tours announced: Brian Wilson, Alcest, Rome, Curls (ex-Girls), Black Lips, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Curls, the new band from former Girls frontman Christopher Owens, were supposed to play Brooklyn last year but those shows ended up not happening. The trio will now make their East Coast debut in December with two shows in NYC -- Elsewhere Zone One on 12/12 and Berlin on 12/13 -- as well as dates in DC and Philly. All dates are here.
Mountain Man, the trio featuring Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarle and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, will kick off their first tour in six years on Monday (10/22) in Washington, DC, followed by shows in Philly, Brooklyn (10/25 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg), Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. It's in support of new album Magic Ship and all dates are here.
DAYS OF DARKNESS
The Maryland Deathfest-presented Days of Darkness festival happens next weekend (10/27-10/28) with a stacked lineup that includes Alcest, Blue Oyster Cult, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (performing their score to Suspiria), Rome, Bell Witch, StatiqBloom, Earth, Acid Witch, Bang, Crowhurst, and more. (Anna Von Hausswolff was part of the initial lineup but she had to cancel all US dates.) You can still get tickets.
If you're looking for a cool metal fest to travel to, Days of Darkness is worth it, but if you're in NYC, the following weekend you can see two of those same acts at the first-ever US edition of Prophecy Fest, including headliners Alcest, and Crowhurst. (The last time Alcest played NYC, it was a headlining set at Irving Plaza, so this fest at the much smaller Knitting Factory will be much more up close and personal.) Prophecy Fest happens 11/2 with Novembers Doom, So Hideous, Kayo Dot, Xasthur, and Völur; and 11/3 with Alcest, Eye of Nix, Crowhurst, Year of the Cobra, and 1476. The only place to buy tickets is at Prophecy's site, but we're also giving away a pair at our metal sister site Invisible Oranges (who are proudly co-presenting the fest).
Meanwhile, Days of Darkness and Prophecy Fest (where they are playing Kodama in full, plus a “best-of” set) are just two dates on Alcest's North American tour, which also stops in Montreal, Boston, Chicago, and LA. All dates here. The French black metal/shoegaze band's latest album is 2016's Kodama.
Speaking of Rome, Days of Darkness is a rare chance to see the Luxembourg-based "anti-fascist neo folk" act in the US. Their only other dates are in Europe and Russia, including some imminent fall shows and a 2019 tour. Their new album Le Ceneri di Heliodoro is due in 2019, but first they'll put out a 7" single for "One Lion's Roar" on November 16. Earlier this year, they released the album Hall of Thatch and you can stream that here:
Beach Boy Brian Wilson has more Pet Sounds shows coming up, which now run through June 2019 (they're called "the final performances" of the album, though he's been saying that for a while and the tour keeps expanding... not that we're complaining). He's also got his Beach Boys Christmas Album tour coming up around the holidays (including NJ and Staten Island shows), and a few "greatest hits" shows, including one next week at New Brunswick, NJ's State Theatre (11/1). All dates here.
Psych-garage vets Black Lips have expanded their fall tour, which now includes two holiday shows in the NYC area: a Meltasia-presented "Christmas With Black Lips" show at BSP Kingston on 12/14 with The Nude Party, and then the holiday edition of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance off at Elsewhere on 12/15 with Advertisers and Gnarcicists. (They play St. Louis, MO on Halloween, too.) Before that they're on the road with Iceage which hits NYC for two shows. Head here for all dates.
Art-rap group Brockhampton are currently on tour supporting their great new album Iridescence, and they're set to bring their super fun live show to Boston this Saturday (10/20) followed by a three-night run at NYC's Terminal 5. The run begins on Sunday (10/21) and continues Monday (10/22) and Wednesday (10/24). The first two nights are sold out, but night three is still on sale. All dates here.
Molly's new album, Twenty Twenty is out in two weeks and before that she'll be on a short North American tour, including a sold-out show Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One, plus dates in Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. She'll be back at Elsewhere, but in the bigger Hall, on March 13 (tickets) which so far is her only announced 2019 show.
Empress Of's great new album Us is out today and she announced a 2019 international tour supporting it.
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND opening for STARS
My Brightest Diamond announced her new album and tour dates, including a run opening Stars' North American fall tour.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.