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Clairo Plots 2022 North American Tour in Support of ‘Sling’ Album

29th July 2021 | Category: Concerts

Clairo has announced a North American tour in support of her new album Sling.

The spring trek kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 16th, with stops at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. It will wrap in Claire Cottrill’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia on April 16th.

Arlo Parks will support Cottrill for a majority of the dates, with Widowspeak opening the final three dates. 

Cottrill partnered with SafeTour and Calling All Crows for the shows to be safe and harassment-free. 

“Now that shows are starting to come back into our everyday lives, it’s important to

prioritize everyone’s experience to the fullest,” Cottrill said in a statement. “Everyone deserves a resource and everyone deserves to enjoy the show in peace. I want the audience to know that there is someone who will listen and believe them at every show.”

The Jack Antonoff-produced Sling marks Cottrill’s second album, which was mostly recorded at Allaire Studios in upstate New York.

In April 2020, it was reported that Clairo had begun work on her follow-up to Immunity when she shared a screenshot of a playlist titled ‘Album 2 (demos so far)’. In the writing process, Clairo admitted that “Joanie, my dog, opened up my world in ways I didn’t think were capable. By caring for her, it forced me to face my own thoughts about parenthood and what it would mean to me.” 

Having started writing in July 2020, Clairo revealed that “Reaper” was the first song she wrote for the record, and had then recorded approximately 35 of its demos thereafter.

Prior to the announcement of Sling, Clairo provided background vocals on Lorde‘s song “Solar Power” alongside Phoebe Bridgers. On June 11, 2021, Clairo released the lead single of the album, “Blouse”, which features background vocals from Lorde. 

Clairo 2022 Tour Dates

Show date and time: February 16 – April 16, 2022

Show location: The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

Incubus Announce Fall 2021 Tour Dates

21st July 2021 | Category: Concerts

Incubus will be going on a brief tour across the American South and Midwest, which follows the release of their Trust Fall (Side B) EP that came out last spring. This tour will kick off on August 31 in Saint Augustine, Florida and will continue northbound toward Fort Wayne, Indiana, where it will wrap up on September 6.

Trust Fall (Side B) was originally supposed to be followed by a summer 2020 tour alongside 311 and Badflower, however these concerts were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EP was a follow-up of Trust Fall (Side A), which originally came out in 2015.

As a band that’s been active for three decades, Incubus has experimented with numerous sounds, garnering both praise and criticism for their vast musical diversity.

“We’ve had periods of time in the band where we struggled both creatively and interpersonally,” the band’s Brandon Boyd explained in an interview with Atwood Magazine. “And we’ve even had a period of time where we thought we wouldn’t survive another month, and our answer to that was to talk things out and communicate to the best of our ability, and then give this thing some space – like let it breathe – and in doing that, we allowed for a kind of natural rhythm to take place, I think.”

Incubus’ latest full-length album is 2017’s 8, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and was their first new album since 2011’s If Not Now, When?

Info about the new Incubus tour dates can be found here.

Incubus 2021 Tour Dates

Show date and time: August 31 – October 8, 2021

Show location: The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, FL – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, OK

PVRIS Share 2021 US Tour Dates While Announcing “New Era”

20th July 2021 | Category: Concerts

American rock duo PVRIS have announced that their “new era” is coming, revealing they’ll be playing new songs on their forthcoming tour.

On social media, the band shared their forthcoming US tour dates set for later this year, saying that the tour will see the band enter a new phase.

“Welcome to the new era,” they wrote.

“We are debuting three new songs on tour to give you an advanced preview of what’s to come.”

PVRIS released their third album, Use Me, in August of last year. In a four-star review of the album, NME‘s Dannii Leivers described the album as one where frontwoman Lynn Gunn “leaves her anxieties behind and steps forward into the spotlight.”

The album was recorded last year in LA and Nashville last year, but due to delayed release dates (the first down to Covid-19 and the second because Gunn wanted to “hold space for the conversation and message of the Black Lives Matter movement to continue”) she was able to make final alterations during the lockdown.

The album closes with its title track, now featuring a verse from experimental rapper 070 Shake. It’s the first time Gunn has collaborated with another artist – yet another example of her stepping into the unknown and pushing herself out of her comfort zone.

PVRIS performed Use Me in full during the final installment of a three-part livestream series in April. The first two installments saw the band play their previous two albums – 2014’s White Noise and 2017’s All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, respectively.

Ticket info is available here.

Summer 2021 Tour

Show date and time: August 6 – September 2, 2021

Show location: The Majestic Café, Detroit, MI, US – Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA, US

Sparks Announce 2022 North American Tour

20th July 2021 | Category: Concerts

Sparks have announced a North American tour for next year. The tour will be taking place predominantly across March.

The tour follows the release of the band’s 24th studio album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, in May last year. Following on from their previously announced shows at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, the duo will make stops in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago and New York, among other cities.

In May, Sparks released the track ‘So May We Start’, featuring vocals from Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver and Simon Helberg. The track comes from Annette, the new musical film directed by Leos Carax, who co-wrote the script with Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael. A  video for ‘So May We Start’ arrived this month, also featuring Cotillard and Driver.

Annette opened the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival last week, and is being followed by a theatrical release on August 6.

The pair were also the subject of the 2021 Edgar Wright documentary The Sparks Brothers, which explored the Mael brothers’ decades-long career. NME gave the film a four-star review, writing that “Wright has done a great job in assembling interesting, enthusiastic contributors with something worthwhile to say”.

You will be able to secure tickets for upcoming Sparks shows here.

Sparks 2022 North American Tour Dates

Show date and time: February 7 – April 2, 2022

Show location: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto

Pixies Announce 2021 Tour Dates

2nd July 2021 | Category: Concerts

Pixies have announced a short U.S. tour for this September.

The 11-date trek will launch September 10th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and wrap September 26th at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The run will also include sets at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Riot Fest in Chicago, as well as two shows opening for Nine Inch Nails at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 21st and 23rd. Nine Inch Nails said upon the announcement of the two Cleveland shows that the gigs would be their only headline shows of 2021.

Per a press release, Pixies will fill their setlists with songs drawn from their entire catalog. Each show will feature a different setlist, which the band will settle on right before taking the stage.

“Over the past year, it’s been wonderful to spend so much time with our families,” guitarist Joey Santiago said in a statement. “I’ve been doing a lot of cycling and playing music, Paz has been working on art projects, music, film, and surfing, Charles has been raising chickens and doing a lot of painting, and Dave has been playing drums, doing magic, and investing time in metal detecting and mineral collecting. But we’re ready to get back to playing live shows, and are looking forward to seeing you all.”

Pixies are touring behind their 2019 album Beneath The Eyrie. This is their seventh album and it was produced by Tom Dalgety, and preceded by the singles “On Graveyard Hill” and “Catfish Kate”. The album was recorded in Dreamland Recording Studios, a remote, converted church in upstate New York. The band were influenced by their Gothic surroundings during the writing and recording process, with vocalist and guitarist Black Francis stating: “I wanted to intermingle with the spirit world, with life and death and with the mystical and a more surreal landscape.”

Info about the Pixies’ tour dates can be found here.

Pixies Tour Dates

Show date and time: September 10, 2021 – September 26, 2021

Show location: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK