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The Joy Formidable sign new contract, announce album, tour

on August 18, 2010, 9:05am

Canvasback Music, a branch of Atlantic Records that is already home to notable upcoming acts like Manchester Orchestra, Fanfarlo, and Annuals, has its newest signing in a little rock trio from Wales. On the strength of its A Balloon Called Moaning EP, The Joy Formidable is signed to release its first full-length LP early next year.

On top of that, the band, which recently shared the road with The Temper Trap and Passion Pit (the keyboardist of which released A Balloon Called Moaning), will be holding its own in North America this November. The short trip begins November 3rd in Toronto and makes its way through Quebec on the way to Northampton, Massachusetts. The trio will dabble in the Midwest before heading back to cover its bases in the Northeast. The tour wraps up at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on November 16th.

This tour follows the Emerge NME Radar tour in September and October, which The Joy Formidable will be headlining and spans the U.K. Check out all tour dates below, and get tickets for the North American dates on Ticketmaster.

The Joy Formidable 2010 Tour Dates:
08/28 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/29 – Reading, UK @Reading Festival
09/26 – Gloucester, UK @ Underground Festival
09/27 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
09/28 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
09/30 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
10/01 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
10/02 – Aberdeen, UK @ Tunnels
10/04 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
10/05 – New Castle, UK @ Academy 2
10/06 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
10/07 – Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
10/08 – Cardiff, UK @ Millennium Music Hall
10/10 – Oxford, UK @ Academy 2
10/11 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
10/13 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
10/14 – London, UK @ KOKO
11/03 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
11/04 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
11/05 – Quebec City, QC @ L’agitee
11/06 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
11/08 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center@ University of Ohio
11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/12 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey
11/13 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott Sun
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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