As more people receive COVID vaccines, tours and festivals begin to be announced again, while others continue to be rescheduled and postponed. Head here for more COVID-19 related news and check out the Tour Dates category for more tour related news.
KELLY / JXDN MACHINE GUN
Machine Gun Kelly will take part in the âTickets to My Downfallâ tour starting in September. Stops include Minneapolis, New York (SummerStage at Central Park on 9/13), Boston, Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, San Francisco, SLC, Denver, Los Angeles (The Shrine on 10/20), Phoenix, Dallas and more . The opening will be jxdn and tickets will go on sale Friday April 30 with presales starting April 27. All dates are here:
KINGS OF CONVENIENCE
Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience, whose debut album Quiet is the New Loud turned 20 this year, is touring their home country in May, with socially distant performances that all have a capacity to 100 persons. You’ve toured significantly in five years.) “We’re desperate to DO SOMETHING,” the band says, “and we want to start working on our live talents and prepare for a Covid-free world in the future.” It’s been 12 years since their last record, Declaration of dependency, and been working on a new one for some time. Maybe they used the lock to finish it?
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Dave Matthews Band has announced the postponement of dates for its 2021 North American summer tour, which will begin July 23 in Raleigh, NC and include multi-night stands in West Palm Beach, FL, Chicago, IL, Noblesville, IN, Gorge, WA, Gilford, NH, Irvine, CA and Saratoga Springs, NY, plus the New York area shows at Jones Beach on 9/21 and at the PNC Bank Arts Center on 9/22 and up. Go here for all dates.
Jade Bird, who is working on a new album, has announced a socially distant Southern tour that will take place in May, with stops in Mobile, Nashville, Annapolis, VA Beach, Lexington (KC), Asheville, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kerrville. , TX. Go here for tickets and all dates.
Dutch musician Benny Sings has just released a new album Music, which features appearances by Mac DeMarco, Emily King, KYLE, Tom Misch and Cautious Clay. Although he has not announced a tour for the record, he will be in New York this fall for a show at the Poisson Rouge on December 7. Stay tuned for more dates.
Good food creator and host Alton Brown (fun fact: he worked on REM’s “The One I Love” video) will be heading to the “Beyond the Eats” tour this fall, which will feature “cooking, comedy, music and chaos, âand he adds,â There will be a lot of interaction with the audience, maybe a game show segment, weird devices and other generally greedy stuff. â The tour is currently scheduled to begin October 13 in Minneapolis, with stops in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philly, New York (Beacon Theater on 10/24), Knoxville, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles (11 / 13, location to be confirmed), Denver, Portland, Seattle and more. All dates and tickets are here.
Great Britain’s Madness were supposed to make their first ever US tour in 2020, surrounding their appearances at Punk Rock Bowling. When the pandemic hit, that tour was postponed until spring 2021, but they have now rescheduled their tour for 2022, with stops in Oakland, Los Angeles, Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling, Boston and New York.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
My Chemical Romance’s planned 2020 tour has been postponed to 2021 in June due to COVID, and now it’s being pushed back once again, this time to 2022, including their appearance at Chicago’s Riot Fest.
While MCR is now playing Riot Fest 2022, the 2021 edition is still hot in September.
OSEES released three albums in 2020 that they weren’t an album to shoot, thanks to the pandemic, so they have a lot of songs and pent-up energy. They’ll hopefully finally be able to let it out later this year with a fall tour of North America. Dates are currently set to start with two shows in San Francisco on September 7 and 8, and end in Albuquerque on October 4, with stops in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Philly, Carboro, Atlanta and Austin.
Japanese Breakfast has announced more tour dates for their highly anticipated third album, Jubilee (pre-order it here), including stops in Los Angeles and a few in the New York area.
Chicago indie pop group Beach Bunny released their debut album, Honeymoon, last year, and will finally be able to visit it in November and December, with stops in Columbus, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco , Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas and more.
Iceage’s new album Find shelter is out next week and the band will be in North America for a 2022 tour that begins February 12 in San Francisco and ends in Kingston, NY on March 12, with stops in LA, San Diego, Houston, New Orleans, Baltimore, NYC, Providence and more.
Rina Sawayama released her first album, SAWAYAMA, a year ago, and had planned to tour this spring. The tour obviously did not take place and has been postponed to fall 2021, but has now been postponed again for spring 2022.
Country singer Chris Stapleton had one of his All-American Road Show tours scheduled for 2020, but it has of course been postponed to 2021 due to COVID. The dates have now been pushed back, from April to July, and they have been extended to June 2022, with new shows added. Openers along the way include The Highwomen, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Family, Margo Price, Mavis Staples and Yola.
Waxahatchee was unable to tour to support his excellent 2020 album Saint Cloud still due to COVID, but that should change this fall with a tour in September and October, starting in Louisville on 2/2 and ending in Boston on 10/16. All dates – including shows in New York, LA, Philly, Detroit, Seattle, Portland and more – are with Katy Kirby.
ADRIANNE LENKER (BIG THIEF)
With two excellent solo albums 2020 – Songs and instrumental – to her credit, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has plenty of new material to play live, which she’ll be doing on a tour in the fall of 2021. Dates so far are only on the East Coast and the Midwest, and NYC is conspicuously absent. Dates include Burlington, Woodstock, Cambridge, DC, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Bloomington, Chicago, Minneapolis and more.
Lucero from Memphis has released a new album, When you found me, early in the year, and will be on a fall tour that will take them out with opener Morgan Wade. Dates start October 6 in Louisville, KY and end in Little Rock, AR on November 27, with stops also in Pittsburgh, Boston, DC, Chicago, Seattle and more.
TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Boise, ID’s Treefort Music Fest will be back this year, September 22-26 in venues in the downtown area of ââthe city. They announced the massive 2021 lineup, which features 369 artists, including 154 local, including Japanese Breakfast, Built to Spill, Calexico, Andy Shauf, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Mdou Moctar, Lightning Bolt, Tennis, The Felice Brothers, and much more.
After canceling their 2020 edition due to COVID, the Montreal Osheaga Festival has also been canceled for this year, but has announced new dates for next year, July 29-31, 2022.
AC BEER & MUSIC FEST
The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival in New Jersey has announced its return for 2021, which will take place Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5 at the Wild Wild West Casino at Caesars Atlantic City. with tastings from over 150 participating breweries and performances by Knuckle Puck, Less Than Jake, Face to Face, The Early November and Pronoun.
DEAD AND COMPANY “PLAYING IN THE SAND”
Earlier this month, Dead & Company – starring Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – announced the return of their annual concert vacation in Mexico, Playing in the Sand, after their I was unable to host the event in 2021 due to COVID. Now they have added a second weekend.
ROLLING FORT MIAMI
The Miami edition of Rolling Loud went from May to July.