Akron Family

We are excited to unveil the first details of Akron/Family's forthcoming album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, which will arrive May 5, 2009 on Dead Oceans. In celebration of this new chapter for Akron/Family, the band is previewing much of the material from Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free in special shows this coming March. Akron/Family will be playing a series of intimate residencies in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, playing multiple nights in venues far smaller than they normally would visit. Additionally, they will be doing co-headline shows with Born Ruffians in Toronto and Montreal, performing a St. Patrick's Day blow out at Denver's beautiful Oriental Theater, visiting the SXSW festival and playing at the New Museum in New York City. The band has hand-picked openers for each night of the residencies, and every city will feature special guest musicians joining Akron/Family on stage, with the hope that each night the audience will receive a unique experience.

The NY dates are:

03/27 in NYC @ The New Museum w/ The Lexie Mountain Boys
03/28 in Brooklyn @ Union Pool w/ Gold Sparkle Band (TICKETS)
03/29 in Brooklyn @ Union Pool w/ Larkin Grimm (TICKETS)

I don't see tickets yet to the New Museum show, though there are tix on sale for the February 13th High Places / Grouper show at the same venue.

All Akron/Family dates below...

Akron/Family - 2009 Tour Dates
03/06/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/07/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ Citay
03/08/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/10/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre w/ Golden Animals
03/11/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre w/ Hollywood Hotshots
03/12/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre
03/17/09 Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre
03/18/09-03/21/09 Austin,TX SXSW
03/22/09 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah w/ Rock Plaza Central
03/23/09 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees w/ Born Ruffians
03/24/09 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees w/ Born Ruffians
03/25/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Born Ruffians
03/26/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Born Ruffians
03/27/09 New York City, NY - The New Museum w/ The Lexie Mountain Boys
03/28/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Gold Sparkle Band
03/29/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Larkin Grimm