tours announced: Gouge Away, Modern Nature / Olden Yolk, Halsey, more
GOUGE AWAY opening for CIRCA SURVIVE
Florida punks Gouge Away spent a chunk of 2019 touring with many other bands, including Jerome's Dream, Lifetime, and others, and they'll soon be opening Circa Survive's North American spring tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of 2010 LP Blue Sky Noise. Texas prog band Polyphia will also join them on tour, which hits NYC (Brooklyn Steel on 4/12), Philly, Dallas, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, and more. All updated dates here.
MODERN NATURE / OLDEN YOLK
Modern Nature, the UK band which features members of Ultimate Painting, Beak> and Woods, begin their first-ever North American tour on Thursday, hitting DC, Philly, Brooklyn (Rough Trade on 1/11), Boston, Burlington, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Columbus. They'll be joined by Quilt offshoot Olden Yolk which makes for an awesome double bill for fans of krautrock, folk, and psych. (Both bands released great albums last year.) All dates are here.
Pop singer Halsey announced the North American leg of her "Manic World Tour," which has dates with openers blackbear and PVRIS, including the first-announced 2020 show at Queens' Forest Hills Stadium on 7/15, along with other dates in Holmdel, Tampa, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and more. The other half of her tour features CHVRCHES, with those dates happening in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, and many more cities. Tickets to these dates go on sale next Friday (1/17), and you can check here for all dates.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
TOO-RYE-AY FT. TED LEO (DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS TRIBUTE)
Last year, Ted Leo played a St. Patrick’s Day show at Brooklyn’s Bell House where he led a Dexys Midnight Runners tribute act called Too-Rye-Ay. This year, they're doing it again, but taking it on tour.
THE FELICE BROTHERS
Folk band The Felice Brothers recently wrapped up a run of holiday shows, and they'll soon be kicking off an East Coast run in April. Cities include Philly, Hudson, Richmond, Asheville, North Charleston, Decatur, and others, before a final stop at NJ's Asbury Lanes on 4/25. Tickets to these dates go on sale this Friday (1/10), and you can find all dates here.
WEEDEATER / THE GODDAMN GALLOWS / THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
Stoner metal vets Weedeater were pretty busy on tour throughout 2019, and they're keeping the momentum going by announcing a co-headlining tour with psychobilly/punk band The Goddamn Gallows, with additional support from stoner/psych riffers The Atomic Bitchwax and classic metal revivalists Worshipper on most dates.
DISQ / POM POM SQUAD
Wisconsin-based Disq announced their first LP for Saddle Creek, Collector, along with a North American tour with NYC four-piece Pom Pom Squad.
THE HUM 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Recurring NYC collaborative concert series The Hum is throwing a 5th anniversary show with Frankie Cosmos, Ian Sweet, Emily Yacina, and more special guests TBA.
Torche announced 2020 tour dates behind last year's solid Admission, with new headlining shows in Brooklyn, Miami, Orlando, and more.
DAN DEACON / ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT
Dan Deacon has added collaborators and fellow Baltimoreans Ed Schrader's Music Beat to his North American tour, and will play NPR's Ask Me Another in February.
Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh announced more reunion shows as Little Brother in 2020, with shows in NYC, Boston, Chicago, Pennsylvania, and other cities.
"VILLAGE OF LOVE" LA BENEFIT SHOW
Jonathan Toubin and Panache Booking’s annual “Village of Love” Valentine’s Day benefit hits NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami this year, with the Los Angeles lineup featuring Mac DeMarco, Cherry Glazerr, Rodrigo Amarante, William Tyler, and lots more.