by Andrew Sacher
RX Bandits went on what they referred to as their last-ever tour back in 2011, though we realized that wasn't totally true when earlier this year they were announced, along with Glassjaw, Andrew WK, and others for the mostly-mall-punk Skate and Surf Fest, which goes down in NJ this month (5/18-19).
Now the band have announced that this summer they'll be going on a full tour in celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Resignation, which they'll be performing in its entirety plus a second set of other songs from their career. By The Resignation, the band had abandoned most of their ska punk roots and they hadn't gone full-blown progressive rock yet (that would happen on 2006's ...And the Battle Begun), resulting in their most straight-ahead rock record. Songs like "Sell You Beautiful" and "Decrescendo" are still rippers, and though I lost some of my interest in the band later in their career, this tour is bringing back my excitement for them.
The tour kicks off in their home state of California in early July and makes it way over to NYC for a show on July 20 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/10) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with some song streams from the album, below...
RX Bandits - "Sell You Beautiful"
RX Bandits - "Decrescendo"
RX Bandits -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 19, 2012 Freehold, NJ Skate and Surf Fest
July 05, 2012 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
July 6, 2012 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
July 7, 2012 San Diego, CA House of Blues
July 9, 2012 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
July 11, 2012 Dallas, TX The Door
July 12, 2012 Austin, TX Emo's East
July 14, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
July 15, 2012 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
July 17, 2012 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
July 18, 2012 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
July 19, 2012 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
July 20, 2012 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
July 23, 2012 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
July 24, 2012 Chicago, IL Metro
July 25, 2012 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
July 26, 2012 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
July 27, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
July 29, 2012 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
July 31, 2012 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
August 1, 2012 Pomona, CA The Glass House