Bad Books have announced 17 North American tour dates, making it their first tour in six years. The band made a Facebook announcement which follows:
Bad Books kind of started half an hour after we met one another.
Our friendship was fast, and fixed, and we fit well: mutually omni-curious, preoccupied at different angles, hooked on the deep dive. Through hundreds of shows and hours in vans and cars and countless too-late-at-night conversations, a mutual respect and unique bond fortified, inevitably vining through our music. Collaboration and counsel on one another’s developing work became the suggestion that we should make some together; that eventually became our first record, which we each liked enough to let become our second band.
We love how very real a concern Bad Books has become, how much it's grown with each record, how much of an event it is for us when we get to offer it the time & focus it deserves. There’s no greater compliment to either of us than when someone half-guiltily admits to preferring Bad Books to our day jobs - we really do understand.
That’s why we’re so excited today to announce our first tour in six years, and to have so much more to tell you about very, very soon. We’ve missed it. And we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to.
See you out there - thank you.
BAD BOOKS LIVE:
June 19—Chicago, IL—Metro
June 20—Detroit, MI—St. Andrew’s Hall
June 21—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
June 22—Pittsburgh, PA—Rex Theater
June 23—College Park, MD—Milkboy
June 25—Boston, MA—The Sinclair
June 26—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
June 27—Brooklyn, NY—Elsewhere
August 13—Seattle, WA—Showbox
August 14—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
August 16—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall
August 19—San Diego, CA—The Irenic
August 20—Phoenix, AZ—Crescent Ballroom
August 22—Dallas, TX—Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
August 23—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
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