The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Robert Plant, who recently played Forest Hills Stadium with Sheryl Crow, has once again expanded his 2018 tour, adding dates in Austin, Louisville, Kansas City, St. Louis, and more. Plant's last album, 2017's Carry Fire, is really good, and he plays Zeppelin songs live too (and re-arranges them in cool ways), so if he's playing near you, it's worth seeing. All dates and tickets (which go on sale today at 7 PM local) here.
DAVE CHAPPELLE / JON STEWART
Having done dates together back in June, comedy titans Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart have announced a run of Atlanta shows, happening August 10-15 at Tabernacle. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 21 and you'll need to sign up with Ticketmaster Verified Fan by Thursday, July 19 at 10 PM Eastern to buy.
Comedian and actor continues his Follow the Leader tour this fall, including two NYC-area shows.
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
NJ emo vets The Early November are teasing something called "Lilac" for fall 2018 (album title?), and they also announced a fall tour. Support comes from The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, and recent Epitaph signees Save Face. All dates (including NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar on 10/12 and Asbury Park's House of Independents on 10/19) here. Watch their new teaser video:
AARON WEST & THE ROARING TWENTIES
Not only did The Wonder Years release a great new album this year, frontman Dan Campbell is staying busy with his folkier Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties project too. They recently played a one-off in Brooklyn and now they're playing a one-off in Manhattan on August 24 at Bowery Ballroom. The Wonder Years also have some upcoming dates, including DC, Penn, Chicago's Riot Fest, and more.
MINUS THE BEAR FAREWELL TOUR with CASPIAN, TERA MELOS
The genre-defying Minus the Bear are breaking up after a final tour and EP. Post-rockers Caspian will open one leg and math rockers Tera Melos will open the other.
MICHAEL HURLEY / DARREN HANLON
Storied folk veteran Michael Hurley, whose career dates back to the '60s Greenwich Village scene, is hitting the road in September with Australia's Darren Hanlon opening. His tour includes two shows at Brooklyn's Union Pool, plus dates in Woodstock, Toronto, Montreal, and more. All dates here.
The Monkees' Michael Nesmith is reviving his early '70s country rock group, The National Band. 2018 dates include an NYC show at the Society for Ethical Culture on September 20. He's playing songs from his Monkees days, too, on this tour if you were wondering. For all dates and tickets, head here.
Brazilian singer and Life Aquatic scene-stealer Seu Jorge is coming back to the U.S. in August, including a 10-night run at NYC's Blue Note.
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
Electronic / disco act Hercules & Love Affair released Omnion in 2017 and have a new video for "Are You Still Certain" which features Mashrou' Leila. watch that below. They've also jsut announced a short September tour that includes a Brooklyn show at Elsewhere on 9/20. Head to their website for more details
RICO NASTY / MALIIBU MIITCH
Bronx rapper Maliibu Miitch, who we named one of the best new-ish artists of 2017 was added to Rico Nasty's tour (in support of her great new album Nasty), which is an awesome pairing. That includes the NYC show at SOB's on 7/31. All dates here. Watch Miitch's video for new-ish single "Give Her Some Money":
THE HOLD STEADY openers
The Hold Steady revealed openers for their upcoming shows: Kevin Devine, Beach Slang, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Kevin Seconds, The Donkeys, and more TBA.
Violent Femmes are currently out with fellow '80s alt-rock vets Echo & the Bunnymen but have just announced fall headlining dates, including a NYC show at Brooklyn Steel.
Punk legend Alice Bag (of '70s era LA punks The Bags and other bands) has announced more tour dates in support of her 2018 solo album Blueprint on Don Giovanni (which features contributions from Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna and Bratmobile's Allison Wolfe). All dates (including NYC's Mercury Lounge on 8/10) here.
Seattle indie band Cumulus announced a new album for Chris Walla's label, and a lengthy tour.
GWAR / HATEBREED
"Humans, come, witness the eviscerating, ear splitting majesty and power of GWAR and Hatebreed! Yes, demonstrate your ceaseless dedication to heavy fucking metal in the Pit of Death. There is a very good chance you won’t survive!" says GWAR's The Berserker Blothar. The band's joint tour does not include a NYC show, but GWAR will be here for Halloween.
CANNIBAL CORPSE / HATE ETERNAL / HARMS WAY
Death metal vets Cannibal Corpse announced a tour with their collaborator Erik Rutan's band Hate Eternal and rising metallic hardcore band Harms Way.
Dark folk singer Marissa Nadler expanded her tour in support of her upcoming album For My Crimes.
THE GOON SAX
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