Rammstein, Lindsey Buckingham, Quivers, TMBG, José González, more
Here’s a roundup of the latest tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.
The great names of German rock Rammstein finally begin their North American tour this Sunday in Montreal. This is the first time that Rammstein has brought his full incendiary stadium touring experience to our continent. Here are some fun facts about it:
- It takes 4 days to build the scene
- Each show has 586 pyro effects
- The tallest flames are 20 meters high and reach temperatures of up to 600 degrees
Watch a trailer for the visit below. Cities he hits after Montreal: Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York area (MetLife Stadium on 9/6), Boston, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham had previously announced a few New York-area shows — The Paramount in Long Island on Nov. 7 and Capitol Theater in Port Chester on Nov. 9 — and now he’s announced a full tour, which will run in October and november. Cities include Louisville, Eau Claire, Nashville, New Brunswick, Roanoke, Augusta, etc. All dates are here.
INTERPOL / SPOON
Interpol and Spoon are both celebrating the 20th anniversary of landmark albums this weekend (Turn on the bright lights and Kill the moonlight) and they will kick off their Lights Camera Factions tour in Asbury Park, NJ on August 25th at the Stone Pony.
José González’s fall North American tour with Madi Diaz, Anjimile and Sam Burton is fast approaching. Dates kick off later this month and include a show at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater on September 1 with Anjimile. Tickets are on sale, and we have 5 pairs to give away, plus a prize pack you can pick up at the show that includes your choice of In Our Nature, Remains and clawsWhere local valley on vinyl, your choice of T-shirt, a tote bag and a poster! Go here to enter for a chance to win.
THEY COULD BE GIANTS
The They Might Be Giants tour is starting soon, and they’ve just added more tickets for their NJ shows at Asbury Lanes on August 30 and 31, and new dates in Leesburg, VA, San Diego, San Francisco and Houston. All dates are here.
The Australian group Quivers, who made an excellent album last year, will be on tour from September. They have a series of dates with Yours Are The Only Ears in Boston, Brooklyn (The Broadway on 9/15), Philly and DC, and then they’ll head West, including dates with Real Numbers, Massage and The Umbrellas. All the dates are here, and discover their album golden doubt below.
MURDER BY DEATH / AMIGO THE DEVIL
Murder by Death is on tour with Amigo the Devil and Samantha Crain, playing in New York tonight at Knockdown Center. Beginning with their Aug. 27 stop in Denver, the Katacombs replace Samantha Crain and dates run through Sept. 11 in Seattle. All dates are here.
MAT KEREKES (CITIZEN)
Citizen frontman Mat Kerekes has released a new solo album, Nova (with Daniel Fang of Turnstile on drums), earlier this month, and he announced a series of fall concerts to support him, which he says are his first solo dates “in very, long time”. The November tour begins with four California shows for Movements and continues across the United States with opening for Rachel Bobbitt.
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
Soul singer Lee Fields has detailed his debut album for Daptone Records – it’s titled sentimental madmanand will be released on October 28. His tour begins around the same time.
Yellow Ostrich ends its summer tour tonight in Urbana, IL, but will hit the road again from Denver on September 29, with dates in Boise, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, and more. You also still have some time to enter our contest to win all of their vinyl albums.
PITCHFORK PRESENTS @ KNOCKDOWN CENTER
This Sunday at Knockdown Center is the Pitchfork Presents show featuring Big Freedia, Dawn Richard, Hurray for the Riff Raff, billy woods, Mega Bog, Water From Your Eyes, Katie Alice Greer, Jane Remover and Soul Glo. The show starts at 3 p.m. and tickets are still available.
GENOCIDE PACT / NO/MÁS / VOMIT FORTH
DC death metal Genocide Pact, DC grinders No/Más and Connecticut death metal Vomit Forth have announced a tour together this fall. This very brutal triple bill starts in Baltimore on 10/11, then hits Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, etc., and the tour ends in Brooklyn.
Glamorous Canadian artist Art D’Ecco has a few West Coast dates on the horizon to support his new album After the head rush, including Seattle, Portland and Victoria, British Columbia. After that he will travel to the UK including a show with Hot Chip and European dates with Blossoms.
LOVELORN (EX CREEPOID)
Former Creepoid members Anna and Patrick Troxell’s new band Lovelorn just played Psycho Las Vegas this weekend and have announced dates for their October East Coast tour of Richmond, Chapel Hill, Atlanta , Gainesville, Savannah, Baltimore, Brooklyn (10/19 @ TV Eye), Boston and Philadelphia.
ULTIMATE WILLY WONKA EVENING
Alamo Drafthouse is shooting an enduring family film from 1971 Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory during a tour of 11 of its theaters in September, with post-screening Q&As with actors who played children Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole) and Mike Teavee (Paris Thenemen).