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Franz Nicolay joins Against Me!

on May 19, 2010, 11:00am

Last December, multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay left The Hold Steady because “he felt like he’d done all the things he could do” (via P4k). Since then, the New York based musician has been busy working on a solo album with producer Jim Keller and friends like Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), Yula Be’eri, Ben Holmes, Jared Scott (Demander), Mark Spencer (Son Volt), Ken Thomson (Gutbucket), Emily Hope Price & Jeremy Styles (Pearl & The Beard), Maria Sonevytsky & Susan Hwang (The Debutante Hour). He also sort of kind of joined Against Me!.

As a blog on Against Me!’s MySpace explains (via Riot Fest), Nicolay will join the Florida punk outfit “onstage every night” during its forthcoming European tour, which launches on May 24th in Munich, Germany. No word on word on whether Nicolay’s role in the band will be a permanent one, and an email to the band’s publicist was not answered as of press time.

For now, find all of Against Me!’s upcoming tour dates below.

Against Me! 2010 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Munich, DE @ 59:1
05/25 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor Koln
05/26 – Hamburg, DE @ LOGO Hamburg
05/27 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
05/29 – Hatfield, UK @ The Forum at University Of Hertfordshire (Slam Dunk Festival)
05/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds University Union at University Of Leeds (Slam Dunk Festival)
05/31 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow (Slam Dunk Festival)
06/01 – London, UK @ The Relentless Garage
06/02 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
06/03 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
06/05 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (KROQ Weenie Roast)
06/06 – Mountain View, CA @ Shorline Amphitheatre (Live 105’s BFD)
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/15 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live ^
06/16 – Tampa, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater ^
06/18 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor ^
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle ^
06/20 – Raleigh, NC @ The Disco Rodeo ^
06/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
06/23 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall ^
06/24 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater ^
06/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront ^
06/27 – Boston, MA @ WFNX Clam Bake
06/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penns Landing ^
06/29 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy ^
07/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
07/03 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
07/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/11 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
08/12 – Oslo, NO @ Oyafestivalen
08/15 – Korso, FI @ Ankkarock Festival

^ = w/ Silversun Pickups

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