“AMERICAN ROCK BAND TOUR” / “MIXTAPE VOLUME III :: A REDUCTIVE SCOFF”

August 7, 2018

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Earlier this year, noted musical act Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] dazzled audiences and scrambled expectations with their first “acoustic” tour of North America. In September, they will embark on their first “acoustic” tour of the UK and Ireland, bringing fans across the pond a show that promises to reach even greater heights of intimacy and vulnerability.

Today, it is the pleasure of +@ to announce the descriptively-titled “American Rock Band Tour,” (commencing October the 12th in New Haven, CT) which will revive the dormant “rock band” format in the eastern United States for the group’s first tour as a four-piece ensemble (drum set and all) since 2016 and offer the first “rock band” shows in support of this year’s
groundbreaking Merge Records studio LP, A Productive Cough.

On the “American Rock Band Tour,” +@ singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles will be joined by longtime guitarist Liam Betson and the indomitable rhythm section of R.J. Gordon (bass) and Chris Wilson (drums). These four kings will leave a trail of musical riches from the Mississippi to the Atlantic which rock bands of the future are sure to follow like so many breadcrumbs into a bright and fruitful future for the genre and the world.

On select dates, +@ will be joined by perennial rock inspiration Ted Leo, who himself will be embarking upon his first extensive run of “solo” performances since the release of 2017′s acclaimed album The Hanged Man. “I have had the joy of seeing Ted Leo perform dozens of times,” commented Stickles, “both solo and with the support of the Pharmacists, and his flexibility as a performer and consistency as a showman remains an aspirational high-water mark for such guitar-slinging troubadours as myself.”

To celebrate this auspicious announcement, +@ is now sharing the latest installation in their ongoing mixtape series, “Titus Andronicus Mixtape Volume III : A Reductive Scoff,” which collects demos and outtakes from the making of A Productive Cough, peeling back the curtain to demystify the creative process with the courageous transparency for which +@ has become beloved. Stream the entire mixtape for free below from the official +@ Soundcloud page.

“ACOUSTIC” TOUR OF THE UK / IRELAND

Aug 30 Glasgow, UK – CCA ^
Aug 31 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Head of Steam ^
Sep 01 Nottingham, UK – Bodega ^
Sep 02 Wiltshire, UK – End of the Road Festival ^
Sep 03 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen ^
Sep 04 Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall ^
Sep 06 London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep 07 London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep 09 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s ^
Sep 10 Derry, IE – Bennigans Bar ^
Sep 11 Limerick City, IE – Pharmacia ^

“AMERICAN ROCK BAND TOUR”

Oct 12 New Haven, CT – Space Gallery
Oct 13 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
Oct 14 Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall
Oct 15 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Oct 16 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Oct 17 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
Oct 18 Bloomington, IL – The Bishop
Oct 19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
Oct 20 Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel *
Oct 22 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck *
Oct 23 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
Oct 24 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
Oct 25 Nashville, TN – Basement East *
Oct 26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell) *
Oct 27 Durham, NC – Motorco *
Oct 28 Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
Oct 30 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Nov 01 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Nov 02 Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
Nov 03 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

^ “acoustic” show
* w/ Ted Leo solo