Here’s an overview of recent tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.
THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS
War on Drugs’ North American tour kicks off tonight in Austin, the first of two shows on ACL Live, and continues through February 27, when they play Tempe, AZ’s Inning Fest. They’re in NYC to play Madison Square Garden on 29 1/2, and we’re giving away some tickets. All dates are here.
Author and humorist David Sedaris goes on tour to support his books The best of myself and A carnival of snacks, promising evenings with “completely new stories, a Q&A for the public and a book signing.” The tour heads to LA on May 8 at UCLA Royce Hall and NYC on June 2 at Kings Theater. All dates are here.
PUNK ROCK BOWLING POSTPONED
While a Vegas punk-centric festival is announced, another is postponed:
YOLA POSTPONE TOUR
“We have made the very difficult decision to move some tour dates in February to later in the year,” Yola wrote on Facebook. “To allow everyone to enjoy Yola’s music in a safe environment and keep the show going, we’ve moved the tour dates from February to September.” The tour now begins March 3 in Nashville. Those postponed dates include the NYC show, which now takes place at Webster Hall on September 20. All dates are here.
SILK SONIC LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Mega-selling artists opting for residencies in Las Vegas — where fans should come to them, not the other way around — are becoming more common, and the latest to do so is Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak). “An Evening With Silk Sonic” takes place at Park MGM’s Dolby Live theater from February 25 and runs through April 2. Look here for more information.
TIANA MAJOR9 OPENING JAZMINE SULLIVAN TOUR
Jazmine Sullivan will be on tour in support of last year’s amazing Heaux Tales, with dates starting in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day and including an NYC show at Kings Theater on March 17. Tiana Major9 will accompany her throughout the trek. Look here for all dates.
BURGER / ONE STEP CLOSER
Citizen Gears Up To Open Turnstile Tour And One Step Closer Gears Up To Open Drug Church Tour But First They Play three shows together in February in Boston, Connecticut and Detroit. All tour dates for both bands here.
KISS has announced new dates for four previously postponed shows from their End of the Road tour, Milwaukee, Dayton, Hartford and Raleigh. The new dates are in May, just before the 2022 edition of Welcome to Rockville. View all dates here.
Arch Enemy / BEHEMOTH / NAPALM DEATH / TO OTHERS
Extreme metal bands Arch Enemy and Behemoth embark on a “The North American Siege 2022” tour in April and May with support from grindcore legends Napalm Death and metal-adjacent goth rockers Unto Others.
PRINCE DADDY AND THE HYENA
Emopunks Prince Daddy and the Hyena just announced a headlining tour for April and May with stacked support from Macseal, Insignificant Other and California Cousins.
Rapper LUCKI, who plays the . released WAKE UP HAPPY EP last year with F1LTHY, will play in Webster Hall on March 5th. So far that’s the only show we’ve seen, but stay tuned for more.
CARM (aka CJ Camerieri of yMusic) has shared a new version of “Song of Trouble”. The version that appeared on his self-titled debut solo album featured vocals by Sufjan Stevens, but this one features Maya Hawke and it’s more of a mellow, folky, acoustic guitar-driven track. CARM also kicks off a short US tour tonight, which will take place on January 26 at NYC’s Public Records, January 28 at LA’s Moroccan Lounge and more.
As Mitski gears up for a major headlining tour of North America, she plays in even bigger venues in the UK opening for Harry Styles.
Alt-rock revivalist Poppy has postponed her 2021 fall tour and new dates have now been announced, beginning March 21 in Milwaukee. The new NYC show is March 30 at Webster Hall (it was in Terminal 5 before) and the new Los Angeles date is May 25 at The Novo. Look here for all dates.
Boy Harsher’s new album the runner is out this week and their tour has been moved to spring, with a third Brooklyn show added.
A WILLIAM SCREAM
Melodic punk veterans from Massachusetts A Wilhelm Scream gear up for their first album in nine years, Lose your delusion (expires 4/14 via Creator-Destructor Records), and they will be supporting the LP on an extended North American tour in June and July.
Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo has announced that they will be on an indefinite hiatus after 2022, but they will tour a lot first.
NATHAN GRAY (BOYSETSFIRE)
Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray is touring in support of his just-announced solo album, Rebel songs, going out with BlackGuyFawkes.
AEON STATION (3/4 THE WRENS)
Former Wrens member Kevin Whelan released Observatory, made his solo debut as Aeon Station last year via Sub Pop. He has now announced Aeon Station’s first live show, and the band consists of his Wrens bandmates Greg Whelan (his brother) and Jerry MacDonald.
Kontusion is the new joint death metal project of guitarist/vocalist Mark Bronzino (Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Ghostemane) and drummer Chris Moore (Repulsion, Coke Bust, The Rememberables), and they will be releasing their self-titled debut EP on 25 March. They are also going on tour this spring.
Death metal band Undeath will release their second album in April, and also have live shows coming up: they will open a few shows in March for metalcore/deathcore vets The Acacia Strain in Worcester, Amityville and Albany, just before playing Louisville hardcore festival LDB festival. They also play the second day of Vancouver’s Modified Ghost Festival (5/20) with Dying Fetus, Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Frozen Soul and “guests”.