by Andrew Sacher

Early November

The Early November are yet another group of emo elder statesmen getting another round of excitement thanks to the genre's revival. Following a recent tour with Empire! Empire!, and an upcoming European tour with You Blew It! and A Great Big Pile of Leaves, The Early November will hit the road in North America with heart-on-sleeve Philly rockers Restorations, as well as mid-'00s band Lydia.

That tour hits NYC on June 2 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/11) at noon. All dates are listed below.

The Early November and Restorations also play Michigan's Bled Fest (with Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, Small Brown Bike and others), and they hook back up with tourmates You Blew It! and A Great Big Pile of Leaves for NJ's Pinelands Music Festival on August 15. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.

Restorations also tour with another band of elder statesmen, The Get Up Kids (plus PUP) which hits New Jersey and Long Island this month. LI tickets are still available.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves also tour with non-emo vets RX Bandits, and Philly newcomers Cayetana, hitting NYC at MHOW on 4/13 (tix).

Meanwhile, in addition to their tour, The Early November are releasing a new album, Imbue, on May 12 via Rise Records. It follows their 2012 reunion album, In Currents, and their recent ten-year anniversary celebration of 2003's The Room's Too Cold. First single "Narrow Mouth" has the kind of somber verses and bridges that The Early November tend to excel at, and it all culminates in some pretty big choruses. Listen below.


Imbue Tracklist:
1. Narrow Mouth
2. Better This Way
3. Magnolia
4. The Negatives
5. Boxing Timelines
6. Circulation
7. Harmony
8. Cyanide
9. I Don't Care
10. Nothing Lasts Forever


The Early November -- 2015 Tour Dates
04/21 Leeds, UK @ Key Club *
04/22 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts *
04/23 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute *
04/24 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms *
04/25 Bristol, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival *
04/26 Nottingham, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival *
04/28 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios *
04/29 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks *
04/30 London, UK @ The Garage *
05/01 Southampton, UK @ Joiners *
05/02 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock #
05/03 Paris, France @ Klub
05/04 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang *
05/05 Berlin, Germany @ Comet *
05/06 Cologne, Germany @ Underground *
05/12 Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
05/13 Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
05/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
05/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour ^
05/17 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound ^
05/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre ^
05/22 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ^
05/23 Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
05/24 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre ^
05/26 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop ^
05/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
05/29 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon ^
05/30 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room ^
05/31 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
06/02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
06/03 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
06/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
08/15 Millville, NJ @ Pinelands Music Festival *

* w/ You Blew It!, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
# w/ You Blew It!
^ w/ Lydia, Restorations


Restorations -- 2015 Tour Dates
Mar 10 The Urban Lounge (w/ Cheap Girls) Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 11 Moon Room (w/ Cheap Girls) Denver, CO
Mar 12 The Record Bar (w/ Cheap Girls) Kansas City, MO
Mar 13 The Demo (w/ Hard Girls) St Louis, MO
Mar 14 Schuba's (w/ Hard Girls) Chicago, IL
Mar 19 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Canada
Mar 20 Club Absinthe Hamilton, Canada
Mar 21 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Mar 22 MAC'S BAR Lansing, MI
Mar 23 Frankie's Toledo, OH
Mar 24 Grog Shop (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Cleveland Heights, OH
Mar 25 The Waiting Room (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Buffalo, NY
Mar 26 Chameleon Club (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Lancaster, PA
Mar 27 Stone Pony (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Asbury Park, NJ
Mar 28 The Parmount (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Huntington, NY
Mar 29 The Met (w/ The Get Up Kids, PUP) Pawtucket, RI
Apr 03 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
May 12 Trees (w/ The Early November) Dallas, TX
May 13 Mohawk (w/ The Early November) Austin, TX
May 15 Crescent Ballroom (w/ The Early November) Phoenix, AZ
May 16 Troubadour (w/ The Early November) West Hollywood, CA
May 17 Great American Music Hall (w/ The Early November) San Francisco, CA
May 19 Club Sound (w/ The Early November) Salt Lake City, UT
May 20 Marquis Theater (w/ The Early November) Denver, CO
May 22 The Bottom Lounge (w/ The Early November) Chicago, IL
May 23 Bled Fest Howell, MI
May 24 Virgin Mobile Mod Club (w/ The Early November) Toronto, Canada
May 26 Grog Shop (w/ The Early November) Cleveland, OH
May 27 Mr Smalls Theatre (w/ The Early November) Millvale, PA
May 29 The Lost Horizon (w/ The Early November) Syracuse, NY
May 30 The Waiting Room (w/ The Early November) Buffalo, NY
May 31 The Sinclair (w/ The Early November) Cambridge, MA
Jun 02 The Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Early November) New York, NY
Jun 03 Rock & Roll Hotel (w/ The Early November) Washington, DC
Jun 04 Union Transfer (w/ The Early November) Philadelphia, PA
Jul 08 Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Brighton, Uk
Jul 09 Joiners (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Southampton, Uk
Jul 10 The Exchange (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Bristol, United Kingdom
Jul 11 Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jul 12 Sound Control (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 14 Audio (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 15 The Key Club (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Leeds, Uk
Jul 16 The Venue (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Derby, United Kingdom
Jul 17 Owl Sanctuary (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Norwich, United Kingdom
Jul 18 The Lexington (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) London, United Kingdom
Jul 19 Fighting Cocks (w/ Crazy Arm, Sam Russo) Kingston, Jamaica