Local kiddie dance-pop act Anarbor has announced a massive slate of tour dates with The Cab, The Secret Handshake, Forgive Durden and You Me and Everyone We Know, as well as a stint on Warped Tour.
The Phoenix-based band has been touring pretty much non-stop since releasing Free Your Mind, their second EP for Hopeless Records, including playing the Take Action Tour with Cute is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia and Every Avenue and a current tour with Forgive Durden and You Me and Everyone We Know.
The band also scored a play on the season premiere of MTV's The Hills and the nationally-syndicated show Beta Records TV, which posted an interview and acoustic set in their 1th episode.
They've also got bold quotes like this in their press release:
"We know that every single kid out there is tired of the same old dance-pop record that gets released every single week. Our goal is to be the music scene's saving grace," says guitarist Mike Kitlas. "It will tell our listeners that we are here to stay and we are not a fad band that will fade out as soon as dance-pop is outdated."
"The distinctive sound we are reaching for is rock and roll. We don't use any instruments in our songs that we don't play live, we are going for a very raw and real sound for this record," Kitlas said.
Full list of dates on the jump. Two local-ish dates are highlighted.
With Forgive Durden, You Me and Everyone We Know
5/05/09 Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
5/06/09 Boston, MA - Café 939 at Berklee
5/07/09 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
5/08/09 Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheels
5/09/09 Grand Rapids, MI - The Mixtape
5/10/09 Madison, WI - The Loft
5/12/09 Howell, MI - Howell Opera House
5/13/09 Akron, OH - Musica
5/14/09 Orland Park, IL - Mojoes
5/15/09 Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
5/16/09 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
5/17/09 Claremore, OK - King of Clubs
5/19/09 Houston, TX - Java Jazz
5/20/09 Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounge
5/21/09 San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom Bar
5/22/09 Waco, TX - Art Ambush
5/23/09 McAllen, TX - McAllen Creative Incubator
5/24/09 Plano, TX - The Plano Centre
5/26/09 Tempe, AZ - Modified Arts
5/27/09 Las Vegas, NV - The Box Office
5/28/09 Victorville, CA - Club Karma
5/29/09 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
5/30/09 San Diego, CA - The Epicentre
5/31/09 Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory (Front Bar)
6/02/09 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
6/04/09 Portland, OR - Satryicon
6/05/09 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
6/06/09 Spokane, WA - The Empyrean
With The Cab, The Secret Handshake
*6/18/09 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
*6/19/09 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy
*6/20/09 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
*6/21/09 San Francisco, CA - Café Du Nord
*6/23/09 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
*6/24/09 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
*6/25/09 Boise, ID - The Venue
*6/26/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
*6/27/09 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
*6/28/09 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
*6/30/09 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
*7/02/09 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
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*7/15/09 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
*7/16/09 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
*7/17/09 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
*7/18/09 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum