tours announced: FACS/EITS, Wovenhand, Brant Bjork/Ecstatic Vision, Vida Blue, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
NYC rap supergroup Beast Coast, which features members of Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Joey Bada$$, and other Pro Era members, released their debut album Escape from New York earlier this year, and their tour supporting it starts tonight in Seattle, WA. They'll be on the road through late August, hitting Vancouver, Irvine CA (FivePoint Amphitheather on July 30), Los Angeles (Greek Theatre on July 31), Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, Columbus, Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC (8/22-8/23 at The Rooftop at Pier 17) and more. See all their dates here.
Montreal band Corridor have signed with Sub Pop, who will release the band's next album, details TBA. (In Montreal it will be out on Bonsound.) While we wait for that, Corridor have announced a few fall North American dates, including Philly, DC, Toronto, the M for Montreal festival, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, L.A. and more. All dates are here and you can watch the video for “Coup d'épée” from 2017's Supermercado below:
FACS (OPENING FOR EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY)
Chicago's FACS will be on tour with Russian Circles in September and right after that they'll be out with another instrumental band, post-rock greats Explosions in the Sky. Those dates -- part of EITS' 20th anniversary -- kick off October 10 in Knoxville and include both NYC-area stop stops in NYC (10/12 @ Starland Ballroom and 10/13 @ Knockdown Center), Buffalo, Detroit, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Houston and more. All dates are here.
WOVENHAND / JAYE JAYLE
Two metal-meets-non-metal acts, Wovenhand and Jaye Jayle (Evan of Young Widows), are hitting the road together this year leading up to Jaye Jayle's set at Levitation. The tour hits Chicago, Boston, Asbury Park (9/12 at AP Brewery), Philly, Brooklyn (9/14 at Saint Vitus), DC, Nashville, Denver, and more. All dates here. Wovenhand also posted yesterday, "New album near it’s completion."
UK artist Nilufer Yanya released her terrific, immediately appealing full-length debut earlier this year and tonight she kicks off her North American tour at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and also opens for Broken Social Scene in Prospect Park on Thursday. Other dates: DC, Camden, NJ for the XPoNential fest, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, and Toronto. All dates are here.
KAREN O & DANGER MOUSE
VIDA BLUE (mem PHISH, DEAD & CO)
Vida Blue -- aka Page McConnell - keyboard, vocals (Phish), Oteil Burbridge - bass (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band), Russell Batiste - drums (The Meters), and Adam Zimmon - guitar (Ziggy Marley, Shakira) -- have announced their first album in 15 years, Crossing Lines (due September 20 via ATO), shared new single "Analog Delay," and announced shows in DC, Philly, and the NYC-area (9/21 at The Capitol Theatre). All dates and more info here.
Richmond jazz group Butcher Brown (whose members have played with Jack White, Natalie Prass, Foxygen, Rapsody, Christian Scott, and more; and who toured with Kamasi Washington last year) have dates coming up, including a two-night, four-show Blue Note Jazz Club residency in October.
BRANT BJORK / ECSTATIC VISION
Stoner rock veteran and former Kyuss/Fu Manchu member Brant Bjork is hitting the road this year with heavy psych band Ecstatic Vision, which is a well-matched pairing. All dates (including Brooklyn's Kingsland on 9/19) here. Brant is also reissuing his 1999 solo debut Jalamanta for its 20th anniversary on September 13 via Heavy Psych Sounds, and Ecstatic Vision are releasing their new album For The Masses on September 20 via that same label. You can hear new single "Shut Up and Drive" below (via PopMatters).
Detroit's Electric Six just played two NYC-area shows as part of their summer tour, and the band have now added another to the end of that tour, playing Friday, July 26 at Knitting Factory. They've got shows in Wayne, PA and Buffalo, NY in October before heading to Europe. All dates are here.
NELS CLINE / MARC RIBOT
Nels Cline and Marc Ribot are both playing the "Alternative Guitar Summit 2019: The Music of Woodstock 50 Years After" which happens at Brooklyn Bowl on August 22. Nels will play Santana, and Marc will play Jimi Hendrix and Canned Heat, and the night also features Vernon Reid (Janis Joplin & Sly Stone), Brandon Seabrook (The Who and 10 Years After) and Joel Harrison (Richie Havens and The Grateful Dead). Marc has a few other shows, including a duo show with Julian Lage for a "The Stone at Happy Lucky #1" show in Brooklyn on 8/23 and a Chicago show on 8/24. Nels, meanwhile, plays "The Stone at Happy Lucky #1" on July 26 & 27, and plays a Nels Cline 4 quartet show (with Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder and Tom Rainey) at NYC'a Le Poisson Rouge on August 20.
MOOR MOTHER / JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
Moor Mother (aka Philly musician/poet/artist/activist Camae Ayewa) and Jerusalum in My Heart (aka Lebanon-born, Montreal-based artist and producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh) are playing a few shows together this fall, including Providence, RI on 9/25, Toronto on 9/27 and Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on 9/28. Moor Mother has a few other shows, including Portland ME on 9/4 and JIMH has shows in Montreal and Boston.
Robert Glasper has once again announced a fall residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club, and he has a few other dates coming up too.
BEACH SLANG opening for GOO GOO DOLLS
Beach Slang, who got a lot of comparisons to early '90s era Goo Goo Dolls when they first broke out, will now tour with the Goo Goo Dolls.
Forward-thinking jazz vibraphonist Joel Ross released his very good debut album KingMaker this year, and he's playing some shows, including Newport Jazz Fest, BRIC JazzFest, and a Blue Note Jazz Club show.
THE BOUNCING SOULS / THE BRONX / OFF WITH THEIR HEADS / etc
The Bouncing Souls will continue to celebrate their 30th anniversary on tour through the end of 2019, including a December run with The Bronx, Off With Their Heads, and The Bar Stool Preachers.
David Tibet hasn't played a Current 93 show in NYC in 20 years, but that should change with two shows in April 2020.
ALL OUT WAR
Upstate NY metallic hardcore vets All Out War are streaming their new album today, and they've also got upcoming tour dates with Eyehategod, Sheer Terror, In Cold Blood, Nile, Terrorizer, Agnostic Front, Prong, Outer Heaven, and more.
Boston indie rockers Pile announced a fall tour in support of this year's Green and Gray.
Toronto’s dark dancepop group TR/ST released Part 1 of their two-part The Destroyer this past spring, and Part 2 will be out this fall. Details for Part 2 haven’t been released, but TR/ST did just announce fall tour dates, which include stops in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Denver, San Antonio, Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, NYC, and more.
Anna hasn't toured the U.S. since 2013 but she'll be coming over in December for a few shows.
TEGAN AND SARA
Tegan and Sara are going on their first tour in nearly two years, in support of their upcoming album Hey, I'm Just Like You and memoir High School. They'll be on the road as a duo, playing mostly acoustic sets of new material (as well as some older songs) starting at Brooklyn's Murmrr Theatre on September 24, and heading throughout North America. See all of their dates here.
MAGNETIC FIELDS / GOTHIC ARCHIES / FUTURE BIBLE HEROES
Stephin Merritt will bring most of his myriad musical projects to NYC's Symphony Space for a fall residency.