Matt & Kim @ ACL 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Matt and Kim

Who would have thought back in 2006 when Matt & Kim were rising through the ranks of the Todd P Brooklyn DIY scene that one day they'd be third on a three-band tour with Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance?

As you may have heard in a commercial playing in the backseat of a cab or elsewhere, Blink 182 are going on the "Honda Civic Tour" with My Chemical Romance. Openers for that tour, which vary by date, include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid, and.... Matt & Kim. Manchester is supporting the first leg of the tour which hits NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center on August 5 and Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 6 and 7, though Manchester won't open the August 7 show, as they will be at Lollapalooza. A different opener is to be announced. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, with a general sale starting Saturday (6/11) at 10 AM. Matt & Kim open most of the dates in September and October, as you can see below.

Maybe Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, who covered "Dammit" (video below), will come out to one of the shows (thinking from her seat during the Brooklyn duo's opening set, "that should be me!"). Mark Hoppus loves Best Coast and also interviewed her boyfriend Wavves.

For now Bethany will have to be satisfied with her contributions to pop punk band New Found Glory. According to the band's website, "Today our friend Bethany from the band Best Coast came into the studio and sang vocals on one of our new songs! We are totally pumped to have her guest on our record."

Meanwhile, Matt & Kim are on tour with The Thermals (Who ever thought the Thermals would go on tour with a band that would go on tour with Blink 182?) (though it is consistent with The Thermals' thing about always touring with bands that include at least one female member). Their Terminal 5 show together is sold out, but tickets are still on sale for the show The Thermals are headlining (without Matt & Kim) at The Bell House on July 1 with Big Troubles and (the female-fronted) EULA.

Honda Civic dates & Best Coast 182 video below...

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Best Coast - Dammit (Blink 182 cover)

2011 Honda Civic Tour
FRI-August 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
SAT-August 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
SUN-August 7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ~
TUE-August 9 Boston, MA Comcast Center *
THU-August 11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
FRI-August 12 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
SAT-August 13 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion *
SUN-August 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre *
FRI-August 19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
SAT-August 20 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
SUN-August 21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
TUE-August 23 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater *
THU-September 1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater +
SAT-September 3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater +
SUN-September 4 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
WED-September 7 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center ^
THU-September 8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena ~
FRI-September 9 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater ^
SAT-September 10 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center ^
SUN-September 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
TUE-September 13 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ^
THU-September 15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion ^
FRI-September 16 Saratoga, NY SPAC ^
SAT-September 17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center ^
SUN-September 18 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ^
TUE-September 20 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
WED-September 21 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^
FRI-September 23 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheater ^
SAT-September 24 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^
MON-September 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
TUE-September 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
THU-September 29 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents: The Pavilion ^
FRI-September 30 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x
SAT-October 1 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ^
SUN-October 2 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
TUE-October 4 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
WED-October 5 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
FRI-October 7 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
SAT-October 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
SAT-October 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^
(All dates subject to change - visit www.HondaCivicTour.com for updated information).

* with Manchester Orchestra
+ with Rancid
^ with Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
X no My Chemical Romance