Here’s a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
LANNDS are on tour with Kerala Dust this spring, and they’ve just announced a few headline shows along the way, including Oklahoma City, Ames, IA and Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on April 23. Head here for all dates.
Radiohead offshoot The Smile — Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner — are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their fantastic debut album and have added more dates to their North American summer tour, including Mexico City, Québec City, and Ottawa, and the Pitchfork Music Fest.
NICK CAVE W/ COLIN GREENWOOD
Nick Cave has announced a North American solo tour where he will be accompanied by Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood on bass.
JOHN COOPER CLARKE
UK punk poet John Cooper Clarke has announced the full extent of his 2023 “I Wanna Be Yours” tour, which is with Mike Garry and includes stops in Toronto, NYC, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Austin. The NYC show coincides with Arctic Monkeys’ tour hitting the city, too, so there may be some special guests at one or the other.
NYC post-punk icons Bush Tetras, which now includes drummer Steve Shelley, have announced a Brooklyn show at Union Pool on May 3. No openers for that one have been announced and it’s currently the band’s only live date.
THE MARKED MEN
Boston melodic hardcore greats Defeater are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their third album Letters Home this year with two shows.
AVA MENDOZA UNION POOL RESIDENCY
Guitarist Ava Mendoza has announced a monthly residency at Union Pool, happening on the first Tuesdays of April, May, June and July with some very cool guests:
- April 4: Mick Barr, Laura Ortman, Melvin Gibbs
- May 2: Ka Baird, David Torn, Fluke-Mogul & Charlie Burnham
- June 6: Sebastian Alexander Johson, Loren Connors, Little Black Egg (Georgia & Ira of Yo La Tengo)
- July 4: James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor, Matana Roberts, 75 Dollar Bill
Afrobeats star Davido releases his new album Timeless on March 31, and he’ll play a VERY intimate NYC show two days later.
DESERTFEST ADDITIONS (GODFLESH!)
Multi-city stoner/doom/psych metal festival Desertfest returns to NYC on September 14-16 for two days at Knockdown Center and a pre-party at Saint Vitus. After announcing the initial lineup earlier this year, they’ve now added more artists. Additions include headliners Monster Magnet, Godflesh (who recently announced their first album in six years), Brant Bjork, Mantar (their first New York show since 2016), and more.
Chris Stapleton will be out on his ”All-American Roadshow” tour this summer, and he’s added new stops in New York and Texas.
JACK COOPER (ULTIMATE PAINTING / MODERN NATURE)
Jack Cooper of Modern Nature and Ultimate Painting has written a piece of music titled “Arrival” which will be performed in Brooklyn on April 15 at SHIFT (411 Kent Ave) by Karen Waltuch (viola), Jeff Tobias (alto saxophone), and Sam Morrison (piano). Jack will be there to introduce the piece and “say hello.” Peter Kerlin will play an opening set.
BIG BOSS VETTE
MILWAUKEE SUMMER FEST
THE SUICIDE FILE
Boston aughts-era hardcore vets The Suicide File last reunited in 2015, and they recently revealed that they’re coming back once again and have added a NYC show.