Bad Books, which began as the collaborative project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull and later expanded into a full band (also including Manchester Orchestra's Robert McDowell as a core member), are gearing up to release their third album, which will be "announced soon." They've also just announced their first tour in six years and released a live video shot during their surprise set at SXSW last month. Manchester Orchestra protégé Brother Bird is opening.

The tour includes Brooklyn's Elsewhere on June 27 and Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on June 28. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (4/19) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the aforementioned live video, below.

Bad Books -- 2019 Tour Dates
5/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
6/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/20 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
6/21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
6/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/23 - College Park, MD @ Milkboy
6/25 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
6/28 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
8/13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
8/14 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
8/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
8/19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
8/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/22 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
8/23 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn