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Guards touring, opening for Palma Violets (dates & new video)

by Andrew Sacher

Guards at The Slipper Room in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

NYC indie pop crew Guards, whose debut LP, In Guards We Trust, is one of the catchiest albums of the year so far, is heading to Indio, CA for Coachella this weekend and they’ll kick off a tour after that. The tour sees the band opening for Palma Violets, Best Coast, and Alt-J on separate dates, including both previously discussed Palma Violets NYC shows. Those shows happen on May 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 10 at Bowery Ballroom, the latter of which is also part of Downtown Music Festival. The Bowery date is sold out but tickets for the MHOW show are still available.

Guards’ tour also brings them to other festivals like Primavera Sound, Osheaga, and Lollapalooza. All tour dates are listed, along with their recently made video for album standout “Ready To Go,” below…

Guards – “Ready to Go” Official Video

Guards — 2013 Tour Dates
April 13 & 20 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
April 25 – Portland, OR – Holocene*
April 26 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
April 27 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
April 30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
May 1 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*
May 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*
May 3 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
May 4 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi*
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
May 10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
May 23 & 24 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
May 25 – London, UK- Field Day 2013
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse+
June 1 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre+
June 3 – Richmond, VA – The National+
June 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club+
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts+
June 6 – Boston, MA – Royale+
June 10 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre^
June 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
June 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room^
August 2 & 3 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 4 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival 2013
* with Palma Violets
+ with Best Coast
^ with Alt-J

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