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Brand New expand tour, announce Cooperstown show with Manchester Orchestra & Kevin Devine, and their own beer

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Brand New at Forest Hills Stadium in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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Brand New are more the type to gradually reveal dates than announce a lengthy tour at once, and today their first New York show of 2015 has been announced. They’ll return to Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang on August 16, the same venue they played last year with Modest Mouse. It’s a good bill all around, with support from old friends Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine. Additionally, at the show they’ll debut the new Brand New/Ommegang beer collaboration, which will be the first-ever Brand New beer. The presale is already sold out, but tickets go on sale to the general public Friday (5/8) at noon.

Brand New’s tour schedule also includes Shaky Knees Festival, Primavera Sound, Bunbury Festival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Bumbershoot, ACL, and shows with Basement, Desaparecidos and more. They also headline the Friday of Arizona’s Summer Ends Music Festival with Jimmy Eat World, Spoon, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine. All dates are listed below.

Last month, Brand New released “Mene,” their first single in six years, followed by the live debut of another new song, “Sealed to Me.” Last week, Jesse Lacey joined Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Kevin Devine at Andy’s NYC show to sing Manchester’s “Where Have You Been?” Video of that, the two new BN songs, the list of dates, and the Cooperstown show flyer, below…

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Brand New — 2015 Tour Dates
MAY 7 ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATER St. Augustine, FL*^
MAY 8 SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL Atlanta, GA
MAY 9 RED HAT AMPHITHEATER Raleigh, NC*!
MAY 22 MATRIX Bochum, Germany #
MAY 23 MAYFIELD DERBY FESTIVAL Mannheim, Germany
MAY 24 ARENA Vienna, Austria #
MAY 27 PADDOCK Madrid, Spain #
MAY 28 PRIMAVERA SOUND Barcelona, Spain
MAY 30 O’SULLIVANS Paris, France
JUN 1 ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC Manchester UK #
JUN 2 THE ART SCHOOL Glasgow UK #
JUN 3 GLEE CLUB Birmingham, UK #
JUN 4 BROOKLYN BOWL London, UK #
JUN 7 BUNBURY FESTIVAL Cincinnati, OH
JUN 29 RALSTON ARENA Ralston, NE*
JUN 30 CABOOZE OUTDOOR PLAZA Minneapolis, MN*
JUL 1 SUMMERFEST Milwaukee, WI
JUL 2 JACOBS PAVILION AT NAUTICA Cleveland, OH*
JUL 30 MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL Rochester Hills, MI %&
AUG 1 LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL Chicago, IL
AUG 16 OMMEGANG BREWERY Cooperstown, NY*^
SEP 6 BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL Seattle, WA
SEP 10 ALBERT HALL Manchester, England %
SEP 11 ALEXANDRA PALACE London, England %
SEP 13 LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL Berlin, Germany
SEP 15 KNUST Hamburg, Germany %
SEP 16 LA MACHINE DU MOULIN ROUGE Paris, France %
SEP 17 MELKWEG Amsterdam, Netherlands %
SEP 19 O2 ACADEMY Sheffield, England %
SEP 20 MIDDLESBROUGH EMPIRE Middlesbrough, England %
SEP 21 USHER HALL Edinburgh, Scotland %
SEP 22 VICAR STREET Dublin, Ireland %
SEP 25 SUMMER ENDS FESTIVAL Tempe, AZ *^@
OCT 2-4 ACL FESTIVAL Austin, TX
OCT 9-11 ACL FESTIVAL Austin, TX

* – w/ Manchester Orchestra
^ – w/ Kevin Devine
! – w/ O’Brother
# – w/ Dinosaur Pile Up
% – w/ Basement
& – w/ Desaparecidos
@ – w/ Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Spoon

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