tours announced: Smashing Pumpkins, Ali Wong, TMBG, The Hollies, ShitKid, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Smashing Pumpkins will be on tour with Guns N' Roses this summer but before that, they'll go on a short, 11-show headlining run, including stops in Louisville, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Nashville, East Moline, Memphis, Atlanta, Hollywood (FL), Charleston (SC), Columbia (SC) and Greensboro (NC). All dates are here.
Brit Invasion group The Hollies, whose lineup these days includes original members drummer Bobby Elliott and singer/ songwriter/lead guitarist Tony Hick, will be going on their most extensive U.S. tour in 18 years this summer. Stops include Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Austin, Chicago, DC, NJ shows in Red Bank and Morristown, Boston and more. Head here for all dates.
JARV IS... (JARVIS COCKER)
Having just announced his first album of new songs in 11 years, Jarvis Cocker and his new band JARV IS... will play NYC record release shows in May, with a proper North American tour later in the year.
Stockholm, Sweden's riff-rocking, punky duo ShitKid toured last year with Melvins and Redd Kross, and now they're heading out on their own headline tour of North America. Dates kick off tonight in Brooklyn at Elsewhere Zone One, and they'll then hit Philly, DC, Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Dallas and Austin. They also just released Always Amber, which is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. You can listen to that below and all tour dates are here.
ANDREW BIRD / CALEXICO & IRON & WINE (AND JOAN SHELLEY)
Andrew Bird, Calexico and Iron & Wine will hit the road in June, going from North Carolina to CT to NY to the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio with Joan Shelley before ending in CA at Hollywood Bowl.
Singer-songwriter Skylar Gudasz is gearing up to release new album Cinema on April 17. She made the record at April Base in Eau Claire, WI, with Grammy-nominated producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, The National, The War on Drugs, Waxahatchee) and you can get a taste with the expansive folk pop of "Actress" below. She's got a few live dates lined up, including Brooklyn's Union Pool on Tuesday, Austin's SXSW, and and Columbia, SC. Head here for all dates.
NEW ORDER / PET SHOP BOYS
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
They Might Be Giants may soon be known as They Might Never Stop Adding Tour Dates. Specifically, TMBJ have added three additional shows to their massive 2020 tour, most of which is in celebration of their 1990 album, Flood. The first is Asbury Park, NJ's Asbury Lanes on September 1 which will feature songs from both Flood and Mink Car, and there are also new shows in Seattle and Portland. Head here for all dates.
Comedian Ali Wong expanded her Milk & Money tour again, announcing the ninth (!) show of her Beacon Theatre residency in NYC. It happens on April 24, and tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM Eastern, with various presales starting Tuesday March 3 at 10 AM. She'll also be playing the Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles this spring. Head here for all dates/tickets. Meanwhile, Ali is on this week's episode of the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast and you can listen to that below.
Real Estate released their fifth album (and one of their most enjoyable yet), The Main Thing, on Friday, and they embark on a spring tour supporting it in April. Before that, they’ll celebrate the release of The Main Thing with a “stripped back performance" at NYC's Rough Trade on Wednesday. That same day they'll play three "out-stores" outside the former locations of NYC record stores Other Music, Rocks in Your Head and Kim's Underground.
New Zealand’s Nadia Reid‘s anticipated third album Out of My Province comes out this Friday (3/6) via Spacebomb, and as mentioned, she’ll come to the US this month for SXSW and right after she’ll also play NYC.
Soulwax had to postpone their tour due to production design for the group’s new stage set. They’ve just announced rescheduled dates which will happen this fall in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, DC, Philly, NYC and Boston.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.