tours announced: Charly Bliss, Lithics, Ryley Walker, The Color Fred, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Portland's jagged, minimal LITHICS will be back on the other side of North America this summer for dates in June surrounding their appearance at Wilco's Solid Sound festival, starting in Washington, DC on 6/19 and wrapping up at Brooklyn's Union Pool on 6/30, with other shows in Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, Toronto, and the Boston area. All dates are here and listen to 2018's terrific Mating Surfaces:
Ryley Walker recently canceled his European tour to take care of some mental health issues, but he does have a couple U.S. dates on the horizon. He'll play THING, the new Washington State festival from the creators of Sasquatch, and he's also just announced a Rocks Off Concert Cruise in NYC, happening June 20 aboard The Lucille.
With their new album, Young Enough, out next week, Charly Bliss have added an NYC release show in-store, happening at Rough Trade on May 16. You just need to buy the album or CD at the store to attend and there's a signing afterwards. More info here. That's right after they get back from a short European tour, and their North American headlining tour starts in June and includes a show at Bowery Ballroom and opening for Chvrches at Radio City Music Hall. All dates are here.
THE COLOR FRED
The Color Fred, the project of Fred Mascherino who was guitarist/co-vocalist of Taking Back Sunday for Where You Want To Be and Louder Now and used to front Breaking Pangaea (among other things), are back with their first new song in a decade, "Don't Give Up On Me." It's the kind of melodic, slightly mathy post-hardcore that Fred's always excelled at, and it sounds like he hasn't lost his touch one bit. He also announced Philly and Brooklyn shows.
Luna will be touring this fall, where they'll play either 1993’s ’Bewitched’ or 1995’s ’Penthouse’ in full, with a second set of favorites from the rest of their catalogue. They've expanded their tour and have also added a few show where they'll play their 1992 debut album, ’Lunapark,’ as well.
PHILLY FOLK FESTIVAL
the 58th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival happens August 15-18 at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, PA. This year's lineup includes David Crosby & Friends, Margo Price, The Mavericks, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Amanda Shires and more. Head here for all the details.
Brutal death metal vets Brodequin are playing the Stonehenge, Quebec Deathfest, and Masters of Grind festivals this year (more info), and they're also coming to NYC for their first show here in 18 years on October 19 at Brooklyn Bazaar. Support comes from Encenathrakh and Thætas.
THE ROOTS with A CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE SITUATION
The Roots are teaming with A Christian McBride Situation for some shows this year, including LA's Hollywood Bowl and Newark's NJPAC. The Roots also have Roots Picnic and other dates.
Former Fugees member and long-running solo artist Wyclef Jean has some upcoming dates this year, including Interswitch One Africa Music Fest with Burna Boy and others at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk on August 10, a Staten Island show, and more.
IRON CHIC / TOYS THAT KILL
Two great melodic punk bands, Iron Chic and Toys That Kill, are teaming up for a short East Coast tour in July, hitting DC, Philly, Brooklyn, Asbury Park, Lancaster, and Boston. All dates here. Tickets for all shows on sale now.
Rising pop artist Kim Petras played her first headlining shows ever back in February, and now she's announced the "Broken Tour," named after her recent single. Kim hits Nashville, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more in June, and she stops in NYC for two shows: one at Irving Plaza, and the other opening for Grace Jones at Pride Island. See all dates here.
Baroness announced acoustic in-stores in various Northeast cities to celebrate the release of their upcoming album Gold & Grey. They've also got a proper tour coming up.
The National expanded their tour, adding an intimate NYC release show and more.
Snail Mail is continuing to promote last year's Lush, and has just announced more tour dates, including shows in the Midwest, Southwest, and West Coast for August 2019, plus new shows in Los Angeles and NYC (which is a second here Duster).
Roddy Bottom's band Imperial Teen are back, and will release their first album in seven years in July. They're also playing shows, hitting Brooklyn, San Francisco and Los Angeles this summer in addition to an appearance at Merge Records' 30th Anniversary fest.
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