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The Joy Formidable

June 15, 2018

The Joy Formidable Announce Tour Dates with Foo Fighters

Six September Dates Set for the West Coast and Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. — June 15, 2018 — The Joy Formidable proudly announces that this September, they will join the Foo Fighters for a stretch of their North American tour. On September 1, the fated pair will embark on a tour of six cities throughout the West Coast and Canada, including Seattle, Washington; Edmonton, Alberta; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, British Columbia; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California. Last month, the notable Welsh alternative rock band released a video for the new single, “Dance of the Lotus” via Consequence of Sound to preview their sixth studio album. Set to be released this fall, the forthcoming record marks their return from 2016’s Hitch, which was critically-acclaimed byPitchfork, The Guardian, Stereogum, L.A. Weekly, SPIN, and Clash . The Joy Formidable will tour Europe in mid-August before the dates with Foo Fighters, and will continue after on a tour throughout North America until mid-November.

The Joy Formidable is comprised of Ritzy Bryan (lead vocals, guitars), Rhydian Dafydd (bass, backing vocals) and Matt Thomas (drums, percussion). Formed in North Wales 10 years ago, each album they’ve released has been a joyful adventure and reflection of their fearless, creative discovery and self evolution. The critically-adored trio has always refused to be fenced in or fit in — that restless and boundless artistic journey continues on their forthcoming album, an arresting and unapologetic tour de force that finds a band at its apex with no sign of getting comfortable.

North American Tour Dates :

Sept 1 – Seattle, WA – Safeco Field*

Sept 4 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place *

Sept 6 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*

Sept 8 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*

Sept 10 – Portland, OR – Moda Center*

Sept 12 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center*

Oct 17 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

Oct 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Oct 26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Oct 27 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

Oct 28 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Oct 31 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

Nov 1 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

Nov 2 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

Nov 3 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Nov 4 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

Nov 6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Nov 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Nov 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 10 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

* With Foo Fighters

For more information , visit https://www.thejoyformidable.com/ .

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