Future Islands, Hop Along, Strand of Oaks, and Karl Blau (solo) are playing the 5th 'Make The World Better Foundation Benefit Concert' at Philly's Dell Music Center on September 5 (tickets). More info on the benefit:

MTWB is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit founded by Connor Barwin in 2013 working to connect people and inspire stewardship through public space revitalization projects. In the last year, (supported by the War on Drugs show) MTWB completed Phase 1 of construction at Waterloo Playground in West Kensington, featuring Philadelphia's first two basketball court surface murals designed by Carlos Rosa through the Mural Arts Program. The second and final phase of construction is slated to begin later this summer and will include new play equipment, nature-based play elements, new handball wall, pool upgrades, improved gateways and other site amenities. MTWB also recently announced the kick-off to their 4th park project at Vare Recreation Center in the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia. All concert proceeds will support MTWB's engagement and park building work in Philadelphia.

Hop Along recently played Delaware festival Firefly (where drummer Mark Quinlan brought his kid on stage), and they're gearing up for Louisville festival Forecastle and a tour with Kississippi this month. All of their dates are listed below.

For Strand of Oaks, the Philly benefit show is the start of his fall tour supporting his new album Eraserland, including a NYC show on 9/26 at Brooklyn Bowl (tickets). All Strand of Oaks dates are listed below too.

The Philly show is the only upcoming date at the moment for Future Islands.

Hop Along -- 2019 Tour Dates
07/09/2019 Pittsburgh, PA / Rex Theater*
07/10/2019 Cleveland Heights, OH / Grog Shop*^
07/12/2019 Louisville, KY / Forecastle Festival
07/13/2019 Nashville, TN / The Basement East*
07/15/2019 Asheville, NC / The Orange Peel*@
07/16/2019 Durham, NC / Motorco Music Hall*
07/17/2019 Richmond, VA / The Broadberry*
09/05/2019 Philadelphia, PA / The Dell Music Center#

* - with Kississippi
^ - with The Sonder Bombs
@ - with Floating Action
# - with Future Islands, Strand of Oaks, Karl Blau

Strand of Oaks -- 2019 Tour Dates
08/01/2019 Baltimore, MD / Canton Waterfront Park
09/05/2019 Philadelphia, PA / The Dell Music Center#
09/06/2019 Charlottesville, VA / The Southern *
09/07/2019 Asheville, NC / The Mothlight *
09/08/2019 Nashville, TN / The Basement East *
09/10/2019 Athens, GA / 40 Watt Club%
09/11/2019 Louisville, KY / Zanzabar *
09/12/2019 Bloomington, IN / The Bishop *
09/13/2019 Kansas City, MO / The Record Bar *
09/14/2019 Denver, CO / Globe Hall *
09/16/2019 Boulder, CO / eTown Hall
09/17/2019 Omaha, NE / Reverb Lounge^
09/18/2019 Maquoketa, IA / Codfish Hollow Barn^
09/19/2019 Spring Green, WI / The Shitty Barn^
09/20/2019 Milwaukee, WI / Back Room at Colectivo Coffee^
09/21/2019 Goshen, IN / Goshen Brewing Company$
09/23/2019 Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups^
09/24/2019 Grand Rapids, MI / The Pyramid Scheme^
09/26/2019 Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl

# - with Future Islands, Hop Along, Karl Blau
* - with Apex Manor
^ - with Frankie Lee
% - with Liz Cooper, Apex Manor
$ - with James & The Drifters, The Claudettes, Frankie Lee

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