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Let There Be Gloom: Wax Idols and King Woman are Touring Together This May

Catch them on a Noisey-sponsored tour across the continental USA in May/June 2016.

by Kim Kelly
Mar 30 2016, 5:01pm


Wax Idols / Photo by Matt Licari

Two of the most empowering, interesting new artists currently making waves throughout the blurry nexus of punk, metal, pop, and noise are hitting the road together next month for a Noisey-sponsored run, and I for one am too excited to even sit still as I write this. The beautifully doomed shoegaze quartet that comprise Noisey faves (and one of my personal addictions) King Woman will kick off an extensive US tour alongside wildly energetic post-punk icons-in-the-makingWax Idols, and both will be supporting sterling new releases.

For Wax Idols (helmed by ex-White Lung firebrand Hether Fortune), the focus will be on the recently released American Tragic LP, while King Woman (who are voiced by Kristina Esfandiari, ex-Whirr and currently of Miserable) will be unfurling gossimer sonic waves from their Doubt EP—and hopefully, tease us with some new material.

Check out the full list of tourdates below (including a couple bonus dates with doom gods Pentagram!).


King Woman / Photo courtesy of the artist

17-May - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *

18-May - Portland, OR - Dante's *

19-May - Boise, ID - Neurolux *

20-May - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room *

21-May - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater *

23-May - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater *

24-May - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *

25-May - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick *

26-May - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *

27-May - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *

28-May - San Jose, CA - The Ritz *

31-May - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry +

1-Jun - Chicago, IL - Subterranean +

2-Jun - Detroit, MI - El Club +

3-Jun - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose +

5-Jun - Allston, MA - Great Scott +

7-Jun - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle +

8-Jun - Washington DC - Songbyrd DC +

9-Jun - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter +

10-Jun - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 +

11-Jun - Atlanta, GA - The EARL +

12-Jun - New Orleans, LA - Siberia +

14-Jun - Dallas, TX - Red Blood Club +

15-Jun - Austin, TX - Mohawk +

17-Jun - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress +

18-Jun - Fullerton, CA - The Slidebar +

*with Pentagram and King Woman

+with King Woman