One of the last things I did at DiS was work with a number of super people on the pulling together of a tour for October, the inaugural Shred Yr Face tour. It’s headlined by Los Campesinos!, with support from No Age and Times New Viking. Three great bands from three great labels – Wichita, Sub Pop and Matador – on one great tour.
And now things are hitting their stride – there’s a Facebook group for the tour, which you can join, and soon there will be a blog running, with updates from participating bands and guest contributors. Add to that exclusives (songs, competitions, things) and the whole community vibe, and it’s all pretty sweet.
At the moment Shred Yr Face dot com isn’t a whole lot to look at, but it’ll expand before long, so do check it out and keep your eyes and ears open for further developments.
I’m doing what I can to aid the tour’s cause at the moment, but obviously finding a job comes first; applause is due, therefore, for the efforts of Gareth D, Natalie J and Tom W, who are gonna make this an interactive success, and hopefully set the foundations for further Shred Yr Face tours.
The tour dates run as follows:
14 Brighton Komedia
15 Liverpool Carling Academy 2
16 Leeds Irish Centre
17 Dublin Whelans
18 Glasgow School of Arts
20 London Electric Ballroom
21 Bristol Fleece
22 Manchester Academy 3
Click here for details on tickets and age restrictions. Tickets are on sale NOW.
No Age, ‘Eraser‘
Los Campesinos!, ‘Death To Los Campesinos!‘
Times New Viking’s ‘Zebra Session’