The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Weezer of Teal Album fame have tons of tour dates coming up including a co-headlining tour with the Pixies (that hits MSG with TV on the Radio and Basement), Coachella, and more, and they’ll also be playing a smaller NYC show on February 28 at iHeartRadio Theater (the day before Black Album comes out). You have to win iHeartRadio’s contest to get into that show (info here). All dates here.
Jon Hopkins released the great (and Grammy nominated) electronic/ambient album Singularity last year, and he has announced a North & South America tour behind it surrounding his Coachella appearances, including stops in Portland, San Francisco, Austin, DC, and more. He also plays the recently-announced UK fest All Points East. All dates and tickets here.
Drone/doom duo KTL (aka Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’ Malley and Pita’s Peter Rehberg) are playing some rare shows this year, including Knoxville, TN’s Big Ears Festival (3/21-24) and a NYC show right afterwards at Le Poisson Rouge on March 27 (tickets). Last fall, KTL released The Pyre: versions distilled to stereo, the score to Gisèle Vienne’s dance piece The Pyre. Stream it:
Jeremy Dutcher rearranged forgotten songs of the Wolastoq First Nation’s traditional music for his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. His live show mixes songs from that album and the stories behind them, and he’s on tour now. Most dates are in Canada, but he will be dipping below the U.S. border to play NYC’s Joe’s Pub on April 20. All dates are here.
GrizzlyFest happens in Fresno, California’s Woodward Park on May 4 & 5 and there’s some interesting stuff like Portugal. The Man, Schoolboy Q, Ziggy Marley, Saba, Matt & Kim, Matisyahu, and more. Full lineup and tickets here.
Vertical Scratchers, aka the duo of John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere), just released their first new music in five years, and will be out with their Merge labelmate Mike Krol surrounding appearances at SXSW. Dates stay west of the Texas and all are listed here.
Vampire Weekend have announced a massive tour in support of Father of the Bride (their first album in six years), which hits MSG, Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, and more.
SWERVEDRIVER & FAILURE
Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug, who officially performs solo music under his own name now (after retiring the Moonface moniker), has announced solo tour dates.
PARTNER (WITH DUDE YORK)
Toronto duo Partner just announced their new album, Saturday the 14th, on the way and will be touring the West Coast with Dude York ahead of an appearance at SXSW. They’ve also got post-SXSW Canadian dates with Wintersleep. Head here for all dates.
EARL SWEATSHIRT / BBYMUTHA / MIKE & more
Earl Sweatshirt has announced the “FIRE IT UP!” tour in support of last year’s great Some Rap Songs with support from Bbymutha, MIKE, and more.
LIL BABY / CITY GIRLS / BLUEFACE
Fast rising Atlanta rapper Lil Baby announced “The New Generation Tour” with very solid support from City Girls and Blueface.
Bikini Kill keep expanding their reunion tour, which now includes eight dates (four in NYC, four in LA).
Interpol are on tour now and have a big NYC show coming up at Madison Square Garden with Car Seat Headrest. They’ve just announce further 2019 tour plans, including a spring run that includes a stop at Colorado’s Red Rocks right before an appearance at Shaky Knees.
Fred Armisen’s show Documentary Now! premieres its third season in February, the same month Fred will embark on a comedy tour that’s likely to include some music as well.
Brooklyn post-punk band Gustaf are busy putting the finishing touches on their debut LP but will soon be on a coast-to-coast tour that includes a visit to SXSW. The tour kicks off on February 16 in San Diego and they’ll play Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Olympia, L.A., Phoenix, Tucson, New Orleans, Atlanta, Baltimore and many more cities. Most dates are will fellow NYC artist Pecas and you can head here for all dates. Listen to “A Dream” below.
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