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Beach Slang Announce Headlining Tour in Support of Debut Album, Out October 30 on Polyvinyl Records

posted Aug 18, 2015, 3:02 PM by Vu Nguyen
Philadelphia's 
Beach Slang have announced a headlining tour through North America, the UK, and Europe in support of their hotly anticipated debut album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, out October 30 on Polyvinyl Records. Following festival appearances at Denver and Chicago's Riot Fest and Cincinnati's MidPoint Music Festival and support dates with Tommy Stinson and The Bouncing Souls, Beach Slang's headlining tour will kick off on October 24 in Charlottesville, VA and continue across the US before wrapping on November 24 in Boston. Beach Slang will then kick off 2016 with headlining dates throughout the UK and Europe.

Beach Slang 2015 North American Tour

* w/ The Hotelier
% w/ Cayetana
# w/ Tommy Stinson
^ w/ The Bouncing Souls
bold = new headlining dates
% w/ Lithuania
@ w/ Worriers

8/23 - The Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA*
8/24 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH*
8/25 - Hoosier Dome - Indianapolis, IN*
8/26 - Davey's Uptown - Kansas City, MO*
8/27 - O'Leaver's - Omaha, NE
8/30 - Riot Fest - Denver, CO
8/31 - Barleycorn's - Wichita, KS%
9/9 - Brass Rail - Fort Wayne, IN%
9/10 - Lyric Room - Green Bay, WI#
9/11 - Club Garibaldi - Milwaukee, WI#
9/12 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN#
9/13 - Riot Fest - Chicago, IL
9/25 - Pygmalion Festival - Urbana, IL
9/26 - MidPoint Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH
10/15 - The Emporium - Patchogue, NY^
10/16 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY^
10/17 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA^
10/24 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
10/15 - Neptunes - Raleigh, NC
10/26 - The Milestone Club - Charlotte, NC%
10/27 - The Masquerade - Purgatory - Atlanta, GA%
10/28 - Pre-Fest 2015 - Ybor City, FL
10/31 - The Fest - Gainesville, FL
11/2 - The End - Nashville, FL%@
11/3 - The Firebird - St. Louis, MO%@
11/4 - Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS%@
11/7 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT%@
11/8 - The Watercooler - Boise, ID%@
11/9 - The Vera Project - Seattle, WA%@
11/10 - The Cobalt - Vancouver, BC%@
11/11 - Analog Cafe - Portland, OR%@
11/12 - The Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA%@
11/14 - Bootleg - Los Angeles, CA%@
11/15 - The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ%@
11/17 - Mohawk - Austin, TX%@
11/18 - Doublewide - Dallas, TX%@
11/20 - The Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO%@
11/22 - Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI%@
11/23 - Lee's Palace - The Cave (Upstairs) - Toronto, ON%@
11/24 - Great Scott - Allston, MA%@
 
2016 UK & European Tour

1/19 - Owl Sanctuary - Norwich, UK
1/20 - The Rainbow - Birmingham, UK
1/21 - Star & Garter - Manchester, UK
1/22 - The Hug & Pint - Glasgow, UK
1/23 - Think Tank - Newcastle, UK
1/24 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
1/26 - Bodega - Nottingham, UK
1/27 - Barfly - London, UK
1/28 - The Exchange - Bristol, UK
1/29 - Joiners - Southampton, UK
1/30 - Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
2/1 - Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany
2/2 - Sputnik Cafe - Munster, Germany
2/3 - Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
2/4 - UnderWerket - Copenhagen, Denmark
2/5 - Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
2/6 - Conne Island Cafe - Leipzig, Germany
2/8 - Club Stereo - Nurnberg, Germany
2/9 - B72 - Vienna, Austria
2/10 - Milla - Munich, Germany
2/11 - Freakout Club - Bologna, Italy
2/12 - Surfer Joe Club - Livorno, Italy
2/13 - Treibhaus - Lucerne, Switzerland
2/15 - Garage Club - Saarbrucken, Germany
2/16 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
2/17 - Paradiso (Upstairs) - Amsterdam, Holland
2/18 - Kavka - Antwerp, Belgium

Beach Slang debuted their new album's first single "Bad Art and Weirdo Ideas" last week to rave reviews:

"It packs in [Beach Slang's] trademark hopeless romanticism and a lust for nostalgia over emotional vulnerability... the soundtrack for the angry, young, and wild." - Noisey

"'Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas' is Beach Slang's most tender expression of elder statesmanship-if you know deep in your soul that Paul Westerberg is your spirit guide, Snyder will tell you what it was like for him, what it's like now, and what it can be like as soon as tonight." - Pitchfork

"James Snyder and co. are actively preaching to their younger listeners, assuring them that yeah, they've been through it and understand the unique pressures that come with growing up and yeah, it will get better... They make music for the people that need it most, and sound great while doing it." - Stereogum

"[I]t's got just about everything you want from Beach Slang: ringing anthemic guitars and lyrics about how your heart is 'too fucked up to love, too soft to hate!'" - Brooklyn Vegan

The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of Beach Slang's music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of the Replacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It's fun and it's serious. It's sad but it isn't. It's Beach Slang. This Philadelphia-based act have built their hype the old-fashioned way, without any gimmicks or marketing teams, which makes sense when you consider that frontman and writer James Alex cut his teeth in the celebrated pop-punk act Weston while drummer JP Flexner, bassist Ed McNulty and guitarist Ruben Gallego also played in buzzed about projects such as Ex-Friends, Nona and Glocca Morra respectively. However there's something indefinable about Beach Slang's music that evokes the spirit of punk and juxtaposes it into something that's as brutally honest as it is infectiously catchy.

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