Monday, January 24, 2011

The Joy Formidable announce US Tour

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable will get a fair shot at cracking America with a lengthy tour that starts at SXSW, finishes in New York and includes Coachella in-between. Debut full-length The Big Roar was released in the UK today, hits the EU February 21st and March 15th in the US. The songs which first appeared on A Balloon Called Moaning have all been re-recorded and sound terrific. "Whirring", in particular, is extended by over 3 full minutes by a good ol' fashioned jam. Rock bands, sheesh.

Tickets are available HERE before they go on sale to the general public this Friday. You can also pre-order a digital copy of the album along with your ticket purchase and get access to an exclusive site where you can stream the entire album as many times as you like until street date (March 15) when the digital album is delivered to you via email.

You can use the following login to access this exclusive presale:
username: thejoy
password: formidable

THE JOY FORMIDABLE 2011 North American Tour

March 16 Austin (SXSW)
March 17 Austin (SXSW)
March 18 Austin (SXSW)
March 19 Austin (SXSW)

March 22 Atlanta (The Earl)
March 24 Durham, NC (Duke University)
March 25 Washington, DC (Black Cat)
March 26 Albany, NY (Valentines)
March 28 Providence (The Met)
March 29 Boston (Brighton Music Hall)
March 30 Philadelphia (Johnny Brenda's)
March 31 Princeton, NJ (Terrace Club)
April 1 Harrisburg, PA (The Abbey)
April 2 Toronto (Horseshoe Tavern)
April 4 Columbus, OH (The Basement)
April 5 Chicago (Lincoln Hall)
April 6 Minneapolis (7th Street Entry)
April 8 Denver (Larimier Lounge)
April 9 Salt Lake City (Kilby Court)
April 11 Portland, OR (Mississippi Studio)
April 12 Seattle (Crocodile)
April 14 San Francisco (Bottom of the Hill)
April 16 Indio, CA (Coachella)
April 19 Phoenix (Rhythm Room)
April 20 Albuquerque (Launchpad)
April 22 St. Louis (Luminary Arts Center)
April 23 Kansas City (Riot Room)
April 26 Cleveland (Grog Shop)
April 27 Pittsburgh (The Smiling Moose)
April 29 New York (Webster Hall)

The Joy Formidable - "Austere" vs. "Austere"
The Joy Formidable - New Single, Album, Tour

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