Steely Dan has announced a new tour that will include several residencies in which they will play their albums in full. The group, now fronted by Donald Fagen after Walter Becker’s passing, will include Freddie Washington on bass.
Thin Lizzy is known for having incredible bassists. Formed by the legendary Phil Lynott, the band filled out the low end after his passing with players like Marco Mendoza, Guy Pratt, Randy Gregg, and Tom Hamilton. Now they’ve announced the latest to take up the banner will be Mastodon’s Troy Sanders.
Toto is heading back out on the road in support of their latest greatest hits album, “40 Trips Around The Sun.” They’ve just announced a 20-date U.S. leg that will conclude the nearly two-year tour. The band will once again be anchored by Shem von Schroeck.
Guitar legend Eric Clapton has announced a small run of U.S. tour dates for this fall, and he’ll be bringing along his longtime collaborator Nathan East to lay down the low end.
The late Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage this year. Eyellusion has announced the Dio Returns Tour, which will feature a hologram of the singer performing alongside the DIO band, which features Bjorn Englen on bass.
It’s been 11 years since The Raconteurs released an album, but this year they’re fixing that. “Help Us Stranger” will be released on June 21st, with bassist Jack Lawrence. The band announced a tour in support of the album.
After announcing their first ever “Aristocamp,” The Aristocrats have unveiled the title of their next album and a supporting North American tour. The album and tour are both called “You Know What…?”
Prog rock fans take note: Yes has announced “The Royal Affair Tour” and it’s going to be a packed outing. Bassist Billy Sherwood will be performing double duty, as he plays in both Yes and Asia,
Duff McKagan has announced a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of his upcoming solo album, “Tenderness,” which drops on May 31st.
Black Flag has announced a massive tour for the rest of the year that will cover the US, UK, and Japan. The band, which has had several lineups through the years, is currently anchored by bassist Tyler Smith, who joined the group in 2014.