tours announced: Nine Inch Nails, Rise Against/AFI, Everclear/Local H, Yes, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
NINE INCH NAILS
Nine Inch Nails had a killer 2017 which saw the release of two great EPs of a planned trilogy, and some life-affirming live shows. They say their only North American shows this summer will be two nights at Vegas in June before they head overseas where they have dates scheduled through August. More info on the Vegas shows HERE.
Prog rock vets Yes are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and the current lineup of the group -- Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, and Billy Sherwood -- (none of whom are actually founding members) will embark on a tour to commemorate. North American tour dates include Staten Island's St. George Theatre on July 15, as well as shows in Montclair, NJ, Peekskill, NY, Westbury, Atlantic City and more.
Donald Fagen's current version of Steely Dan expanded their to include a nine-show Beacon Theatre run with full-album performances...including two of Fagen's decidedly not-a-Dan-record solo album, The Nightfly. All dates HERE.
EVERCLEAR / MARCY PLAYGROUND / LOCAL H
After touring So Much For The Afterglow for its 20th anniversary last year, Everclear will keep the '90s nostalgia going on this year's Summerland Tour, which also has "Sex and Candy" hitmakers Marcy Playground and alt-rock lifers Local H, who are still making quality music. The tour stops at Long Island's Paramount on 6/3, NYC's Irving Plaza on 6/5, and more. All dates are listed HERE.
RISE AGAINST / AFI / ANTI-FLAG
It's a triple bill of long-running, popular, melodic punk and post-hardcore with Rise Against, AFI (who are still especially great live), and Anti-Flag (whose political-as-ever new album is especially resonant in the Trump era). The tour includes Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk on 8/1, Asbury Park's Stone Pony Summer Stage on 8/5, and much more. All dates are listed HERE.
BRIGID MAE POWER
Irish psychedelic folk singer Brigid Mae Power recently released her gorgeous new album The Two Worlds, and she has expanded her US tour, including dates in Asheville, Chicago, and a second NYC show (7/6 at Joe's Pub). All dates are listed HERE. Stream her new album on Spotify.
Miami rapper Sylvan Lacue (fka QuESt) recently released his new album Apologies in Advance, which has strong hints of Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city (though even if his influences are obvious, it's impressive that he can deliver a similar freak-out flow to Kendrick). He's got some shows coming up, including one at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (3/28), where he'll be performing the new album in full. See his full live show schedule here. Stream the album on Spotify.
ROZWELL KID / PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA
Two bands that take influence from '90s punk and Weezer, Rozwell Kid and Prince Daddy & the Hyena, are touring together this year. Dates include Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on 5/31. All dates are listed HERE. You can watch Rozwell Kid's recent video for "Wendy's Trash Can."
ANI DIFRANCO / HALEY HEYNDERICKX
One of our favorite new artists, folky indie rocker Haley Heynderickx, announced a tour opening for prolific folk icon Ani DiFranco.
Post-hardcore/noise rock greats Young Widows are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Old Wounds on tour with Emma Ruth Rundle, Alexis Marshall of Daughters, and Null (mem Coliseum).
Robyn Hitchcock is worth catching whether he's solo or backed by a band and he'll be touring in both those variations, including fall dates with new backing group The Nashville Fabs (NYC's Bowery Ballroom included).
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