The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
MITSKI / JAY SOM
Mitski just wrapped up a 2018 tour (including four sold-out hometown shows in Brooklyn) supporting this year's great Be The Cowboy (which is deservedly landing on lots of Best of 2018 lists). Now she has announced a 2019 tour with well-matched support from Jay Som, which hits cities she missed this past tour. That includes Pittsburgh, Columbus, Louisville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Athens, Orlando, Gainesville, Richmond, Baltimore, and more. All dates here.
Ariana Grande (who so far has landed on year-end lists from Gorilla vs Bear, NPR, Pitchfork, and more) has added more dates to her already-massive 2019 tour. That includes second nights at MSG and Barclays Center (making for four NYC shows total), as well as additional shows in Chicago, LA, Miami, DC, Boston, Philly, and Toronto. All dates and tickets here.
TRAVIS BARKER'S MUSINK FESTIVAL
Travis Barker announced the lineup for the 2019 edition of his annual Musink festival, which happens March 8-10 in Costa Mesa, CA. In addition to a drum + DJ set from Travis himself, the lineup includes Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Fear, Dead Kennedys, TSOL, Anti-Flag, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Ho99o9, Limp Bizkit, and more. Full lineup and ticket info here.
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice will be playing a couple U.S. shows in early 2019: Boston's Orpheum Theatre on January 23 (tickets) and NYC's Town Hall on January 25 (tickets on sale 12/14). After that he'll head to Australia for dates there in February. Head here for Damien's full tour agenda.
Blues newcomer J.S. Ondara is gearing up to release his debut album in 2019, and having just wrapped up a tour with Lindsey Buckingham this past weekend, he announced a headlining tour for 2019 too. The tour stops in DC, Brooklyn (Rough Trade on 3/21), Philly, Boston, Chicago, SF, LA, and more. All dates and tickets here.
THE SADIES (CANCEL DATES)
Canadian greats The Sadies were to have been on tour now, including a three-show run at Brooklyn's Union Pool this week, but they've had to cancel as drummer Mike Belitsky fractured his shoulder. "We are sorry for any and all hassles incurred," said the band on Facebook. "We were really looking forward to this and I think we can all agree that it really sucks." Get better Mike, and we'll see you soon.
Country rocker Tyler Childers has announced new 2019 headlining tour dates in continued support of his Sturgill Simpson-produced 2017 album Purgatory. The newly-added dates include stops in Austin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Columbia, Charleston, Covington, and more. Those are in addition to a handful of previously-announced shows, including dates with Willie Nelson and John Prine. All dates and tickets here.
Swedish doom band Monolord signed to Relapse for their next album, which is due in late 2019. They were also recently announced for NYC's Desertfest (with Windhand, Elder, The Atomic Bitchwax, and more), and now they announced a North American tour surrounding that fest. It stops in LA, Austin, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, and more. All dates here.
Dawes have announced the second leg of their An Evening With Dawes: Passwords Tour. New dates start in mid-February and previously announced dates include NYC (Beacon Theatre on 2/5), Los Angeles, Nashville, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and more. All dates are listed here.
SUN RA ARKESTRA
Having just played shows with Yo La Tengo and Parquet Courts, Sun Ra Arkestra (still led by 94-year-old Marshall Allen) have a few more dates coming up, including Philly on New Year's Eve, and Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on 2/17. They've also got 2019 date in Portland and Baltimore. All dates are here.
Having released The Nothing They Need earlier this year, psych rock greats Dead Meadow continue their tour in support of the LP, and will wrap up their 2018 with two NYC shows at Knitting Factory with Ruby the Hatchet: December 27 (sold out) and December 28 with Ecstatic Vision also on the bill (tickets).
VISIONS OF MORPHINE
Featuring original Morphine members Dana Colley and Jerome Dupree, Visions of Morphine pay tribute to Mark Sandman by playing songs from their five albums. They've got a few dates in their native Boston, and play February in NYC as part of Mercury Lounge's 25th anniversary.
Having recently played radio station shows in NYC and Chicago, Muse added NYC and Chicago shows to their 2019 world tour.
Jethro Tull (or technically "Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull") have added more 50th anniversary tour dates, including a big NYC show at Forest Hills Stadium.
SLAYER / LAMB OF GOD / AMON AMARTH / CANNIBAL CORPSE
Slayer have added more dates to their "final" tour, including a new North American leg with huge support from Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse. All newly-added North American dates go on BrooklynVegan presale this Wednesday (12/12).
The Movielife are revisiting their classic 2003 album Forty Hour Train Back to Penn and 2001 EP The Movielife Has A Gambling Problem for a 2019 tour with Piebald frontman Travis Shettel opening. The NY shows go on BrooklynVegan presale this Wednesday (12/12).
Imogen Heap announced her first major North American tour in a while, and it's a unique tour that reunites her with her Frou Frou partner Guy Sigsworth and also supports the launch of Mycelia, "a research and development hub whose mission, through technology, is to bring to life a music maker database which will help realise a fair, sustainable and vibrant music ecosystem.” The NYC show goes on BrooklynVegan presale on Thursday (12/13).
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