City Slang: The Singles to tour this summer



Detroit’s Los Angeles-based pop-rock band The Singles will be touring this summer. The tour kicks off in Brooklyn on June 27, and ends in Laguna Beach on August 28. Michigan dates are July 10 at Bells Brewery in Kalamazoo, July 25 at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, and July 26 at Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor.

Much has changed since frontman Vincent Frederick left Detroit for L.A. a few years ago. The band is now a two-piece, Frederick playing alongside drummer Nicky Veltman. However, the sound remains hooky, sunshiney and fun.

According to a statement, “hings got serious once they met producer Rick Parker, who was brought on to mix their single “(She’s Got) A Heart of Stone” in early 2013. His chill vibe, part surfer, part jedi studio master, was the perfect counterpoint to the off-kilter energy of the band.”

Catch them on the hometown leg.