Punk bass icon Mike Watt will be heading to Europe as the third member of Flipper for their “’Till the Wheels Fall Off Tour.” He will be playing bass as well as singing with founding members Stephen DePace and Ted Falconi.
Tony Levin recently wrapped up a tour with The Stick Men, and now he’s heading back out on the road with his brother Pete with their band The Levin Brothers. The bassist and pianist will be joined by Aly Ryerson on flute and Jeff Siegel on drums.
Freekbass has announced the second leg of his Funk The World Tour with his band The Bump Assembly, featuring Sammi Garrett. The modern funk outfit will also be welcoming Craig Brodhead on selected dates.
Guitar guru Oz Noy has announced a summer tour, and it will be just as exciting for rhythm section players as guitarists. Noy will be joined by drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Jimmy Haslip on the outing.
The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction have teamed up for the Spirits on Fire tour, which will see the bands covering North America over October and November. For each group, it will be their first outing in some years.
Last year, it was announced that Thundercat would be touring this summer in support of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now the bass phenom has unveiled a set of headlining concerts alongside the stadium tour.
This year will be the last time to get “tin roof rusted” as The B-52s have announced a tour billed as their “final tour ever of planet Earth.” The band, with Tracy Wormworth, will say goodbye over 15 tour dates this fall.
The Bay is ready to strike back again as Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel are teaming up for a second leg of tour dates. The “Bay Strikes Back” tour will bring the thrash titans together again starting on September 9th.
Another monstrous metal tour has been announced as Anthrax and Black Label Society unveiled a co-headlining tour. Hatebreed will be opening the show on select dates. The bands are anchored by Frank Bello, John “JD” DeServio, and Chris Beattie, respectively.
Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh has unveiled a string of summer dates with his band Phil Lesh and Friends. The legendary bassist will have a host of special guests during his concerts, which will focus on the West Coast before heading east.
The Zappa Band will be back on the road with a headlining tour in June. The band consists of Frank Zappa band alumni Mike Keneally and Ray White, Robert Martin, and Scott Thunes. They’re joined by Joe Travers and Jamie Kime.
Les Claypool is keeping plenty busy this month. In addition to the new Primus EP and their “A Tribute to Kings” tour, Claypool has announced dates with his Bastard Jazz project.