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Laura Jane Grace announces 2019 tour with Mercy Union & Control Top

Against Me! at House of Vans
Laura Jane Grace with Against Me! at House of Vans in August (more by Stephanie Augello)

As this is a solo album and released on a mostly alt-country label (Bloodshot Records), you might be expecting Laura to lean into Against Me!’s folky side, and that happens sometimes like on standout single “Apocalypse Now (& Later),” “The Friendship Song,” album closer “The Apology Song,” and parts of other songs, but that’s not the main approach. The album opens with “China Beach,” a “London Calling”-esque stomper that doesn’t take long to turn into a blast of gnarly hardcore. It’s a bold, powerful, and very punk song that should get longtime Against Me! fans very excited about the Devouring Mothers, and it’s just one of many rippers on the album.

Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace released her first Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers album, Bought To Rot, today on Bloodshot Records (that’s an excerpt of our review above), and she has also announced a tour supporting it. The tour begins in Austin for SXSW, and then travels the U.S. and Canada through late April with Gaslight Anthem/Scandals offshoot Mercy Union and promising new post-punks Control Top opening.

The run with Mercy Union and Control Top includes NYC-area shows at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom on April 18 and Asbury Park’s House of Independents on April 20. Tickets for Bowery and HOI go on sale today (11/9) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Against Me! also play Frank Turner’s Boston run in May.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers — 2018/2019 Tour Dates
NOVEMBER
29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (w/ Cory Branan)

MARCH 2019
14-15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
16 – Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live *
17 – Dallas, TX – Keller Theater *
19 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf *
21 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
22 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport *
23 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour *
24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
26 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile *
27 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub *
28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall *

APRIL 2019
01 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater *
03 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
04 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House *
05 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar *
06 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
07 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
09 – Davenport, IA – The Stardust *
10 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House *
12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern *
13 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques *
15 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room *
16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
19 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
20 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents *
21 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
23 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
25 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
26 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight *
27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory) *
28 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *

* = w/ supports Mercy Union, Control Top

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