The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
BRIAN WILSON CHRISTMAS TOUR
Thanksgiving is behind us, which means we're fully in the season where you're hearing holiday music everywhere you go. One of the most classic holiday albums, 1964's The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album, is being performed in full on tour by Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, and that tour begins tonight. Like at his Pet Sounds shows, Brian will be joined by fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin (and other musicians). The tour includes NYC-area shows in NJ and Staten Island. All dates here.
THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones' 2019 US tour went on presale today, and many of those presales sold right now. They already added second NYC-area and Chicago shows, which go on presale Thursday.
DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS
Durand Jones & The Indications just announced their next LP, American Love Call, will be out March 1 and have shared the swooning, string-laden single "You Don't Know" which you can listen to below. They've also just announced a 2019 tour. It currently does not include SXSW but it does kick off in Houston right around that time and has them crossing North America, including shows L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, DC, Philly, Brooklyn (4/17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg), Boston and more. Head here for all dates.
Japanese four-piece CHAI, who really push the kawaii factor in addition to being a generally awesome group, will be back in the U.S. for SXSW 2019 and are touring around the festival as well, hitting Washington DC, Brooklyn (Market Hotel on 3/19), Toronto, Boise, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. All dates are here and watch the new video for "Great Job":
TEEN (W/ METHYL ETHEL)
Having just announced new album, Good Fruit, Brooklyn sisterly trio TEEN will be on the road opening for Methyl Ethel in 2019 right after SXSW, including shows in L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Brooklyn (3/29 @ Elsewhere), and DC. Before that tour, they'll play a free Dr Marten's presented show Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on 1/16. All dates are here.
ANDY SHAUF / HALEY HEYNDERICKX
While he's got a new album with his project Foxwarren on the way, Andy Shauf will be playing some full band under his own name in February, including many in Canada (Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City), and in the U.S. (Burlington, Portland, ME, Providence, Jersey City, and Buffalo). Portland folk singer Haley Heynderickx (who released her very good debut album this year) opens most shows and all dates are here.
ALIEN WEAPONRY OPENING FOR MINISTRY AND CARPENTER BRUT
Industrial vets Ministry and synthwaver Carpenter Brut recently began their tour together, and while Igorrr was initially scheduled to open, he was replaced by a very interesting group: Alien Weaponry. They're from New Zealand, they're still in their teens, and they combine metal with the indigenous New Zealand Māori culture. "The music really goes with that kind of aggressive style of vocal delivery," drummer Henry de Jong told NPR. "And so for us to be singing in Māori and doing it in this kind of haka style, I think it works really well." Haka is the traditional war dance of the Māori people, and as Alien Weaponry's videos tend to show, it's pretty fucking metal to begin with. The tour takes tonight off, resumes in the Chicago area on Thursday (11/29),and hits NYC's Irving Plaza on December 7. All dates here.
THE END OF THE OCEAN / TIDES OF MAN
Post-rock groups The End of the Ocean (whose first album in eight years comes out in January via Equal Vision) and Tides of Man (who released Every Nothing this year) are teaming for a January tour, including stops in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Allston, Philly, and more. All dates here.
Power pop staples Telekinesis are releasing their fifth album Effuxion on February 22 via Merge, and they just shared the lyric video for "Set A Course." They also announced a tour supporting the album, including stops in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philly, Brooklyn (4/16 at Rough Trade), DC, Nashville, Austin, LA, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more. All dates and tickets here.
While Mike Kinsella has been busy with the reunited American Football, his solo project Owen now announced some 2019 tour dates.
HATEBREED / OBITUARY / CRO-MAGS / TERROR / FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
Metalcore vets Hatebreed are going on a 25th anniversary tour with some killer openers, including Obituary and Cro-Mags, who Hatebreed have acknowledged as influences and covered on their 2009 covers album.
Hardcore maniacs Graf Orlock have shared another song off their upcoming album Examination of Violent Cinema, Volume 1 (which you can hear at Kerrang) and also announced three Northeast shows for January: 1/11 at Philly's Barbary, 1/12 at Providence's Al Dios, and 1/13 at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.