New Tours Announced This Week: Tegan And Sara; Bob Dylan; Wilco & Sleater-Kinney Co-Bill

Tegan And Sara
Bryan Steffy
– Tegan And Sara
Tegan And Sara play Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas Oct. 21.

While most of the headlines in the music press the past few weeks have been devoted to how the coronavirus is affecting festivals and venues’ schedules, there are still plenty of new tours being announced including Tegan and Sara’s “Tonight We’re Seeing Colors Tour.” Other excursions announced this week include Bob Dylan with support from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and a co-headline tour from Wilco and Sleater-Kinney.

Tegan and Sara announced the May-September North American excursion on Wednesday with a post on social media that promised fans they were “gonna make you see rainbows and dance all night.” The duo also acknowledged the threat of the rapidly spreading coronavirus, by adding they were “proceeding optimistically with planning but will heed all health and safety recommendations about social gatherings as the tour approaches.” 
The tour kicks off May 18 in Spokane, Wash., at the Knitting Factory Concert House and includes stops in San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal and Pittsburgh. The last stop is Sept. 2 at Atlanta at the Tabernacle. The twins promise that more dates will be announced including Seattle; Raleigh, N.C.; and Salt Lake City, as well as more shows in Canada. The excursion includes support from Georgia UK, Jackie Mendoza, IDER and Claud.
Tegan and Sara’s latest album is the duo’s ninth full-length effort, 2019’s Hey, I’m just Like You.

Box-office reports for the duo include an Oct. 27 show at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., that sold 1,200 tickets and grossed $76,867.

Tickets for the “Tonight We’re Seeing Colors Tour” go on sale to the general public Friday, March 13. Check out the routing below. 

Tour Dates For Tegan And Sara’s “Tonight We’re Seeing Colors Tour” 
Mon-May-18 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue-May-19 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
Wed-May-20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Thu-May-21 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
Sun-May-24 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Tue-May-26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Wed-May-27 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Sat-May-30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Mon-Jun-01 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Tue-Jun-02 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
Wed-Jun-03 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Sat-Jun-06 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Thu-Jul-30 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Sat-Aug-01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Wed-Aug-05 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Thu-Aug-06 – Dallas, TX  – House of Blues
Fri-Aug-07 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
Mon-Aug-10 – Detroit, MI  – The Fillmore Detroit
Tue-Aug-11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Thu-Aug-13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel Complex
Fri-Aug-14 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Sat-Aug-15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mon-Aug-17 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Tue-Aug-18 – New York, NY – Pier 17
Fri-Aug-21 – Philadelphia, PA  – The Fillmore
Sat-Aug-22 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Mon-Aug-24 – Richmond, VA – The National
Tue-Aug-25 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
Fri-Aug-28 – Pittsburgh, PA  – Roxian Theatre
Sun-Aug-30 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Tue-Sep-01 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Adam Lewis
– Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Wilco and Sleater-Kinney are teaming up for “It’s Time” co-headlining tour.  The summer outing will hit outdoor amphitheatres including the famed Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo.; Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.; and Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion in Wilco’s hometown of Chicago. The fun begins Aug. 6 at the First Interstate Center For The Arts in Spokane, Wash. 

Wilco’s latest release is its 11th LP, 2019’s Ode to Joy. Last year Sleater-Kinney released its ninth studio album, The Center Won’t Hold. 
Presales are ongoing. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 13. 

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– Sleater-Kinney
Terminal 5, New York City

Routing For Wilco And Sleater-Kinney’s “It’s Time” Co-Headlining Tour:

Thu. Aug. 6 – Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts  
Sat. Aug. 8 – Big Sky, MT @ Peak to Sky  
Tue. Aug. 11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Thu. Aug. 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
Fri. Aug. 14 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park *
Sat. Aug. 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre *
Sun. Aug. 16 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *
Tue. Aug. 18 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station *
Wed. Aug. 19 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theatre *
Fri. Aug. 21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
Sat. Aug. 22 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium *
Sun. Aug. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts *
Tue. Aug. 25 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *
Wed. Aug. 26 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point *
Thu. Aug. 27 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater *
Sat. Aug. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion *
*= w/ NNAMDÏ

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Adam Kissick / Newport Folk
– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play a surprise set during Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., July 30.

In the midst of his sold-out solo tour, Nathaniel Rateliff announced that he and his band The Night Sweats would be joining Bob Dylan on the road in North America in June. 

“We planned to take a year off from Night Sweats shows but the opportunity came to do a tour with Bob Dylan and there was no way we would pass that up,” Rateliff said in a statement. 
Following Dylan’s previously announced Japan tour, the North American summer road trip launches June 4 in Bend, Ore., at Les Schwab Amphitheatre. 

Dylan put out his 38th album, Triplicate, in 2017, marking his third collection of covers of classic American songs. Rateliff is supporting And It’s Still Alright, which was released in February and marks his first solo album since 2013. 

Presales for select dates are ongoing. General onsales start Friday, March 13. 

Tour Dates For Bob Dylan with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:   
June 4—Bend, OR—Les Schwab Amphitheatre
June 6—Ridgefield, WA—Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 7—Auburn, WA—White River Amphitheatre
June 9—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena
June 12—Stateline, NV—Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
June 13—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre
June 14—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre
June 17—San Diego, CA—Pechanga Arena
June 18—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl
June 20—Las Vegas, NV—Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 21—Glendale, AZ—Gila River Arena
June 23—Albuquerque, NM—Tingley Arena
June 24—Amarillo, TX—Amarillo Civic Center
June 26—Irving, TX—The Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
June 27—Little Rock, AR—Simmons Bank Arena
June 28—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheatre @ Snowden Grove
June 30—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheater
July 2—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
July 3—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 5—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7—Wilkes-Barre, PA—Mohegan Sun Arena
July 8—Forest Hills, NY—Forest Hills Stadium
July 9—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 11—Essex Junction, VT—Champlain Valley Exposition – Coca Cola Grandstand
July 12—Bethel Woods, NY—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 
Bob Dylan
AP Photo
– Bob Dylan
17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, Calif.
This round-up is just a small sampling of the tours recently announced. The list of new excursions confirmed in the last week also includes Smashing Pumpkins, Puddles Pity Party, Haim, Jimmy Eat World, King Crimson and The Zappa Band, Scott Stapp, Yaeji, Disclosure, and Robert Plant’s Saving Grace.