2018 has seen Rubblebucket release the critically acclaimed new LP Sun Machine(Grand Jury Music) and in support, tour North America playing to packed rooms from coast to coast. Today the band are happy to announce a 2019 tour that kicks off March13 in Rochester, NY and concludes in Richmond, VA on April 12. These dates are in addition to the two previously announced shows — January 25 at the Paradise in Boston,MA and January 26 at Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel. All dates are listed below.

Today the band share a peak of what their explosive show looks like via a live video for “Party Like Your Heart Hurts” (which on release landed a New Music Friday nod). Today’s clip was shot at Union Transfer in Philadelphia and debuted via RelixWatch the video here

Rubblebucket released a number of singles prior to the release of Sun Machine including “Fruity” which saw airplay on Sirius XMU and “Lemonade” which hit the #1 spot at KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist.

Sun Machine was co-produced by Rubblebucket (Kal Traver and Alex Toth) and while it documents the pain of ending their romantic relationship, the LP emerges as an unbridled and often-euphoric celebration of their lasting connection. The breakup inspired much of the album, yet Sun Machine is deeply informed by several other life-changing occurrences in recent years: Kalmia’s diagnosis with ovarian cancer in 2013 (followed by a round of surgeries and chemo treatments), Alex’s decision to get sober after a long struggle with alcoholism, and the couple’s three-year-long attempt at maintaining an open relationship. The result is a strange and beautiful paradox: a party album rooted in radical mindfulness, a breakup record imbued with each partner’s palpable love for the other.

Rubblebucket on tour

1/25: Boston, MA @ Paradise*

1/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*

3/13: Rochester, NY @ Anthology^

3/14: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern#

3/15: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme#

3/16: Evanston, IL @ Space#

3/18: St Louis, MO @ Ready Room#

3/20: Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre#

3/21: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre#

3/23-3/24: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest#

3/26: Reno, NV @ The Saint#

3/27: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium#

3/28: Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre#

3/29: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House#

3/30: San Diego, CA @ Music Box#

4/1: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf#

4/3: Austin, TX @ Barracuda^

4/4: Dallas, TX @ Deep Elum Art Co^

4/5: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs^

4/6: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks^

4/9: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar^

4/10: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre^

4/11: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle^

4/12: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry^

bold = newly announced. Tickets on-sale December 19 at 10am local

* Diet Cig supports

# Twain supports

^ Mikaela Davis supports

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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