It took a while but Canadian group Viet Cong have chosen a new name: Preoccupations. The band's official statement (via Pitchfork):

After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as "Preoccupations" going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon.

Preoccupations' live debut will be at this year's Sasquatch Festival. Then in June, they'll play Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on June 13 before heading on a European tour. Tickets to the Baby's show will be on sale Friday, April 22 at noon but your first chance to get them is with BrooklynVegan presale that runs from noon - midinight today (4/21). Use presale code BVPRE.

All Preoccupations dates are listed below.


Preoccupations - 2016 Tour Dates
05-28 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06-13 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
06-27 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-18 Brussels, Belgium - Out Loud, Beurschouwburg
06-22 London, England - Shacklewell Arms
06-23 London, England - Old Blue Last
06-28 Paris, France - Olympic Cafe
06-30 Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree
07-02 Tullamore, Ireland - Castle Palooza
07-09 Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Blues Festival
08-27 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
10-08 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall

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