The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
ARCADE FIRE / GRIZZLY BEAR
As mentioned, Arcade Fire are going on their 'Everything Now Continued' tour this year, and they've expanded it to include a show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. This one's an amazing double bill, with openers Grizzly Bear. Grizzly Bear also have tour dates of their own, including some co-headlining shows with Spoon, and a Hollywood Bowl show with TV on the Radio. All Arcade Fire dates HERE. All Grizzly Bear dates HERE.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
Stephin Merritt continues to tour his 50 Song Memoir opus, in which he wrote a song about every year of his first five decades of existence. With a theatrical stage show, each city of the tour gets two nights -- night 1 being the first 25 songs; night 2 being the other 25 -- and it stops in NYC for performances at the historic Apollo Theatre on June 15 & 16 (tickets). After that, the tour hits Pittsburgh, and Toronto. Head here for all dates and tickets.
NINE INCH NAILS / THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
Nine Inch Nails announced the third and final installment of their EP trilogy, and they also announced a big tour in support of it. Opening is the legendary Jesus & Mary Chain (who had NIN open their Automatic tour back in the day).
UK greats The Charlatans, who released their 14th album last year (which featured Johnny Marr, Paul Weller and more), will be touring this fall including a NYC stop at Elsewhere Hall.
Fresh off playing his first Crazy Horse shows in four years (always an amazing way to see him), Neil Young has now announced a solo tour (another amazing way to see him).
QUIET SLANG / ABI REIMOLD
Quiet Slang, Beach Slang frontman James Alex's project where he strips down his main band's songs for piano and cello, is releasing his debut album and beginning his tour next week. Today he revealed that promising Philly indie rocker Abi Reimold will open all dates, which is a cool pairing. All dates and tickets here.
CupcakKe may often be known for her raunchy raps, but as this year's great Ephorize proved, she's way more than just raunch. She's got some upcoming shows, including HARD Summer, an Asbury Park show, and more.
If you haven't checked out DJ Koze's new album, knock knock, yet, you really should: the German producer masterfully weaves innovative samples with his own chilled house beats, and the record features guest appearances from Roisin Murphy, Jose Gonzalez, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and more. He's got select DJ gigs on tap throughout 2018, including a stop at Primavera Sound and NYC's Brooklyn Mirage.
Genre-defying heavy greats Boris are playing LA and NYC surrounding their appearance at the stacked Psycho Las Vegas festival, and the LA show is with the Melvins.
Indie rock vets Superchunk returned this year with the awesome What A Time to Be Alive and they continue to remain busy on the road in support of it. Their tour hits Jersey City's White Eagle Hall with Sneaks on June 20, and they also have a free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show in Prospect Park with Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton the next night. All dates here.
Another veteran indie rock band, The Breeders, are also touring like crazy behind a great new album and also have a free Prospect Park show. Theirs is on August 11 with Speedy Ortiz, a band they've surely influenced. They just recently played three NYC-area shows. All upcoming Breeders dates here.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.