Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Joy Formidable Announce Spring Tour Dates

Welsh band The Joy Formidable have announced US tour dates. New York is one of the cities they'll be playing. They're scheduled to be at Webster Hall on Friday, April 29 so mark your calendars. Complete list of dates are at the bottom of the post.

The band will be releasing their self-produced album The Big Roar on March 15 in the US via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The album was released in the UK on January 24. Check out the video for "Austere" below. The single that is out now.

The Joy Formidable are on the verge of releasing their new album, The Big Roar, on March 15 via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. In the UK, the album will be released on January 24. The Big Roar comes two years after The Joy Formidable released their debut album in February of 2009, the indie-rock explosion of A Balloon Called Moaning, which SPIN magazine named one of the 10 Best Records You Might Have Missed in 2010. The band has since tightened their focus and loosened their sound, allowing for the choruses to be more anthemic and the colossal rush of guitars and melodic hooks to stand out in their jaw-dropping splendor. NME praised the band and album, calling lead-singer Ritzy Bryan "rock's new heroine," and proclaiming The Big Roar "an LP that ultimately delivers on every count on the four years of promise leading up to it-primarily in its gutsy, chest-swelling brilliance."

Tour Dates
  • 3/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 3/24 Durham, NC @ Coffeehouse @ Duke Univ.
  • 3/25 Washington DC @ Black Cat
  • 3/26 Albany, NY @ Valentines
  • 3/28 Providence, RI @ The Met
  • 3/29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 3/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
  • 3/31 Princton, NJ @ Terrace Club @ Princeton Univ.
  • 4/1 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey
  • 4/2 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
  • 4/4 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
  • 4/5 Chicago , IL @ Lincoln Hall
  • 4/6 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • 4/8 Denver, CO @ Larimier Lounge
  • 4/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 4/11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studio
  • 4/12 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
  • 4/14 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • 4/16 Indio, CA @ Coachella
  • 4/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
  • 4/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
  • 4/22 St Louis, MO @ Luminary Arts Center
  • 4/23 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 4/26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
  • 4/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
  • 4/29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
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