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The Soft Pack plot tour, playing Bowery Ballroom (dates)

by Bill Pearis

The Soft Pack at Union Pool (via @BrooklynVegan instagram)
Soft Pack Union Pool

The Soft Pack were in NYC a couple weekends ago for a rained-out River Rocks show and two nights at Union Pool, but have just announced a proper U.S. tour in support of their new album, Strapped, which is out September 25 on Mexican Summer. That tour hits NYC on October 4 at Bowery Ballroom with openers Heavy Hawaii. Tickets to that show go on sale today (8/17) at noon.

I went to both Union Pool shows and the band were in top form, armed with a fifth member on keyboards and sax. The new album is good and has the band exploring new corners of their sound, including one song (“Bobby Brown”) that could only be described as “funky.” The first “official” single from Strapped is “Tallboy” and you can stream that below, along with a list of all Soft Pack tour dates.

The Soft Pack – “Tallboy”

The Soft Pack – 2012 Tour Dates
Sept 1 Los Angeles, Ca | FYF Fest
Sept 20 Venice, Ca | The Townhouse
Sept 21 San Diego, CA | Casbah
Sept 22 Tucson, AZ | Plush
Sept 25 Austin, TX | Mohawk
Sept 26 Houston, TX | Fitzgerald’s
Sept 27 New Orleans, LA | One Eye Jacks
Sept 28 Tallahassee, FL | Club Down Under
Sept 29 Atlanta, GA | The Earl
Oct 2 Chapel Hill, NC | Local 506
Oct 3 Washington, DC | Black Cat
Oct 4 New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom
Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA | Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 6 Boston, MA | Middle East
Oct 11 Detroit, MI | Magic Bag
Oct 12 Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN | Turf Club
Oct 16 Seattle, WA | Crocodile w Crocodiles
Oct 17 Portland, OR | Doug Fir w Crocodiles
Oct 18 San Francisco, CA | Slim’s w Crocodiles
Oct 19 Pomona, CA | Glass House w Crocodiles
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA | Echoplex w Crocodiles

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