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Islands reissuing ‘Return to the Sea,’ playing 10th anniversary shows


Last year, Islands released not one but two new albums. This year, they’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of their great 2006 debut, Return to the Sea. It’s getting reissued and remastered, with never-before-released archival photos and an essay by frontman Nick Diamonds. The artwork also “received a tasteful touch-up” (that’s it pictured above). Listen to the remastered version of album opener “Swans (Life After Death)” below and read more from Nick Diamonds about the reissue here.

Islands are also touring this month, and then playing Return to the Sea in full at New York and LA shows in December. At those, they’ll be joined by a string section and special guests. The LA show happens December 2 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and NYC is December 10 at Webster Hall. Tickets for LA and NYC go on sale Friday (10/7) at 10 AM local time. All dates are listed below.

Islands — 2016 Tour Dates
10.11 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
10.13 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
10.14 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
10.15 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
10.16 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – The Parish *
10.17 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
10.19 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
10.20 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %
10.21 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse %
10.22 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery %
10.23 Wilmington, DE @ Arden Gild Hall %
10.25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe %
10.26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
10.27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi %
10.28 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room %
10.29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater %
10.31 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge %
12.02 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery #
12.10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #

* with Alex Cameron
% with Steady Holiday
# Return to the Sea 10th Anniversary Show

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