Titus Andronicus @ the Whitney Museum - July 10, 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Titus Andronicus

The art of Losing: You pay a lot of "homage" (for lack of a better word) to your hometown of Glen Rock. Suburbia is a lot different in Texas than the Northeast, or so I thought until I watched the video of the Streets of Glen Rock on your blog. But nonetheless, can you describe a little bit about New Jersey and how exactly it shaped you guys?

Patrick from Titus Andronicus: "Well, New Jersey kind of instills in it's residence that sort of underdog spirit. Just because so much of the identity of New Jersey is based around the flack that New Jersey receives from internal and external forces. When you tell people that you're from New Jersey, it's just like a big joke to most of America. They think that we smell bad and that we are all stupid. And even so much of the best art that has come out of New Jersey is about trying to get away. Like, Bruce Springsteen in particular. There was even a time, in New Jersey when they were campaigning to get "Born to Run" to be the official state song... which is sort of ridiculous in that it is about how hopeless New Jersey is... I mean, I love New Jersey. It is definitely very special to me... People from New Jersey have always got something to prove, know what I'm saying?"

NJ's Titus Andronicus are teaming up with the So So Glos for a fall North American tour that begins and ends in Brooklyn. The tour kicks off on September 2nd at Monster Island Basement, and closes on October 15th with a show at the new Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, which means that venue should be open by then. On September 19th they play a show in Portland that is part of Music Fest NW. On October 14th they play a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Tickets for that NJ one are on sale.

The So So Glos have a couple NY gigs beforehand, including an August 1st show that wraps up the summer North American tour of UK band Lovvers. Also on the bill are The Sundelles, Babies and That Ghost. You can also catch them tonight (7/28) at the Delancey.

Titus recently played a show at the Whitney museum. That honor goes to the Vivian Girls and These are Powers this Friday (7/31).

All Titus/So So tour dates below...

Titus Andronicus - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 09.02 - Brooklyn, NY Monster Island Basement *
Thu 09.03 - Boston, MA Harper's Ferry *
Fri 09.04 - Montreal, QC II Motore *
Sat 09.05 - Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern *
Sun 09.06 - Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
Mon 09.07 - Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge *
Tue 09.08 - St. Louis, MO The Firebird *
Wed 09.09 - Iowa City, IA The Mill *
Thu 09.10 - Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre *
Fri 09.11 - Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
Wed 09.16 - Vancouver, BC Media Club *
Thu 09.17 - Olympia, WA The Northern *
Fri 09.18 - Seattle, WA The Funhouse *
Sat 09.19 - Portland, OR The Doug Fir- Music Fest NW *
Tue 09.22 - San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Art Center *
Thu 09.24 - Los Angeles, CA Echo *
Sat 09.26 - Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts *
Tue 09.29 - El Paso, TX Black Market *
Wed 09.30 - Austin, TX Mohawk *
Thu 10.01 - Houston, TX Mangos *
Sat 10.03 - Birmingham, AL Bottletree *
Sun 10.04 - Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
Mon 10.05 - Knoxville, TN Pilot Light *
Tue 10.06 - Atlanta, GA 529 *
Wed 10.07 - Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge *
Thu 10.08 - Charlotte, NC Milestone *
Fri 10.09 - Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
Sat 10.10 - Charlottesville, VA The Southern *
Sun 10.11 - Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Mon 10.12 - Baltimore, MD The Talking Head *
Tue 10.13 - Philadelphia, PA Barbary *
Wed 10.14 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's *
Thu 10.15 - Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory *
* w/ The So So Glos

The So So Glos - additional 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 28 The Delancey (Todd P movie thing)
Aug 01 Death By Audio w/ Lovvers, The Sundelles, Babies, That Ghost Brooklyn, New York
Aug 22 Bikes in the Kitchen Brooklyn, New York