Posted in music | tour dates on November 12, 2013

by Andrew Sacher


Earlier this year RX Bandits broke their silence with a 10th anniversary tour for The Resignation, and now their weirdo, experimental post-hardcore side project with Anthony Green, The Sound of Animals Fighting is coming out of hiding too. The band has mostly been a studio project, save for four west coast shows in 2006 that became the We Must Become the Change We Want to See DVD. Now they're visiting the road for a second time, and this time they'll be on the East Coast too, including a show in NYC on March 22 at Best Buy Theater. Opening the East Coast dates is post-rock collective Unwed Sailor, led by Pedro the Lion associate Johnathon Ford. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (11/15) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Throughout TSOAF's run as a band, they've had multiple contributing members, but the core lineup is currently current RX Bandits members Matt Embree and Chris Tsagakis, former RX Bandit Rich Balling, and Anthony Green. On the tour, the band will be revisiting songs from 2005's progressive post-hardcore freakout Tiger and the Duke and 2006's otherworldly and even weirder Lover, the Lord Has Left Us, plus playing songs from 2008's The Ocean and the Sun for the first time live.

Check out a full video of their 2007 DVD, along with the list of dates, below...


The Sound Of Animals Fighting - We Must Become The Change We Want To See

The Sound of Animals Fighting -- 2014 Tour Dates
March 20 - Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA*
March 22 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY*
March 23 - House of Blues - Boston, MA*
March 28 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA^
March 29 - Marquee Theater - Tempe, AZ^

* - w/ Unwed Sailor
^ - w/ The Appleseed Cast




Comments (17)

Maybe Coachella?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 4:09 PM

I'm sorry who? I mean it this time.

Posted by C | November 12, 2013 4:13 PM

They're pretty cool. Like the mars volta in a lot of ways.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 4:14 PM

Yo C, this is like a short lived like supergroup of like all screamo type bands. They pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 4:25 PM

I like this group and all, but doesn't it seem like this venue is just a bit too big/ambitious for them?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 5:05 PM

They arent screamo. Rx bandits was originally ska now more rockish. and Green is obviously of Circa and can scream, but by no means screamo. This is the greatest band ever, and tickets will be sold out opening day.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 6:23 PM

seriously amazing band i never thought id get to see live. buying tickets the second they are on sale.

for me, prog band of the decade (save the mars volta)

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 9:22 PM

maybe coachella!

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 11:48 PM

Hate to say this, but their live vocals are pretty awful.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2013 8:52 AM

This band was fucking terrible then, and are fucking terrible now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2013 9:40 AM

I was fortunate enough to see them that last time they played. Incredible show, musicianship was amazing, and the sound was just... Something else. I doubt they'll play again after this, so if you missed them last time . BE THERE. It won't disappoint

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2013 11:38 AM

its embarrassing that people like this

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2013 8:03 PM

This is legendary. Their experimentalism is in the same caliber of The velvet underground and the drugged up beatles.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2013 1:43 PM

best band ever. best collaboration of best bands ever to create this euphoric taste of majestic amazingness.

Posted by Michelle | February 28, 2014 5:27 AM

Decided to watch this and see why my friend drove from Michigan to Philly to see this tonight.... The music is interesting enough and enjoyable but the singing brings my listening pleasure to a complete halt... 

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