The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
FOO FIGHTERS "DC JAM" FESTIVAL 2020"
After three years of their annual Cal Jam festival, Foo Fighters are bringing the festivities to Washington D.C., in honor of the band's 25th anniversary. The band's inaugural D.C. JAM festival goes down at Landover, MD's FedEx Field on July 4, and in addition to the Foos, will feature Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, The Go-Go's, Band of Horses, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Regrettes, Beach Bunny, and Radkey. Aside from live music, there'll also be a BBQ competition, games, rides, and other fun activities. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM EST, with some presales happening now. You can check here for more info.
BIG BOI'S KRYPTONITE FESTIVAL
Big Boi is throwing his own festival, Kryptonite Festival on April 18 at the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in the ATLien's hometown. It's an all-Atlanta lineup with longtime Big Boi associates Goodie Mob (who are doing a Soul Food 25th anniversary tour this year), EarthGang, and Kneel’n Rey. Big Boi also plays Firefly, Electric Forest, and an Evanston, IL show.
Austin riff rockers The Sword are on tour with Primus and Wolfmother later this year, and following the 6/17 NYC date of that tour, they'll headline their own Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 18 with King Buffalo. Head here for all The Sword's dates.
UK band Madness will be on their first North American tour in ages this spring surrounding their appearance at Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling. They've added a L.A. show to the tour, playing The Greek Theatre on May 24. That's in addition to shows in Boston, NYC (Hammerstein Ballroom on 5/22), Oakland and Queretaro, Mexico. all dates are here.
Montreal's Corridor released their great Sub Pop debut Junior last year, and they're touring around SXSW this month with Chicago post-punks Deeper (a very well-matched double bill), which kicks off at NYC's Rough Trade on Wednesday (3/4). To celebrate the start of the tour, Corridor just released a video for "Grand cheval," which features animation from fellow Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen, who had this to say about the video: "I sewed a jacket, pants, and hat to rotoscope myself as this alien gatherer. Everything was drawn onto a malfunctioning 15-year old Cintiq. You can buy them for $20 on eBay, although I wouldn't recommend it. The music made the snow fall up and not down. No matter what I did on Final Cut, it would always fall up. I filled my body and mind with many ingredients in order to go from monocular to trinocular, now my vision is blurry but my tailored clothing feels amazing. I can't believe it is finished." Watch the video below, and head here for all Corridor tour dates.
Metal-friendly Nordic dark folk band Heilung were on tour in North America in January and they'll be back for what looks to be a one-off show at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 6. "Can't wait to sing, howl and dance with you again," say the group. Tickets for that go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM local, with presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM local.
Real Estate have added more dates to their end of their summer tour, including stops in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Lancaster, Asbury Park (Asbury Lanes on 7/31) and Wappingers Falls, NY's Hangout on the Hudson (with Death Cab for Cutie and more TBA). The Asbury show is right after the SummerStage "Central Park Garden State Party" in NYC on 7/29. Updated dates are here.
UK tabloid The Sun is reporting that the more pop-oriented, hitmaking era lineup of Genesis without Peter Gabriel -- we're talking Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford -- will be reuniting for a UK tour this November and December. This will be Genesis' first tour in 13 years.
Official word should be coming tomorrow.
UPDATE (3/4): Tour announced:
Tomberlin is set to play a few North American shows with Soccer Mommy later this spring (including Brooklyn Steel on 4/3), but she's just added an NYC headlining show during that tour, which happens at Mercury Lounge on 4/1. All upcoming dates are listed here, and revisit her NPR Tiny Desk Concert from 2019 below.
Southern California's The Growlers have extended their "Natural Affair" 2020 tour, adding ten more dates later this summer in Montreal, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Omaha, Toronto, Madison, Green Bay, and more. In addition to these new dates, the band are also playing a bunch of home-state California shows this month, and a pair of NYC shows at Webster Hall in June. All dates can be found here.
DC-area two-piece Origami Angel are one of the most talked-about newer emo bands, and ahead of their Japan tour with Short Fictions, they'll play a Brooklyn show on May 19 at Gold Sounds with Mover Shaker, Taking Meds, and Best Ex. Stream their 2019 album Somewhere City:
BOUNCING SOULS / LESS THAN JAKE / LAGWAGON / LEFTOVER CRACK / more
The eight band bills also feature Masked Intruder, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Crazy & The Brains, and Plasma Canvas.
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
Long Island post-hardcore vets From Autumn To Ashes are playing their first shows in over four years this summer, including a hometown-area gig and Furnace Fest.
HATEBREED / AFTER THE BURIAL / HAVOK / CREEPING DEATH
Not only are metalcore vets Hatebreed opening Parkway Drive's tour (alongside Knocked Loose), they're also doing this stacked headlining tour.
Liz Phair, who's gearing up to release her first album in ten years, is doing a headlining US tour before she opens Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill tour alongside Garbage.
Circle Jerks continue to expand their reunion tour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Group Sex, and have now added East Coast dates.
Robert Plant's got a new band called Saving Grace, and they're doing their first US tour this spring.
OTHER MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
The Other Music documentary, about the much-loved NYC independent record store that closed in 2016, has been acquired by distributor FACTORY 25 who will release the film theatrically at theaters around the U.S. this spring around Record Store Day (April 18) weekend.
THE LEMON TWIGS
VIOLENT FEMMES / X
Violent Femmes are teaming up with their onetime Slash Records labelmates X for a summer tour. Meanwhile, X is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Los Angeles, with a hometown show in April
The great Belgian post-hardcore trio Brutus will return to the US for a spring tour.
RICK ROSS / T.I. / JEEZY / 2 CHAINZ / LIL KIM / more
This stacked lineup is going on the Feed The Streetz ‘Living Legendz’ Edition Tour.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.