tours announced: Bob Seger, The Mercury Program, Bernice, ESG, Nadia Reid, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
THE MERCURY PROGRAM
Post-rockers The Mercury Program announced their first tour in a couple years, celebrating the reissue of their excellent 2002 LP A Data Learn The Language. They'll be playing the record live in its entirety throughout November, stopping in Tampa, Atlanta, NYC (Brooklyn Bazaar on 11/15), Philly, Washington D.C., and more. All dates here.
Following a back surgery that caused him to postpone dates in 2017, heartland rock icon Bob Seger has announced he'll soon be heading out on his final tour, accompanied by the Silver Bullet Band. This includes final shows in Kansas City, Louisville, Atlanta, Buffalo, Portland, Los Angeles, and more. Find all upcoming dates here.
RICHARD REED PARRY
Songwriter and Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry is touring this fall, and he recently announced a show at Brooklyn's Murmrr Theatre on 11/27. He'll also be appearing at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption in LA, and doing further shows in Seattle, Toronto, Portland, and more. View the full list of dates here.
Toronto art pop group Bernice are touring behind Puff: In the air without a shape, which came out earlier this year on Arts & Crafts. The tour stops in Boston, New Haven, Philly, Brooklyn (12/6 at Alphaville), Baltimore, DC, and more. All dates and tickets here. Along with the announcement, they released a new video from their new album:
SHEER TERROR / CARNIVORE A.D.
NYHC vets Sheer Terror have just one show coming up at the moment, and it's a hometown holiday show with co-headliners Carnivore A.D. (which features 2/3 of Carnivore's Retaliation era lineup). Opening is Agents of Man, World Demise, and Shackled. Tickets are on sale.
Garage rocker and King Khan cohort Mark Sultan is touring this fall with dates in NYC (Our Wicked Lady on 10/10 and Berlin on 10/11), Montreal, Toronto, and more. (For the Our Wicked Lady show he'll be backed by The Mystery Lights.) Mark is also touring the UK, and you can see all dates on Mark's Facebook page.
Over the course of 2018, NYC post-punk icons ESG have been touring in celebration of their 40th anniversary as a band, and they've since announced their two final USA shows this year at Los Angeles' Regent Theatre on 10/25, and Brooklyn's Elsewhere Hall on 12/5.
Irish garage punks Oh Boland will be in the U.S. to play Gonerfest in Memphis next week and will play a few other dates leading up to that, starting September 24 at Alphaville in Brooklyn with Shark Toys and Flex also on the bill. They'll also play Columbus and Detroit before hitting Gonerfest -- all dates are here and you can listen to 2016's terrific Split Milk, below.
Coming off the heels of his newest project 777, Atlanta rapper and A$AP Mob collaborator Key! recently announced an NYC show at S.O.B.'s 10/24, with support from RetroI$Awesome and LiveFreeRize. IT appears to be a one-off for now.
LEFSETZ VS FLOM
Bob Lefsetz, music industry insider who publishes "The Lefsetz Letter" and very successful A&R man Jason Flom will interview each other on this speaking tour. They'll "answer the questions you want to know," says Bob, "like how did Flom sign all those acts and how did I go from zero to where I am now." The October tour hits Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as two separate NYC events. All dates and ticket links are here.
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has been touring throughout much of 2018, and he has hometown-area shows coming up: Long Island at Huntington's The Paramount on 10/8, and Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater on 10/9. He'll also be playing Illinois, Australia, and possibly more TBA. All dates can be viewed here.
NJ punks Screaming Females are currently touring behind their newest LP All At Once, with an upcoming show at Brooklyn's Warsaw on 10/26 with openers Kitten Forever. Today, the band has announced a pair of special New Year's Eve shows at Chicago's The Kitchen on 12/30 and 12/31. Find all upcoming dates here.
New Zealand folk songwriter Nadia Reid, who toured with Jason Isbell earlier this year, announced a show at NYC's Berlin on 10/29, with more dates expected to be announced soon. Her last album, Preservation, was one of our favorites of 2017.
Veteran rapper Brother Ali announced a tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of his 2003 sophomore album Shadows On The Sun, which includes stops in Washington D.C., Boston, NYC (Gramercy Theatre on 11/3), Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/21) at 9AM, and full list of dates can be found here.
2 DOPE QUEENS
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams announced shows at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre to tape the upcoming second season of 2 Dope Queens for HBO.
Metallica's fall tour starts in October, and they have expanded it to include an acoustic charity show in San Francisco. They also play (non-acoustic) shows in New York, Pennsylvania, Vegas, Portland, Nashville, Cleveland, and more.
THE NATVRAL (KIP FROM PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART)
With TPOBPAH in hibernation, Kip Berman is now making folky pop as The Natvral. He's just announced the project's debut EP, and he'll be on tour this fall with Toronto band Tallies, plus NYC dates opening for Graham Coxon (Blur), Hatchie and more.
THE SOFT MOON
Modern goth/industrial act The Soft Moon are on tour in Europe as we speak, will wrap up the year with a West Coast tour (including two L.A. shows with Nine Inch Nails), and just announced East Coast dates for 2019.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.