tours announced: Vampire Weekend, Clairo, Dead & Co, Boss Hog, more
The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Vampire Weekend's first shows in four years happen in California in two weeks, and they have festival appearances after that. All dates HERE.
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Belle & Sebastian are just about to start their North America tour, which kicks off with a NYC show at Forest Hills Stadium on June 8 where they'll be joined by Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos. If you're looking for a more unique experience with the band, they're throwing a floating festival next year where they'll sail from Barcelona to Sardinia and back.
FATHER JOHN MISTY
With his 2018 tour just underway in Europe, Father John Misty plays this weekend’s Primavera Sound and a few more festivals in that part of the world before returning to North America, where his itinerary has stops at Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks and NYC’s Panorama fest.
Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez's band Boss Hog, who released new album Brood X last year (their first in nearly two decades) have a few Northeast shows in June, including New Haven, CT, Hudson, NY and a Brooklyn show at Elsewhere Zone One on June 10 with Taiwan Housing Project (tickets). They've also got some shows in Spain right after that. All dates are here.
Bedroom pop artist Clairo has picked up quite a bit of buzz -- Pigeons & Planes did a feature on her called "Meet Clairo, the Lo-Fi Bedroom Singer/Songwriter Who Went Viral By Being Herself," Pitchfork did a Rising feature called "Meet Clairo, the YouTube Star Turning Teenage Awkwardness Into Viral Gold," and NY Times did one called "Clairo’s ‘Pretty Girl’ Went Viral. Then She Had to Prove Herself" after featuring her in their "The New Indie Pop" trendpiece (along with Superorganism and Rex Orange County) -- and she's signed to The FADER's label, who just released her debut EP diary 0001 last week (The FADER also just did a new feature on her called "Clairo would like to leave her bedroom now, please"). She has now announced a tour in support of the EP for this summer (surrounding a few festival appearances including Lollapalooza), so you can see her live if you wanna see what all the fuss is about. The tour includes NYC on 7/23 at Bowery Ballroom. All dates and tickets HERE.
DEAD & COMPANY
Dead & Company -- the Grateful Dead spinoff featuring classic-lineup members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus John Mayer and others -- are beginning their summer tour TONIGHT (5/30) at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. That's followed by two Camden shows this weekend, and then Hartford, two nights at NYC's Citi Field, the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, two nights at Mountain View, CA's Shoreline Amphitheater, LA's Dodger Stadium, two nights of Lockn' and more.
Industrial riff-mongers Godflesh, who just played Maryland Death Fest, will be back in North America in late summer for Psycho Las Vegas, and will stick around to play a few other U.S. and Canadian shows including Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago and NYC.
Kevin Devine has a bunch of dates coming up, including shows with Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, and Frank Turner, headlining shows, and more.
Having retired his Youth Lagoon moniker, Trevor Powers has now announced his debut solo album and a tour.
Brooklyn's Bodega have had their debut album pushed back a month, but they're still playing the Brooklyn record release party this Friday. The rest of the country (and Europe) will be able to catch them starting in mid-June, and they've just announced West Coast dates for later this summer.
THE GOON SAX
Aussie trio The Goon Sax will be over for their first-ever U.S. shows starting this weekend with Chicago's Do Division street festival, and then on to Brooklyn for two shows, and then Los Angeles. Their new album, We're Not Talking, is out in September.
Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.