Saves the Day, Get Up Kids & Hot Rod Circuit singers going on acoustic tour; Texas Is the Reason singer announces new LP
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Andy Jackson w/ Hot Rod Circuit in May (more by Mimi Hong)
Time to break out your old Vagrant Records samplers: Saves the Day singer Chris Conley, The Get Up Kids co-frontman Matt Pryor, and Hot Rod Circuit singer Andy Jackson have announced a tour. It’s the 2016 edition of the annual “Where’s The Band” tour, which has punk-related frontmen playing solo acoustic sets.
The tour hits NYC on February 20 at The Bell House, and there’s also an Asbury Park show at new venue House of Independents on February 23. Tickets for the whole tour are on presale now. Tickets for The Bell House go on sale to the general public Thursday (12/17) at noon. More ticket info for Asbury Park coming soon. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, The Get Up Kids just wrapped up two NYC shows on their 20th anniversary tour, Irving Plaza on Wednesday (12/9) and The Bell House last night (12/10). Anyone catch those? Check out a clip of last night’s show, below. The tour has one more date in the area: NJ’s Starland Ballroom on Saturday (12/12) (tickets).
Speaking of punk/emo frontmen going solo, Texas Is The Reason singer Garrett Klahn will release a new self-titled solo album on January 15 via Rise. Check out the tracklist and stream the lead single “Are We Alright?” below. Garrett plays NYC later this month, opening for The Loved Ones at Saint Vitus on 12/29 (tickets).
Garrett Klahn Tracklist:
01. Are We Alright?
02. Big Deep
03. I Don’t Care At All
04. Motion For Action
05. The River
06. Friday Nights 1969
07. Silver Wings
09. Salvation Sirens
10. Autovia Blues
Chris Conley / Matt Pryor / Andy Jackson — 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 18 Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Washington, DC
Feb 19 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Feb 20 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Feb 21 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Feb 23 House of Independents Asbury Park, NJ
Feb 24 Mr. Smalls Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 25 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Feb 26 The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
Feb 27 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
The Get Up Kids — 2015 Tour Dates
Dec 11 Trocodero Theater Philadelphia, PA*
Dec 12 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ*
Dec 13 Black Cat Washington, DC*
Dec 15 The Norva Norfolk, VA*
Dec 16 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC*
* – w/ Into It. Over It. Rozwell Kid