As exemplified by yesterday’s announcement of an upcoming Free Energy and Jukebox the Ghost tour, it’s becoming trend of late for up-and-coming bands to tour together. So, it was only a matter of time for lo-fi rockers Surfer Blood and The Pains of the Being Pure at Heart to announce their own plans to join forces for a U.S. tour thus summer.
Starting June 3rd in Milford, Connecticut, the two outfits will launch a 12-date that will take them across New York and Ohio before heading south and ultimately wrapping things up on June 16th in Washington, DC. Ironically enough, the state of Florida, which never gets concert, has four dates to look forward to, probably mostly because Surfer Blood is from the Sunshine State. Recent Dovecote Records signees Horray For Earth will serve as openers.
What’s more, both Surfer Blood and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are gearing up for new singles. Per Pitchfork, the former will release a split single (featuring a live version of “Swim”) with Holiday Shores for Record Store Day, while the latter will drop “Say No to Love”, backed by “Lost Saint”, on June 8th via Slumberland. As for Horray For Earth, they’ll be releasing their new EP MOMO on June 1st.
Surfer Blood/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 2010 Tour Dates:
06/03 – Milford, CT @ Daniel Street *
06/04 – Rochester, NY @ German House *
06/05 – Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf *
06/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
06/08 – Memphis, TN @ Tone Cafe *
06/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe *
06/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room *
06/11 – Orlando, FL @ Club at Firestone *
06/12 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central *
06/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits *
06/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
06/16 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *