Tigers Jaw's beloved self-titled sophomore album (home to fan favorites like "Plane vs Tank vs Submarine" and "I Saw Water") turns 10 this September, and to celebrate the anniversary, Tigers Jaw are going on a tour where they'll play the album in full. They're opening the shows with a selection of songs from other albums, and then playing the s/t start to finish. The Sidekicks are opening all dates, and there's a run with Cave People and another with Cherry.
The run with Sidekicks and Cave People hits Long Island's Revolution on September 13 and the run with Sidekicks and Cherry hits Brooklyn's Market Hotel on October 16. Tickets for both of those shows (and the whole tour) go on sale Friday (6/29) at 10 AM local. If you sign up for the band's mailing list, they say you "just might get early access to buy tickets." UPDATE: There's also a local presale starting Wednesday (6/27) at 10 AM. Password TBA.
UPDATE 2: PASSWORD = ST10YR.
Tigers Jaw also provided the following statement on the tour:
Ten short years ago, we released our self titled album. Recorded on nights and weekends at JL Studios in Wyoming PA during our high school years, it was our first time setting foot in a studio. The raw energy and youthful intuition (or lack thereof!) of those songs are the monument of a really special and formative time for us. There were no rules, no preconceived notions of how anything should sound, nothing more complicated than some friends making music together because it was fun. Lucky for us, it’s still fun, and fulfilling, and amazing that we get to travel and make music. After all these years, these songs still resonate strongly with us and with so many others, so we have decided to honor it with an anniversary tour.
We will play a set of various songs from other albums, and then finish the set by playing the self titled album, sequentially in its entirety. Joining us on this tour are some bands/friends that have been in our lives dating back to the time when this album was released. We are so excited for these shows, and are so grateful for all the support and love we have been shown over the years. Special thank you to Run For Cover Records (who have helped us bring this album in various formats to so many people), Photobooth Records (who originally pressed the vinyl), Prairie Queen Records (who helped us make the 2008 tour ep for our tour with Title Fight because the CDs weren’t ready in time), and Prison Jazz Records (basically the reason tigers jaw started in the first place).
All dates are listed on the tour poster below, alongside a stream of the album.