tours announced: Nick Cave, Caspian, Booze & Glory, Empath/Iceage, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
EMPATH touring with ICEAGE, playing Pitchfork Northside
Philly noise rockers Empath, who recently released their Liberating Guilt And Fear tape, are opening several dates on Iceage's tour, including the shows in NYC, Philly, DC, Richmond, Carrboro, and Atlanta. They'er also playing the Pitchfork Rising Northside Festival Showcase which is a predictably great bill all around with avant-hip hop group Standing on the Corner, rapper Chynna, and neo-soul singer Madison McFerrin.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
One of the most powerful live performers around, Nick Cave will be back with The Bad Seeds this fall for tour dates in North America and South America, including a very big Brooklyn show at Barclays Center on October 26. All North American dates are with Cigarettes After Sex and include shows in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Toronto. Nick will be visiting the Northeast before for his "Conversations with Nick Cave" tour.
"Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition," say the group of their tour. "Events that we organize are political rallies, not concerts. We intend to make the audience leave the venue or the festival, and to go out and act." Whatever you you want to the events, Russian feminist art-punk collective Pussy Riot will play Brooklyn's Elsewhere on May 17 ahead of festivals Hangout and Boston Calling.
BOOZE & GLORY
Popular UK Oi! band Booze & Glory (who are, in their own words, "100% skinhead, 100% anti-racist, 69% pissed") are coming back to North America this month for a tour with Atlanta street punks Antagonizers ATL. (Maybe you caught them here at Punk Rock Bowling 2016, the same year their idols Cock Sparrer played.) The tour includes shows in Albany, Philly, NJ, Brooklyn, and more. All dates and tickets HERE. Their latest album is 2017's Chapter IV, which you can stream here:
THE NEW TRUST
Before they open Minus the Bear's Planet of Ice 10th anniversary tour, The Velvet Teen offshoot The New Trust are playing other dates, including a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show.
Black Star are planning to release the followup to their 20-year-old debut and they're also playing some shows, including Red Rocks with Nas, Pusha T, and more. Members Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have upcoming solo shows too.
SONIC YOUTH MEMBERS
Not a tour exactly, but both Lee Ranaldo and Thuston Moore have upcoming solo shows.
Thursday keep expanding their Full Collapse/War All The Time full-album tour, which now includes four Asbury Park shows.
The The are officially back and embarking on the "Comeback Special" tour this year for their first North American shows in 18 years! Vocalist Matt Johnson teased the lineup for the upcoming shows, saying, "I have chosen one musician from each of the three band line-ups from my three world tours. Plus, there will be one new face." The "Comeback Special" tour stops in NYC for two nights - September 16 at Brooklyn Steel and September 17 at Beacon Theatre.
CASPIAN with CLOAKROOM and more
Post-rock greats Caspian are touring Europe with sludgegazers Cloakroom in May, and after that they're coming to Brooklyn for a Northside Festival show at Saint Vitus on June 7 (tickets). They're saying that will be their only US show of 2018. Watch the trailer for the tour with Cloakroom:
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