Here’s a roundup of the latest tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.
Bela Fleck has expanded her My Bluegrass Heart Tour, which kicked off this week at the Savannah Music Festival. “We’re bringing together the amazing first group, but with a twist,” Bela notes. “Fiddler Stuart Duncan joins Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton and me. It’s time for the band’s banjo player to practice feverishly, because following this gang is no joke. It’s also one of the great joys!” Dates include stops in Norfolk, Albany, Tarrytown, Charlotte, NC and Continued.
Arlo Parks toured last fall in support of his Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Collapsed in the rays of the sun, and is currently on the road with Clairo. She has just announced that she will be returning this fall for her biggest tour yet. It immediately follows the two Canadian shows she has opening for Florence + The Machine and includes stops in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and more.
The new album by singer, songwriter and actress Lola Kirke lady for sale drops April 29 via Third Man Records, and third single “Pink Sky” is a warm, breezy dose of Americana, fleshed out with a nice pedal steel. Lola has shows with Elle King in Atlanta and Birmingham in June, and before that she plays an album release show in New York on April 30 at Brooklyn Made.
Fivio Foreign will release his new album BIBLE next week and he just announced a tour including a local show on May 22 at Irving Plaza.
OBLIVION ACCESS FEST (BV SHOWCASE)
The Austin Oblivion Access Music Festival (fka Austin Terror Fest) is finally holding its first edition, after two years of postponements, May 12-15 at various downtown Austin venues, with a stacked lineup that includes Danny Brown, Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Grouper, Youth of Today, The Microphones, Converge, and more. We here at BrooklynVegan are thrilled to announce now that we’re launching our very own showcase at the festival featuring Thou, -(16)-, Dorthia Cottrell (of Windhand), Jarhead Fertilizer, Body Void and Vile Creature, and it’s happening Friday (5 /13) in Valhalla.
Welsh post-hardcore greats Mclusky have had a few brief reunions over the years, but they haven’t really toured or performed in North America since their 2005 split, so it’s very exciting news that they just announced a North American tour that will find them performing their classic 2002 second album Mcclusky Do Dallaswhich turns 20 today.
British rapper/singer Bree Runway released one of the best rap albums of 2020 with 2000AND4EVA, and has now returned with new single “Somebody Like You” and announced her US debut. She previously sold LA’s Echoplex on May 17 and Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on May 19, and now the brand new Bowery Ballroom show on May 20 sold immediately too. Will she add a third?
DEAD & COMPANY
Dead and Company departs this summer for their seventh tour since forming in 2015, with stops at Citi Field in New York, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and more.
HOUSE OF LOVE
British band House of Love have postponed their 30th anniversary tour, which was originally scheduled for 2020. These will be the band’s first North American shows in nearly 30 years.
Singer-songwriter great Patty Griffin will soon be touring with The Chicks, but before that, she’s scheduled spring shows in New Orleans, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Ft Worth and more. All dates are here.
Lyle Lovett will release his first album in a decade in May and he’s on the road now.
Comedian Todd Barry is still touring, and his upcoming schedule includes European dates in May and East Coast shows in August, including those in New York. Drom on 8/13. head here for his full schedule.
Disclosure has added a series of DJ dates to its previously announced US tour.
TOTALLY HUGE EXTINCT DINOSAURS
Orlando Higginbottom has just announced his first album Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs since his debut in 2012, and he will also be touring.
“SWEET” BY SETH HERZOG
After taking March, Seth Herzog is back with his monthly comedic cavalcade SWEET on Tuesday April 5th at Chelsea Music HallI. The lineup includes Rachel Feinstein, Mary Beth Barone, Erik Bergstrom, Nate Craig and more. He calls this one “Sweet Smack” and if you don’t get it, the poster should help: