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Knotfest Presents: VUKOVI x Calva Louise Co-Headline US Tour

Two big names in UK alternative are joining forces this spring: VUKOVI and Calva Louise. These two bands are coming together for a co-headlined US tour in May.

Want to know more? Read on to find the tour schedule and to get to know these two bands ahead of your local show.

VUKOVI x Calva Louise US Tour Dates

The co-headlined tour will run for just over two weeks. The shows begin in Carboro, North Carolina, on May 8th and ends in Brooklyn, New York, on May 23rd.

Heads up, west coast fans: you may need to get going on some travel plans if you want to catch a show, as the tour route is taking VUKOVI and Calva Louise along the east coast.

Additionally, Stellar Circuits will be supporting the tour on all dates except for the headliners’ two festival appearances, which are Welcome to Rockville in Florida and Sonic Temple in Ohio.

Find your local stop on the tour, below.

All dates:

8 May — Carboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
9 May — Atlanta, GA — Purgatory at The Masquerade
11 May — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville*
14 May — St.Louis, MO — Blueberry Hill Duck Room 
16 May — Ferndale, MI — Loving Touch
17 May — Chicago, IL — Subterranean, Chicago
18 May — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple*
19 May — Washington, DC — DC9 Nightclub
21 May — Philadelphia, PA — Kung Fu Necktie
22 May — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall, Boston
23 May — Brooklyn, NY — Baby’s All Right

Get your tickets here.

Speaking on the tour, Calva Louise’s Jess says, “We are beyond excited to be coming back to play in the U.S., and we couldn’t be happier to share this upcoming tour together with VUKOVI, who are one of our favorite bands! We cannot wait to see our American friends again, make new ones and meet with everyone at the shows.”

VUKOVI’s Janine adds, “This is all getting quite real now, isn’t it? America and that.”

Meet VUKOVI

PHOTO CREDIT: Cameron Brisbane

Follow VUKOVI:

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VUKOVI have released three full length albums (2017’s Vukovi; 2020’s Fall Better; and 2022’s NULA (nominated for 5 Heavy Music Awards in 2023). The band has built up a very dedicated fanbase through extensive touring in the UK and Europe over the past couple of years, playing slots at the likes of Download Pilot, TITP, TRNSMT, Slam Dunk, Reading and Leeds Festival, 2000 Trees, and The Kerrang! Tour. Along with supports for BABYMETAL, PVRIS, ENTER SHIKARI, ONE OK ROCK and NOTHING MORE. The band recently released signed with SharpTone and have shared two singles: “CREEP HEAT” and “MERCY KILL.“”

(bio via Atomsplitter PR)

Meet Calva Louise

PHOTO CREDIT: Jazz Myatt

Follow Calva Louise:

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Calva Louise is a multi-cultural British band from Venezuela, France, and New Zealand, aiming at London’s underground live scene and driven by the creative vision of Jess Allanic since their beginning, end of 2016. They’ve played iconic festivals such as Reading & Leeds Festival in England, Riot Fest, and SXSW in the United States and Rock For People in Czech Republic. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Cassyette, Slothrust, Highly Suspect, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Death Valley Girls, and Albert Hammond Jr. With two albums, several EPs, and a handful of collaborations to their name, Calva Louise have gathered support from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, and DIY Mag. The band self-released their latest mixtape Over The Threshold in December 2023, with seven impressive self-made music videos produced with Unreal Engine. The band recently signed with Mascot Records and is set to be releasing a new album this year.

(bio via Atomsplitter PR)

Meet Stellar Circuits

PHOTO CREDIT: not provided

Follow Stellar Circuits:

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“Formed in 2015, Stellar Circuits emerged to combine the conceptual polarities of groove-oriented music with progressive-minded technicality. Comprised of vocalist Ben Beddick, bassist Jesse Olsen, guitarist Jared Stamey and drummer Tyler Menon, the North Carolina quartet followed their 2015 debut EP with their first full-length album in 2018. Ways We Haunt was recorded with North Carolina’s own Jamie King, a legend in his own right, bringing his signature touch to Stellar Circuits’ first long form release. A national tour with Chevelle followed. The band signed to Nuclear Blast and released Sight to Sound. It saw the band working once again with Jamie King to convey their growth and expansion on what they do best.

(bio via Atomsplitter PR)

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