by Andrew Sacher

photo: Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Iron Chic

Though the Gin Blossoms now often find themselves on the kinds of '90s nostalgia tours that we kinda wish stayed in the '90s (like with Sugar Ray), it's no secret that like the Goo Goo Dolls, the Gin Blossoms have influenced a handful of quality modern punk and indie rock bands too. Cheap Girls were never shy about their Gin Blossoms influences, and Iron Chic reference the band too. So it's pretty cool to hear that Iron Chic and fellow Long Island punk band Timeshares (whose killer new record drops this week) are opening for the Gin Blossoms in their hometown on July 10 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale.

Iron Chic have other dates, including the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour and a tour with Spraynard leading up to NJ's Skate & Surf festival in May. Timeshares do too, including two other shows in the area. One is an album release in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on Tuesday (4/28), and the other is the The Movielife's NJ festival in June. Other Gin Blossoms dates here.

Stream Timeshares' new album, a track from Iron Chic's last LP, and Gin Blossoms' videos for hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Til I Hear It From You," below...

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Iron Chic -- 2015 Tour Dates
5/01: Lancaster, PA @ Fulton Street Arts Co-op*
5/02: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
5/03: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's*
5/04: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
5/05: Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome*
5/06: Dekalb, IL @ The House Café*
5/07: Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room*
5/08: Minneapolis, MN @ One Last Party Fest*
5/09: Chicago, IL @ Fizz*
5/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme*
5/11: London, ON @ Rum Runners*
5/12: Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha (All-Ages)*
5/13: Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha (19+)
5/14: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
5/15: Cleveland, OH @ Spring Fling
5/16: Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf*
5/23: Bethpage, NY @ Mr. Beery's #
7/10: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount^
9/5: Richmond, VIC, Australia @ Weekender Fest

* = w/ Spraynard
# = w/ Treasure Fleet, The Fad, Broadcaster, Vape
^ = w/ Gin Blossoms, Timeshares

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Timeshares -- 2015 Tour Dates
Tues 28 Apr - Looney Tunes - West Babylon, NY
Fri 1 May - Meerhout, BEL - Groezrock
Sat 2 May - Meerhout, BEL - Groezrock
Sun 3 May - Brighton, UK - TBA
Mon 4 May - Kingston, UK - The Cricketers
Tues 5 May - Norwich, UK - The Owl Sanctuary
Weds 5 May - Birmingham, UK - Scruffy Murphys
Thurs 7 May - Leeds, UK - Santiago Bar
Fri 8 May - Bristol, UK - Deadpunk Special @ The Exchange & Stag and Hounds
Sat 9 May - Bristol, UK - Deadpunk Special @ The Exchange & Stag and Hounds
Sun 10 May - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Mon 11 May - London, UK - The Urban Bar Whitechapel
Fri 15 May - Olgiate Molgora, IT - Zenos Pub
Sat 16 May - Castiglione della Stiviere, IT - Arcidallo
Sun 17 May - Vicenza, IT - Secret Show
Mon 18 May - Wien, AT - Das Bach ~^
Tues 19 May - Graz, AT - Sub ~^
Thurs 21 May - Nürnberg, GER - K4 *^
Fri 22 May - Wiesbaden, GER - Hectic Fest #5 *^
Sat 23 May - Trier, GER - SDIYG Fest Vol. 2 *^
Sun 24 May - Köln, GER - AZ^
Tues 26 May - Hannover, GER - TBA^
Weds 27 May - Hamburg, GER - Molotov^
Thurs 28 May - Copenhagen, DK - Underwerket^
Fri 29 May - Berlin, GER - Cassipeia*^
Sat 30 May - Wolfsburg, GER - JuHa Ost*^
Sat June 27 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom #
Fri July 10 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount %
Oct 30-Nov 1 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest

^ = with Astpai
* = with Resolutions
~ = with Broadcaster
# = with The Movielife, Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend
% = with Gin Blossoms, Iron Chic