Excellent and insightful blog piece about the last time Jon played solo in London can be found here as well.
After a triumphant run of dates across Europe in March & April the newly revitalised trio-format band head back to Europe in October, following a 27-date run of secret shows in the US.
The band have always been exploring, growing and 2016 sees them continuing in that vein. None of US shows were in conventional music venues, with the location only revealed to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of each show. The band are now touring as a trio, with no bass player, and Solid States collaborator Frankie Siragusa on drums. New album Solid States was not recorded in the usual band-in-a-room manner. Stringfellow and Auer sent song ideas back and forth online, writing and largely recording the album separately – but collaboratively – in their home studios.
The autumn tour starts in Manchester on 27th October, ending on 9th November in Diksmuide, Belgium. Solid States is out now Lojinx CD, digital and heavyweight vinyl LP.
The Posies “Solid States” Autumn Tour Dates
27 Oct @ Night and Day, Manchester, UK [tickets]
28 Oct @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK [tickets]
29 Oct @ Brudenel Social Club, Leeds, UK [tickets]
30 Oct @ Louisiana, Bristol, UK [tickets]
01 Nov @ Blue Shell, Cologne GERMANY [tickets]
02 Nov @ Tivoli De Hellling, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
03 Nov @ 60, Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS[tickets]
04 Nov @ Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
05 Nov @ Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, NETHERLANDS [tickets]
06 Nov @ Luxor Live, Arnhem, NETHERLANDS tickets]
09 Nov @ 4AD, Diksmuide, BELGIUM [tickets]
Tickets available from Friday 3rd June.
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 will be presenting new material, in a new format, this spring in Europe. Experiments abound…
May 1 — Gebouw-T, Bergen Op Zoom NETHERLANDS
May 2 — De Peppel, Zeist NETHERLANDS
May 3 — Manifesto, Hoorn NETHERLANDS
May 6 — Muziekodroom, Hasselt BELGIUM
May 7 — Nijdrop, Opwijk BELGIUM
May 14-16 Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK (exact date and stage tba)
The Posies will be touring Europe this autumn after the release of ‘Blood/Candy’.
Sept. 28 @ Sala Stereo, Murcia, Spain
Sept. 30 @ Heineken, Madrid, Spain
Oct. 1 @ Wah Wah, Valencia, Spain
Oct. 2 @ Apolo 2, Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 4 @ Divan du Monde, Paris, France
Oct. 5 @ Garage, London, UK
Oct. 6 @ Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Oct. 7 @ Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 8 @ Kazerne Fonck, Liege, Belgium
Oct. 9 @ Melkweg Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct. 10 @ Vera, Groningen, Holland
Oct. 12 @ Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, Holland
Oct. 13 @ Gleis 22, Munster, Germany
Oct. 14 @ Comet Club, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 15 @ Silber Club, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 17 @ Inkonst, Malmo, Sweden
Oct. 19 @ Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 20 @ Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct. 21 @ John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Oct. 22 @ Kvarteret, Bergen, Norway
Oct. 23 @ Blaest, Trondheim, Norway
Oct. 25 @ Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
Oct. 26 @ Klubi, Turku, Finland
North American tour to follow in November; dates are still being finalized.
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Also, these tour dates have been added:
04.25 – La Fleche D’or, Paris France
04.26 – Chariot @ the Jailbreak Club, Road to Ruins Festival, Roma Italy
05.20 – The Disciplines @ Cafe Mono, Oslo Norway
09.02 – Inveraray Castle, Connect Festival, Inveraray UK
And Jon’s Scandinavian tour kicks off on Wednesday in Oslo; dates can be found here.
Jon will be doing a tour of the UK and Europe this fall, and the dates are posted on the tour page now. Keep checking back, as there are still a couple dates he is finalizing and will be adding in the coming weeks!
Also, the European release of ‘Songs From The Year Of Our Demise’ (including three unheard bonus tracks – ‘Such Is The Light,’ ‘Queen of Darkness’, and the demo of a song called ‘One Way Street’) will be available in most countries in Europe in mid-October, and for the UK, you will be able to find it at the beginning of November.
He was interviewed by MARKED online music magazine at the end of September, and you can read that feature here.