tours announced: Priests, Swearin’, Tallest Man, Ghostface, Slick Rick, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Cloud Nothings' tour behind their great new album Last Building Burning (stream, review) begins in Lexington, KY tonight (10/22). After traveling all around North America, they'll land in Brooklyn on 12/1 at Warsaw with The Courtneys (tickets). Ahead of the tour, frontman Dylan Baldi talked to us about what he's been listening to.
PRIESTS / EMPATH
Priests will be on a short tour in December with Philly noise punks Empath. Stops include Philly, Hamden, CT, Portland, ME, Winooski, VT, Allston, MA, Baltimore and Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on 12/6. The Baby's shows is a Stereogum holiday party with Nervous Dater also on the bill (tickets). All dates are listed here.
Having released their first album for Merge back in August, Allison Crutchfield's band Swearin' just wrapped up their fall tour in Brooklyn over the weekend. They'll be back on the road in December with Dark Thoughts, beginning with a show at Jersey City's WFMU Monty Hall on 12/7. Dates also include stops in Philly, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Nashville and more. Head here for all tour dates.
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
Kristian Matsson is gearing up to start the North American leg of The Tallest Man on Earth's "The Bird Sees The Solid Ground" tour, but has also just announced 2019 dates, including more shows over here in the spring, with stops in the South, Southwest and Midwest. All are listed here.
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
Welsh rock vets Feeder, who had a string of UK Top 10 LPs and hit singles like "Buck Rogers" and "Just a Day" in the late-'90s and early-'00s, will tour North America in early 2019. Dates include DC, the Boston area, Toronto, and Brooklyn's Rough Trade on February 8. The full tour schedule is still emerging but keep tabs here.
Toronto atmospheric doom metal/dark folk trio Volur -- aka Lucas Gadke (who's also in Blood Ceremony) on electric and upright bass and vocals, Laura C. Bates on violin/vocals/effects, and James Payment (also of Do Make Say Think) on drums -- will be back in the US for a fall tour that starts in Detroit this Thursday (10/25), and then hits Chicago, Pittsburgh, DC, and more before landing at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory for Prophecy Fest US (which is co-presented by our metal sister site Invisible Oranges). Volur play first (7 PM) on day one (11/2), before Xasthur, Kayo Dot, So Hideous, and Novembers Doom. You can buy tickets or try to win a pair of two-day passes. All Volur dates here. Also check Invisible Oranges' recent interview with Volur and stream their latest album:
EYE OF NIX
Another band playing Prophecy Fest is Seattle's Eye of Nix, who will be playing their album Black Somnia in full (it initially came out last year but Prophecy is re-releasing it this Friday). They play at 10 PM on day two (11/3), and they also make stops in Portland, ME; Ithaca, NY; Buffalo, NY; and Providence, RI. Black Somnia is an awesome, crushing LP of psychedelic doom that the description on the band's Bandcamp says fans of Pharmakon, Satyricon, and early Soundgarden will like. Those are diverse yet very appropriate comparisons. Check it out:
FREDDIE GIBBS / G PERICO
Trina's music may not be as popular as it was during her mid 2000s breakout period, but she's remained active and just released the Blue Magic EP. She's also got a couple Halloween-related shows coming up: a throwback costume party / concert in DC on 10/28 and a Halloween night show at 3 Dollar Bill (260 Meserole St) in Brooklyn with DJ sets from Brooke Candy, Mike Q, and more.
JOE RUSSO'S ALMOST DEAD
Joe Russo's Almost Dead are one of the most beloved Grateful Dead tributes going (and they've collaborated with actual Dead members), so it's good news that they just announced a new NYC-area three-night run. It goes down at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on January 18, 19, and 20, following some shows this fall. All dates and tickets here.
Bounce queen Big Freedia just released a new video, "Rent," which you can watch below, and announced a few new tour dates. Those include two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on January 11 & 12. In the meantime, Big Freedia currently is on a West Coast tour with Tank & The Bangas. All dates are listed here.
Mariah Carey is releasing her fifteenth studio album, and first since 2014, Caution, on November 16, and she's announced the "Caution World Tour" in support of it. She's promised to play new songs and older favorites on those dates, which so far include a North American trek running from February through April of 2019, including an NYC show at Radio City Music Hall on March 25. Tickets go on sale Friday October 26 at noon, with various presales beginning Tuesday October 23 at 10 AM. Before hitting the road, Mariah continues her Las Vegas residency at the Caesars Palace Colosseum. See all of her upcoming dates here.
Rap legend Slick Rick has announced his ninth annual birthday show happening at NYC's Brooklyn Bowl on January 11, 2019 with DJ Kaos, The Slickettes (feat Tarrey Torae and Byrdie Styles), and a "special set" by Intelligenz (tickets on sale 10/26 at 10 AM). He also has other dates before and after that, including an "All-Stars of Hip Hop" show in Atlantic City with Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Whodini, Onyx, and Nice & Smooth. All dates and tickets here.
Ghostface Killah continues to have a busy year. Having just played Kimmel at BAM with other Wu-Tang Clan members, he'll be on the road for some shows this fall into winter. He's got two NYC-area shows happening right before New Year's Eve: 12/29 at Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theatre and 12/30 at Huntington, NY's Paramount. All dates here.
The endlessly busy Roots have announced the 2018 edition of their annual holiday tour.
Rap/punk/metal/horror duo City Morgue (aka ZillaKami and SosMula) recently released their debut mixtape and they've now got upcoming shows.
Ella Mai announced a 2019 headlining tour supporting her recently-released self-titled debut album (which includes her unstoppable breakout hit "Boo'd Up").
Ozzy Osbourne recently rescheduled the four remaining West Coast dates of his farewell tour for July 2019, but he'll play the West Coast sooner than that. He just announced a one-day Ozzfest happening in LA on New Year's Eve with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Body Count, and more.
Beirut are releasing a new album and touring in 2019, beginning with a three-night run in Brooklyn with Helado Negro.
While some of Mark Knopfler's former Dire Straits bandmates have been touring as Dire Straits Legacy, Knopfler remains focused on his solo career and will hit the road for a 2019 international tour.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.