tours announced: Paul McCartney, Brit Floyd, Mike Doughty, Stella Donnelly, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
The legendary Paul McCartney has added four more US dates to his 2019 "Freshen Up" tour, including his first-ever performance at Green Bay's Lambeau Field, as well as stops at LA's Dodger Stadium, San Diego's Petco Park, and Arlington, TX's Global Life Park. All dates and tickets here.
STELLA DONNELLY / FAYE WEBSTER
Stella Donnelly won us over with her great 2017 debut EP Thrush Metal (which got an expanded release on Secretly Canadian this year). Her recent US shows had been solo performances, but she's now set to do a world tour with a full band in 2019, including stops in Brooklyn (3/18 at Rough Trade), Chicago, LA, Berlin, the UK, and much more. Her North American dates will be opened by her Secretly Canadian labelmate Faye Webster. All dates here.
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a 2019 tour that kicks off with two nights at the new LA location of Zebulon, and also includes two-night stands in Seattle at Nectar Lounge and in their hometown at Brooklyn Bowl (3/15 & 3/16). The tour also hits San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and more. All dates here.
Electro-jam staples Lotus are doing a two-night stand in Chicago for 12/30 and New Year's Eve, and then touring again in 2019, including two-night stands in Philly, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, DC, and a three-night stand in Brooklyn (April 4-6 at Brooklyn Bowl). All dates and tickets here.
New Zealand greats The Chills played their first U.S. shows in 20 years back in 2016, but it was just a couple dates. They've just announced their most extensive tour of the States since 1996, which wraps up in Austin for SXSW.
GUIDED BY VOICES
Guided by Voices will have two new albums out by April, one of them being a double. They've also got a few tour dates coming up, including Minneapolis on 12/30 and Chicago on New Year's Eve. They were also just announced for Barcelona's Primavera Sound which will be their first show in Spain since 1997.
MIKE DOUGHTY 'RUBY VROOM' 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his old band's debut album, Ruby Vroom, on tour in 2019. The "Bus to Beelzebub" hits the road on February 20 in Nashville and runs through March 30 in Austin, hitting both coasts and most points in between, including NYC at Bowery Ballroom on March 1. All dates are here and you can stream Ruby Vroom:
LET'S EAT GRANDMA
UK art pop duo Let's Eat Grandma announced a short 2019 US tour in continued support of this year's killer I'm All Ears.
After recently returning to the stage with their first shows since hiatus (which they took after frontman Evan Stephens Hall posted a statement saying he was accused of sexual coercion and apologizing for it), Pinegrove have now announced a lengthy 2019 tour.
Tuareg guitar great Bombino announced a 2019 North American tour in continued support of his 2018 album Deran.
MARIE DAVIDSON (ESSAIE PAS)
One half of Montreal coldwave duo Essaie Pas, Marie Davidson just released a new solo LP, Working Class Woman, via Ninja Tune back in October. It's got a bit of a lighter touch than Essaie Pas, with her sense of humor shining through the icy beats here and there. (Listen below.) Marie has a few solo shows coming up includng Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One on Thursday (12/5), Toronto on Friday (12/7), Los Angeles on 12/15, and Montreal on February 1. All dates are listed here.
Electronic musician/producer SYML (aka Brian Fennel of Seattle band Barcelona) had a pretty busy year, thanks to his work on Jenn Champion's new album as well as the release of his own In My Body EP. He'll be touring in 2019 as an opener for singer/songwriter Dean Lewis. All dates and tickets (including NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on 3/3) here.
Well-regarded Pink Floyd tribute act Brit Floyd will be back in North America this spring, including shows in DC, NYC (4/1 @ Beacon Theatre), Toronto, Montreal, Cincinnati, and more. All dates are here.
Juan Wauters, who used to be one-half of Jackson Heights, Queens' finest garage-folk group The Beets, will release a new solo album early next year and will tour as well.
Dublin folk band Lankum released Between The Earth And Sky last year via Rough Trade (stream below) and will be on their first-ever U.S. tour in the new year. Dates, which stay on the East Coast, kick off January 5 at Brooklyn's Rough Trade, and they then head to the DC area, Sellersville, PA, Boston, and Barre, VT. All dates are listed here.
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