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Guided by Voices share “The Rally Boys,” expand tour (Boston, NJ, first UK show in 15 years)

How does Robert Pollard do it? Having released over 100 albums, under various guises, Bob is still releasing effortlessly catchy rock songs. Look no further than “The Rally Boys,” the string-laden new single from Guided by Voices‘ upcoming double album Zeppelin Over China. It has one of those stirring, anthemic choruses that Bob just finds loose between couch cushions. Like most of his best, the song doesn’t overstay its welcome, either, delivering the big hooks and leaving you wanting more in less than two minutes. Stream that below.

Zeppelin Over China is out February 1 and GBV will follow it with Warp and Woof in April. Also in the spring: Bob and the rest of the band will head to Europe for the first time ages, including Primavera Sound, and their first UK shows in more than 15 years. To warm up for those shows, GBV will play Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on May 17 and Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall on May 18. Tickets for White Eagle Hall go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below.

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Guided by Voices – 2019 Tour Dates
MAY 17 FRI – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA, United State
MAY 18 SAT – White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ, United States
MAY 30 THU – Primavera Sound Parc Del Forum – Barcelona, Spain
JUN 5 WED – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
June 7 – Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera

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