KISS, Silk Sonic, The War on Drugs, Punk Rock Bowling, David Sedaris, more

Here’s a roundup of the latest tour news. See the Tour Dates category for more information.

THE WAR ON DRUGS

War on Drugs’ North American tour begins tonight in Austin, the first of two shows at ACL Live, and will continue until February 27 when they play Tempe, AZ’s Inning Fest. They’ll be in New York to play Madison Square Garden on 01/29, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets. All dates are here.

DAVID SEDARIS

Author and comedian David Sedaris will be on tour to support his books The best of me and A Snacking Carnival, promising evenings of “all-new stories, a Q&A session with the public and a signing session”. The tour arrives in Los Angeles on May 8 at UCLA Royce Hall and in New York on June 2 at the Kings Theater. All dates are here.

PUNK ROCK BOWLING POSTPONED

While a punk-centric festival in Vegas is announced, another is postponed:

YOLA POSTPONES TOUR

“We have made the very difficult decision to move some February tour dates to later in the year,” Yola wrote on Facebook. “In order for everyone to enjoy Yola’s music in a safe environment and for the show to continue, we have moved the tour dates from February to September.” The tour will now kick off March 3 in Nashville. Those rescheduled dates include the New York show, which is now taking place at Webster Hall on September 20. All dates are here.

SILK SONIC LAS VEGAS RESIDENCE

Mega-selling artists opting for residencies in Las Vegas — where fans have to come to them, not the other way around — is becoming more common practice, and the latest to do so is Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) . “An Evening with Silk Sonic” will take place at the Dolby Live Theater at Park MGM from February 25 until April 2. Go here for more details.

TIANA MAJOR9 OPENING JAZMINE SULLIVAN TOUR

Jazmine Sullivan will be touring in support of the great Tales of Heaux, with dates starting in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day and including a show in New York at the Kings Theater on March 17. Tiana Major9 will join her for the whole journey. Go here for all dates.

CITIZEN / ONE STEP MORE

Citizen is preparing to open the Turnstile tour, and One Step Closer is preparing to open the Drug Church tour, but first they will play three shows together in February in Boston, Connecticut and Detroit. All tour dates for both bands here.

TO KISS

KISS has announced rescheduled dates for four previously rescheduled shows from its 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. See all dates here.

ARCH ENEMY / BEHEMOTH / NAPALM DEATH / TO OTHERS

Extreme metal bands Arch Enemy and Behemoth will embark on “The North American Siege 2022” tour in April and May with support from grindcore legends Napalm Death and goth metal-adjacent rockers Unto Others.

THE DADDY PRINCE AND THE HYENA

Emo-punks Prince Daddy and the Hyena have just announced a headlining tour for April and May with stacked support from Macseal, Insignificant Other and California Cousins.

LUCKY

Rapper LUCKI, who released the WAKE UP LUCKI EP last year with F1LTHY, will play at Webster Hall on March 5th. So far, it’s the only show we’ve seen, but stay tuned for more.

CARM

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-fueled song. CARM is also embarking on a short US tour tonight, which will be released at Public Records in NYC on 01/26, Moroccan Lounge in LA on 01/28, and more.

MITSKY

As Mitski prepares for a big North American headlining tour, she will be playing even bigger venues in the UK opening for Harry Styles.

POPPY

Alternative rock revivalist Poppy has postponed her fall 2021 tour, and new dates have now been announced, kicking off March 21 in Milwaukee. The new NYC show is at Webster Hall on March 30 (it was previously at Terminal 5) and the new Los Angeles date is at Novo on May 25. Go here for all dates.

MORE VIOLENT BOY

Boy Harsher’s new album The runner comes out this week and their tour has been postponed to the spring, with a third show in Brooklyn added.

A CRY OF WILLIAM

Massachusetts melodic punk veterans A Wilhelm Scream are gearing up for their first album in nine years, lose your illusion (due 4/14 via Creator-Destructor Records), and they will be backing the LP on an extensive North American tour in June and July.

KIKAGAKU MOYO

Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo have announced they will be on indefinite hiatus after 2022, but will be touring extensively first.

NATHAN GRAY (BOYSETSFIRE)

Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray will be touring in support of his just-announced solo album, rebel songs, hitting the road with BlackGuyFawkes.

AEON STATION (3/4 THE WRENS)

Former Wrens member Kevin Whelan released Observatory, his solo debut as Aeon Station, last year via Sub Pop. He has now announced Aeon Station’s first gig, and the band features his Wrens bandmates Greg Whelan (his brother) and Jerry MacDonald.

CONTUSION

Kontusion is the new collaborative death metal project from guitarist/vocalist Mark Bronzino (Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Ghostemane) and drummer Chris Moore (Repulsion, Coke Bust, The Rememberables), and they’re releasing their self-titled debut EP on March 25. They will also be on tour this spring.

UNDEATH

Death metal band Undeath will release their second album in April and also have live shows coming up: they’ll be opening a few shows for metalcore/deathcore veterans The Acacia Strain in Worcester, Amityville and Albany in March, just before playing hardcore at Louisville festival LDB Fest. They also play day two of the Modified Ghost Festival in Vancouver (5/20) with Dying Fetus, Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Frozen Soul and “guests”.

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