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Fastball & Wesley Stace playing NYC together, other dates separately

Fastball at Irving Plaza
Fastball at Irving Plaza in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Austin alt-rock vets Fastball returned earlier this year with Step Into Light, their first album in 8 years, and it’s a nice dose of McCartney/Kinks-inspired power pop that holds up pretty well next to the band’s early material. They’ve also still got it live too. We recently caught them opening Everclear’s So Much for the Afterglow 20th anniversary tour and they mentioned on stage that they’d be on tour again in October. That tour is now announced.

The band is doing a little headlining run that brings them back to NYC for an intimate show at City Winery on October 2. That show is a pretty great double bill with the talented Wesley Stace, who also has a new album out this year: Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding (which he recorded with The Jayhawks as his backing band, much like Ray Davies of The Kinks did for his new album). Tickets for the City Winery show are on sale now.

Welsey Stace also has upcoming Cabinet of Wonders variety shows at City Winery NYC on 9/15, 10/13, and 11/17 (tickets). Guests TBA. All upcoming Wesley Stace events are listed here and you can stream his new album below.

Fastball also just released a new video for “Behind the Sun” off their new album. Watch that below, along with the list of tour dates, new album stream, and some Fastball classics. One of those classics is “Out of My Head,” which you kids might know as the song Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello sample on “Bad Things.”

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Fastball — 2017 Tour Dates
07-20-17 Atlanta GA City Winery Atlanta
07-21-17 Chattanooga TN Nightfall Concert Series
07-22-17 Lexington KY Willie’s Locally Known
07-23-17 Knoxville TN Open Chord Music
07-26-17 St. Louis MO Off Broadway
07-27-17 Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre / The Ballroom
07-28-17 Marietta OH The Adelphia Music Hall At The Galley
07-29-17 Wilkes Barre PA F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
07-30-17 Pawling NY Daryl’s House
07-31-17 Westerly RI Tunes On The Dunes
08-01-17 Exton PA Eagleview Summer Concerts On The Square
08-02-17 Harrisburg PA Sawyer’s
08-03-17 Ardmore PA Ardmore Music Hall
08-04-17 Rochester NY Public Market
08-05-17 Detroit MI St. Andrew’s Hall
08-06-17 Grand Rapids MI 20 Monroe Live
09-14-17 Berkeley CA Cornerstone
09-15-17 West Hollywood CA Whisky A Go Go
09-16-17 Pasadena CA The Rose
09-17-17 Agoura Hills CA The Canyon
09-29-17 West Springfield MA The Big E
09-30-17 West Springfield MA The Big E
10-01-17 West Springfield MA The Big E
10-02-17 New York NY City Winery NYC w/ Wesley Stace
10-03-17 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage
10-04-17 Leesburg VA Tally Ho Theater
10-05-17 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe
10-06-17 Kent OH Kent Stage
10-07-17 Kalamazoo MI Bell’s Eccentric Cafe – Back Room
10-08-17 Chicago IL City Winery Chicago

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