Posted in music | tour dates on October 14, 2010

Tennis at Glasslands in August (more by Jessica Amaya)
Tennis

Concept albums are nothing new, but the story behind the latest seven-inch from the band Tennis feels pretty fresh. The summery, lo-fuzz songs on the "Marathon" EP, which was released.. on Underwater Peoples, are based on the sailing trip taken by the husband-and-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore in 2009 -- an eight-month journey along the East Coast that took them from "Bimini Bay" in the Bahamas through "Marathon" Florida, "South Carolina" and up to "Baltimore" on their 30-foot "Cape Dory." Not bad for two kids from Denver who'd never sailed before -[New York Times]
Denver's Tennis are going on tour in December. That tour, includes two shows with the Walkmen. One of those two show is the December 2nd gig atTerminal 5 (the other is in DC). Tickets for the NYC show, which School of Seven Bells are also opening, are still on sale.

You don't need to trek all the way to T5 to see the band named after a sport though. They will also will headline a show of their own at Mercury Lounge the night before (12/1). Tickets are currently on AMEX presale, and go on regular sale at noon Friday (10/15). All dates below.

School of Seven Bells meanwhile will be around for CMJ.

Tennis's Marathon 7" is sold out via Underwater Peoples, but the band recently popped by Daytrotter to bless them with "Cape Dory" from that effort, as well as three other live jams you can download for free.

All current tour dates with some videos below...

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Tennis - South Carolina

Tennis - Cape Dory (Underwater Peoples Records)

TENNIS - 2010 TOUR DATES
Oct 16 The Waiting Room w/ The Walkmen, Japandroids Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 17 Fox Theater w/ The Walkmen, Japandroids Boulder, CO
Nov 11 The Echo w/ Sonny and the Sunsets Los Angeles, CA
Nov 12 Pomona College Claremont, CA
Nov 13 Cellar Door Visalia, CA
Nov 14 Hotel Utah San Francisco, California
Nov 16 Holocene Portland, OR
Nov 17 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
Nov 24 Bluebird w/ Gauntlet Hair Denver, CO
Dec 1 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Dec 2 Terminal 5 w/ The Walkmen New York, NY
Dec 3 9:30 Club w/ The Walkmen Washington, DC
Dec 5 KUNG FU NECKTIE philly, Pennsylvan
Dec 6 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Dec 7 Casa del Popolo Montréal, QC, CANADA
Dec 8 The Drake Toronto, ON, CANADA
Dec 10 Schubas Chicago, Illinois

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Comments (31)

I think tennis is a band to "love". I had a "ball" last time seeing them even though everyone in the crowd was making a "raquett". People called me "high strung" but it is not my "fault". I guess maybe I need to get a "grip'.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:23 PM

booooooo!!!!!!!! to both the band and the band of puns served up by @123.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:28 PM

Clicked because I read the header as "Dennis"...bummer

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:29 PM

Daaamn 1:23....You got 'served'!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:30 PM

1:30 You got the "advantage'...well "played".

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:32 PM

I want to see what this thread will "net"!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:33 PM

I think 1:23 and 1:30 are a good "match" they should do "doubles".

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:35 PM

Who's "fault" is it that these crappy bands get so much coverage? Hopefully at the Walkmen show, they will play a short "set".

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:40 PM

Great "slam" 1:40. You should "penn" some more!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:44 PM

I think these band leave "us open" for dissapointment!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:46 PM

i was gonna see this band once, but i stayed in and played mario tennis.

...aw, crap.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:47 PM

1:47..that is not a pun...you are no "match" for the rest of the group

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:49 PM

1:47 That was really out of "line"

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:50 PM

School of Seven Bells is now a duo.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:51 PM

i like turtles.

Posted by jonathan | October 14, 2010 1:55 PM

"box" turtles?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 2:02 PM

Anyone for Tennis? Wouldn't that be nice...doo doo doo doo doooo

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 2:30 PM

WIIIIIILSON!!!!

Posted by Burg | October 14, 2010 2:34 PM

2:30 and 2:34 those aren't puns..you guys need to "bounce"!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 2:42 PM

Hey 2:42....2:30 was obviously referencing "Anyone for Tennis" by Cream....your lack of music knowledge is a 'double-fault'!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 2:45 PM

I knew the song and it still is not a pun...I was at the Cream show they did at the Garden a few years back..I ain't no fool. I'm "out"

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 2:47 PM

how was that cream show? i bet it was really good/depressing

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:07 PM

I have no basis for comparison but I enjoyed it..not sure what is depressing about it..

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:12 PM

1:47's pun attempt didn't make it over the net. We should "let" him do it again.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:14 PM

Cream - Disraeli Gears is one of the greatest albums! Seriously, you can't deny how solid those songs are! SWBLAR!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:19 PM

Cheerrio!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:34 PM

"quotes" go "outside" the "punctuation."

unless you're in england.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:51 PM

Terminal 5 is such blueballs at the end of a sentence.

The Walkmen are playing!
with School of 7 Bells!
AND Tennis!!

at terminuhhl five.........and BLAM. im dead.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 4:01 PM

Whatever happened to the radical left?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 8:57 PM

^^ Palin.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 9:29 PM

With all this talk of tennis...no I'd "hit" it?

/Not a pun
//Kind of a dick joke

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2010 8:13 AM

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