Titus Andronicus announce ‘The Monitor’ 10th anniversary tour & vinyl reissue
Titus Andronicus will give their classic 2010 album The Monitor a slightly delayed (for obvious reasons) 10th anniversary reissue on October 22 via XL. It's been remastered for vinyl, with the originally intended vinyl track transitions restored, and for a limited time, this edition will feature the long-out-of-print embossed cover. Pre-orders are up now. A color variant will be available later this summer from Vinyl Me, Please.
Titus will also celebrate the reissue by performing the album in full on 'The Monitor Revisited 2021 Tour' this fall.
"As the 10th anniversary came and went, I considered scrapping the whole thing," said frontman Patrick Stickles. "But my audience has helped me so much to endure during this difficult time, and knowing how much they themselves have had to endure, I couldn't ignore or deny that they deserve a little treat. After so many years of doing whatever I want, for once, I'm going to give the people what they want."
The tour begins in Titus' original home state of NJ at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall on November 3 (tickets), and there's also another Jersey show at Asbury Park's House of Independents on November 19 (tickets). Things wrap up in the band's adopted hometown of Brooklyn on November 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets). An artist presale for the whole tour is underway now (password = OldFriends) and the general on-sale begins Friday (6/25). All dates are listed below.
UPDATE (6/25): The 11/21 MHOW show sold out so they added a second one for November 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale now.
Along with the announcement, the band put out a new video for a 2009 demo of "Titus Andronicus Forever." Check that out below too.
We put The Monitor at #26 on our list of the 100 best punk and emo albums of the 2010s and we said, "The indie rock scene that Titus grew out of is often known for practicing restraint, but The Monitor had less inhibitions than even most of the 2010s' actual arena rock records."
Titus Andronicus -- The Monitor 2021 Tour Dates
Nov 3 Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
Nov 4 Pawtucket, RI - The Met
Nov 5 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Nov 6 Albany, NY – Lark Hall
Nov 7 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Nov 10 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
Nov 11 Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov 12 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Nov 14 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Nov 16 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
Nov 17 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Nov 18 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov 19 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
Nov 20 Hamden CT Space Ballroom
Nov 21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 22 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg