Clairo announces 2022 tour dates

Clairo announces 2022 tour dates
Arlo Parks and Widowspeak will open for the shows.

By Jordan Darville

July 20, 2021

Clairo. Photo by Adrian Nieto.


Sling, the new album from Clairo, dropped last Friday. If you’re eager to hear some of those songs performed live, you’re in luck: next year, Clairo will embark on an extensive tour spanning North American. Arlo Parks, recently the subject of a GEN F profile on this very website, will open the dates along with Widowspeak.


“Now that shows are starting to come back into our everyday lives,” Clairo said in a press release, “it’s important to prioritize everyone’s experience to the fullest. 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”

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Find all the shows below; tickets go on sale at noon today.


Clairo 2022 tour dates

02/16 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
02/17 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/19 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Washington, D.C
02/22 – The National – Richmond, VA
02/24 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
02/26 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
02/27 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
03/02 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
03/04 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON
03/07 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
03/08 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
03/10 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
03/18 – The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MN
03/20 -The Fillmore – Denver, CO
03/23 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
03/25 – Arlene Schnitzer Hall – Portland, OR
03/28 – The Orpheum – Vancouver, BC
03/30 -The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
03/31 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
04/02 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
04/03 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
04/05 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
04/07- South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
04/09 – ACL @ Moody Theater – Austin, TX
04/10 – Bayou Music Center (fka Revention) – Houston, TX
04/13 – The Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami, FL *
04/14 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL *
04/16 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *

* – Arlo Parks not performing


Erykah Badu will tour in 2021

Erykah Badu will tour in 2021
The 18-date live show run will kick off this fall.

By Sajae Elder

July 20, 2021

Erykah Badu. Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence.


Erykah Badu announced upcoming 2021 tour dates on Tuesday. Set to kick off this fall, the 18-date run tour’s first top is Riverfront Jazz Festival in Dallas on September 3, before she heads to stops in San Diego, New York City, Atlantic City, and more. She is also set to head to Concord, California for H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival on September 14, and Austin, Texas for Austin City Limits for the first two weekends in October before wrapping up in Atlanta on October 30.


Tickets for her solo shows go on sale this Friday, July 23.

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Revisit her conversation with Mark Ronson on the FADER Uncovered podcast and see all of the dates below.


Erykah Badu 2021 tour dates

09/03 – City Hall Plaza – Dallas, TX
09/10 – Waterfront Park – Louisville, KY
09/11 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater – Sterling Heights, MI
09/18 – Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
09/22 – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater – Bridgeport, CT
09/24 – Mark G Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
09/25 – 09/26 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – National Harbor, MD
09/29 – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
09/30 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
10/3 – Zilker Park – Austin, TX
10/7 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX
10/8 – Zilker Park – Austin, TX
10/10 – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL
10/13 – Armory – Minneapolis, MN
10/15 – Indiana Farmers Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
10/20 – Arizona Federal Theater – Phoenix, AZ
10/22 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA
10/30 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA


Magdalena Bay announce debut album, share dreamlike “Chaeri” video

Magdalena Bay announce debut album, share dreamlike “Chaeri” video
Mercurial World is out in October.

By David Renshaw

June 30, 2021

Lissyelle Laricchia

Over the past four years LA-based duo Magdalena Bay have released a wave of great singles and EPs, slowly establishing their unique and intelligent take on pop in the streaming era. Their DIY approach has never stopped Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin from competing with the genre’s big-hitters on a musical level, with 2020 EP A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling channeling slick hooks and turn of the century aesthetics into euphoric new shapes. Over a year on from that project Magdalena Bay are returning with a new song and details of their first album proper. Mercurial World is out October 8 via Luminelle and today’s announcement is accompanied by a video for lead single “Chaeri,” which you can see below.


In addition to regularly dropping pop gems, Magdalena Bay have also established themselves as one of the music world’s smartest voices online. Their TikTok account is home to everything from fun mash-ups to industry advice while their official website is an early 2000s throwback, a visual aid to their nostalgic pop sound. This parasocial relationship Tenenbaum and Lewin have built with their followers is reflected in Mercurial World. As Lewin explains in a statement: “We spend all of our time together, and in some ways Mercurial World is about that particular sense of madness in containment. We live together and make art together; this immerses you in our creative, insular universe.”

Speaking about “Chaeri,” meanwhile, the band adds: “’Chaeri’ muses on mental health, friendship, loneliness and control. It’s about the walls we put up and the walls we should tear down for the sake of authentic connection, and Mica’s own personal difficulties with that. We tried taking these themes and elevating them to build a big, dark world with unsettling undertones.”


Mercurial World tracklist:

“The End”
“Mercurial World”
“Dawning Of The Season”
“Secrets (Your Fire)”
“You Lose!”
“Something For 2”
“Hysterical Us”
“Follow The Leader”
“The Beginning”


Magdalena Bay fall 2021 tour dates:

10/8/21: Los Angeles, CA, El Cid ^
10/12/21: Boston, MA, The Sinclair *
10/13/21: Brooklyn, NY, Elsewhere (Zone One) ^
10/14/21: Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church *
10/15/21: Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg * (SOLD OUT)
10/16/21: Washington DC, Songbyrd * (SOLD OUT)
10/17/21: Charlottesville, VA, The Southern *
10/19/21: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle, Back Room * (SOLD OUT)
10/20/21: Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade, Purgatory * (SOLD OUT)
10/24/21: New Orleans, LA, Gasa Gasa #
10/27/21: Dallas, TX, Deep Ellum Art Company #
10/28/21: Houston, TX, The Satellite #
10/29/21: Austin, TX, Levitation
10/30/21: El Paso, TX, The Lowbrow Palace #
11/1/21: Tucson, AZ, Club Congress #
11/2/21: San Diego, CA, Soda Bar #
11/10/21: Berkeley, CA, Cornerstone #
^ Headlining shows
* w/ George Clanton and Vitesse X
# w/ George Clanton and Negative Gemini (DJ Set)


Kendrick Lamar Launches DAMN Pop-Up Shop In Several Cities

Kendrick Lamar mystery website reveals that he has launched several pop-up shops for his album DAMN.

The Compton rapper so far has the biggest debuting album on the Billboard 200 chart this year. Last week, Kendrick Lamar tweeted out a mysterious countdown website link for Turns out that it’s an interactive site for his DAMN pop-up shop showing a map of the U.S. highlighting 17 cities where he will open a pop-up shop this weekend.

Among the cities includes Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Las Vegas, Chicago and more. The first shop will be open on July 14th in Dallas, TX before moving on to the other cities. The stores will likely sell physical copies of the album and other merchandise related to the project and the label TDE. This is only another layer to Kendrick Lamar’s hugely successful year.

— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) July 7, 2017