If you’re in an indie-rock band these days and not involved in some sort of collaborative side project, then you’re in the minority. The latest merging of talents comes in the form of the Divine Fits, who feature Spoon front man Britt Daniels, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks. The band, who released their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, late last month, made their late-night debut last Friday night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The Divine Fits, who played a handful of warm up dates this summer opening up for The Black Keys, will head out for a fall headlining tour that kicks off on October 6, with a high profile appearance at the SoundLand Festival in Nashville.
If you’re not into a night with the indie-rock super-group, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Laura Marling: Working Holiday Tour (9/27 – 10/27)
- Ray LaMontagne: Solo Acoustic Tour (11/16 – 12/3)
- The Sword: Late Fall U.S. Tour (10/29 – 12/18)
- Roky Erickson: Late Fall U.S. Tour (10/27 – 11/18)
- Amy Helm Band: Fall North American Tour (9/12 – 11/27)
- Counting Crows: Late Fall U.S. Tour (10/23 – 11/24)
- The Mother Hips: Fall -> Winter U.S. Tour (10/26 – 12/31)
Also of note, HT faves Medeski, Martin and Wood have just announced a week-long residency at famed NYC jazz club the Blue Note. From December 11 – 16, the trio will perform two shows each night (8PM and 10:30PM). So far, three special guests have been revealed – Nels Cline (Dec. 12), guitarist Marc Ribot (Dec. 13), and saxophonist Bill Evans (Dec. 14).