Tour news: Aqua, Luke Combs, Whitney, Talking Kind, Machine Girl, more

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


Danish-Norwegian europop band Aqua having been having a good summer with “Barbie Girl” back in the public consciousness thanks to the Barbie movie and they’re striking while the iron is hot, announcing a fall US tour that kicks off November 12 in Seattle. No NYC shows currently but they played here back in June.


Suicidal Tendencies‘ self-titled debut album turned 40 in July, and they’ve announced some shows to celebrate the occasion.


Country artist Luke Combs will continue his Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour into 204 with North American dates running from the spring through the summer. Says Combs, “We got an opportunity to do two shows in some U.S. markets on the World Tour, but when I found out we were going to be able to do two shows for most all of the cities on the 2024 tour, I decided I wanted each show to have their own unique set up of openers, as well as my own unique setlist. I thought this would give people an opportunity to come to both nights if they want, but see two completely different shows. With Country music being such a wide genre and being a huge fan of it all myself, I wanted to open up my stage to acts that lean into Outlaw, Americana and Red Dirt on Friday nights, as well as having a night with people I have toured with in the past, who are more contemporary country. I’m super excited to have both groups be out on the road with me for the Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour!”

Openers include The Avett Brothers, Charles Wesley Godwin, Cody Jinks, The Wilder Blue, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Drew Parker, Colby Acuff, and more. The NYC-area gets a two-night stand at NJ’s Metlife Stadium on July 19 (with Cody Jinks, Charles Wesley Godwin, Hailey Whitters, and The Wilder Blue) & July 20 (with Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Drew Parker and Colby Acuff).


Robert Glasper’s fifth annual ”Robtober” residency takes over NYC’s Blue Note Jazz Club from October 4-November 5 and guests includes Yasiin Bey, Norah Jones, Kamasi Washington, and more.


St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red has been having a breakout year thanks to her new project Hood Hottest Princess, its viral/hit single “Pound Town,” and has announced the ‘Hood Hottest Princess Tour’ for this fall, with TBA openers.


Talking Kind (the new solo project of Spraynard’s Pat Graham) will celebrate his debut album It Did Bring Me Down with Philly and Brooklyn shows featuring Radiator Hospital and The Goodbye Party, both of whom also feature on the album.


Machine Girl sold out their Halloween Week show at Webster Hall (10/30) and have added a second NYC show the day before at Music Hall of Williamsburg (10/29).


Chicago’s Whitney have a few select dates lined up for the remainder of 2023, including Taste of Chicago on September 10 with White Mystery and Nola Adé and Cloud Farmers, plus shows in Brazil and Mexico. They’ve also got a show at NJ’s White Eagle Hall on October 5 which is their only East Coast date at the moment.

Check our Tour Dates category for more.