Here’s a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.
SPOON (NEW DATES W/ BODEGA)
Spoon keep expanding their 2022 tour schedule, and they’ve just added a string of dates in July with Brooklyn band Bodega, including stops in Buffalo, Quebec City, Kalamazoo, Iowa City, Edmonton, Vancouver and more. Spoon’s current spring tour hits NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on May 6 (rescheduled from April because of a Covid case in their camp), and in September they’ll be out with Interpol and The Goon Sax. All dates are here.
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré — and son of Ali Farka Touré — will be on tour this spring in support of upcoming album Les Racines, due June 10 on World Circuit Records. Dates include a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 20 with Mafer Bandola + dj. henri. He’ll also open for Khruangbin at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park on August 4. All dates are here.
Senegalese superstar Youssou NDOUR will be in the US for a few shows this spring in support of last years ’Mbalax’ album
Comedian, actor and forever The Weasel, Pauly Shore is on tour and will be in NYC this weekend with his one-man show “Stick With the Dancing” where he “intimately talks about his life, career, ups and downs, growing up and being raised by comedians at The Comedy Store, Beverly Hills High School, MTV days, opening for Sam Kinison, Playboy Mansion, and much more.” He plays tonight (4/19) and Wednesday (4/20) at LIttlefield, then City Winery on 4/21, and Asylum NYC on 4/23. He’s also got shows on the horizon in Philly, Vegas, Austin and more. Head here for all dates and tickets.
NAS / WU-TANG CLAN
New York rap legends Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan will team up for a co-headlining tour this summer/fall.
Little Simz released one of the best albums of 2021, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, in September, and we were highly anticipating her North American tour supporting it, which was scheduled to begin in May. Because of “unforeseen circumstances,” however, she’s canceled the dates; she says they will be rescheduled.
R&B/soul singer Ravyn Lenae has EPs and singles dating back to 2015, and now she has finally announced her first full-length album, Hypnos, due May 20 via Atlantic. Around the same time she’ll also be touring.
”Among the million things that never happened were my planned US dates for the past three years, so I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with my audience and trying to make some sense of where we are after all this time,” Billy Bragg writes, announcing his fall tour.
Having just announced a new solo career retrospective, Neko Case has also expanded her 2022 tour schedule.
NEGATIVLAND + SUE-C
Sound collagists Negativland are joining forces with Sue-C for a tour this spring and summer, including a NYC stop at Le Poisson Rouge on May 5. Head here for all dates, and you can watch Negativland’s new video, “I Didn’t Know I Was Dead,” that stars Conner O’Malley and Robby Rackleff, and celebrates Negativland co-founder Richard Lyons’ April 19th birthday/death anniversary:
CALEXICO / ADA LEA
Calexico recently released their tenth album, El Mirador, and they’ve announced a fall US tour supporting it. They’ll be joined by Ada Lea for the shows, which run through October, stopping in Chicago, Minneapolis, Asheville, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington DC, and more.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Having just played the first weekend of Coachella, King Gizzard will now be on tour for pretty much the rest of the year, and they’ve just added a third show at Colorado’s Red Rocks.
Brooklyn band Momma have announced their first album for Polyvinyl, and will be doing some touring for it.
Garage rock cult legends The Mummies are invading the East Coast this weekend, playing Philadelphia’s Underground Arts on April 21 with Out-Sect and The Crawlies, then they’ll head to NYC to play TV Eye on 4/22 with Empath and Out-Sect; and then 4/23 at Elsewhere Hall with Mala Vista and Von Mons.
TV EYE SHOWS (IVAN JULIAN, UV-TV, KOOL KEITH)
Speaking of Ridgewood, Queens venue TV Eye, they’ve got a lot of cool shows coming up, and a few we haven’t mentioned before include; Ivan Julian (Voidoids) on April 24; UVTV, Motorists and Nanook on May 22; and hip hop eccentric Kool Keith on June 11. Check out TV Eye’s upcoming schedule here.
FOUR CHORD FEST
Four Chord Music Festival returns for its 8th edition on September 9 and 10 to Pennsylvania’s Wild Things Park, which is located about a half hour from Pittsburgh. The 2022 lineup includes Bad Religion, Descendents, Jimmy Eat World, Pennywise, Lagwagon, H2O, The Story So Far, The Starting Line, and more.
OUTSIDE LANDS 2022
San Francisco’s Outside Lands will be back in August with a lineup that includes Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Phoebe Bridgers Weezer, Lil Uzi Vert, Disclosure, Mitski, Mac DeMarco, Wet Leg, Pusha T, 100 Gecs, and more.
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The WYCE Live at Wealthy Concert Series helps benefit Grand Rapids area non-profit organizations, and brings in some musical performances you won't find anywhere else in town. Proceeds from this concert went to benefit Ebony Road Players - a local theatre troupe presenting performances that focus on the Black experience.
Support from Peaches Bed & Breakfast and Brewery Vivant.
Video production by Wealthy Theatre & GRTV
September 8th, 2014
Known as the "Hendrix of the Sahara," Mali-born Boureima “Vieux” Farka Touré is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Touré. His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences in spite of any language barriers, though Vieux speaks eight languages. While remaining true to the roots of his father's music, he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences to create a sound all his own.