Monday, July 26, 2010

With brilliant luck and sometimes a bright idea.

You know how I keep blogging about that small band A Great Big Pile of Leaves? How, yeah, the drummer Tyler is my friend, but I also love his band's music? How stellar their newest album is?? How amazing they are live? How, I may or may not have tagged one of my posts, "trust me you'll want to know who AGBPOL is very soon"?

Today, a fall tour was announced.

YES! Motion City SoundtrackSay Anything & Saves the Day! The lads who brought you Commit This To Memory, ...Is a Real Boy, Through Being Cool! The band Valencia will be opening the first half of the tour dates!

And? On the second half of tour dates? A GREAT BIG PILE OF LEAVES!!!

So, if you haven't, you should REALLY check them out now. Right? Right. I mean, they are GIVING AWAY their latest, bestest album Have You Seen My Pre-Frontal Cortex? FOR FREE RIGHT NOW! Listen, love, and then rock out at the shows!

Here are the official tour dates:

October (with support from Valencia)
14th Soma San Diego, CA
15th Avalon Los Angeles, CA
16th House of Blues Anaheim, CA
17th Regency San Francisco, CA
19th Sodo Seattle, WA
20th Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
22nd Avalon Salt Lake City, UT
23rd Summit Denver, CO
24th Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
26th Pageant St. Louis, MO
27th The Rave Milwaukee, WI
28th First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
30th House of Blues Chicago, IL
31st House of Blues Chicago, IL

November (with support from A Great Big Pile of Leaves)
1st Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
3rd Fillmore Detroit, MI
4th Sound Academy Toronto, ON
5th Starland Sayreville, NJ
6th Lupo’s Providence, RI
8th House Of Blues Boston, MA
9th Nokia New York, NY
10th Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
12th Sonar Baltimore, MD
13th Amo’s Charlotte, NC
14th Variety Theater Atlanta, GA
16th Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
17th House Of Blues Orlando, FL
19th Palladium Dallas, TX
20th Warehouse Live Houston, TX
21st Stubb’s Austin, TX

I'll definitely be at a few of them (remember, my husband's in that one band...), let me know if you will be attending as well! Who will be screaming along with me? WHO'S EXCITED?!


  1. Yes! A Seattle date. I missed them the last time they were in town and I told myself that Im not gonna miss another chance again, ever.

  2. So excited EXCEPT they're not coming to Arizona :( Bummer! Hopefully I can swing driving to San Diego in October?

  3. Grrr... this is a line up that should definetly come through Australia

  4. If I'm in LA on October 15th I will definitely be at one of those dates. I can't wait!

  5. Ooooh I am soo excited!
    I'll be attending the one in San Francisco!
    It shall be fun, I'll definitely be screaming in the crowd!

  6. wow! im new to the blog...stumbled upon it on someone else's. cant wait for this tour! i love motion city soundtrack (SO COOL YOU ARE MARRIED TO ONE OF THEM!) and Say Anything!!!

  7. this is so exciting! I will be at the Boston show for sure.

  8. I really wish they would come to Hartford, Connecticut.

    I'm gonna have to try to go to New York or Boston (haven't been to either since I was a little kid).

    I HAVE to see this. Four amazing bands. I NEED to go.

  9. You've got me hooked on AGBOL and I was so stoked to hear MCS is taking them out, but I'm going to the Omaha show and Valencia is opening that show. I'm heartbroken :(

  10. Jayme - aw, bum out! Hopefully AGBPOL will make it out there at some point! Tell all your friends about them so they get more clout for further-reaching tours! Yay!

  11. I'll be at 1st Ave, can't wait. Too bad I wont get to see A Great Big Pile of Leaves.

  12. I'll definitely be at the Boston show!!! You'd better be too!

  13. Yes! Everyone to the Boston show!