Craig Finn and Titus Andronicus (+@) to Tour; +@ Releases "Fired Up" Remix
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:27:58
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Two of today's hardest rocking acts, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus have announced a shared 2016 tour. Both are promoting new work; Finn released his solo album Faith in the Future, in September, and Titus Andronicus, lovingly referred to here as +@, dropped its ambitious triple LP rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy, in July. Both acts are signed to Merge Records.
It's arguable which frontman has the better rock snarl; Finn or +@'s Patrick Stickles, but both have the same ability to channel the grit and gravel of the heartland through world weary lyrics that dip into violence, depression, drug use, and troubled emotions.
Finn, who will open for +@, said this about the upcoming run: "The best show I saw in 2015 was +@ at Shea Stadium (a Brooklyn club), and I was also lucky enough to be invited on stage that evening. I very much look forward to being able to be playing alongside this amazing and important band for all these shows."
Stickles reciprocated the feeling. "I will be grateful for the opportunity to observe the verbal dexterity of Craig, night after night, so that I might learn some valuable lessons from one of rock's great communicators."
With +@, Stickels also just released a remix of the TMLT single "Fired Up," dubbed "an all-new, Grandma-friendly 'remix'...stripped of all potentially offensive sounds such as drums and electric guitars." Take a listen at Soundcloud or below, and check out the early 2016 tour dates as well.
Titus Andronicus Tour - Most dates with Craig Finn:
Feb 29 New York City, NY – Webster Hall
Mar 1 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ¢
Mar 2 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern ¢
Mar 3 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre ¢
Mar 4 Athens, GA – 40 Watt ¢
Mar 5 Gainesville, FL – High Dive ¢
Mar 6 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa ¢
Mar 8 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn ¢
Mar 9 Norman, OK – Opolis ¢
Mar 10 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck ¢
Mar 11 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge ¢
Mar 12 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ¢
Mar 13 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ¢
Mar 15 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway ¢
Mar 16 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird ¢
Mar 17 Newport, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Mar 18 Cincinnati, OH – Ballroom at Taft Theatre ¢
Mar 19 Akron, OH – Musica ¢
Mar 20 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo ¢
Mar 21 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall ¢
Mar 22 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ¢
Mar 23 Albany, NY – Hollow ¢
Mar 24 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street ¢
Mar 25 New Haven, CT – Toad's Place ¢
Mar 26 Pawtucket, RI – The Met ¢
Mar 27 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ¢
¢ - with Craig Finn
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