R. Kelly, Das Racist, Woods, and new supergroup Divine Fits hit the road.
Sounds divine: Divine Fits -- a new supergroup comprising Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and repped by William Morris Endeavor -- announced a slew of North American dates. Things kicked off at the Echo in Los Angeles on Sept. 4. On Oct. 21 at New York's Webster Hall, dark-wave synth artist Cold Cave joins the tour, which will also include a Nov. 3 stop at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown, Calif. -- a town founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood executives who wanted to build a "living movie set" of an 1870s frontier town.
Into the wild: After finishing a string of U.K. and European dates, indie outfit Woods ventures into a North American stint, joining the Walkmen for a few shows. The tour, booked by Ground Control Touring's John Chavez, starts Sept. 26 at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse and includes stops at Yellow Barn, an Ann Arbor, Mich., arts space (Oct. 3), Portland, Ore.'s Mississippi Studios (Oct. 12) and a homecoming finale at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg (Nov. 3).
Hey ladies! R. Kelly's cruise may have sunk before it left the dock, but the R&B star announced his Single Ladies tour, which will take him across the United States from October into early December. Kelly's first stop will be Columbia, S.C.'s Township Auditorium on Oct. 13. Other dates include Oct. 23 at Memphis' Orpheum Theater and Nov. 13 at Detroit's legendary Fox Theater.
Punch lines: Hip-hop's kings of snark Das Racist will hit the road with MCs LE1F, Safe and Lakutis for the American Rap Songs tour, booked by Moodswing's Johnny Maroney and Greg Fischman. The outing starts Sept. 25 at Toronto's Wrong Bar, then winds its way through Boston's Royale on Oct. 1, Seattle's "Art Deco gem" Showbox at the Market on Oct. 10 and Los Angeles' Roxy, where it comes to a close on Oct. 14.