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In what’s either a sign of fresh music soon to come—or just an advertisement for her brand new tarantula farm—indie rocker Neko Case posted a cryptic new video to her Twitter account today, promising that something is “coming soon.” The video in question is as straightforward as any naked tarantula frolic you might see on any given day, showing Case with a couple of big fuzzy spiders on her, and ending with her name, her record label, and a half-second of piercing eye contact.

It’s been five years since Case released her last solo studio album, 2013's The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Since then, she’s been performing in her supergroup with k.d. lang and Laura Veirs, case/lang/veirs, and releasing box sets and live albums of her earlier work. Yesterday, though, she announced that she was heading back out on tour in 2018, posting a 30-stop schedule (starting with Sasquatch! in May) to her Instagram.

Neko Case Tour 2018

5/27—George, WA—Sasquatch! Music Festival

5/28—Boise, ID—Summerfield at Memorial Stadium (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

5/30—Bend, Or—Les Schwab Amphitheater (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/1—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/2—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/3—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/5—Phoenix, AZ—Comerica Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/8—Irving, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/9—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/10—Sugar Land, TX—Smart Financial Centre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/12—Rogers, AK—WalMart Arkansas Music Pavilion (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/13—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/15—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Lawn at White River Amphitheatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)


6/16—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/17—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/19—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)


6/20—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/22—Philadelphia, PA—Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/23—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/24—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/26—Wallingford, CT—Oakdale Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/28—Bangor, ME—Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/29—North Adams, MA—Mass Moca (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

6/30—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/1—Detroit, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/3—Pittsburgh, PA—Heinz Hall (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/4—Cooperstown, NY—Brewery Ommegang (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/6—Madison, WI—Breese Stevens Field (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/7—St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/8—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)

7/10—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Ray Lamontagne)