Acclaimed American rock band Against Me! have announced more spring and summer tour dates. After its upcoming west coast run starting on Friday, May 11 in Bellingham, WA, the band will tour the U.S. throughout the summer with dates that will include festival appearances at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, May 28, Three Stacks Festival in Lansing, MI on Saturday, June 23, “Stoked For The Summer” in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, August 4, and a number of performances with Speedy Ortiz during July and August. Guests along the upcoming headline and co-headline run will include Turbonegro, A Giant Dog, Chris Farren, Murder By Death, Typesetter and more. A full listing of dates can be found below with more information on Against Me!’s official website HERE.
Additionally, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace recently released a new song titled “Park Life Forever,” a track that lovingly captures her summer adventures with her daughter, Evelyn (who also sings on the track as well). “Park Life Forever” was recorded entirely with Spire, a portable, one-touch, professional-quality recording studio designed by iZotope, an intelligent audio tech company based in Cambridge, MA.
Check out “Park Life Forever” on SoundCloud and YouTube
along with the documentary showcasing the Spire technology HERE.
Shape Shift With Me, Against Me!’s seventh full-length studio album, has the distinction of the first album frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It’s an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace’s songwriting for the past 20 years. Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, Shape Shift With Me is available now physically and digitally via the band’s own Total Treble label (iTunes, Amazon).
“Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it’s infinitely relevant,” Grace says. “For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That’s what I ended up being drawn to this time. It’s writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations.” As such, the critically acclaimed Shape Shift With Meis a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator.
Against Me! are currently working on the anticipated follow-up to Shape Shift With Me, and more details will be announced in the coming months. The band will be making the following U.S. appearances this spring and summer. Dates below with more to be added soon.
11 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music * (sold out)
12 – Auburn, WA – Sabroso Festival at White River Amphitheatre
13 – Portland, OR – Sabroso Festival at Portland Meadows
15 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater *
16 – Reno, NV – Cargo *
18 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
19 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post * (sold out)
20 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre *
21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
22 – Fresno, CA – Strummers *
24 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre ^
25 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre ^
26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre ^ (sold out)
27 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre %
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Laura Jane Grace solo at Beauty Bar (sold out)
22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (w/ Murder By Death)
23 – Lansing, MI – Three Stacks Festival
26 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers #
31 – Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall (w/ Speedy Ortiz and lowercase roses)
01 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar (w/ Speedy Ortiz and lowercase roses)
02 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St. #
04 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stoked for the Summer festival
05 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
07 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (w/ Typesetter and GRLwood)
* w/ Chris Farren & Sharp/Shock
^ w/ Turbonegro & A Giant Dog
% w/ A Giant Dog & Sharp/Shock
# w/ Speedy Ortiz & Typesetter