BAD BOOKS BACK ON THE ROAD SUPPORTING SILVERSUN PICKUPS AND MORE
NEW ALBUM II OUT NOW ON TRIPLE CROWN / FAVORITE GENTLEMEN
The band will also be supporting Silversun Pickups in May on a string of dates in the Northeast, appearing at Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party in Philadelphia with Cold War Kids and a number of other shows this spring.
Bad Books is a collaboration between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra; they drew praise for the latest record with Paste Magazine writing that "on II, Bad Books have proven that they are more than Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine or vice versa," going on to say that they "play off their strengths," and that "all of us reap the benefit."
Rolling Stone noted that "the band maintains a unique sound, but the musicians have become more willing to stray from their comfort zones," and praise experimental nature of the "melodic-schizophrenia" that ensues. Upcoming tour dates below.
II was recorded at Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta, GA and was produced by Devine, Manchester Orchestra's lead singer Andy Hull, and Bad Books/Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell.
Here is a video of the guys performing "No Sides" acoustically in Atlantic Studios.
Bad Books - "No Sides" Acoustic video:
Bad Books 2013 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
5/4 - Tampa, FL - Funshine Festival
5/5 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre*
5/6 - Hamden, CT - The Space
5/7 - Portland, ME - State Theatre *
5/8 - Albany, NY - Bayou Café
5/9 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s *
5/10 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory *
6/30 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsey ^
7/12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall ^^
7/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party **
^Andy Hull & Kevin Devine Acoustic
^^ w/Front Bottoms
**w/ Cold War Kids
For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:
Bad Books Official Website