The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.
Prolific NYC-based ambient/avant-garde musician William Basinski will release his newest album On Time Out of Time on March 8 via Temporary Residence, which, according to Basinski, will feature "the sounds of the merging of two distant massive black holes, 1.3 billion years ago." In support of the new record, he'll be playing a few US live shows, which includes an appearance at Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago's Midwinter next month, and a NYC show at St. George's Episcopal Church on 2/23 as part of the Ambient Church series, in addition to other stops in Washington D.C., Madison, and international shows in Australia and the UK. Check here for all upcoming dates.
Kacey Musgraves began her 2019 tour behind last year's Golden Hour (one of our favorite albums of 2018) last night (1/9), and she brought out opener Natalie Prass during her set to cover Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." Kacey's got three sold-out NYC area shows coming up, and she'll be back in NYC for Governors Ball, and she plays other festivals like Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June, Coachella in April, and All The Best Fest in the Dominican Republic this November. View all upcoming dates here.
Active since the 70's, Laraaji went from being discovered by Brian Eno in NYC's Washington Square Park to joining him on the list of the best ambient music makers of all time. And he's still very actively adding to his large discography, and playing shows. A collaborative album with Arji OceAnanda and Dallas Acid in 2018 was very well received, and he was one of many exciting names (along with Arji) on that new NOUS album. We caught him earlier this year opening for Animal Collective and at National Sawdust. Maybe you recently saw him at Secret Project Robot, or Basilica... The list goes on, and he's got a very packed schedule for 2019 already with the previously mentioned show at the beautiful Park Church Co-Op in Brooklyn with Rachika S (it should be very special), and much more listed at his site.
JOAN OF ARC/GOOD FUCK opening for EL TEN ELEVEN
Tim Kinsella's long-running band Joan of Arc are opening El Ten Eleven's upcoming US tour, and they revealed that the tour will double as the introduction to Tim's new project with Jenny Pulse, Good Fuck. They're promising "a one-time-only unique lineup, playing a set that is 50% deep JOA throwback and 50% preview of the future." All dates (including Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/7) here.
THE SOUL REBELS
New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels have tons of upcoming dates across North America later this year. In addition to recently-announced appearances at Bonnaroo in June and Tennessee's Muddy Roots with GZA in September, the band will be playing many other shows, including San Francisco's August Hall on 2/22 with Big Freedia, Ardmore, PA's Ardmore Music Hall on 3/28 with Rakim, and Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 6/15 with Lettuce and Tauk. The band will also play two nights at NYC's Brooklyn Bowl on 3/29 and 3/30, with special guests TBA. Head here for all dates.
Rising Brooklyn rapper Jay Critch is fresh off the release of his debut mixtape Hood Favorite (which has features from Offset, French Montana and others), and he just announced a few US tour dates in support of it. Stops include Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, New Haven, Chicago, LA, Seattle and others, before a final stop at NYC's Irving Plaza on 3/24. On this tour, he'll be bringing along special guests Ricobaby, Vendetta, Mari Mac and Mally Bandz on all dates. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/11) at 10 AM, and you can find the full list of dates here. In addition, you can stream Hood Favorite in full below.
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
Speaking of NYC-based rappers, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie dropped his long-awaited second album Hoodie SZN before the year's end, and he'll be touring extensively behind the new record, which includes a newly-added headlining show at NYC's Brooklyn Steel on 3/8, following a sold-out date at Terminal 5 the day prior (3/7). He'll also be touring as part of the previously-announced Monster Energy Outbreak tour with Don Q and Trap Mannay, which includes stops in Austin, Baltimore, Cleveland, LA, and tons more. View all dates here.
NYC no wave legend Lydia Lunch has a few upcoming dates in Europe and the UK, but before then she'll be stopping at NYC's El Cortez on 2/14, featuring support from collaborators Tim Dahl (of Lydia Lunch Retrovirus) and Matt Nelson. This is her only US tour date at the moment, and you can view all upcoming dates here.
Lydia Lunch isn't the only iconic no wave artist hitting the road this year; her onetime Teenage Jesus and the Jerks bandmate James Chance will be touring Europe with his band The Contortions in March, but first he'll be appearing at NYC's El Cortez on 2/8, which is currently his only North American tour date. Check here for all upcoming dates.
Laura Gibson released her latest LP Goners late last year, and she recently added a bunch of new dates for 2019. First, she'll embark on a midwestern US tour leg with support from fellow folk songwriter Stelth Ulvang, which hits Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Louisville, and other cities, before touring the West Coast with help from South African folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov, stopping in Phoenix, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Colorado Springs, and more. Finally, she'll be on tour in Europe in the spring, before a final stop at NYC's City Winery on 4/26. You can head here for all dates.
MURPHY'S LAW (NYC with NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE)
NYHC legends Murphy's Law are back on the road after Jimmy G recovered from multiple surgeries, and they'll be hitting a few cities along the East Coast, including New Haven, Cambridge, Wilmington, Stanhope, and others, before a St. Patrick's Day show at NYC's The Bowery Electric on 3/17. That one's a double bill with fellow hardcore mainstays No Redeeming Social Value. All dates can be found here.
Chicago punks Typesetter announced an East Coast/midwestern tour behind last year's solid Nothing's Blues, which features two NYC-area stops: first at Jersey City's FM Bar on 2/15, and then at Brooklyn's The Kingsland on 2/17 (both featuring support from their NJ-based 6131 labelmates Well Wisher). Other stops include Philly, Chicago, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Richmond, and much more. Find all dates here.
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