tours announced: The Cure, Holy Wave, Soft Kill/Tamaryn, The Coathangers, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
SOFT KILL / TAMARYN / LOVELORN
Portland, OR's dark, synthy Soft Kill have announced a tour with Tamaryn that has Lovelorn (ex-Creepoid) also on the bill. Dates kick off May 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and the tour then hits Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago. Head here for all dates. Lovelorn also have a new single out today:
While we still wait for those three Cure album Robert Smith says are on the way, The Cure have announced their first 2020 show. They're scheduled for the Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland on July 4. The Cure say that will be their only festival date this year, but hopefully some headline shows will appear sooner than later.
KATHY VALENTINE (THE GO-GO'S) BOOK TOUR
Original Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine has a new memoir, titled All I Ever Wanted, that will be out March 31 that also has an accompanying soundtrack. She'll be on a book tour this spring beginning in Austin for SXSW, and including stops in Los Angeles (w/ Kathleen Hanna), San Francisco (with Go Gos' Gina Schock), Brooklyn (with Lizz Winstead), Nashville (w/ Ann Powers), Chapel Hill (w/ Jon Wurster), Cleveland (w/ The Breeders' Kelly Deal), and more.
Austin's synthy psych band Holy Wave have a few shows lined up in March, including Springfield (MO), Rock Island (IL), and Chicago which lead up to Columbus, OH's Melted Festival. They'll be back in their hometown in time for SXSW, too. All dates are here.
Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers have released a new video for "Crimson Telephone" off last year's The Devil You Know and announced a short June tour that hits DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago (dates here). They also play SXSW and Dallas' Not So Fun Wknd.
Shouty UK duo Sleaford Mods will be in the U.S. this spring for a West Coast tour with Girl Band around Coachella, but they’ll be back for the rest of North America this fall. Stops include Detroit, Toronto, Boston, DC, Carrboro, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis, Chicago and two nights at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on September 28 & 29.
Jhene Aiko is going on a North American tour supporting new album Chilombo this spring, starting on May 1 in Boston and hitting NYC, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando, New Orleans, Austin, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and more.
Rufus Wainwright has announced his new album Unfollow the Rules, along with a tour.
Finnish death metal legends Demilich are playing some rare US shows this spring, surrounding their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Their current schedule includes a show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus with Outer Heaven.
AMORPHIS / ENTOMBED AD
Finland's Amorphis will celebrate their 30th anniversary a band by playing their 1994 melodic death/folk/prog/doom metal classic Tales from the Thousand Lakes in full on a 38-date North American tour. Support comes from Entombed AD (a current version of Swedish death metal legends Entombed) and Brazil thrashers Nervosa.
The 2020 lineup for DC hardcore festival Damaged City is out, including Trapped Under Ice, Lion of Judah, ’80s-era Finnish bands Destruktions and Appendix, Greece’s Chain Cult, UK band Permission, Colombia’s Raw Brigade, Ekulu, Spine, Subversive Rite, Wound Man, and more.
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