tours announced: The Hu, DRI, Mr Bungle, Puddles Pity Party, KRS-One, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Mr. Bungle's reunion tour finally begins in LA tonight (2/5). It's the band's first time playing in over 20 years, and they're playing the songs from their thrash-inspired 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny for the first time in over 30 years. To do so, original members Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance will get some help from thrash legends Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer). They've also got a killer list of openers, including Possessed, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, Full of Hell, Melvins, and much more. All dates and more info here.
UPDATE: Reunion began!
Crossover thrash legends D.R.I. (whose former bassist Josh Pappe sadly passed away over the weekend) remain very busy, and they've got tons of tour dates lined up for 2020, including one at Brooklyn's Kingsland on September 10. All dates here.
PUDDLES PITY PARTY
Crying-on-the-inside singing clown and viral sensation Puddles Pity Party has a few dates throughout the year, including Florida shows in Pensacola and Fort Myers this week, a NYC show at Gramercy Theatre on June 20 and an appearances at Hot Springs, AR's Spa-Con in September. All dates are here and watch Puddles cover The Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror" below:
Mongolian folk metal band The Hu are coming back to the US for Coachella and will be touring extensively while here. They'll hit South America first, playing Lollapaloozas in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, than then North American stops include Bakersfield, Tucson, Denver, Kansas City (MO), Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Atlanta, Pensacola, Camden, NJ (the MMR*B*Q with Disturbed, Puddle of Mudd, more), Columbus' Sonic Temple fest, Memphis, Dallas, and more. Head here for all dates.
Fetty Wap is still going and he just announced the 'King Zoo Tour' for this year. He hits New Haven, Long Island, Montclair, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, NYC, and more.
BENNY THE BUTCHER opening for RUSS
Atlanta pop-rapper Russ is touring behind his new album SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE, which features the great classicist Buffalo rapper Benny the Butcher on a song, and Benny has now been tapped to open the tour as well. All dates here.
In addition to his East Coast St. Patrick's shows as Kenny & The O'Douls and West Coast dates in May with John K Samson and Worriers, Kevin Devine has added a few other shows, including an appearance at the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival on April 24 at House of Independents. All dates are listed here.
Big Thief announced yesterday that they would be headlining a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 30 right before playing Newport Folk Fest, and now they’ve announced a full summer tour that begins July 17 in Nashville and also hits St. Louis, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Toronto, Richmond, Cleveland, Denver, L.A., San Diego and more.
Winnipeg, MB's William Prince makes the kind of rootsy music that's indebted to Johnny Cash and soulful, mellow '70s artists like Kris Kristofferson and Tom T Hall. His 2015 debut album, Earthly Days, won Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the 2017 Juno Awards and he's set to release his second album, Receiver, this week via Glassnote. (Watch the video for "The Spark" below.) You may have caught him opening for fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Neil Young in Boston in 2018, and you can soon catch him on tour with Nashville singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt whose new album comes out 2/21 on Rounder Records. The trek begins April 5 in Denver and he'll also stop in Minneapolis, Kansas City (MO), St. Louis, Evanston, Indianapolis, NYC, Uncasville, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Carrboro, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The NYC show happens April 15 at Mercury Lounge. All tour dates are listed here.
BANOFFEE / SUI ZEN
Australian avant pop singer Banoffee will be in the U.S. for SXSW and will stick around after the fest for a few shows on both coasts with Sui Zen. She'll play NYC's The Dance on March 26, then San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord on 4/2 and L.A.'s Zebulon on 4/3. Banoffee's Look at Us Now Dad is out February 21 and features SOPHIE, Empress Of, Cupcakke, Yves Rothman, and more. Watch the video for "Count on You" here:
British electronic musician and composer Anna Meredith released FIBS last year, a dizzying record that really showcases her inventive use of synthesizers and has just announced a North American tour for March that kicks off March 14 in Bentonville, AR and also stops in Chicago, Toronto, MOntreal, DC, NYC, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
STANDARDS (with FLORAL, then SHIN GUARD)
LA math rock duo Standards announced their debut album Fruit Island, due this summer via Topshelf, and they've got two tours lined up, one with fellow California math rock duo Floral (whose Jack Shirley-helmed self-titled album comes out February 14 via Choke Artist) and one with current screamo greats Shin Guard.
Florida death metal vets Massacre are back with original vocalist Kam Lee and original bassist Michael Borders, and they're playing a rare NYC show before Maryland Deathfest.
BUGGIN OUT / NO OPTION
New-ish Chicago hardcore band Buggin Out put their debut EP out on New Morality Zine today, one day ahead of their LDB Fest set. They're also touring with No Option after that.
The initial lineup for Desertfest NYC is out, including Corrosion of Conformity, Dead Meadow, Conan, Stoned Jesus (US debut), The Atomic Bitchwax, Bongzilla, R.I.P., Yatra, Huntsmen (who have a new album and other dates coming), and more.
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