tours announced: Roger Waters, Sa Roc, My Chemical Romance, Bela Fleck, more
Outlaw country cult artist and Nashville lifer Chris Gantry released Nashlantis last year via Drag City and has a few West Coast tour dates in February, playing California shows in Redding on 2/16 and Orangevale on 2/20, plus Boise, ID on Feb 22. He also plays Atlanta tonight (1/31). Dates are here and listen to Nashlantis below.
Roger Waters is heading on his in-the-round, “This is Not a Drill” tour starting in July, and he’s just expanded it with second shows in NYC (MSG on August 6) and L.A. (Staples Center on September 11).
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Meanwhile, My Chemical Romance also added a second Newark and three more Los Angeles shows to their reunion tour.
RAPSODY / SA ROC / HEATHER VICTORIA
DC rapper Sa Roc was added as support to the great Rapsody's "A Black Woman Created This Tour" tour, alongside R&B singer Heather Victoria, and she also released this killer new single on Rhymesayers today.
BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
Béla Fleck will release Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions, available March 27 and is "a document of Béla’s remarkable journey across Africa to explore the banjo’s roots," which is both a film and an album, and also comes with The Ripple Effect, a duo album with kora master Toumani Diabaté. His tour with The Flecktones, meanwhile, has expanded, and now includes a show at Port Chester, NY's The Capitol Theatre on June 5, as well as dates in Durham, NOrfolk, Northampton, and more. He's also got a few dates with Abigail Washburn. Head here for all dates and listen to "Nashville" from The Ripple Effect here:
CHASTITY BELT / LOOSE TOOTH
Seattle’s Chastity Belt will be on the road with Australian trio Loose Tooth (who are signed to Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Records) starting next week, sticking to the West Coast and Southwest.
ELDER / BASK
NAPALM DEATH / ABORTED / TOMBS / WVRM
AMIGO THE DEVIL (TOURING WITH MURDER BY DEATH)
UK anarcho-punk vets Subhumans are still riding high off the release of last year’s very good Crisis Point, which was their first album in 12 years, and they’ll keep the momentum going by returning to the US for a tour this spring.