The Orwells at Lincoln Hall Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
The Orwells

The Orwells get shut down: So many people packed in to see the Illinois rock band at the Miller Lite's New Music on Tap Lounge that about 20 kids climbed onto the top of the tent in hopes of getting a better view. Security stopped the show to get them down, prompting chants of "(Expletive) Miller Lite!" Once the show restarted, the crowd surged against the barricades, forcing security to cut the power again and end the set. [USA Today at BONNAROO]

Chicago's The Orwells have been on a roll lately. They released their new album Disgraceland on June 6, which they followed up by playing two NYC shows in one day on June 9, including an in-store performance at Rough Trade and a sweaty and rowdy BV-presented late show at Shea Stadium with Shark?. The next day they appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" AGAIN (their first appearance was a notable one), and then capped off their week by appearing at Bonnaroo last weekend (see review of their short set above).

They'll play their third free Chicago show in a row tomorrow (6/19) at Schubas before heading out on tour in August and September with Skaters. As mentioned, that tour brings them back to NYC for a date on October 15 at Irving Plaza, They also play October 17 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park. All dates are all listed, along with video from Bonnaroo, Shea Stadium and Letterman, below...

The Orwells - I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges Cover) @ Shea

Orwells return to Letterman

The Orwells Bonnaroo 2014

The Orwells -- 2014 Tour Dates
Thurs - Jun 19 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Q101 and Riotfest present FREE SHOW
Thurs-Jul-12 Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Music Festival
Sat-Aug-16 Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
Fri - Aug - 9 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park 107.7 The End Summer Camp
Fri-Aug-22 Bramham, United Kingdom@ Bramham Park
Mon-Aug-25 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
Sun-Sep-07 Sterling Heights, MI @ Chill on The Hill
Mon-Sep-08-14 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Tue-Sep-09-14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Thu-Sep-11-14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Fri-Sep-12-14 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
Sat-Sep-13-14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Fri-Sep-19-14 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
Sat-Sep-20-14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
Sun-Sep-21-14 Boise, ID @ Nuerolux
Wed-Sep-24-14 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Thu-Sep-25-14 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sat-Sep-27-14 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Sun-Sep-28-14 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Atrium
Mon-Sep-29-14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Thu-Oct-09-14 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Fri-Oct-10-14 Montreal, QC @ II Motore
Sat-Oct-11-14 Toronoto, ON @ Mod Club
Mon-Oct-13-14 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts - Wolf Building
Tue-Oct-14-14 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Wed-Oct-15-14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Fri-Oct-17-14 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes