Real Friends, fast-becoming one of the biggest unsigned bands in pop-punk, announced last night their first-ever U.S. headlining tour in conjunction with PropertyOfZack.com. The Chicago-based quintet will head out around the country for just over a month, beginningOctober 4 in Grand Rapids, MI and ending on November 9 in Freehold, NJ.
Real Friends will be supported throughout the entirety of the tour by Pentimento (Paper + Plastick Records), Mixtapes (No Sleep Records) and Forever Came Calling (Pure Noise Records). The four bands represent a cross-section of all that is good about pop-punk and independent music today, featuring different takes on the genre for fans to enjoy all in one show.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday (keep up with Real Friends on Twitter for links) and there will be a couple options for fans to choose from. In addition to standard ticket purchases, there will be a $25 VIP option that grants these ticket-buyers early entry into the show for an exclusive acoustic session with Real Friends and a limited-edition poster. All fans who preorder tickets will be entered into a drawing to win a backpack full of Glamour Kills clothing / swag; one backpack will be given away each night of the tour.
Oct 4th | Grand Rapids, MI | Pyramid Scheme
Oct 5th | Chicago, IL | Sub / T
Oct 6th | Minneapolis, MI | Neither Bar
Oct 8th | Cedar Rapids, IA | VFW HALL
Oct 9th | St. Louis, MO | Firebird
Oct 10th | Lawrence, KS | Jackpot Music Hall
Oct 11th | Denver, CO 7th | Circe Music Collective
Oct 12th | Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Haus
Oct 13th | Boise, ID | The Shredder
Oct 15th | Seattle, WA | Vera Project
Oct 16th | Portland, OR | Backspace
Oct 17th | Oakland, CA | Oakland Metro
Oct 18th | San Diego, CA | House of Blues Side Room
Oct 19th | Anaheim , CA | Chain Reaction
Oct 20th | Los Angeles | Cobalt
Oct 22nd | Mesa, AZ | Nile Underground
Oct 23rd | El Paso, TX | Ernie's Live
Oct 24th | Dallas, TX | Hailey's Club
Oct 25th | Austin, TX | Mohawk
Oct 26th | San Antonio, TX | The Ten Eleven
Oct 28th | Decatur. AL | Excalibur Vintage Vinyl
Oct 29th | Douglasvile, GA | Seven Venue
Oct 30th | Orlando, FL | Backbooth
Oct 31st | Odessa, FL | Goat House
Nov 1st | Gainsville, FL | FEST 12
Nov 2nd |Gainsville, FL | FEST 12
Nov 3rd | West Columbia, SC | New Brookland Tavern
Nov 4th | Richmond, VA | The Camel
Nov 6th | New York, NY | Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 7th | Boston, MA | The Middle East
Nov 8th | Philly, PA | Barbary
Nov 9th | Freehold NJ | GameChanger World
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.