tours announced: Halfnoise, Rufus Wainwright, Evoken, Iron Maiden, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced the 2019 North American leg of their 'Legacy of the Beast Tour.' They're promising to play a career-spanning setlist, hit some cities they haven't played in a while (like Portland, OR where they haven't played since 1987), and have a stage production based on their Legacy of the Beast mobile game.
LAURA JANE GRACE & THE DEVOURING MOTHERS / MERCY UNION / CONTROL TOP
Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace is supporting her new solo album on a 2019 tour with Gaslight Anthem/Scandals offshoot Mercy Union and promising post-punks Control Top.
Funeral doom veterans EVOKEN, whose new album Hypnagogia is out today, only have one announced show at the moment, but more in the works. The NJ band will play their first NY show in "3-4 years" on 11/16 at Brooklyn Bazaar. The show is with Runemagick who will be playing their first North American show ever, and since we last spoke even more interesting details have been announced: "For the 1st time in our history, our performance will include a live cellist. Brian, has recorded on Atra Mors & the new album... Brian will also perform with us the entire set." As far as more shows? Drummer Vince Verkay recently talked to Invisible Oranges and Decibel. In the latter interview he said:
We have three other shows upcoming that we haven’t announced yet. We’re looking to tour Europe in spring or summer 2019. We’re hoping to play on the West Coast since we have yet to play there, which is odd after 26 years as a band. There are so many places we are hoping to play. We definitely need to play Russia. Doom has a large fanbase there. Of course, in order to perform in these locations, there needs to be a demand.
Demand EVOKEN head to your neck of the woods!
Halfnoise, the project led by Paramore drummer Zac Farro, is supporting his recent Flowerss EP on tour in Europe/UK this month, and he just added a few U.S. shows for 2019: March 15 at The Basement East in his hometown of Nashville, March 21 at Teragram Ballroom in LA, and March 29 at Market Hotel in Brooklyn. More info here.
PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY
The Pylon Reenactment Society, which features original Pylon singer Vanessa Briscoe Hay, along with Jason NeSmith (Casper & The Cookies) on guitar, Kay Stanton (Casper & The Cookies) on bass guitar and backing vocals, Damon Denton (Big Atomic) on keyboards, and Joe Rowe (The Glands) drums, began just as a way to carry on the legacy of Pylon's '80s and '90s material, but they've begun writing new songs too. Chunklet Industries will release a new 7" single on November 30 featuring two new, original songs and you can check out "Messenger," which has that sharp, angular Pylon sound, below. Pylon Reenactment Society will be touring in late fall, playing their hometown of Athens, GA on November 29 for a record release show, and then hitting the West Coast for shows in Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. All dates are here.
Rufus Wainwright's "All These Poses" tour kicks off tonight in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre. The tour has him celebrating 20 years as a solo artist and will focus on songs from his first two albums — 1998’s Rufus Wainwright and his 2001 breakthrough, Poses. It'll hit NYC's Beacon Theatre on December 4. All dates are here.
After Nothing tour Europe and the UK, they'll return to Brooklyn for a New Year's Eve show with Weekend.
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