The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
New Orleans duo $uicideboy$ are on tour in Europe now, and later this month they return to North America for dates with a rotating mix of awesome, genre-defying openers, including Trash Talk, Turnstile, Denzel Curry, Shoreline Mafia, City Morgue, Night Lovell, Germ, and Pouya. That leg starts in Seattle on July 24 and hits San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Brooklyn (Ford Amphitheather at Coney Island Boardwalk on August 9), Sayreville NJ (Starland Ballroom on August 10), Chicago (Aragon Ballroom on August 16) and other cities. See all dates here.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Broken Social Scene took a break from touring for the last half of June, but they're preparing to hit the road for more dates starting later this month, on July 18 in Ontario. After that, they head to Brooklyn for a free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show in Prospect Park on July 25, with Nilüfer Yanya (who headlines a sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg show of her own a few days earlier on 7/23). From there, BSS play a few more North American shows, including one at Portland, OR's Oregon Zoo on July 27 with The Helio Sequence, before heading overseas for European and UK dates in August. See all of their dates here. BSS associate Feist, who is launching a new podcast series, "Pleasure Studies," is also touring this summer.
Robyn kicks off July with some European festival dates, and then she returns to the US for just a few headlining shows before heading back overseas. Her brief US tour starts in Philadelphia (TD Pavilion at The Mann on July 17), then makes stops in Brooklyn (Barclays Center on July 19), San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on July 25), and Inglewood CA (July 27 at The Forum). We're giving away a pair of tickets to your choice of dates - enter for a chance to win HERE. Between her East and West Coast dates, Robyn also hits Chicago to play Pitchfork Festival. See all of her upcoming dates here and watch a new behind-the-scenes video about the making of "Ever Again."
As mentioned, West Coast psych band and lovers of '70s rock Howlin' Rain head to the East Coast in August for Huichica East, which is being moved to BSP in Kingston following the death of Roky Erickson. While they're here, Howlin' Rain play Brooklyn Bowl on August 7 with Ryley Walker, and Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on August 6. See all of their upcoming dates here.
Okkervil River have been celebrating their 21-year existence with monthly live album series "A Dream in the Dark: 2 Decades of Okkervil River Live", and they're also playing some shows. Next up for them in a July 9 date in Ithaca, NY, and from there they head to Toronto, Chicago, Washington DC (July 15 at The Hamilton), NYC (early and late shows on August 17 at City Winery), Woodstock, and more. See all of their upcoming dates here.
New Jersey greats The Feelies -- who just covered Neil Young with Jeff Tweedy at Solid Sound -- tend to play clusters of US shows a couple of times a year rather than touring, and they're always worth seeing when they do. They have a free show this summer in Brooklyn, where they'll headline the 2019 Coney Island Music Festival on Saturday, July 20, which also features The Mystery Lights, Bane’s World, Los Wilds, The Advertisers, Miranda & The Beat, and more to be announced. After that, they have two more dates coming up in September: Cambridge, MA on September 20, and Portland, ME on September 21.
The Wu-Tang Clan continue to celebrate 20 years of '36 Chambers' on tour and upcoming dates include Ottawa, Wichita, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Louisville, Red Rocks and more. They've also got a Hulu series based on their early years debuting in September.
MELVINS OPENING FOR THE RACONTEURS
The Raconteurs' tour kicks off on July 4 in Aspen and rolls through November (including three stops in NYC). They’ve just announced that they’ve tapped Melvins to open up for three of their California shows: Oakland on 7/24, Santa Barbara on 7/27, and San Diego on 7/28.
RESTRAINING ORDER / THE FIGHT
Western Mass hardcore crushers Restraining Order released their ripping self-titled EP on New Age Records last year, and now they're prepping an LP for Triple B Records. No release date has been revealed yet, but they did reveal that they're touring this summer with LIHC crew The Fight. That tour includes a NYC show at Brooklyn Bazaar on July 30. Restraining Order also have a Long Island show on 9/28 at AMH. The Fight also play Brooklyn's Market Hotel on 7/25 with Lil Ugly Mane, Section H8, Blu Anxiety, and Royal Hounds; Long Island's Wild Fest; and Asbury Park Brewery on 8/17. All Restraining Order dates here. All The Fight dates here.
RULE THEM ALL / VANTAGE POINT
Speaking of LIHC, Rule Them All just opened for fellow LIHC band Incendiary at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus last night, and they're gearing up for a tour with Boston straightedge band Vantage Point, who just put out a new four-song 2019 promo on Triple B Records. All dates (including a TBA NJ show) here.
UK anarcho-punk vets The Mob have been back in action for a few years and they're returning to the US this summer for shows.