The Joy Formidable Announce US Tour Dates Including Stop at Coachella

The Joy Formidable Announce US Tour Dates Including Stop at Coachella

Welsh band The Joy Formidable will be bringing their extraordinary live show to venues all across the US this Spring. The tour will begin in mid-March in Atlanta, GA, and the band will work their way across the states, culminating in a New York City show at the end of April. On their way, they will make a stop at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15th. The full list of tour dates is below.

The Joy Formidable are on the verge of releasing their new album, The Big Roar, on March 15 via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. In the UK, the album will be released on January 24. The Big Roar comes two years after The Joy Formidable released their debut album in February of 2009, the indie-rock explosion of A Balloon Called Moaning, which SPIN magazine named one of the 10 Best Records You Might Have Missed in 2010. The band has since tightened their focus and loosened their sound, allowing for the choruses to be more anthemic and the colossal rush of guitars and melodic hooks to stand out in their jaw-dropping splendor. NME praised the band and album, calling lead-singer Ritzy Bryan “rock’s new heroine,” and proclaiming The Big Roar “an LP that ultimately delivers on every count on the four years of promise leading up to it-primarily in its gutsy, chest-swelling brilliance.”

The band produced The Big Roar themselves – with help from engineer Neak Menter – and traveled to Los Angeles in summer of 2010 to mix it with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas). A single from those sessions, “Austere,” is out now. You can watch the music video for “Austere” here:

Tour Dates

3/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
3/24 Durham, NC @ Coffeehouse @ Duke Univ.
3/25 Washington DC @ Black Cat
3/26 Albany, NY @ Valentines

3/28 Providence, RI @ The Met
3/29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
3/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
3/31 Princton, NJ @ Terrace Club @ Princeton Univ.
4/1 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey
4/2 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
4/4 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4/5 Chicago , IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/6 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/8 Denver, CO @ Larimier Lounge
4/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
4/11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studio
4/12 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
4/14 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
4/16 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
4/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/22 St Louis, MO @ Luminary Arts Center
4/23 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
4/29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

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