tours announced: The Bug, Dylan LeBlanc, Elephant Stone, Grade 2, IATA, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Jazz composer/trumpeter/vocalist Jaimie Branch continues to tour behind last year's great FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise (out now on International Anthem), and she's got a NYC show this week (Roulette on Thursday) before playing tons of other cities. She'll also play NYC again at the Blue Note Jazz Club on June 26 and 27 (12:30 AM shows each night). All dates here.
I AM THE AVALANCHE
Right after The Movielife play their short run of East Coast shows, Movielife frontman Vinnie Caruana's band I Am the Avalanche will play a one-off at Brooklyn's Kingsland on May 9 with Family Dinner, and they're also heading to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival.
I CAN MAKE A MESS LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS
Early November frontman Ace Enders and the original ICMAM band are revisiting their 2004 debut album on a short tour this spring.
DYLAN LEBLANC (NYC w/ WILD PINK)
Singer/songwriter-turned-heartland-rocker Dylan LeBlanc is hitting the road again in continued support of last year's Dave Cobb-produced, ATO-released Renegade. The tour includes a NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on 4/23 with local support from Wild Pink, which is a great double bill, and it also hits Philly, Asbury Park, DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and more. All dates here. The Brooklyn show is currently Wild Pink's only upcoming date.
Nap Eyes are currently on tour with Destroyer and will release new album Snapshot of a Beginner on March 27. When their tour with Dan Bejar and co wraps up Nap Eyes will stay on the road with headline date through the spring, including just announced Northeast shows with Lionlimb in Burlington, Allston, Portsmouth, Brooklyn (Rough Trade on May 17), DC, Philly, Toronto and Montreal. Head here for all dates.
Having just released the Beatlesque concept album Hollow, Montreal's Elephant Stone will be hitting the road, stopping in Burlington, New Haven, Brooklyn (The Sultan Room on 5/1), Allentown, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Windsor, Milwaukee and Chicago. Head here for all dates.
THE BUG / ZONAL
Producer Kevin Martin’s heavy electronics project The Bug is playing one-off NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on March 24 with all-around great lineup of Moor Mother (who collaborated with The Bug's Zonal project last year) and Dalek. The Bug's set will feature collaborator Miss Red on vocals. The Bug also has a few overseas dates. Meanwhile, Zonal also play a UK show and two overseas festivals -- dates are here.
THE ENGLISH BEAT
Dave Wakeling's current lineup of The English Beat stay on the road a lot and have dates lined up -- both in North America and The UK -- through the summer, including LA's Cruel World festival (with Bauhaus, Devo, Morrissey, Blondie and tons more), and a few shows opening for their friends and onetime 2 Tone labelmates Madness including NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on May 22. Before that, The English Beat will be in NYC to play Le Poisson Rouge on April 12. All dates are here.
Modern English are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year by going on a North American tour that will have them playing their hit 1982 album After the Snow — which features “I Melt With You,” “Life in the Gladhouse” and “Someone’s Calling” — in full, along with songs from the rest of their catalog.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
The Magnetic Fields release new album Quickies on May 15 and are playing City Winery residencies in NYC, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, DC, and Philadelphia this summer. They'll also play Live From Here with Chris Thile at NYC's Town Hall on April 4.
Mountain Man's Molly Sarlé, who released Karaoke Angel last year, is going on the road with Hiss Golden Messenger, including stops Ashland, OR, Walla Walla, WA, Davis, CA, Sonoma, CA, Big Sur and Santa Monica. Before that she's got headline dates on the East Coast, including Richmond, DC, NYC (Mercury Lounge on 4/29), Portsmouth, Winooski's Waking Windows fest, and Allston, MA. Head here for all dates.
Having released her debut album last year, Jade Bird will be on tour this spring, including shows in Omaha, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Nashville, Athens, Asheville, Dallas, Jacksonville, and more. She's also part of the 2020 Sound Mind Mental Health Music Festival at NYC's Brooklyn Steel on May 7 with American Authors, The Mowgli's, Phil Hanley, Naomi Ekperigin, and Patrick Roche. All dates are here.
Brooklyn-based Phony Ppl have played several hometown shows in recent months behind 2018's mo’za-ik, and they've just announced their latest NYC show, which happens at Brooklyn Bowl on 4/29. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (3/11) at 10 AM EST, and this is the band's only upcoming date at the moment.
WILCO / SLEATER-KINNEY
The great double bill of Wilco and Sleater-Kinney are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer of outdoor amphitheatres and venues, with NNAMDÏ opening most dates.
Atmospheric post-hardcore vets Shiner have announced a tour in support of their upcoming first album in 19 years.
DEAD PREZ - LET'S GET FREE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
Hip hop vets Dead Prez are playing shows in support of the 20th anniversary of their classic debut album. Talib Kweli is DJing the NYC date and...
...Talib also has several tour dates of his own coming up.
SLEIGH BELLS / BLACK DRESSES
Sleigh Bells will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album Treats by performing it at a one-off NYC show. Rising band Black Dresses will open (good pairing), and as far as we can tell, this will be Black Dresses' first NYC show.
THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will release their fifth album, Temple, on May 15 via Ribbon Music and they'll be on tour this summer.
Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche, who used to live in Brooklyn but now calls L.A. home, has announced intimate NYC and LA shows to celebrate something (a new album probably).
DERADOORIAN opening for STEREOLAB
Onetime Dirty Projectors vocalist Angel Deradoorian was added to Stereolab’s North American tour, as she preps her new album Find The Sun, out in May.
YAEJI / JESSY LANZA
Yaeji has announced a North American tour behind her upcoming mixtape WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던, with support from Jessy Lanza on most dates.
ANI DIFRANCO / INDIGO GIRLS
Long-running folk sheroes Ani DiFranco and Indigo Girls are joining forces for a pair of shows this summer in NYC and Virginia.
ROYCE DA 5'9"
Detroit rap great Royce Da 5'9" announced a US tour behind his new LP The Allegory, which kicks off in late April.
GRADE 2 (with ANTI-FLAG & more)
UK punks Grade 2 are currently on tour opening for Anti-Flag. There's no opener at Anti-Flag's NYC show on Saturday (3/14) at Gramercy Theatre (instead, A-F will play acoustic and electric sets), but Grade 2 do open the Asbury Park show on 3/17. While they have the night off from A-F's tour, Grade 2 will play their own NYC show at Sixty Sixth Congress on Saturday. All Grade 2 dates here. Meanwhile, Anti-Flag have a new video out today:
Micky Fitz, frontman of Oi! vets The Business, sadly passed away in 2016. Micky was the only remaining original member of the band when he passed, but now original members Steve Whale, Stephen Kent, and Micky Fairbairn have their own version of the band with Michael Brands of Arch Rivals on vocals and John Pearce of The Last Resort on bass, and they're touring the US this year. The tour begins with a Punk Rock Bowling afterparty and it ends in the Northeast with shows at Asbury Park's House of Independents on 6/13 and NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on 6/14. All dates:
May 23 Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling Aftershow
May 27 San Diego, CA, US The Casbah
May 28 West Hollywood, CA, US The Roxy Theatre
May 29 Long Beach, CA, US Alex's Bar
May 31 Sacramento, CA, US Harlow's
Jun 2 Portland, OR, US Dante's
Jun 3 Seattle, WA, US Funhouse
Jun 4 Boise, ID, US The Olympic Venue
Jun 8 St Louis, MO, US Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Jun 9 Chicago, IL, US Reggie's Rock Club
Jun 10 Pittsburgh, PA, US Crafthouse Stage and Grill
Jun 11 Buffalo, NY, US Rec Room
Jun 12 Boston, MA, US Brighton Music Hall presented by Citizens Bank
Jun 13 Asbury Park, NJ, US House of Independents
Jun 14 New York (NYC), NY, US Le Poisson Rouge
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