For their first US tour since 2010, The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across the country. None of these shows will be in clubs or bars, instead each will be in a unique alternative venue in the city listed. The actual address of the shows will be released only to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of the show. Additionally, none of these venues hold more than 75 people (except Seattle), and some only 10, so be prepared for a very intimate experience with the band and note that ticket quantities are extremely limited for these shows!
This is a full band show with new drummer Frankie Siragusa. The new album will ONLY be available at the shows, with a bonus download. This is the only place to hear it! No streaming or downloads will be available until after the tour.
The 27 date tour launches on April 28th at a Secret Location in Van Nuys, CA for just ten lucky guests, and winds through the US for the rest of May, stopping in Austin, Memphis, NY, Nashville, Chicago, and Seattle among others, wrapping up in Oakland on May 29th.
THE POSIES “SOLID STATES” SECRET SHOWS
Venues revealed only to ticketholders.
April 28 — Rehearsal in Van Nuys CA [tickets]
April 29 — Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
April 30 — Los Angeles CA [tickets]
May 1 — Phoenix AZ [tickets]
May 4 — Austin TX [tickets]
May 5 — Denton TX [tickets]
May 6 — Memphis TN [tickets]
May 7 — Lawrenceville GA — [tickets must be reserved via Facebook]
May 8 — Chapel Hill NC [tickets]
May 10 — Washington DC [tickets]
May 11 — Philadelphia PA / South Jersey [tickets]
May 12 — New York NY [tickets]
May 13 — Boston / Somerville MA [tickets]
May 14 — New Canaan CT [tickets]
May 15 — Pittsburgh PA [tickets]
May 17– Charleston WV [tickets]
May 18 — Nashville TN [tickets]
May 19 — Chicago IL [tickets]
May 20 — Indianapolis IN [tickets]
May 21 — Minneapolis MN [tickets]
May 22 — Rapid City SD [tickets]
May 24 — Boise ID [tickets]
May 25 — Walla Walla WA [tickets]
May 26 — Seattle WA [tickets]
May 27 — Bellingham WA [tickets]
May 28 – Portland OR [tickets]
May 29 — Oakland CA [tickets]
The Posies have announced tour dates for spring 2016 in support of their forthcoming album Solid States. Tickets for several dates are on sale now – see the links below.
29 March – Leuven, Belgium @ Het Depot [tickets]
30 March – Joure, The Netherlands @ Cafe de Stam
31 March – The Hague, The Netherlands @ Paard [tickets]
1 April – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands @ Gigant
2 April – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso (small hall) [tickets]
3 April – Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ De Effenaar (small hall) [tickets]
4 April – Cologne, GERMANY @ Live Music Hall, supporting Nada Surf [tickets]
6 April – London, UK @ 100 Club [tickets]
8 April – Paris, France @ Point FMR
10 April – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch [tickets]
12 April – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan
13 April – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee [tickets]
14 April – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Nefertiti
15 April – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet
16 April – Hamburg, GERMANY @ Monkeys [tickets]
17 April – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia [tickets]
19 April – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzoki (small room) [tickets]
20 April – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena [tickets]
21 April – Bacelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2 [tickets]
22 April – Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club [tickets]
23 April – Cartagena, Spain @ Sala Budokan [tickets]
24 April – Sevilla, Spain @ Sala Malandra [tickets]
The Posies’ 8th album, Solid States, is going to be released in the spring of 2016, and the band have announced a contest to design the album cover. One winner will receive $500 USD and a special Posies prize pack. From Creative Allies:
We are making our 8th album, which for us represents major changes in our lives from the recovery of the loss of our drummer, Darius Minwalla, who passed away last year, to major musical reinventions of our sound and style. The album Solid States encapsulates an irony. In fact, we acknowledge that nothing is solid; everything is fluid, exploding, falling apart, recombining and that is the true nature of life. As much as we try and hold on to things, they change. And getting comfortable with this concept is the source of a lot of anxiety for most people (including us).
Our ideas for the cover concept are that it’s very scientific (solid being one of the states of matter). We envision a little bit of the above mentioned anxiety coming thru in an abstract drawing. Something frenetic and frantic, but also mathematical. We imagine the lettering for the band/ title would be several layers, like an exploded drawing.
Yes: Pencil, pen & ink, precise, scientific, hand made but controlled. Computerized art is OK too, but there needs to be a human aspect to it. Not *too* cold.
No: Photographs. We’re looking to avoid anything “retro” as well.
For more information on how to submit a design, please visit Creative Allies‘ website. The deadline to submit is February 10th.