Shootin' moves: Detroit rap phenom Danny Brown has added a swing of solo dates following a U.S. tour supporting "Harlem Shake" hitmaker Baauer. Booked by Joshua Dick of the Agency Group, the tour will begin at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 24) before playing Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. (May 2), Middle East in Boston (May 9) and Hawthorne in Portland, Ore. (May 24). He'll end the trek in Europe, hitting Roskilde Festival in Denmark (June 29-July 7), Ãya Festival in Oslo (Aug. 6) and Way Out West Festival in Gothenberg, Sweden (Aug. 8).
Wagon wheels for real: Country convert Darius Rucker has announced a 20-date U.S. run, dubbed the "True Believers" tour, for May and June. Booked by William Morris Endeavor, the trek will hit the Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. (May 9), Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore (June 15) and Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. (June 28). Rucker will auction off two tickets to each date on his website, with all proceeds benefiting the Country Music Assn.'s Keep the Music Playing initiative.
Spellwork: Toronto-based synth-pop five-some Austra is planning a world tour to push new LP "Olympia" (June 17, Domino). Booked by Isla Angus of Nomanis and Avery McTaggart of the Windish Agency, the run will commence with a hometown show at the Danforth (March 23) before playing Plaza in Zurich (June 6), Bitterzoet in Amsterdam (June 10) and Lido in Berlin (June 14). Returning stateside, the group will play Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg (June 20), the Troubadour in Los Angeles (June 23) and the Independent in San Francisco (June 26).
The Cosmos: Rapper/producer Flying Lotus has announced a North American tour following a busy 2012, which included the release of his latest studio LP, "Until the Quiet Comes" (Warp). Booked by Carter Adams of the Windish Agency, the tour will play Houston's Warehouse Live Wallroom (April 21), 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (April 25), Metropolis in Montreal (May 13) and the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. (May 25). The beatmaker, who also raps under the alias Captain Murphy, will bring along Teebs, Ultraista and Thundercat as openers on select dates.