tours announced: Peter Bjorn & John, Matt Vasquez, Thom Yorke, Cryptopsy, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has an anticipated new proper solo album on the way (following last year's Suspiria score) that he expects to release this year, and he's just added more European dates to his tour schedule (all dates here). He played a bunch of new songs live on tour last year, and hopefully we'll get even more new ones at these shows.
PETER BJORN AND JOHN
Swedish pop trio Peter Bjorn and John have a new EP, EPBJ, in February that features a few cuts that didn't quite make the cut on last year's Darker Days. PB&J have also just announced more North American shows, hitting Philly, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Diego in April. Head here for all dates.
THE MURLOCS (MEMBERS OF KING GIZZARD)
Australian band The Murlocs are led by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard harmonica player Ambrose Kenny-Smith and are prepping their first album in two years. You can check out new single "Comfort Zone," which was produced by King Gizz frontman Stu Mackenzie and mixed by Woods' guitarist Jarvis Taveniere, below. The band will be heading to this side of the world for their first headlining North American tour, including shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, St. Paul, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, New York (4/27 @ Bowery Ballroom), Philly, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, and more. Head here for all tour dates.
Chicago trio FACS, which includes onetime Disappears members Brian Chase and Noah Leger, have a new record out in March (check out excellent first single "In Time" below) and are heading on a short North American tour this week, kicking things off at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/23), and then hitting Greenfield, MA, a few Canadian dates (Trois-Rivières, Montreal and Hamilton, ON) and Kalamazoo, MI. They'll also open for Deerhunter in Chicago in February All dates are here.
Prog legends King Crimson are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a world tour, a few box sets, a documentary, and more, and they just added many more North American dates.
Foals, who will have two albums out before year's end, just announced North American tour dates, which include Vancouver, and hits Portland, Seattle, Oakland, L.A., Las Vegas, NYC, Boston, Philly, Toronto and more.
With new album Highway Hypnosis out this week on Merge Records -- which you can stream here -- Sneaks (aka Eva Moolchan) will soon be on the road, coming to a town near you. Dates start February 3 in DC, and include stops in Norfolk, Durham, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit and more. Early in her tour, Sneaks will open a few shows for Cherry Glazerr (Philly, Boston and NYC) and she'll also be playing SXSW and the Savannah Stopover. All dates, including a UK/EU tour, are here.
MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ
Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez will release new solo album Light'n Up on February 22 via Dine Alone. You can watch the video for first single "Trailer Park" below. Matthew's tour supporting it starts May 7 in Oklahoma City, and runs through early July, hitting most major U.S and Canadian cities. (He plays NYC at Rough Trade on May 17.) Check out MLV's full tour itinerary.
Avant garde icon Laurie Anderson isn't touring, but she does have a couple upcoming performances in NYC: she's part of this year's Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall on 2/7 with Stephen Colbert, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Debbie Harry and more; and she'll also be at Brooklyn's National Sawdust on January 24 for Paul Muldoon's "Against the Grain" -- a literary/music series which here also includes writers Josie Graham and Colm Tóibín.
Grindy Baltimore punks Noisem are gearing up to release their first album with their new lineup, Cease To Exist (due 3/15 via 20 Buck Spin), and they've got post-release shows happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 3/16 with No Mas, Oxalate, Stinger, High Cost, and Concussion; and Philly's Barbary on 3/19 with Genocide Pact, No Mas, Bandit, and Painbody. No other shows announced at the moment.
ABORTED / CRYPTOPSY
Influential Canadian death metal vets Cryptopsy are fresh off releasing the new EP The Book of Suffering - Tome II, and they're now set to hit the road opening for Belgian death metallers Aborted. The tour hits Chicago, LA, Austin, Brooklyn (Knitting Factory on 4/15), and more. All dates here.
MONO / EMMA RUTH RUNDLE
Japanese post-rock greats Mono are hitting the road in support of this week's Nowhere Now Here with the very talented Emma Ruth Rundle opening.
HARLEY FLANAGAN (CRO-MAGS' BEST WISHES TOUR)
Former Cro-Mags vocalist/bassist Harley Flanagan is taking the songs of Cro-Mags' 1989 sophomore album Best Wishes on the road for a 30th anniversary tour.
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