The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
VELVET NEGRONI opening for TAME IMPALA
Minneapolis-based artist Velvet Negroni (real name Jeremy Nutzman) is releasing his debut LP Neon Brown in August, and recently contributed to the new Bon Iver album, who he once toured with. Soon, he'll be heading out on tour with another huge indie name, Tame Impala. Following some headlining shows in LA, Minneapolis, and Toronto, he'll be opening for several of Tame Impala's East Coast shows, including their huge NYC stops at Madison Square Garden on August 21 and 22, and their stops in in Washington D.C., Philly, and Minneapolis. Check here for all those dates, and watch Velvet Negroni perform "Wine Green" below.
LALA LALA opening for WHITNEY
Lala Lala spent the last few months on tour opening for other artists, including WHY? last fall and Better Oblivion Community Center this past spring, and now she'll accompany Whitney on their upcoming North American fall tour behind their anticipated sophomore album, Forever Turned Around. After both bands play Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival later this month, they'll meet for shows in Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and others. In addition, Lala Lala's debut album, Sleepyhead, will be reissued on physical media for the first time in August, courtesy of Hardly Art. Head here for all Lala Lala/Whitney dates, and stream Sleepyhead below.
BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones are touring with their original lineup -– banjoist Béla Fleck, Howard Levy on piano and harmonica, percussionist/drumitarist Future Man and bassist Victor Woote -- in honor of their 30th anniversary as a band. Aside from their previously announced shows, which includes a stop at NYC's Town Hall on December 4, the band extended their tour into 2020, with new March dates in Roanoke, Ithaca, Stony Brook, Boston, Williamsport, and Concord. All updated dates can be found here.
THE YUMMY FUR
The Yummy Fur, the ’90s-era cult Scottish indie rock band led by John McKeown (also of ’00s-era band 1990s) that included Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thomson (and briefly, Alex Kapranos), reunited in 2010 to celebrate a new best-of compilation. Nearly 10 years later, The Yummy Fur are back again and will tour North America in late fall, with Future Punx opening on West Coast dates and Bodega opening on East Coast shows.
Toronto's arty dance collective DOOMSQUAD are on the road with Dan Boeckner's Operators as we speak, having just played NYC. They've got a night off from the tour on Sunday and have added a Brooklyn headlining show, playing The Safari Room at El Cortez with Scam Avenue and Linda Gardens.
Last month, rapper/singer and former Drake associate iLoveMakkonen released his newest EP, titled M3, and he's announced a September run of dates dubbed "The Loser Run," with a stop at NYC's Mercury Lounge on 9/19, in addition to other shows in LA, Portland, Austin, and his hometown of Atlanta. All dates are listed here, and stream M3 in full below.
Having just opened for Chvrches at Radio City Music Hall last night, Brooklyn's Charly Bliss are continuing to tour for their new album, Young Enough , and headline Bowery Ballroom tonight. They've just added another NYC show to their fall tour, moving up to Webster Hall. All dates are here.
Avant garde punk icons Pere Ubu released their new LP The Long Goodbye this week, and they'll soon be playing European shows this fall behind the album.
DAVID WAX MUSEUM
Charlottesville indie folk duo David Wax Museum (David Wax and Suz Slezak) are prepping a new album out this summer, Line of Light, and their North American tour behind it starts in October.
Reunited groove metal thrashers Exhorder announced a 2019 tour behind Mourn The Southern Skies, their first full-length album in 27 years.