tours announced: Fruit Bats, Dawes, Tank & the Bangas/Pell, Lil Tjay & more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
TANK AND THE BANGAS / PELL
New Orleans funk/soul band Tank and the Bangas announced a fall tour supporting their Verve Forecast debut Green Balloon (which features Robert Glasper and others) and support comes from New Orleans rapper Pell, whose opening sets are not to miss. All dates, including Harlem's historic Apollo Theatre on 10/19, here. Before that tour, Tank and the Bangas play Afropunk Brooklyn.
Eric D Johnson's group Fruit Bats just released their first album for Merge, Gold Past Life, and are playing a few shows surrounding their appearance at Merge's 30th Anniversary fest this weekend (they play Brooklyn on Saturday). Fruit Bats will also be on tour this fall, and have added more dates to that, including stops in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Seattle. All dates are here and check out Fruit Bats' new video for "Ocean":
YOUTH OF TODAY
Youth of Today -- who are reunited with the lineup of Ray Cappo, Porcell, Walter Schreifels, and Sammy Siegler -- have more shows coming up including an Asbury Park show in November.
Youth of Today's Asbury Park show is the day before fellow NYHC vets Judge play the same venue, and Judge also have a Europe tour with World Be Free before that. All dates here.
Minneapolis black metal band False are celebrating their great new album Portent by performing it at two exclusive East Coast shows, one in Brooklyn and one in Philly.
Folk icon Judy Collins will release Winter Stories on November 8. She made the album with Norwegian folk artist and frequent collaborator Jonas Fjeld and bluegrass band Chatham County Line and they'll tour together too, including a 10-show residency at NYC's Joe's Pub.
INFINITY CRUSH (OPENING FOR NICOLE DOLLANGANGER)
Songwriter Caroline White is releasing a new album as Infinity Crush, Virtual Heaven, on August 9 via Joy Void and she'll also be on tour with Nicole Dollanganger, including stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, Iowa City, St. Louis and Chicago. All dates are here, and you can watch the video for "drive thru" below:
Montreal's Common Holly announced her first album for Barsuk today and she also has upcoming shows.
Dawes are releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their album North Hills on September 6 and will be performing it in full at this weekend's Newport Folk Festival. That's falls in the midst of their "An Evening with Dawes" tour that runs through September, including stops in DC, Toronto, Halifax, Ottowa, Wilmington, NC and more. They've also got European dates as well -- head here for their full tour schedule.
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LIL TJAY / FLIPP DINERO / CASANOVA / etc
Speaking of Rolling Loud NYC, Lil Tjay, Flipp Dinero, Casanova, Jay Gwuapo, and 22Gz are five of the local NYC rappers playing that fest, and much sooner than that they play a Hometown Heroes Live show at NYC's Gramercy Theatre on 8/16. Lil Tjay also has other dates, including a Long Island show on 8/29 and Soulfrito Music Fest at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 8/30 (with Ozuna, A Boogie, Farruko, Gunna, Jeremih, Arcangel, El Alfa, Melii, Jay Critch, and more). Casanova also plays Coney Island's Interswitch One Africa Music Fest with Wyclef Jean, Burna Boy, 2 Face, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, and more.
Latin trap trailblazer Anuel AA recently released his new Shaggy-sampling single "China" (ft. Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna, and J Balvin), and then he announced a fall tour.
NYC’s latin Boogaloo group Spanglish Fly have a new 7″ single, “New York Rules,” which features lead vocals from latin soul legend Joe Bataan. You can catch Spanglish Fly on Northeast dates this summer.