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Speedy Ortiz add tour dates, playing Griff and Joe’s Earth Day Earthtacular

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Speedy Ortiz at Webster Hall in 2015 ( photo by Amanda Hatfield)

Griffin Newman (who’s on Colin Quinn’s web series Cop Show, HBO’s Vinyl and more) and comedy writer Joe Garden (The Onion, AdultSwim.com) are roomates and holiday lovers, and for this reason they like to team up and throw holiday shows together. They’ve done Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas, and this month they’ll do one for Earth Day.

Billed as ‘Griff and Joe’s Earth Day Earthtacular,’ it happens at NYC’s Union Hall on April 22 with Speedy Ortiz as the musical guests. There’s also more laffs from Seaton Smith (aka ‘Motif’ on Fox’s Mulaney), Sharron Paul (who does the *CHEAP DATE* comedy show at Union Hall), and Thing X’s Matt Beacon. Tickets are on sale now.

This isn’t Speedy Ortiz’s only NYC show coming up. They’ll be back in May during their co-headlining tour with Hop Along. It hits Warsaw on May 11 with Two Inch Astronaut opening. Tickets for that show are still on sale.

Speedy also added a bunch of dates with Tim Kasher’s band The Good Life since we last spoke. Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Speedy Ortiz — 2016 Tour Dates
Apr 15 Toad’s Place of New Haven New Haven, CT
Apr 16 Fillmore (w/ Dr. Dog) Philadelphia, PA
Apr 22 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
May 06 Waking Windows Festival Burlington, VT
May 07 3S Artspace (w/ Hop Along, Two Inch Astronaut) Portsmouth, NH
May 08 Sinclair (w/ Hop Along, Two Inch Astronaut) Boston, MA
May 10 THE WONDER BAR (w/ Hop Along) Asbury Park, NJ
May 11 Warsaw (w/ Hop Along, Two Inch Astronaut) Brooklyn, NY
May 12 Black Cat (w/ Hop Along, Two Inch Astronaut) Washington, DC
May 13 Mothlight (w/ Hop Along, Two Inch Astronaut) Asheville, NC
May 14 529 Club Atlanta, GA
May 15 Social (w/ Hop Along) Orlando, FL
May 17 Exit/In (w/ Hop Along) Nashville, TN
May 18 Hi Fi (w/ Hop Along) Indianapolis, IN
May 19 Thalia Hall (w/ Hop Along) Chicago, IL
May 20 Loving Touch (w/ Hop Along) Ferndale, MI
May 21 Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Hop Along) Toronto, Canada
May 24 The Waiting Room (w/ The Good Life) Omaha, NE
May 25 Marquis Theater (w/ The Good Life) Denver, CO
May 26 Kilby Court (w/ The Good Life) Salt Lake City, UT
May 28 The Bartlett (w/ The Good Life) Spokane, WA
May 29 Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA
May 31 Doug Fir (w/ The Good Life) Portland, OR
Jun 02 Rickshaw Stop (w/ The Good Life) San Francisco, CA
Jun 03 Strummer’s (w/ The Good Life) Fresno, CA
Jun 04 Large Marge (w/ The Good Life) Ventura, CA
Jun 05 Echoplex (w/ The Good Life) Los Angeles, CA
Jun 06 Crescent Ballroom (w/ The Good Life) Phoenix, AZ
Jun 07 Launchpad (w/ The Good Life) Albuquerque, NM
Jun 08 Bowie Feathers (w/ The Good Life) El Paso, TX
Jun 10 barracuda (w/ The Good Life) Austin, TX
Jun 11 Yerberia Cultura (w/ The Good Life) Mcallen, TX
Jun 12 Walter’s Downtown (w/ The Good Life) Houston, TX
Jun 13 Club Dada (w/ The Good Life) Dallas, TX
Jun 14 The Opolis (w/ The Good Life) Norman, OK
Jun 16 Firebird St Louis, MO
Jun 17 Double Happiness Columbus, OH
Jul 15-17 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY

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