Less Than Jake may very well be one of the most loved musical outfits alone. They also may very well be one of the most despised. At least, that is if you go by our review of the Gainesville, Florida rockers’ latest studio album, GNV FLA, and the mixbag of rather passionate emotion it generated.
Needless to say however, this particular piece will neither prove to be as controversial, nor as interesting for those looking for another opportunity to rip apart the band. Well, I suppose you technically could, but when’s the last time a tour announcement made anyone really mad?
In support of its seventh full-length studio effort and the recently released deluxe 7-inch box set, Less Than Jake has unveiled a slew of North American tour dates that will keep the outfit on the road for quite a long time. Following a couple one-offs in Australia, Chris Demakes and Co. will kick off a month-long trek, highlighted by an appearance at the Harvest of Hope. The band will then serve as a mainstay on the 2009 edition of the Vans Warped Tour, crisscrossing the country with the likes of Bad Religion, NOFX, Flogging Molly, and a slew of other acts for the better part of two months.
Tickets to the band’s headlining shows are currently available via Ticketmaster.com.
Less Than Jake 2009 Tour Dates:
02/13 – Gainesville, FL @ The Venue
02/23 – Sydney, AU @ The Metro
02/25 – Melbourne, AU @ Billboard
03/06 – St. Augustine, FL @ Harvest of Hope
03/07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *
03/08 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *
03/10 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
03/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva *
03/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
03/15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
03/16 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
03/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
03/20 – Asbury Park, NK @ Stone Pony *
03/21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall *
03/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
03/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club *
03/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 *
03/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
03/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
03/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *
03/30 – San Diego, CA @ Cane’s *
03/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon *
04/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *
* = w/ The Expendables