs. Ohtis will play a few Austin shows as part of SXSW this month, in addition to other stops in LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Portland, Vancouver, Cleveland, and Bozeman, before a UK tour leg in May. All dates are listed here, and you can stream their new single "Pervert Blood" below.
Detroit songwriter Stef Chura revealed tour dates behind her upcoming, Car Seat Headrest-produced LP Midnight.
EARTH / HELMS ALEE
Drone metal greats Earth are back with a new album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, along with a supporting tour with psychedelic sludge band Helms Alee.
Great UK singer-songwriter Graham Parker is celebrating his 40th anniversary of his classic album, Squeezing out Sparks, with a new acoustic version that'll be out April 12. You can listen to "Discovering Japan" from it below. He's also going on tour, stopping in Beginning in Sacramento, CA on April 5 and making his way East, with stops in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, DC, Boston, NYC (City Winery on May 6 & 7), Minneapolis and more. Head here for all dates.
Comedian Cameron Esposito will be testing out new material at a series of intimate shows in Brooklyn this spring.
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