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The Griswolds announce US Tour Dates

  • March 12, 2015
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Australian band The Griswolds have confirmed a U.S. headline run this June. The dates include stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Troubadour
as well as a performance at the Firefly Music Festival. The Griswolds are currently on a massive nationwide tour with Walk the Moon. Watch the live video from last year’s Australian summer tour here and see below for routing details.

“If You Wanna Stay,” the latest single off the band’s debut Be Impressive, is impacting Alternative Radio, where it debuted at #18 on the SiriusXM’s Alt18. Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/thegriswolds/if-you-wanna-stay-1.

“If You Wanna Stay” is the follow up to the band’s top 15 debut single “Beware the Dog,” which has approximately six million worldwide streams, was featured as #4 on Billboard’s “Year in Music: The 10 Best Rock & Alternative Singles” of 2014, #28 in the Triple J Hottest 100 list and #5 on the SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 36 end of year countdown, featuring the best 36 songs of 2014.

The band continues to celebrate Be Impressive, out now on Wind-up Records. The album, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Foster the People, M83), was released last year to immediate acclaim with Vice’s Noisey blog hailing the music as “hypnotic and brilliantly balearic,” and Paste saying the band is “on track to make a splash with their catchy, rock-infused pop sound.” The New York Observer also chose Be Impressive as one of the “10 Best Debut Albums of 2014.”

The Griswolds was born at a Sydney house party where Whitehall challenged friend Daniel Duque-Perez (guitar/synth) to write a riff on the spot. Duque-Perez explained, “Chris thought that riff was really fun and interesting, and it turned into our first single, ‘Mississippi.’” After an EP and forays to the U.K. and U.S., the band—Whitehall, Duque-Perez, Tim John (bass) andLachlan West (drums)—were itching to record a full-length and signed with American super-indie Wind-Up Records. “You only get to make one debut album,” says Duque-Perez, “and we wanted to make ours as impressive as we possibly could. Working hard and late nights mean nothing when you’re working on something you love. So ‘be impressive’ became something we thought about all the time.”

THE GRISWOLDS TOUR DATES
March 10 San Diego, CA HOB San Diego*
March 12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium*
March 13 Anaheim, CA HOB Anaheim*
March 14 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center*
March 16 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst*
March 17 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades*
March 19 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre*
March 20-21 Seattle, WA Neptune*
March 22 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
March 25 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium*
March 26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre*
March 27-28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
March 29 Madison, WI Orpheum theatre*
March 31 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room – Old National Centre*
April 1 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s*
April 2 Columbus, OH LC Pavillion*
April 3 Cleveland, OH HOB Cleveland*
April 4 Chicago, IL HOB Chicago*
April 7 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit*
April 8 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
April 9 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel*
April 10 Portland, ME Asylum*
April 11 Boston, MA HOB Boston*
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts*
April 14-15 New York, NY Terminal 5*
April 16-17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
April 20 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom*
April 21 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel*
April 23 Greensboro, NC Cone Denim Entertainment Center*
April 24 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom*
April 25 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle*
April 26 Tampa, FL State Theatre*
April 27 Ft. Lauderdale Revolution Live*
April 29 New Orleans, LA HOB New Orleans*
April 30 Houston, TX HOB Houston*
May 1 Dallas. TX South Side Ballroom*
May 2 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
May 4 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom*
May 6 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre*
May 7 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater*
May 8 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre*
May 9 Las Vegas, NV HOB Vegas*
June 16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
June 17 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
June 18 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 19 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
June 20 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
June 23 Toronto, ON The Garrison
June 25 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
June 26 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 30 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
July 1 San Francisco, CA The Independent

*with Walk the Moon

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