Indie/emo legends American Football have been keeping the reunion going after returning in 2016 with their first album in 17 years and even already talking about a third album. They're also continuing to play with really cool openers.
The band just announced two California shows for August, which are with the great Phoebe Bridgers, and also three Florida shows that month with You Blew It, who clearly take tons of influence from American Football (and their related bands), and who went on hiatus last year. Here's what YBI said about returning for these shows:
Last year we made the decision to put the band on hold while we focused on aspects of our personal lives. As such, while we recognized that we would inevitably play shows again, we were just unaware it would be this soon. Considering the importance AF played in the formation of, and influence on our band, we knew passing on the opportunity to play with them would forever rest in the back of our minds. Until we rest again, we're thankful to have another opportunity to see you all once more.
Hopefully it won't be too long until YBI play again after this. Tickets for all five newly-added American Football shows go on sale Friday (5/4) at 10 AM local.
Phoebe Bridgers also interviewed Mark Kozelek (who she covered on her excellent 2017 debut album) ahead of the release of his new self-titled album. You can read that interview and stream Kozelek's new album HERE.
Phoebe also has tons of other upcoming dates. She has some shows with The National (including their two-day NYC fest), an appearance at NJ's XPoNential Fest, a headlining show at NJ's soon-to-reopen Asbury Lanes, and more.
American Football -- 2018 Tour Dates
FRI 3 AUGUST The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA, US*
SAT 4 AUGUST The Observatory Santa Ana, CA, US*
THU 9 AUGUST The Beacham Orlando, FL, US^
FRI 10 AUGUST Orpheum Tampa, FL, US^
SAT 11 AUGUST Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL, US^
* - w/ Phoebe Bridgers
^ - w/ You Blew It