The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
James Blake, who released his new album Assume Form earlier this year, is coming back to the US later this year for Philly's Made In America, Raleigh's Hopscotch, and Austin's ACL, and he has now announced some headlining shows surrounding ACL happening in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Denver. All dates and presale info here.
Having just released his sophomore album The Sailor, Indonesian rapper Rich Brian has now shared a 15-minute, Sing J. Lee-directed short film shot in Indonesia to accompany the album, and he also announced a fall North American tour that begins at NYC's Terminal 5 on 10/7 before hitting Toronto, Philly, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and more. All dates and tickets here.
GREYS / MANEKA
Maneka (aka former Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is Green guitarist Devin McKnight) recently released his new album Devin, and he now has two shows coming up in support of it, both in NYC. One is a headlining show on 9/9 at Mercury Lounge with Grivo, and the other is at Union Pool on 9/26 opening for Greys, whose frontman Shehzaad Jiwani recently interviewed Devin for The Talkhouse. That appears to be Greys' only upcoming date at the moment. Tickets for both here.
SNOW THA PRODUCT
San Jose rapper Snow Tha Product is back with new single "Funny," and she's also gearing up to go on the 'Goin Off Tour' later this year which hits Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, NYC (9/26 at Elsewhere and 9/27 at Gramercy Theatre), LA, and many more cities. All dates and tickets here.
R.A.P. FERREIRA (fka MILO)
Rory Ferreira has released music under the monikers milo and scallops hotel, and after last year's milo album budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies he said he'd be retiring the milo moniker. Now he has announced a tour as r.a.p. ferriera, and says, "much like comedy, rap is practiced out loud, in the open, with nothing to hide. i abandoned the “milo” catalog in search for somn closer to me." The tour hits Boston, Denver, Brooklyn (9/12 at Sunnyvale), Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, LA, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. All dates and tickets here.
DaBaby is having a huge breakout year thanks to his great and unstoppable Baby On Baby and a handful of notable guest appearances like on Megan Thee Stallion's album and Chance the Rapper's album, and he continues to add more dates. He already revealed he'd be doing a headlining tour instead of opening 21 Savage's tour (including NJ's Starland Ballroom on 8/11), and he's also got a Westchester County Center show (8/14) coming up a few days after that NJ show with Lil Baby (who he recently released a new song with). He also plays the inaugural Rolling Loud NYC. All dates here.
Ricky Gervais has begun to announce dates for his new standup tour, SuperNature, in 2020. He'll wrap up this year with shows in Spain and France, and his itinerary for next year so far includes NYC (Hulu Theater at MSG), Chicago (a pair of dates at Chicago Theatre) and Los Angeles (three nights at Orpheum Theater).
OPERATOR MUSIC BAND
Brooklyn's Operator Music Band, which these days includes Quilt's Anna Fox as a member, will be on the road this fall supporting their upcoming album Duo Duo. Dates include stops in DC, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. Before that, OMB play a release show at Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on September 21. All dates are here. and check out their new single "Mondo":
Seefeel, the electronic-leaning UK post-rock/shoegaze group who released albums on Too Pure, Warp and Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records, reunited in 2011 for a new album, and were supposed to tour North America for the first time ever. The tour ended up getting canceled, but now, eight years later, they’re giving it another go, announcing fall dates.
Bluesy Australian singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking, who has collaborated with Jack White and Josh Homme among others, will be on a solo North American tour in September and October, hitting such cities as St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Woodstock, Brooklyn (The Bell House on 9/25), DC, Knoxville, Atlanta, and many more. All dates are here and you can listen to his album Gon' Boogaloo below:
THUNDERCAT with HERBIE HANCOCK & more
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock and newer jazz leader Kamasi Washington are beginning a tour together tonight. Herbie's NYC show at Beacon Theatre on Thursday (8/1) isn't with Kamasi but it is with another very cool modern artist, Thundercat. That's one of just three shows for Thundercat, including the Nile Rodgers-curated Meltdown Festival in the UK and a Red Rocks show with Mac DeMarco and Snail Mail. Meanwhile, Kamasi plays a BrooklynVegan-presented Jersey City show with Taylor McFerrin on Thursday (8/1) and Afropunk Brooklyn.
HIDE (TOURING W/ DRAB MAJESTY & OTHER DATES)
Chicago noise duo HIDE will release their new album, Hell is Here, on August 23 and are on tour now with Drab Majesty, playing Dallas tonight, Austin on Wednesday and Houston on Thursday, with shows in Atlanta, Nashville, Durham, Richmond, DC, Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 8/9). Ahead of a European tour, HIDE will be back in NYC to play Brooklyn Bazaar on September 15. All dates are here and you can check out a song from Hell is Here below:
BONNY DOON (SHOWS W/ ANNA ST. LOUIS)
Michigan's Bonny Doon, who released the terrific Longwave last year, have a few shows on the horizon, including ones with Anna St. Louis in Brooklyn (The Broadway on 10/3) and Philadelphia (Johnny Brenda's on 10/4). That's right after their appearance at the Woodsist Festival in Accord NY. Head here for all tour dates.
PLANNING FOR BURIAL / DROWSE
Gloomy one-man metal band Planning For Burial and dark shoegazy bedroom pop act Drowse are hitting the road together in late summer for a short that tour that hits Toronto, Rochester, Pittsburgh, and Philly before ending at NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar Basement on 9/3. That's a very cool pairing, and all dates for the tour are here.
Florida rapper $NOT has been on the rise thanks to his weird yet intriguing sound, and though he has yet to announce a tour, he is slowly but surely playing more shows. He made his live debut in LA in June, and now he's set to come to NYC for one of Pigeons & Planes' 'No Ceilings' shows on August 15 at SOB's with Belis, GCSY, Belaganas, and DJ Hu Dat. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (7/31) at noon.
AGNOSTIC FRONT / SLAPSHOT
NYHC vets Agnostic Front already announced one leg of Victim In Pain 35th anniversary dates with Prong including an Asbury Lanes show, and they've now announced another leg with support from Boston's Slapshot that hits Richmond, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta, Gainesville, and more. All dates here. Agnostic Front are also playing the second annual NYC edition of Thrasher/Vans Death Match but details on that are still TBA.
Rising math/sasscore band SeeYouSpaceCowboy announced their new album and have lots of tour dates coming up, including some headlining shows in the tristate area and a lengthy tour opening for Knocked Loose.
GRLWOOD opening for MAN MAN
Man Man's upcoming tour has a very cool opener, Louisville two-piece "scream-pop" band GRLwood.
CRYPT SERMON / etc
Crypt Sermon are playing shows supporting their upcoming album, including one in NYC which is a joint release show for Peter Beste's new metal photo book and also features headliners Visigoth and opening sets from Magic Circle and Sanhedrin.
The once-Ohio-based emo band Signals Midwest now have members spread across three cities so it's not easy for them to tour as they used to, but they've got a batch of 2019 dates coming up and then they say that's it for this year. Their new EP is streaming now too.