Here’s a roundup of the latest tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.
Arcade Fire will be on tour this fall for their excellent new album WE, and they’ve added second nights in a few cities, including Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The tour, which is opened by Beck (acoustic) hits Brooklyn at Barclays Center on November 4. All dates are here.
ARLOT (JANET WEISS / DREW GROW / KATHY FOSTER / ANITA LEE ELLIOT)
Slang, the Portland band that includes Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi), Drew Grow (Modern Kin, Pastors’ Wives), Kathy Foster (The Thermals) and Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce), will release their anticipated debut album, Cockroach in a ghost town, May 27 via Kill Rock Stars. The weekend the record is released, they have a few releases in the Pacific Northwest: Mississippi Studios in Portland on 5/27, Clout Out Lounge in Seattle on 5/28, and Cryptatropa Bar in Olympia on 5/29.
Kendrick Lamar has just released his masterful new album Mr. Morale and Big Steps, and now he has announced a tour to support him. North American dates begin in Oklahoma City in July, with a European leg in the fall and shows in Australia and New Zealand in December. He will be joined by his cousin and collaborator Baby Keem for the entire run, with additional support from Tanna Leone on select shows (both appear on the new album).
billy woods has released his excellent new album, produced by Preservation Ethiopias last month, and now he’s announced a tour supporting the album for this fall, including stops in DC, Philly, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, and more.
Solo black metal artist Hulder will be touring with Skeleton this summer, including stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, and more. There are also a few Devil Master dates and a few Hulder-only shows (including Houston and Austin). Go here for all dates.
Comedian Rhys Darby, who you may know from Flight of the Conchordsthe original What we do in the shadows movie or HBO Our flag means death, will participate in the show “You saw my stand up, now see it… again!” touring this summer with “the best bits from its 5 comedy specials plus one or maybe even two new jokes”. His July 6 show at The Bell House in Brooklyn sold out quickly, so they added a show late that same night. He also plays at Red Bank, New Haven and Providence. All dates are here.
THE INVERTED WORLD TOUR OF SHINS ‘OH!”
The Shins are celebrating the 21st anniversary of their quietly game-changing debut album on tour this summer with special guest Joseph.
Courtney Barnett has announced a new show in New York this summer, benefiting the Tommy Brull Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps people with special needs. As part of their Shine a Light Music on Long Island series, this takes place at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City on July 27. Radio City Music Hall, with Shamir.
SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE
After months of speculation, Sunny Day Real Estate confirmed yesterday that their reunion is happening, including a slot at Riot Fest in September. Now they have announced their second reunion concert, and this one is taking place at Furnace Fest the following weekend.
MATHCORE INDEX FEST
Mathcore Index is hosting its July 9-10 festival at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago this year, featuring two days of mathcore, shouto, death metal, and more. Lineup includes Black Matter Device, Space Blood, gif from god, fallfiftyfeet, Snooze, The Central, Sunflo’er and Old Pets (members of The Bulletproof Tiger) on day one; and Frail Body, Dischordia, Sunless, Under the Pier, The God Awful Truth, The Sound That Ends Creation, Lower Automation, Cadence Fox and Future Trash on day two. Tickets are on sale.
MARTIN COURTNEY (REAL ESTATE)
Real estate frontman Martin Courtney releases his second solo album, magic sign, in June and he will be on the road to support it. John Andrew & The Yawns will open their tour and serve as their backing band.
Ethel Cain’s debut album just came out, and she’s expanded her tour supporting it, adding new August and September dates on the West Coast, East Coast and Texas.
Rising dancehall star Skillibeng has just released a new EP Mr Universe, and announced its first-ever shows in the United States.
TRIBECA FESTIVAL MUSIC LOUNGE @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT (SHOW ME THE BODY, ONYX COLLECTIVE, MORE)
The 2022 Tribeca Festival (fka Tribeca Film Festival) runs June 8-19, and as part of that, they’ve teamed up with Pitchfork for the Tribeca Fest Music Lounge which runs 10/6-12/6 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn and features a mix of performances, talks and podcast recordings. (They bill it as the very first music lounge, but they’ve done it before.) Show Me the Body and YL play 6/10, Onyx Collective and duendita play 6/11, and there’s a Drunken Canal Battle of the Bands on 6/12. Go here for tickets and more information.