POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Platinum and gold-disc Tennessee rockers Paramore blast summer crowds with their alt rock, emo, pop punk sound on their headline Honda Civic Tour throughout the U.S. this summer. Get on your bike/hop in your car/race for the bus/catch a train or a plane or a boat—do what it takes to see the band, along with talented Tegan & Sara, hardcore rockers Newfound Glory, and the sweet songs of Kadawatha—perfect for summer. Before you go, enter the Honda Civic Tour Drive Away with Paramore Sweepstakes. (Tour schedule is posted below the jump).
Indie/shoegaze fanatics who’d wept salty tears of absolute joy at the news last year of Chapterhouse’s decision to reunite for a world tour have had those happy tears take a decidedly unhappy turn as the band was forced to postpone this week’s North American dates because guitarist/vocalist Stephen Patman was stuck in Japan following a handful of triumphant shows. In an official statement, the band made it clear that while Mother Nature and American red tape may have won this round, the wall of guitars would eventually emerge victorious.
Due to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland Chapterhouse have been forced to reschedule their upcoming tour of North America. The disruption to international flights caused by the ash cloud left Stephen stranded in Japan. Although the earliest flight earmarked for his return to the UK was May 3rd, he managed to get a standby ticket and returned on monday evening. However, this caused him to miss his interviews at the American Embassy, so there is no hope him obtaining a US artist visa in time for the shows.
We are all extremely disappointed that this is our only course of action, but wish to stress that the tour is being postponed, not cancelled. We are currently working hard with the promoters in order to find the best time to reschedule the shows, keeping them at the same venues with the same line ups. Any fans with tickets will be able to use them for the replacement shows. Due to Ashley’s commitments with his other band ‘Tunng’, the new shows are likely to be in the second half of September. We will confirm these dates as soon as possible.
The band are very upset about this turn of events and would like to convey their sympathy and apologies to everyone that will be affected, but on a more positive note, we intend to add a couple of dates to the rescheduled tour. Please bear with us. We look forward to playing the US in a few months time.
Rather than slipping into a deep funk over the news, let’s remind ourselves why the tour was such an exciting proposition in the first place with a few YouTube videos, both from the band’s initial flurry of shimmering brilliance, and from a recent live show which proves definitively why it’s worth staying excited all summer long for the rescheduled dates.
Indie rock’s most eagerly awaited sentimental journey arrives stateside as Pavement plays two performances the next few days in southern California, with more to come from coast-to-coast this summer and fall. The reviews floating around the blogosphere have raved about the first reunion shows in New Zealand and Australia, but you’d expect that from fans who’ve been waiting over a decade for this to happen. What’s lost in the haze of nostalgia is that Pavement was a notoriously frustrating and sometimes diffident live act, though, at the very least, the set lists this go-around have definitely been crowd pleasers. Check out for yourself this edited sampler of songs from the March 1st show in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the few YouTube fan videos that’s not rendered unwatchable by a pogoing camera hand or audience sing-alongs.
Thu Apr 15, 2010—Fox Theater—Pomona, CA
Sun Apr 18, 2010—Coachella Festival—Indio, CA
Tue May 04, 2010—Dublin—Tripod SOLD OUT
Wed May 05, 2010—Glasgow—Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Fri May 07, 2010—Paris—Le Zenith
Sat May 08, 2010—Amsterdam—Paradiso
Mon May 10, 2010—London—Brixton Academy
Tue May 11, 2010—London—Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
Wed May 12, 2010—London—Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
Thu May 13, 2010—London—Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
Fri May 14, 2010—Minehead, West Somerset—All Tomorrow’s Parties SOLD OUT
Sat May 15, 2010—Minehead, West Somerset—All Tomorrow’s Parties SOLD OUT
Sun May 16, 2010—Minehead, West Somerset—All Tomorrow’s Parties SOLD OUT
Tue May 18, 2010—Brussels—Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
Wed May 19, 2010—Berlin—Astra
Thu May 20, 2010—Praha—Palac Akropolis
Fri May 21, 2010—Vienna—Arena
Sat May 22, 2010—Munich—Muffathalle
Mon May 24, 2010—Rome—Atlantico
Tue May 25, 2010—Bologna—Estragon
Fri May 28, 2010—Barcelona—Primavera Festival
Sun May 30, 2010—George, WA—Sasquatch Music Festival
Sat June 19, 2010—Toronto, ON—Olympic Island
Fri June 25, 2010—Berkeley, CA—Greek Theatre
Sun Jul 04, 2010—Roskilde—Roskilde Festival
Sun Jul 18, 2010—Chicago, IL—Pitchfork Festival
Thu Aug 12, 2010—Oslo—Oyafestival
Sat Aug 14, 2010—Gothenburg –—Way Out West Festival
Thu Sep 09, 2010—Broomfield, CO—1st Bank Center
Sat Sep 11, 2010—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
Sun Sep 12, 2010—St. Paul, MN—Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sat Sep 18, 2010—Boston, MA—Agganis Arena
Tue Sep 21, 2010—New York, NY—Central Park Summerstage SOLD OUT
Wed Sep 22, 2010—New York, NY—Central Park Summerstage SOLD OUT
Thu Sep 23, 2010—New York, NY—Central Park Summerstage SOLD OUT
Fri Sep 24, 2010—New York, NY—Central Park Summerstage SOLD OUT
Sun Sep 26, 2010—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle
Venerable Australian band the Church are touring North America in April and May 2010, to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The acoustic shows will feature one song from each of the band’s 20-some albums.
All ticketholders will also get a copy of the new Deadman’s Hand EP.
2 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
4 – San Diego, CA – Anthology
5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
6 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
9 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
13 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
15 – Chicago, IL – Park West
17 – Cleveland, OH – Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
18 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
21 – Somerville, MA (Boston) - Arts at the Armory
22 – NYC, NY – City Winery
23 – Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) - Boulton Centre for the Performing Arts
24 – Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre 1894
25 – Falls Church, VA (DC) - State Theatre
27 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa Theatre
29 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
30 - Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater
Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement and Brooklyn quartet Via Audio will be on tour together for the next month, and both bands will feature new material in their setlists. Animalore, the upcoming LP from Via Audio, is scheduled for a March 9 release through Undertow Music Collective. Pattern Is Movement offers a couple of great new original tracks and covers of songs by David Bowie, the Smiths, and Beyonce on the Light of the World EP (Hometapes). The EP is a tour-only exclusive, so you will have to see the band on one of these upcoming dates in order to get your hands on it. Tour dates are after the jump.