Last month Boys Like Girls announced their upcoming tour in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their self-titled album. The original announcement was a six-date tour, but due to popular demand, the band has announced seven additional dates!
We’re a little late to the announcement party (partially because time is slipping through our fingers and partially because we’re so damn excited about this tour that we were too busy freaking out), so for those of you who aren’t aware yet – the self-titled album from Boys Like Girls turns 10 this year. With the anniversary, the band announced that they will be hitting the road this August on a six-date tour playing the album in its entirety from front to back!
In addition to the tour, the band released the first ever vinyl pressing of the album via Field Day Records. The pre-sale for the first pressing, which included a tricolor vinyl with a collage of the band members’ personal photos, has already sold out. However, a translucent red vinyl with a lyric sheet insert has been announced for the second pressing and can be purchased here (as with the first pressing, there are only 500 vinyls being made of this bad boy, so get your hands on it while you can)!
Check out the dates for the 10-year anniversary tour below!
Last weekend, The Academy Is… performed their debut album, Almost Here, in it’s entirety at Riot Fest Chicago! Just days later, the band announced they would be hitting the road this winter with PartyBaby for a 10 year anniversary tour for Almost Here! Tickets are currently available for pre-sale where fans can purchase special ticket packages. Though limited, VIP tickets include a ticket to the show with early entry, pre-show hangs and an individual Polaroid with the band, exclusive hand-made print by the Butcher, pre-signed and numbered Almost Here 10 Year Anniversary posters and exclusive VIP cloth bracelets. Fans can also purchase side stage and/or post-how bus hang packages, all of which are available here!
The full list of dates can be found below!
12.4 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando 12.5 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 12.6 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle 12.8 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater 12.9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 12.10 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 12.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre 12.13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 12.15 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater 12.17 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 12.18 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 12.19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts 12.20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues 12.22 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 12.26 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 12.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom 12.31 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
It’s no surprise that we love anniversary tours and joining the list of bands is Mae, who will be hitting the road this spring to celebrate The Everglow’s 10 year anniversary! Kicking the tour off in Carrboro, NC on May 15th and wrapping in Nashville, TN on June 16th, the band will be hitting the road with All Get Out and Mike Mains & the Branches! You can download The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour Sampler which features songs from all three artists by clicking here!
Below you can find the poster and full list of dates for the tour. To purchase tickets, click here!
5.15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5.16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5.17 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5.19 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
5.20 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
5.21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5.22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5.23 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
5.26 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
5.27 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
5.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5.29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
5.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
5.31 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
6.2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6.4 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
6.5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51
6.6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51
6.8 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
6.10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
6.11 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
6.12 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
6.13 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6.16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Motion City Soundtrack Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Monday, February 17th 2015
Motion City Soundtrack made a stop in Portland for their 10th year
Anniversary tour in celebration of the 2005 album, Commit This To Memory. It was only appropriate that the small,
intimate venue of the Hawthorne Theatre hosted this event giving a subtle nod
to the nostalgic feel of small, underage emo-punk shows despite the nights
“sold out” status.
Lead singer William Beckett of the band The Academy Is… joined along
as the opener belting out classic emo pop hits from the bands old days as well
as his own work deriving from his solo career. Motion City Soundtrack put on an
incredibly electric performance from the start coming greatly from the
enthusiastic keyboardist, Jesse Johnson, who was head banging
uncontrollably throughout the show and at one point was whacking a cowbell like
nobodies business. The overall onstage chemistry of all the band mates was something to be
admired and caused a rowdy atmosphere among the crowd.
While performing the Commit This To Memory album in its entirety, the group reminded
everyone how relevant their music still is today. The show came to a climax as
the most beloved sing-along classics “L.G. FUAD”, “When You’re Around”, and
popular “Everything Is Alright” put the venue in a state of bliss. Motion City
brought just about everything anyone could ever want in a good show; a long set
running more than two hours, minimal breaks between songs, and a consistent
on-stage energy that brought you alive.
Personally only being 13 years old at the time of their album release,
it wasn’t surprising that most of the audience deemed to be of an older crowd,
and long time fans of the Minneapolis born group. Constant sing-a-longs were
unavoidable for the majority of tracks as their signature catchy pop/punk
melodies have been engrained in their fans’ minds over time.
I felt I was channeling my 15 year old self during its entirety achingly
wishing that jelly bracelets and Hot Topic would make a mainstream comeback.
Among the other iconic emo-pop bands of the early 2000’s such as Taking Back
Sunday, All-American Rejects and Yellowcard, it is easy to forget about how
those dusty mixed CD’s stashed away under your bed or drawers truly influenced
your overdramatic teenage angst years and played as a soundtrack to your life.
Motion City proved that since their first performance back in 1998,
their music is ageless and still pertinent to everyone young or old. You could
feel the lead singer Justin Pierre’s pure emotional connection he continues to
possess behind his lyrics and music even though he’s played them a million
times; this made for a deeply sentimental performance.
The band came back with an encore of the care-free tracks “The Future
Freaks Me Out” and “My Favorite Accident” that satisfied the fan in all of us. Once the lights came on, it was back to reality as everyone put their childhood memories to rest.
The 10-Year Anniversary Tour we’ve all been waiting for (at least us over at Lucy Out Loud) has finally been announced! That’s right ladies and gents, Cartel will be hitting the road this spring in honor of Chroma’s tenth anniversary and will be playing the album in its entirety! Joining them will be Hit The Lights, TEAM*, and Driver Friendly! The band also announced a band approved edition of Chroma on white vinyl. Only 1000 copies will be made of these, which will be available for purchase tomorrow. For more information, click here!
Tour dates can be found below!
WITH HIT THE LIGHTS, TEAM*, DRIVER FRIENDLY: 4.9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights 4.10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II 4.11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room 4.12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 4.14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter 4.15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner 4.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater 4.17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts 4.18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs 4.19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 4.21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld 4.22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage 4.24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 4.25- Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
WITH TEAM*, DRIVER FRIENDLY: 5.6 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub 5.7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre 5.8 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse 5.9 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s 5.11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 5.12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 5.14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater 5.15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre 5.16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada