tours announced: Torche, of Montreal, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Gringo Star, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Torche's anticipated new album Admission comes out next week (7/12) via Relapse, and they've now put out a video for its great title track. They've also announced many more tour dates, including shows in Nashville, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, and more. That's in addition to their previously announced dates, including a run opening for Baroness (that hits Poughkeepsie, Long Island, and more) and a run with Converge offshoot Wear Your Wounds opening (that hits Brooklyn, Asbury Park, and more). All dates and tickets here.
WILLIE NELSON / OUTLAW MUSIC FEST
After a July 3rd stop of Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival in Dallas, Willie & Family, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Colter Wall, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, and more will be celebrating 4th of July in Austin this weekend. The Outlaw Music Fest hits the road again in September with shows on the East Coast including Forest Hills in Queens, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. All dates at Willie's site.
Long-running neo-psych-pop weirdos of Montreal are always busy touring and this fall will be no different. They've got an October/November run that hits Nashville, Detroit, Ithaca, Albany, Hamden, Brooklyn (10/27 at The Bell House), Athens, and more. All dates and tickets here.
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
Chicago’s My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have been peddling kitschy electro-sleaze since the late-’80s. Though the band hit their creative peak in the mid-’90s with the deliciously lurid Sexplosion!, founders Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy have kept the bondage gear on ever since, popping out records every few years, like this year's In the House of Strange Affairs which you can listen to below. The band will be on the road in October and November with Curse Mackey, pulling into Cleveland, Buffalo, Cambridge, NYC (10/24 @ Le Poisson Rouge), Philly, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago and more. All dates are here.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Australian rabble rousers Amyl & The Sniffers kick off their North American tour on Saturday at the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, CA and from there will make their way around North America with stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Raleigh, DC, Philly, Brooklyn (Market Hotel on 7/19), Allston, Montreal, Toronto, Hamtramck, MI, and Milwaukee. All dates are here and check out their new video for "Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)," from their debut album, here:
Maneka is the project of former Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is Green guitarist Devin McKnight, and he's got upcoming tour dates.
Atlanta garage rock outfit Gringo Starr begin their North American tour this Friday (7/5) in Asheville, NC and from there proceed to DC, Anapolis, NYC (Mercury Lounge on 7/8), Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Tampa and more. All dates are here and you can listen to last year's Back to the City, below.
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND EVENTS IN NYC
If you're looking for live music this long weekend, check out our 4th of July Weekend NYC event guide.