Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX At Heart Of SnoCore Tour

More eclectic SnoCore Icicle Ball to feature Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Nikka Costa.

Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX and Glassjaw are among the bands on board for the seventh annual SnoCore festival.

Like last year, SnoCore will once again be split into two factions: SnoCore Rock and SnoCore Icicle Ball, which adopts a more eclectic, avant-garde vibe.

AAF and the like-minded rock lineup will kick things off February 15 in Providence, Rhode Island, according to the tour’s publicist. While 26 cities are confirmed thus far — through March 30 in Las Vegas — additions to the trek are expected, as is the announcement of another opening band.

Icicle Ball will begin its cross-country trek February 15 at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre, then head east to conclude in Toronto on April 1. The far more diverse jaunt will feature the progressive, saxophone-led Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlining most dates, with a mixed bag made up of politically minded hip-hoppers Spearhead, dance maven Nikka Costa, funk metal collective Ozomatli, hip-hop duo Blackalicious, improvisational jazzbos Sector 9 and political poet Saul Williams slated for what is expected to be a 40-date run, though just 31 gigs are currently confirmed.

Last year’s SnoCore tours featured Fear Factory and Kittie on the Rock bill, while Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade led the Icicle Ball charge (see “Dual SnoCore Tours Raging, Jamming Across North America” ).

Confirmed SnoCore dates, according to the tours’ publicist:


    SnoCore Rock

  • 2/15 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • 2/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • 2/18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 2/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
  • 2/24 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
  • 2/25 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
  • 2/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ M (formerly Metropol)
  • 3/1 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
  • 3/2 – New York, NY @ Roseland
  • 3/4 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 3/5 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
  • 3/6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
  • 3/7 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
  • 3/8 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
  • 3/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Modjeska Theatre
  • 3/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
  • 3/12 – Iowa City, IA @ IMU Main Lounge
  • 3/13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • 3/19 – Portland, OR @ TBA
  • 3/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
  • 3/22 – Chico, CA @ Rose Garden
  • 3/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium
  • 3/27 – La Jolla, CA @ RIMAC Arena
  • 3/28 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
  • 3/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Desert Breeze Skate Park

    SnoCore Icicle Ball

  • 2/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/16 – Mammoth Mountain, CA @ Club Canyon Grand Room at Mammoth Mountain (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/18 – Arcata, CA @ John Van Duzer Theatre (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/22 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/23 – Whistler, BC @ Conference Centre (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/26 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre (with Karl Denson, Spearhead, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 2/28 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/4 – Park City, UT @ Harry O’s (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/5 – Boise, ID @ Big Easy (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/6 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/8 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/9 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/10 – Vail, CO @ Dobson Arena (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli, Sector 9 and Blackalicious)
  • 3/11 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre (with Karl Denson, Ozomatli and Blackalicious)
  • 3/13 – Iowa City, IA @ IMU Main Lounge (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/16 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/21 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Spearhead and Blackalicious)
  • 3/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (with Karl Denson, Nikka Costa, Spearhead and Blackalicious)
  • 3/25 – Burlington, VT @ Burlington Memorial Auditorium (with Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/29 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre (with Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 3/30 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (with Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)
  • 4/1 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (with Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious and Saul Williams)