Sky Ferreira’s boyfriend’s band announces North American tour, covers Elliott Smith


The sophomore album from DIIV has only been chilling on digital shelves for a few short weeks, but we’re already getting new music from Sky Ferreira’s boyfriend’s band. Yesterday, the Brooklyn lads, led by heartthrob Zachary Cole Smith, shared a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Ballad of Big Nothing,” off the late songwriter’s 1997 album Either/Or, for HERO Magazine’s online HERO Sessions, and today we get a look at DIIV’s full upcoming spring tour to support Is The Is Are.

After a few West Coast dates and a Market Hotel residency this month and next (check the specifics below), DIIV set sail May 21 in Philadelphia and wrap things up with a pair of New England gigs: June 7 at the Sinclair in Cambridge and the following night at the Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

“We’ll be playing lots of new songs, in the same old clothes,” they write. Check out all the dates below, as well as the very cool tour poster by Joji Nakamura, and DIIV’s Elliott Smith cover.


02-22-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
02-27 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
02-28 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03-03-05 Brooklyn, NY – MARKET HOTEL
05-21 Philadelphia, PA – Making Time @ 714
05-22 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
05-23 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05-25 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
05-26 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
05-27 Dallas, TX – Trees Dallas
05-28 Austin, TX – The Mohawk Austin
05-29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05-30 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
06-01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
06-02 Birmingham, AL – Saturn Birmingham
06-03 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06-04 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
06-05 Toronto, Ontario – Field Trip Festival 2016
06-07 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
06-08 Pawtucket, RI – Met