Japandroids Announce Cool Tour w/ Bass Drum of Death

Touring is different for everybody. On one side of the perspective, some bands bitch about how strenuous the road can be (even though most of them play 5 shows, come back home and then do another 7 shows a week later). On the other side of the spectrum are bands like Japandroids. These dudes LOVE touring. They love it and shoegaze-distortion more than Charlie Sheen loves coke and Oprah loves cake. Last year, they pretty much went on a never ending tour to prove it. It sucks that their one Nashville date was when I was in St. Louis and they haven’t even mentioned coming back since. It sucks even more cause this tour they just announced sounds even better.

Joining them on the road are the dudes from Bass Drum of Death. I know it seems a bit early considering we’re not officially halfway through the year yet, but I’m already calling their debut GB City as one of the year’s best releases. So you now have two two-piece bands that create awesome jams playing in small venues across America? Damn, does anybody want to road trip to Raleigh? Fuck school, they can’t teach me the shit these dudes probably could. But if you do live in one of the cities listed below, I highly suggest you check them out. Check out videos from both bands below as well if you want an idea of what they sound like. I included Japandroids cover of “To Hell With Good Intentions” because it does the original justice. Have a look for yourself

Tour Dates:

08-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Waldorf Hotel *

08-28 Victoria, British Columbia – Lucky Bar *

08-30 Seattle, WA – The Sunset *

08-31 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *

09-02 San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock *

09-05 Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space *

09-07 Dallas, TX – Bryan Street Tavern *

09-08 Austin, TX – Mohawk *

09-09 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival

09-12 Washington, DC – Red Palace *

09-13 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *

09-14 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

09-15 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs *

09-16 Fredericton, New Brunswick – The Capital Complex *

09-17 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Seahorse Tavern *

09-19 Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island – Hunter’s Ale House *

09-20 Quebec City, Quebec – L’Agitee *

09-21 Montreal, Quebec – Le Divan Orange *

09-22 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dee’s *

09-23 Chicago, IL – Schubas *

09-24 Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival

09-26 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *

09-27 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Royal Albert Arms Hotel

09-29 Edmonton, Alberta – Brixx

* with Bass Drum of Death

Wet Hair – Japandroids

To Hell With Good Intentions – Japandroids

Get Found – Bass Drum of Death

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