by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, after a three-year hiatus, Australia's Royal Headache are back, and scheduled to play LA fest Berserktown II in August. We were hoping that wasn't going to be a one-off and it's not -- there's a full tour, much of it with Sheer Mag (that's an exciting double-bill). The tour includes two NYC shows: August 25 at Rough Trade and August 29 at Palisades. Tickets for Palisades are on sale now, and Rough Trade will be on sale Friday (6/5) at noon. All dates are listed below.

It's not just a tour, either, as Royal Headache have a new album, titled High, that will be out August 21 via What's Your Rupture. It picks up right where their 2012 self-titled album left off, with a punky/poppy sound that's very much in the Undertones/Jam vein, and supercharged with energy. It's a mix that would have them fitting in as easily on a NYC Popfest bill as a punk show. You can check out High's title track below.

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Royal Headache - 2015 Tour Dates
08-10 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
08-11 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08-13 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
08-15 Los Angeles, CA - Berserktown Festival
08-17 Austin, TX - Red 7
08-19 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
08-20 Detroit, MI - UFO #
08-21 Toronto, Ontario - Silver Dollar
08-22 Montreal, Quebec - La Vitrola
08-24 Boston, MA - The Great Scott #
08-25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade #
08-27 Baltimore, MD - Windup Space #
08-28 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA #
08-29 Brooklyn, NY - Palisades #

* with Total Control
# with Sheer Mag