Here’s a roundup of the latest tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
The Smashing Pumpkins have announced May tour dates with Bones, in San Antonio, Santa Barbara, Tucson, Oklahoma City, Camdenton (MO), New Orleans, Birmingham, Portsmouth (VA), Greensboro (NC), Newport ( KY) and Columbus. Go here for more details.
Shoegaze greats Slowdive have spent their pandemic working on a new album. Details on this are yet to be determined, but Slowdive have a few European festival appearances planned – including Barcelona’s Primavera Sound – and before that they will play their first show in three years, headlining Bath, Komedia in the UK on May 18. All dates are here.
DOLLAR SIGNS / BAD LUCK / TAKING DRUGS
Three bands from the punk/indie/emo realm, Dollar Signs, Bad Luck and Taking Meds, are teaming up for a spring tour, which kicks off April 20 in Cleveland and ends May 29 in Providence. The tour arrives in Brooklyn on May 20 at Knitting Factory. All dates are here:
The Lemon Twigs will hit the road this spring, with shows in Columbus, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, DC and more before concluding at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on May 15.
Comedian and TV writer Joe Mande will be touring this spring and summer, including shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Brooklyn (The Bell House on July 14) and Boston.
SPITE / LIMITS / VATICAN / BODYBOX
Not only are Boundaries and Vatican opening the Sentinels tour which begins this Thursday (2/24), but they have also just been announced as the opener for metalcore band Spite’s tour, which runs from May to July. All dates (including Asbury Park, Brooklyn and Long Island shows) here.
2022 POST-SHOCK RANGE
Aftershock Festival returns to Sacramento’s Discovery Park from October 6-9, and the lineup includes My Chemical Romance (which was slated to headline in 2021 but dropped out after postponing its tour to this year), Slipknot, Judas Priest, KISS, Foo Fighters, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, The Distillers, Action Bronson, The Interrupters, and more.
Strand of Oaks have released a new album, In Paradisein October, and will hit the road to accompany him on tour this spring.
PRIMAVERA SOUND LA
Primavera Sound is hosting its first-ever US edition September 16-18 at Los Angeles State Historic Park, and the day’s lineup is here.
Jens Lekman originally announced a one-time North American tour where he would perform with local youth orchestras in various cities for 2020, but dates were put on hold due to the pandemic. He has now announced new dates for the tour, starting in April and continuing through May.
The Bouncing Souls are going on tour this spring. They have announced a series of dates that includes festivals (two Punk in Drublic stops), shows supporting Frank Turner and headlining dates, with a rotating series of openings. They will be joined by pkew pkew pkew and Blind Adam & The Federal League for dates in April, Strike Anywhere and The Last Gang for a few shows in May, and Swingin’ Utters and The Last Gang for a few more dates later that month. . .
Bitter Branches (Deadguy singer Tim Singer’s new band which also features Lifetime’s Dan Yemin, Paint It Black and Kid Dynamite on bass) release their debut album, Your neighbors are loserson Friday (2/25) via Equal Vision and have just added more dates to their tour schedule.
!!! (CHK CHK CHK)
Veteran dancerock band!!! (chk chk chk) have a new album on the way, and they’ll be touring too.
Irish band Just Mustard announced their debut album today and will be touring with Fontaines DC later this year. Before that, they will stop in NYC en route to SXSW.
Montreal’s Osheaga Festival returns July 29-31, and in addition to previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, A$AP Rocky and Dua Lipa, the 2022 lineup also includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Burna Boy, Machine Gun Kelly, Khruangbin , Charli XCX, IDLES , The Kid Laroi, Big Sean, girl in red, Turnstile, Gradins, 100 gecs, Cordae, Tove Lo, PinkPantheress, Local Natives, Men I Trust, beabadoobee, Freddie Gibbs, BIA, slowthai, Ashnikko, Tinashe , Lucy Dacus, Wet Leg, Pi’erre Bourne, King Hannah, Sampa the Great, Pierre Kwenders, and more.