FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Florence + the Machine, who released the new album High As Hope last year and a new two-song single last month, has announced a spring North American tour. Support varies by date and comes from some pretty awesome artists: Christine and the Queens (who opens the Red Rocks show), Blood Orange, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Perfume Genius. The NYC stop is Governors Ball. All dates and tickets here and more info on who opens which show here.
BILLIE EILISH / DENZEL CURRY
Alt-pop singer Billie Eilish is releasing her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on March 29 via Darkroom/Interscope, and she’s supporting it on a tour that will be opened by rapper Denzel Curry (who featured Billie on “Sirens” off his great 2018 album TA13OO). Denzel’s on most dates, including the big NYC show at Radio City Music Hall on June 19. All dates and tickets here.
Foals have added still more dates to their 2019 North American tour, including a third night at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on April 12 and a second night at DC’s 9:30 Club on April 16. All dates are here.
BIG BOI / GOODIE MOB / ORGANIZED NOIZE / KP THE GREAT
Having just played the Super Bowl, Big Boi and his old Dungeon Family pals have announced the Dungeon Family Tour for this spring.
Snail Mail have extended their 2019 tour with summer headlining dates in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pittsburgh and more. They’ll open for Interop and Car Seat Headrestnext week at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, and they’ve got festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Boston Calling and All Points East.
Garbage celebrated the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 on tour in the fall, and they’re heading out again this spring for some more headlining dates. They’ll hit Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, and a few more cities on their May trek, then head overseas for more dates in June. See all of Garbage’s upcoming dates here.
Deer Tick’s upcoming tour for new album Mayonnaise already included two NYC shows (Rough Trade and Music Hall of Williamsburg) both of which sold out, and now they’ve added a third: Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 3. Updated dates are here.
TED LEO (INCLUDING DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS TRIBUTE)
In addition to having recently started a podcast with Aimee Mann, Ted Leo has a few tour dates coming up, including three solo shows in Florida this week (one as part of the Changeville Festival), and two Canadian dates with the Pharmacists. He’ll also be singing lead for a Dexy’s Midnight Runners tribute titled Too-Rye-Ay, happening at Brooklyn’s The Bell House on St. Patrick’s Day. Dexy’s debut album, Here Come the Young Soul Rebels, is definite influence on Ted so let’s hope we get “Geno” and some others off that record in addition to “Come on Eileen.” The big band they’ve assembled also includes The Dambuilders’ Dave Derby and more. Head here for all dates.
BAND OF HORSES
Band of Horses have just announced a run of shows in July that kick off 1/13 in Whitefish, MT at the Under the Big Sky Festival and wrap up 7/28 in Fargo, ND. They’ve also got a few dates in late winter as well as a few in Europe. All are listed here.
LA DISPUTE / GOUGE AWAY / SLOW MASS
La Dispute are supporting their anticipated new album Panorama on a tour with two killer openers: Gouge Away and Slow Mass.
ionnalee (aka iamamiwhoami) is releasing new album REMEMBER THE FUTURE this May and going on a North American tour.
MARK LANEGAN / SIMON BONNEY (CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION)
Mark Lanegan has just announced May tour dates that are with Crime & The City Solution’s Simon Bonney (his first shows in North America in some time).
MARY LATTIMORE (W/ MEG BAIRD & STEVE GUNN, DEERHUNTER, MESSTHETICS)
Having released two albums last year, harpist Mary Lattimore just announced a collaborative album with Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan, and is currently on the road with Meg Baird and Steve Gunn, and has upcoming dates with Deerhunter and Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics.
Masked rapper Leikeli47 announced a 2019 tour, starting in March, in support of her great 2018 album Acrylic. The NYC date of that tour sold out so she added a second show a few days later, on April 2 at Elsewhere (tickets). See all of Leikeli47’s dates here.
SONNY & THE SUNSETS
With a new album on the way, Sonny & The Sunsets have announced a few shows, including a couple with old friend Kelley Stoltz playing in the Sunsets as well as doing his own set.
Having wowed folks with her moving (and also funny) special Nanette, comedian Hannah Gadsby will be premiering new show “Douglas” later this year on tour.
DMX celebrates the 20th anniversary of It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot on tour this spring.
Meanwhile, Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss begins a month-long NYC residency this week for his new show, X, before taking it on the road.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash will be on the road for a summer tour featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Date include San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Milwaukee, Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theatre on 7/31), Nashville, Atlanta, and more.
Pinegrove head out on tour later this month in support of their 2018 album Skylight, and before they do they play a Rough Trade in-store on February 20. The event is sold out online, but a limited number of wristbands will be available for purchase at the counter starting Friday, February 15. See all of Pinegrove’s upcoming tour dates.