Smooth sailing: With a show at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 19), American trumpeter Chris Botti embarks on a U.S. summer tour supporting his 2012 release, "Impressions" ( Columbia). Botti is also set to play New York's Beacon Theatre (July 24), the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo. (July 27) and Cohasset, Mass.' tented theater-in-the-round, the South Shore Music Circus (Aug. 2).
An acoustic soul: Supporting 2012 debut album "Home Again" ( Polydor), British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka hits the road playing a slew of festivals, including Lollapalooza (Aug. 3-5), Osheaga (Aug. 3-5) and Outside Lands (Aug. 10-12). Kiwanuka will support Alabama Shakes at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (Aug. 14), and will also bring his tunes to smaller venues including the Trocadero Theatre (Sept. 20) in Philadelphia and the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis (Sept. 28).
Summer synth: Canadian electronic trio Austra heads out for a summer tour, starting with a show at historic Fort York (Aug. 4) in the group's Toronto hometown. The show will feature such France-based acts as Justice and M83. After hitting the Osheaga festival, the band will play the Regina Folk Festival (Aug. 10-12), then head to Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sept. 19). Avery McTaggart of the Windish Agency booked the U.S. dates, and Eli Klein of the Agency Group handled Canadian appearance.
Rough and tumble tour: The Texas-based Toadies begin a summer U.S. tour, with the alternative rock group co-headlining alongside New York band Helmet for the extent of the run. A show at Brewster Street Icehouse in Corpus Christi, Texas (July 19) will precede the release of Toadies' fifth album, "Play.Rock.Music" ( Kirtland Records), on July 31. The band will also headline its own fifth annual Dia de los Toadies festival in New Braunfels, Texas (Aug. 31-Sept 1).