Tour Round-Up: Jeff Tweedy, Dave, Peter Hook & The Light, Chai And Gang Of Four

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Adam Lewis
– Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
The touring market is starting to heat up just as the weather turns cold, with new dates announced this week from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, U.K. rapper Dave, Sub Pop indie darlings Chai, veteran rabble-rousers Gang of Four, and Peter Hook & The Light, led by the former Joy Division / New Order bassist.
Dave’s “We’re All In This Together” North American tour opens at San Francisco’s The Regency Ballroom on April 26 before heading to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom (4/27), Chicago’s Metro (4/29), Washington, DC’s The Fillmore Silver Spring (5/1), New York’s Irving Plaza (5/5), Boston’s Paradise Rock Club (5/6), Atlanta’s Terminal West (5/8), Montreal’s Corona Theatre (5/10) and wrapping at Toronto’s Rebel (5/13). 
Tickets go on sale this Friday and are available at The 23-year-old UK rapper released his sophomore album, We’re All Alone in This Together, in July. Dave initially earned a big break when Drake premiered a remix single of his song, “Wanna Know,” which featured an appearance by the hip-hop icon, on OVO Sound Radio back in 2016.  According to NME, he’ll kick off a round of gigs in Ireland and the U.K. starting at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Feb. 15.
– Chai
album cover for “Wink”

Peter Hook & the Light have announced “Joy Division: A Celebration,” a 26-date North American tour set for summer 2022 that will see the band performing both Joy Division albums, 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer in full, with an opening set of New Order material. 
The shows begin Aug. 11-12 at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, with stops along the way at Chicago’s Metro (8/19-20), Boston’s Paradise Rock Club (8/23), Philadelphia’s Union Transfer (8/26), New York’s Terminal 5 (8/27), Austin’s Mohawk (8/30-31), L.A.’s The Theatre at Ace Hotel (9/8-9/9) and San Francisco’s The Warfield (9/10). The tour wraps up in the Pacific Northwest with shows at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom (9/12), Seattle’s The Showbox (9/13) and Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom (9/14). Tickets go on sale Friday at

Sub Pop indie darlings Chai, a four-piece female rock band from Nagoya, Japan, released their label debut, Wink, earlier this year and are now set to embark on their “Wink Together North America Tour,” in addition to a previously announced sold-out West Coast run supporting Mitski. The band, which the New York Times calls  “a professional purveyor of whimsy,” launches its headline tour Feb. 4 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. Stops on the routing include Milwaukee’s Cactus Club (2/5), Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry (2/6), Toronto’s Lee’s Palace (2/9), Cambridge, MA’s The Sinclair (2/11), Philadelphia’s The Foundry (2/12), Washington, DC’s Union Stage (2/13) and Brooklyn’s Elsewhere (2/15).  

The Mitski dates start at Asheville’s The Orange Peel on Feb. 17 and run through March 9-10 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. Following the Mitski tour, Chai will return to headlining with gigs at Seattle’s The Crocodile (3/12), Portland, Ore.’s Doug Fir Lounge (3/13), San Francisco’s Bimbo’s 365 Club (3/15) and L.A.’s Teragram Ballroom (3/17). Tickets for the band’s headlining dates are available Friday at
Political post-punks Gang of Four – featuring vocalist Jon King and drummer Hugo Burnham joined by returning bassist Sara Lee and new guitarist David Pajo – embark on a new “77-83 North American Tour” starting in March, focusing on the band’s most beloved releases from those years, including Entertainment!, Solid Gold and Songs of the Free.  The tour opens at Minneapolis’ Varsity on March 1 and includes dates at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge (3/2), Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Made (3/7), L.A.’s Roxy (3/19), San Francisco’s Independent (3/21) and Seattle’s Neumos (3/23). The tour concludes at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club (3/25).  Tickets go on sale this Friday here