Surfer Blood @ Siren Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Surfer Blood

Since their big breakout at CMJ 2009, Florida's Surfer Blood haved played New York what seems like every other week. Their most recent NYC show was at Siren Fest.

On the opposite end are The Drums, who played New York a ton in 2009 and only once (minus a Record Store Day in-store and private parties) in 2010 (that show was in January, coincidentally, with Surfer Blood).

The two bands are pairing up for a September/October tour. That includes a show on Wednesday, October 20th at Webster Hall. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon. General sale Friday, July 30th at noon.

Another show on that tour brings Surfer Blood back to Grand Central in Miami where they swore never to play again...

"Let us rehash the night that Surfer Blood played Poplife's 11th anniversary party at Grand Central. The band members felt they had been disrespected by an overzealous security team and snobby promoters. So during their slot opening for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, guitarist Thomas Fekete announced to the crowd, "Awesome venue, too bad it's run by a bunch of dicks. We will never play here again.""

That is being reported by the Village Voice's sister publication Miami New Times who forgot to mention that the booking is consistent with the Florida band's tendency for forgiveness. Not long after Surfer Blood publicly lashed out at the Voice for Rob Harvilla bashing them, they played the Village Voice's SXSW party, and then Siren too.

The Drums also have plenty of shows abroad booked, with summer gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe, and then more Euro shows in November & December. Surfer Blood's summer shows are similar (so similar, they share the bill on some dates).

All dates below.,,,

The Drums & Surfer Blood - 2010 Tour Dates
9/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky's Live Music Hall
9/12: Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
9/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/17: Orlando, FL @ Social
9/18: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
9/19: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
9/20 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground Coffeehouse
9/21: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (The Drums ONLY)
9/24: Dallas, TX @ The Loft (The Drums ONLY)
9/25: Austin, TX @ ND (The Drums ONLY)
9/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
9/28 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
10/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (The Drums ONLY)
10/03: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/04: Seattle, WA @ Neumos (The Drums ONLY)
10/05: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
10/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (The Drums ONLY)
10/17: Montreal, QB @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire (The Drums ONLY)
10/18: Boston, MA @ Paradise (The Drums ONLY)
10/20: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time

The Drums - other 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 29 Waitakere Stadium Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Jul 31 Splendour in the Grass Woodford, AUSTRALIA
Aug 01 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Aug 02 Brunswick Club Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Aug 03 Festival Hall Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Aug 13 Flow Festival Helsinki, FINLAND
Aug 14 Way Out West Festival Goteborg, SWEDEN
Aug 15 Dockville Hamburg, GERMANY
Aug 17 Atomic Cafe Munich,GERMANY
Aug 19 Frequency Festival Salzburg,AUSTRIA
Aug 20 Highfield Festival Grosspösna, GERMANY
Aug 21 Pukkelpop Hasselt, BELGIUM
Aug 22 Lowlands Biddinghuizen, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 24 Ibiza Rocks Hotel Ibiza, SPAIN
Aug 26 New Slang at The Hippodrome Kingston UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 28 Leeds Festival - NME Stage Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 29 Reading Festival - NME Stage Reading,UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 05 La Cigale Paris,FRANCE
Nov 06 Olympic Nantes, FRANCE
Nov 08 Bikini Toulouse, FRANCE
Nov 11 Lux Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Nov 12 Ramdall Madrid,SPAIN
Nov 13 BeCool Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 15 Espace Julien Marsielle, FRANCE
Nov 16 Tunnel Milan, FRANCE
Nov 17 Covo Bologna, ITALY
Nov 20 Backstage Halle Munich, GERMANY
Nov 21 Maria Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 22 Kantine GERMANY
Nov 24 Forum London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 26 Anson Rooms Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 27 HMV Institue Briminham, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 30 Mandela Hall Belfast, IRELAND
Dec 01 Academy Dublin, IRELAND
Dec 03 Northumbria Uni Stage 2 Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 04 Metropolitan University Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 05 Rock City Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 06 Academy 2 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 09 Vega Copenhagen, DENMARK
Dec 11 Parkteateret Osla, NORWAY
Dec 12 Debaser Slussen Stockholm, SWEDEN
Dec 15 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, GERMANY
Dec 16 AB Club Bussels, BELGIUM
Dec 17 Melkweg (Old Room) Amesterdam, UNITED KINGDOM
# w/ Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood - other 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 30 Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia, AUSTRALIA
Aug 01 Splendour In The Grass Woodford, AUS, AUSTRALIA
Aug 03 Manning Bar Sydney, New South
Aug 08 Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
Aug 13 Way Out West Festival Sweden, SWEDEN
Aug 18 Rotown Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Aug 19 Noorderzon festival Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Aug 21 Pukkelpopp Festival Hasselt, Belgium, BELGIUM
Aug 22 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, NETHERLANDS
Aug 25 The Lexington London, United Kingdom
Aug 27 Reading Festival Reading, Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
Aug 29 Leeds Festival (NME/Radio 1 Stage) Leeds, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 05 Seattle, Washington Hard Rock Seattle
Sep 06 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
Sep 10 Portland, Oregon Musicfest Northwest - Wonder Ballroom
Sep 23 Champaign, Illinois Pygmalion Festival
Sep 24 Cincinnati, Ohio Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 25 Grand Rapids, Michigan Rosa Parks Circle
Oct 17 San Francisco, California Treasure Island Music Festival