Tour news: Sturgill Simpson, NOFX, Wishy, Brutus, A.A. Williams, Velocity Girl, Caterina Barbieri, more

Here’s a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more.


Sturgill Simpson announced a tour for his new Johnny Blue Skies project earlier this week and he’s now added second nights in St. Louis, Philly and Boston. The NYC date of the tour is at Forest Hills Stadium on October 19 with Durand Jones.


JPEGMAFIA has been giving new album updates all year and said on April 4 that it’s coming “soon very soon.” Since then, he’s posted pictures with Denzel Curry, Raveena, and Marc Rebillet that seem to imply they all appear on the album. Still no word on when the album might be ready, but now he just announced the ‘Lay Down My Life Tour’ for August/September so hopefully that means we’ll know more about the album by then.


After revealing that Riot Fest will be moving to the new location of Bridgeview, IL’s SeatGeek Stadium from its longtime home of Chicago’s Douglass Park, the festival has now announced its 2024 lineup. They already revealed in February that the fest will be home to one of the select few reunion shows from Slayer, who headline Sunday, and the other headliners are Fall Out Boy on Friday, and Beck and Pavement (their second-announced North American show of 2024) on Saturday. Check out the full lineup.


NOFX announced the support lineups for their “last shows ever” (October 4, 5, and 6 in Los Angeles), including Descendents, Pennywise, Dropkick Murphys, Less Than Jake, Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, 7Seconds, DOA, DI, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Good Riddance, Swingin’ Utters, The Vandals, Subhumans, Fishbone, We Are The Union, and more. They also announced today that they’re playing all three days of Riot Fest and they have their own special “NOFX World” section that features a lot of those same bands playing with them in LA. Their farewell tour also includes three nights in Brooklyn. All dates and more info at


Indianapolis band Wishy release their debut album in August and just announced fall tour dates which include a NYC show at Baby’s All Right on November 20.

wishy tour


Sixpence None the Richer, the late-’90s era band who you know for their ubiquitous hit “Kiss Me” and their cover of The La’s “There She Goes,” have reunited the original lineup of the band for their first tour in nearly 20 years.


’90s shoegazey indie rockers Velocity Girl have continued to play shows since reuniting last year and they’ve announced dates in DC and LA happening this fall. They’re also reissuing their 1993 debut album with a new mix.


OG post-punk greats The Chameleons just released the Where Are You? EP, their first new music in nearly 25 years, and are currently on their summer North American tour where they’re playing 1986’s Strange Times in full plus other songs from their discography. They’ve just announced fall dates, which happen in October and include stops in Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Tampa, New Orleans and more.


Arizona festival FORM returns for its first edition since 2019 on October 4-6 at Arcosanti. They’ve announced the 2024 lineup, which includes Skrillex, Four Tet, Jamie xx, Floating Points, James Blake, Thundercat, Erika de Casier, Mustafa, PinkPantheress, Angel Olsen, Empress Of, FCUKERS, Jessica Pratt, Julianna Barwick, Julie Byrne, Kevin Morby, Kim Gordon, Lonnie Holley, and more.


Here’s a pretty cool triple bill: Italian synth wiz Caterina Barbieri, Vanishing Twin drummer and all-around percussion marvel Valentina Magaletti, and spacey Japanese artist Fuji||||||||||ta at Knockdown Center on September 19.


London’s A.A. Williams will bring her moody song and guitar stylings back to the US this fall for an extensive tour that wraps up in Brooklyn on October 19 at The Kingsland. Check out her most recent album As the Moon Rests:

AA Williams tour


The great, genre-blurring Belgian heavy trio Brutus are returning to the US for Riot Fest and have scheduled a tour around it that includes a NYC stop at Brooklyn Made on September 17. They’ve also got dates supporting Architects. Head here for their full tour schedule.

brutus tour


Spirit of the Beehive have announced a new album, You’ll Have To Lose Something, and a fall tour.


Fake Fruit have announced fall tour dates in support of their upcoming second album, Mucho Mistrust. Dates are in October with Spllit and the tour hits Atlanta, Durham, Nashville, Richmond, DC, NYC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago. They’re also on tour now with Omni across the West Coast.

Check our Tour Dates category for more.