Got an e-mail yesterday afternoon from HiFi Handgrenades honcho John Speck, informing us of all kinds of cool stuff the band's up to following their opening slot tour with the Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl himself chose them for the gig) earlier this year. The band is leaving at the end of July for a three-month tour, which includes a few Western Canada and Pacific Northwest Warped Tour dates, as well as a few European festivals (including Belgium's Pukkelpop, Frequency in Vienna, and the well-regarded Leeds and Reading Fests in jolly ol' blighty). The European swing will also include a few club dates, including support dates with with Alkaline Trio and Millencolin, before heading back to the U.S. for a tour with Streetlight Manifesto, and then ending with the band's debut performance at Fest 7 in Gainesville, Florida.
The band's debut LP, Carry On, is now also available via New Romance for Kids Records in Canada, Rough Trade/FAEC in Japan (the latter label is also distributing an exclusive five-song EP) and, as of August 26th, on Deck Cheese Records on the U.K.
Speck also says the Grenades have 10 new songs demoed for their next album. They're aiming for a springtime '09 release date ... and still looking for "a good fit on a U.S. label" (interested parties can contact the band via their MySpace page or e-mail here and we'll forward your e-mail to Mr. Speck).
Looking good, dudes.
Here's the band's full upcoming itenerary:
Aug 5 2008 Warped Tour Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aug 6 2008 Warped Tour Calgary, Alberta
Aug 8 2008 Warped Tour Boise, Idaho
Aug 9 2008 Warped Tour Seattle, Washington
Aug 10 2008 Warped Tour Portland, Oregon
Aug 14 2008 Pukkelpop Festival Belgium
Aug 15 2008 Frequency Festival Vienna
Aug 16 2008 Magnet Club Berlin
Aug 17 2008 Molotov Hamburg
Aug 19 2008 Live Music Hall w/ Alkaline Trio Koln
Aug 20 2008 Koko w/ Alkaline Trio London
Aug 23 2008 Reading Festival Reading
Aug 24 2008 Leeds Festival Leeds
Aug 25 2008 Garage w/ Alkaline Trio Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 26 2008 Ambassador w/ Alkaline Trio Dublin, Northern Ireland
Aug 28 2008 Cafe Drummond Aberdeen, Scotland
Aug 29 2008 Westport Bar Dundee, Scotland
Aug 30 2008 Academy 2 Newcastle
Sep 1 2008 Leadmill (small hall) Sheffield
Sep 2 2008 Fibbers York
Sep 3 2008 Night & Day Manchester
Sep 4 2008 Sugarmill Stoke
Sep 5 2008 West End Centre Aldershot
Sep 7 2008 Met Lounge Peterborough
Sep 8 2008 Barfly Liverpool
Sep 10 2008 Soultree Cambridge
Sep 11 2008 Esquires Bedford
Sep 12 2008 Forum Tunbridge Wells
Sep 13 2008 Bullingdon Arms Oxford
Sep 15 2008 Joiners Southampton
Sep 16 2008 Engine Room Brighton
Sep 17 2008 Metro London
Sep 18 2008 Cavern Exeter
Sep 20 2008 Club 85 Hitchin
Sep 21 2008 Roadmenders Northampton
Sep 23 2008 Academy w/ Millencolin Birmingham
Sep 24 2008 Academy w/ Millencolin Bristol
Sep 25 2008 Astoria 2 w/ Millencolin London
Sep 26 2008 Wedgewood Rooms w/ Millencolin Portsmouth
Sep 27 2008 Rock City w/ Millencolin Nottingham
Sep 28 2008 Academy 3 w/ Millencolin Manchester
Sep 29 2008 Garage w/ Millencolin Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 8 2008 Crazy Donkey w/ Streetlight Manifesto Farmington, New York
Oct 9 2008 Starland Ballroom w/ Streetlight Manifesto Sayreville, New Jersey
Oct 10 2008 Northern Lights w/ Streetlight Manifesto Albany, New York
Oct 11 2008 Infinity w/ Streetlight Manifesto Buffalo, New York
Oct 12 2008 Agora w/ Streetlight Manifesto Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 13 2008 Intersection w/ Streetlight Manifesto Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct 14 2008 TBA w/ Streetlight Manifesto TBA
Oct 15 2008 Bluebird w/ Streetlight Manifesto Denver, Colorado
Oct 16 2008 Avalon w/ Streetlight Manifesto Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 17 2008 Brickhouse w/ Streetlight Manifesto Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 18 2008 Key Club w/ Streetlight Manifesto Los Angeles/Hollywood, California
Oct 19 2008 House of Blues w/ Streetlight Manifesto San Diego, California
Oct 30 2008 FEST 7 Gainesville, Florida
The Handgrenades and some dude who plays with guys named Bruce and Conan.
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