Middle Kids Extend North American Tour

Sydney trio Middle Kids are hard at work on their highly anticipated debut album, but will take a break from the studio next month to return to the US to play festivals and their own headline shows. The band will play Lollapalooza (including a very special afterparty with Mac Demarco), Osheaga, and will open for Sylvan Esso as part of the BRIC: Celebrate Brooklyn! series. Also, announcing today is a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on September 16th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16th.

The band recently stopped by the triple j studios in Sydney to deliver this incredible cover of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” for Like A Version. Stereogum described the track as “vulnerable and acoustic and lovely.”

Listen to Middle Kids Cover of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ by Crowded House

Earlier this year, Middle Kids made their Late Night US TV debut with a commanding performance of the hit single “Edge Of Town,” on Conan, cementing their status as a band to watch for 2017. They also delivered buzzworthy performances on KCRW, KEXP and Sirius XMU.

Listen to Middle Kids’ Cover of ‘Fill In The Blank’ by Car Seat Headrest

The band’s debut single, Edge Of Town, continues its ascent in alternative radio, picking up new adds from SiriusXM Alt Nation, WWCD, KRBZ, WEQX, KRXF, WEDG and KYRK in addition to continued support from Sirius XMU. The song has been streamed over 7 million times on Spotify.

Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Hannah Joy, with Tim Fitz (producer and multi-instrumentalist), and Harry Day (drums) rounding out the team, Middle Kids combine echoes of the infamous female-fronted indie rock bands of the 90s and early 2000s, like Sleater-Kinney, The Breeders, and Belly, with thoroughly modern production and a deep love and respect of the songwriting process. The band’s anthemic sound is a combination of hooky tune craft, ripping Music Row-inspired slide guitar leads, and soaring melodic vocals. Middle Kids shine especially bright live, where an added gear takes them from 0 to 60 in quiet-to-loud dynamics with hair-raising emotional impact. There’s a contagious joy to this new band – wide-eyed and optimistic, but with an emotional rawness that touches the nerve of even the first-time listener.

Watch the video for “Old River”

Watch the video for “Edge of Town”


Wed July 26 || Brooklyn, NY || Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell w/ Sylvan Esso

Sun July 30 || Detroit, MI || Mo Pop Festival

Thurs August 3 || Chicago, IL || Lollapalooza

Fri Aug 4 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall w/ Mac DeMarco

Sun Aug 6 || Montreal, QC || Osheaga Music Festival
Sun Aug 27 || Scranton, PA || ALTitude Music Festival

Thurs Aug 31 || Vancouver, BC || Biltmore Cabaret

Sat Sept 2 || Seattle, WA || Bumbershoot

Thurs Sept 7 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th Street Entry

Fri Sept 8 || Kansas City, MO || KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball Festival

Sat Sept 9 || St. Louis, MO || LouFest

Sun Sept 10 || Columbus, OH || The Basement

Tues Sept 12 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern

Wed Sept 13 || Montreal, QC || Petit Campus

Fri Sept 15 || Boston, MA || Brighton Music Hall

Sat Sept 16 || New York, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg

Tues Sept 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Johnny Brenda’s

Wed Sept 20 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel

Fri Sept 22 || Atlanta, GA || The Masquerade – Purgatory

Sun Sept 24 || Las Vegas, NV || Life Is Beautiful

Thurs Sept 28 || Los Angeles, CA || Teragram Ballroom

Fri Sept 29 || San Francisco, CA || The Independent

Sat Sept 30 || Santa Cruz, CA || The Catalyst Atrium

Mon Oct 2 || San Diego, CA || The Casbah

Tues Oct 3 || Phoenix, AZ || Valley Bar

Thurs Oct 5 || El Paso, TX || Lowbrow Palace

Oct 6-8 || Austin, TX || Austin City Limits

Oct 13-15 || Austin, TX || Austin City Limits

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