Jersey boys: In 2011, New Jersey's Real Estate released "Days," the band's second album and first for Domino. Returning from a European trek, the act will perform at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on July 15 and make its way to New York's Webster Hall on Aug. 11.
A solo "Wasteland": After performing in Japan and Korea, soloist M. Ward comes to Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell on Aug. 7. Celebrating his seventh studio album, "A Wasteland Companion" (Merge), the singer/songwriter (born Matthew Stephen Ward) will head to Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City (Aug. 23) and the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle (Sept. 1-3).
They might be giants: Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and St. Vincent (singer/songwriter Annie Clark) will tour in support of their collaborative album, "Love This Giant" (arriving Sept. 11 on 4AD). The run begins Sept. 15 at the State Theater in Minneapolis and includes a Sept. 21 stop at the 10th annual POP Montreal International Music Festival (Sept. 19-23) as well as two consecutive nights at New York's Beacon Theatre (Sept. 25-26).
Moz returns: Morrissey has announced a 33-date U.S. tour set for the fall. It begins Oct. 5 at Boston's Wang Theatre and ends Dec. 8 in Atlantic City, N.J., at the Showboat Resort and Casino House of Blues. Other stops include Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House (Nov. 3), Portland, Ore.'s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Nov. 11) and El Paso, Texas' Tricky Falls (Nov. 27). Kristeen Young, who Morrissey had kicked off a prior tour, is set to open. SJM Concerts booked.
Mighty summer sprint: Boston-based ska-core group the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will charge through a short August run in support of last year's "The Magic of Youth" (Big Rig). It will start at New Hampshire's Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Aug. 3, then hit Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre (Aug. 4), New York's Webster Hall (Aug. 6) and the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 7).