Fresh off a sold out tour with The Fratellis, and an appearance at The American Music Awards, The Ceremonies have announced a Winter 2014 tour with Scottish indie-rock band Glasvegas. The 12-date stint includes two shows in New York (at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn's newly opened Rough Trade venue) and one at The Echo in their Los Angeles hometown.
The band are touring in support of their debut Atom Factory Music/Capitol Records EP - a self-titled five-track set that merges edgy, New Wave-inspired alt-rock with melody-powered pop that's both lush and endlessly catchy.
Made up of three stylish and post-punk-obsessed brothers - Matthew, Mark, and Michael Cook - The Ceremonies released their debut single "Land of Gathering" earlier this year.
Formed while the youngest two Cook brothers were still in high school, The Ceremonies name post-punk/New Wave/indie-pop pioneers like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, and The Smiths among their key influences. Also drawing inspiration from romantic poets like William Blake and Williams Wordsworth - as well as from British futurist writer Aldous Huxley - the band has been hailed by V Magazine as a "conflagration of pounding drums and live-wire energy all but missing from radio today, armed with anthemic harmonies and a distinctly otherworldly sensibility."
January Tour dates:
01/15 Los Angeles, CA Hemingway's Lounge
01/18 Northridge, CA The Breathing Room (All Ages)
01/22 Los Angeles, CA Hemingway's Lounge
01/29 Los Angeles, CA Hemingway's Lounge
The Ceremonies' upcoming tour dates with Glasvegas are as follows:
02/16 Washington DC Rock N Roll Hotel (All Ages)
02/17 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
02/18 Boston, MA Great Scott (18+)
02/19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
02/20 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
02/22 Toronto, ON Mod Club
02/24 Chicago, IL Schubas
02/25 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry (18+)
02/28 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
03/01 Vancouver, BC The Venue
03/02 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
03/04 Los Angeles, CA The Echo (18+)