Skating Polly are stoked to announce they’ll be joining legendary punk band X in September for another leg of their 40th anniversary tour. The Tacoma, WA based, Oklahoma City, OK born trio first joined X in May directly following the April 28th release of their New Trick EP (feat. Louis Post and NinaGordan of VerucaSalt) on El Camino and ahead of their Spring US headline tour. The Fall tour kicks off on September 6th at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas before hitting the historic First Avenue in Minneapolis, and NYC’s Stage48 – among others.
X lead singer Exene Cervenka and Skating Polly have a rich history together, as Cervenka produced the 2013 album Lost Wonderfuls, after first meeting the band in 2010 during a show in Oklahoma City. In a recent interview, Cervenka gushed over the band, saying “I met Skating Polly when they were 9 and 14, right before their first record came out. Now their brother is in the band too — it’s Kelli, Peyton and Kurtis. They are just amazing and they were amazing when they were little children. They can play all these different instruments and they are self-taught. They just live and breathe music. In addition to being sweet and intelligent people, they are so hardworking.” It’s safe to say that 7 years later, the bond between the two acts is stronger than ever.
The April release of Skating Polly’s New Trick EP saw the band team up several other influential music makers; as they wrote and recorded the 3 tracks with Louise and Nina of Veruca Salt, while Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate) engineered and produced the set.
Skating Polly will hit the road this fall on the second leg of X’s 40th anniversary tour, following an appearance at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party on July 22nd, an extensive UK & European run with Kate Nash, and a performance at It’s Not DeadFestival in San Bernardino on August 26th where they play alongside The Buzzcocks, Rancid, The Selecter, Kevin Seconds and GBH. The band’s New Trick EP is available now via El Camino on all DSPs and vinyl (which includes a special b-side etching hand-drawn by the band). All tour dates can be found below, and for up-to-date information, please stay tuned to www.skatingpolly.com!
Skating Polly (^ – w/ Kate Nash, # – w/ Hands Off Gretel, * – w/ X)
July 22nd @ Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, WA July 25th @ The Academy in Dublin, UK ^ July 26th @ The Limelight 2 in The Limelight, UK ^ July 27th @ The Moon Club in Cardiff, UK # July [email protected] Cavern Club in Exeter, UK # July 29th @ Cookie in Leicester, UK July 31st @ Broadcast in Glasgow, UK # August 1st @ Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, UK ^ August 2nd @ Thunderbolt in Bristol, UK # August 3rd @ Church in Leeds, UK ^ August 4th @ O2 Ritz in Manchester, UK ^ August 5th @ Rock City in Nottingham, UK ^ August 6th @ O2 Academy in Bristol, UK ^ August 8th @ Concorde 2 in Brighton, UK ^ August 9th @ O2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire in London, UK ^ August 10th @ O2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire in London, UK ^ August 11th @ Sebright Arms (VICE) in London, UK August 12th @ The Prince Albert in Stroud, UK August 14th @ Der Manheim Kult in Mannheim, DE August 15th @ K4 in Nurnberg, DE August 16th @ Zoom in Frankfurt, DE ^ August 17th @ Zakk in Dusseldorf, DE ^ August 18th @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich in Hamburg, DE ^ August 19th @ Festaal in Berlin, DE ^ August 20th @ Monkey’s Music Club in Hamburg, DE August 21st @ Melkweg in Amsterdam, NL ^ August 26th @ It’s Not Dead Festival in San Bernardino, CA September 6th @ Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV * September 8th @ Complex in Salt Lake City, UT * September 9th @ The Summit in Denver, CO * September 11th @ The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE * September 13th @ First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN * September 14th @ Turner Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI * September 15th@ Riot Fest in Chicago, IL September 16th @ El Club in Detroit, MI * September 17th @ Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY * September 19th @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME * September 20th @ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA * September 21st @ Stage48 in New York, NY * September 22nd @ Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA * September 23rd @ State Theater in Falls Church, VA * September 25th @ Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA * September 26th @ Kent Stage in Kent, OH * September 27th @ Skully’s Music Diner in Columbus, OH *