These United States Announces Headlining Summer Tour Dates, Embarks on Run of Dates with Heartless Bastards

These United States Announces Headlining Summer Tour Dates, Embarks on Run of Dates with Heartless Bastards

‘Superb..a rambunctious alt-country band with story-songs that are both tangled and aphoristic.’ – NY Times

Stream singles “Born Young” and “Dead & Gone

Watch the Album Video Teaser at YouTube

Currently preparing for a southern string of dates with Heartless Bastards this week, These United States is pleased to announce a summer headlining tour commencing on June 14th in Philadelphia. The quartet will revisit some of the North American cities they performed in earlier this year, adding new markets and audiences to its routing. After playing its 800th show in its 44th state last year, These United States kicked off this spring with a successful North American tour with Trampled By Turtles. Performing to mostly sold-out audiences across the East Coast, Consequence of Sound commented on band’s set in Chicago raving, “The live fury and energy of These United States did not disappoint as Elliott and his band left the Metro stage, a successful seamless mess.” These headlining dates will support the band’s eponymous new album, out on June 12th with United Interests.

The new s/t full-length was written and recorded throughout 2011 with 20 outside musical collaborators from coast to coast, serving as a culmination of bandleader Jesse Elliott’s geographical aspirations. Inspired by the incredible mix of stories and people across the country, Elliott returned to Kentucky and New York over several sessions to longtime band partners J. Tom Hnatow, Justin Craig, and Robby Cosenza to make sense — and sound — of it all.

These United States is the quartet’s fifth studio album to date and features collaborations with John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Nau of Cotton Jones, Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, Ben Sollee, David Moore of Langhorne Slim, Josh Read of Revival, and the entire Frontier Ruckus band. Recorded with Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee, Adam Arcuragi), the LP is a rambunctious melting pot of rock-and-roll, psych pop, folk balladry, and outlaw country. It’s a concept album that acts as a panoramic snapshot of numerous American musical styles over the past century, but still looks forward to the weird new world at the completion of the Mayan calendar.

These United States Live in Concert

(Dates w/ Heartless Bastards except * )

5/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café *
5/11 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
5/12 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
5/15 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/16 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/17 – Gainesville, FL @ Double Down
5/18 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
5/19 – Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole *
5/21 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
5/22 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
5/23 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
5/24 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
5/25 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
5/26 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
5/27 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
5/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

Album Release Headlining Tour

6/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
6/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory – Northside Festival #
6/16 – Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bears
6/17 – Providence, RI @ The Speakeasy at Local 121
6/20 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
6/21 – Albany, NY @ Valentines
6/22 – Toronto, Ontario, CAN @ The Garrison
6/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
6/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
6/27 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Wednesday %
6/28 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
6/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/01 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley Tap Room
7/03 – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge
7/04 – Charlotte, NC @ US National Whitewater Center
7/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 $
7/06 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern $
7/07 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat $
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
7/20 – Madison, WI @ Terrace at the University of Wisconsin
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

$ w/ Henry Clay People
% w/ The Walkmen & Trampled By Turtles
# w/Hey Rosetta!

These United States Tracklisting

1. Dead & Gone
2. Born Young
3. Let the River
4. Miss Underground
5. Maps
6. Two Gods
7. Not Gone Tonight
8. So Sweet to be Back
9. The Angel’s Share
10. The Park
11. Vince
12. Never Stop Falling

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