The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
UK jazz group Ezra Collective (who are one of the highlights of Gilles Peterson's We Out Here compilation which we wrote about today as one of our Overlooked Albums of 2018) are coming to NYC for Winter Jazzfest and while they're here, they've also got a show at Blue Note Jazz Club on 1/12. They have other US dates too, including SXSW, all of which are listed here.
FACE TO FACE
Cali punk vets Face to Face released an acoustic album this year, and they've now announced another acoustic tour for 2019 that stops in Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, St. Louis, and more. They've also announced Chicago and NYC runs where they'll play select albums in full (as they've done in the past). Chicago will have them doing their new acoustic album on night one, their classic 1992 debut Don't Turn Away on night two, and their 1996 self-titled on night three. NYC -- which happens at Saint Vitus (3/28-3/30) -- will have them doing their latest proper album, 2016's Protection, on night one, 2000's Reactionary on night two, and the self-titled on night three. Tickets (including a three-day pass) go on sale Friday (12/21) at 10 AM. All dates here.
SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG (SOLO) / THE SIDEKICKS (SOLO)
Slaughter Beach, Dog leader and Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald is going on a solo tour with The Sidekicks frontman Steve Ciolek, including stops in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Nashville, Atlanta, DC, Lancaster, Asbury Park, and more. All dates here. Jake listed The Sidekicks' new album Happiness Hours as one of his top 10 LPs of 2018.
In-demand songwriter and star in his own right, The-Dream is releasing the new album Menage A Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3 this Friday (12/21) and he's also playing shows in 2019, including LA, SF, Charlotte, NYC, Chicago, and probably more TBA.
Storied Canadian metal underdogs and documentary subjects Anvil have announced a 2019 North American tour, including a Brooklyn show on 4/25 at Saint Vitus and many other dates, all of which are listed here.
Irish punk/pop greats The Undertones, which still sports the original lineup minus singer Feargal Sharkey (Paul McLoone has been vocalist since 1999), will be crossing the pond to play Punk Rock Bowling in May and have a few other tour dates on the way there, including NYC's Gramercy Theater on May 23 amd Somerville, MA's ONCE Ballroom on May 24. All dates are here.
Genre-defying artist Shamir, who released Resolution this year (listen below), has a couple live dates on his 2019 schedule: Chicago's Empty Bottle on January 25 and NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar on February 2. Stay tuned for more dates.
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
Industrial / glam vets My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have a new LP on the way, In The House Of Strange Affairs, in January and have just announced a West Coast and Southwest tour for the spring. Dates start May 5 in Vegas and run through mid-June. All dates are listed here.
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh added a 79th birthday run at the Capitol Theatre to his expanding 2019 tour.
YOB / VOIVOD / AMENRA
The killer triple metal bill of YOB, Voivod, and Amenra are hitting the road together in 2019.
FUTURE TEENS / BARELY CIVIL / THE SONDER BOMBS
Boston indie-punks Future Teens, Wisconsin emo band Barely Civil and Cleveland ukulele-fueled punks The Sonder Bombs (whose great 2018 debut album MODERN FEMALE ROCKSTAR we wrote about in our Overlooked Albums of 2018 list) are touring together in January.
Legendary death metal band Carcass, who recently made it seem like they have a new album in the works -- their first since 2013's great Surgical Steel -- have been filling their 2019 schedule with festival dates, most interestingly the non-metal leaning Primavera Fest in Spain, Meanwhile, they have a single U.S. show which is at the Regent Theatre in LA on January 5th with Lowlife, Iron Reagan, Excel, Final Conflict & more. All dates here.
Australian poppy punks Hockey Dad, who released Blend Inn this year (stream below), will be on this side of the globe in January and February, kicking off dates in Pomona, CA on January 25 and wrapping things up in San Diego on Valentine's Day. The tour is with Hunny and The Queen of Jeans but the East Coast is out of luck this time around -- Hockey Dad don't come much closer than Chicago. All dates are here.
Minimalist composer Terry Riley is still touring at age 83, most dates being with his son Gyan.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.