Celebrated Welsh indie rock band THE JOY FORMIDABLE announce a week-long run of headlining tour dates beginning August 10th in Costa Mesa, CA. It will be the band’s first time touring the west coast of the United States. Tour dates below.
The band’s eight-song debut EP A Balloon Called Moaning has been critically well-received, with SPIN calling the release “ambitious… drenched in…fuzzy bass, propelled by…driving percussion… the album transforms shoegaze’s ear-stabbing reverb into something pretty, airy, girly…and sometimes dark.” FILTER went on to say that The Joy Formidable “rocks like a grungier version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…joyous.” The New York Times congratulated the songs’ “cryptic lyrics that glint with urgency” and said that “the music regenerates the turbulent haze of 1990s shoegazer rock, but… it’s less tormented and more anthemic, confident of the pop structures at its core.”
Tour dates for THE JOY FORMIDABLE:
August 10 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
August 11 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
August 12 – Popscene – San Francisco, CA
August 14 – KEXP BBQ – Seattle, WA
August 15 – Media Club – Vancouver, BC