The Flatliners Announce West Coast Tour Dates Before Appearance at “It’s Not Dead Festival”
Summer Dates With Pkew Pkew Pkew & Sum 41
Toronto Canada’s The Flatliners have announced a new string of west coast dates with The Smith Street Band leading up to their appearance at It’s Not Dead Festival next month in San Bernardino, CA.
The Flats are on tour with Pkew Pkew Pkew through July 17th, after which they will support Sum 41 on a short run of Canadian dates.
The band is also set to make appearances at Riot Fest and The Fest 16 this fall. Their latest LP ‘Inviting Light’, is out now on Rise Records.
The Flatliners’ career is a testament to perseverance and dedication. With a lineup that has never strayed from the original members who met as teenagers, the band has since logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans along the way.
Now approaching 15 years of hammering out bombastic tunes everywhere from dive bars to festival stages to European concert halls, The Flatliners hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at the group’s core since the beginning.
Jul 11 Black Cat Washington, DC (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 12 Lancaster, PA American Bar and Grill ( w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 13 Wonder Bar Asbury Park, NJ (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 14 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 15 The Met Pawtucket, RI (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 16 The Middle East Cambridge, MA (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 17 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA (w/ Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale of Red City Radio)
Jul 20 Empire Square Live Belleville, Canada (w/ Sum 41)
Jul 21 Les Grandes Fetes Telus Rimouski, Canada (w/ Sum 41)
Jul 22 Festival des Bieres du Monde Saguenay, Canada (w/ Sum 41)
Jul 23 L’anti Bar & Spectacles Ville De Québec, Canada
Aug 18 – San Diego- Soda Bar w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 19 – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
Aug 20 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 22 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 23 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 26 It’s Not Dead Festival San Bernardino, CA
Sep 03 CRUCIAL FEST Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 17 Riot Fest Chicago, IL
Sep 21 Gibus Live Paris, France
Sep 22 JH Tijl Diest, Belgium
Sep 23 Sugarfactory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 24 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Sep 25 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Sep 27 Scheune Dresden, Germany
Sep 28 Bei Chez Heinz Hannover, Germany
Sep 29 Desi Brownsburg, Canada
Sep 30 007 Praha, Czech Republic
Oct 01 Arena Wien Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
Oct 02 Durer Kart Budapest, Hungary
Oct 04 Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 05 Honky Tonky Seregno, Italy
Oct 06 Sedel Luzern, Switzerland
Oct 07 Punk For Help Festival St. Wendel, Germany
Oct 08 Kranhalle München, Germany
Oct 09 Keller Klub Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 10 MTC Club Cologne, Germany
Oct 12 THE HOPE & RUIN Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Oct 14 Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Rebellion Rock Bar Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 17 Think Tank Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 20 The Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 21 The Dome, Tufnell Park London, United Kingdom
Oct 22 The Fighting Cocks Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Oct 27 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Oct 28 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Oct 29 The Fest Gainesville, FL
About The Flatliners:
The Flatliners came out swinging with youthful exuberance on their debut record, Destroy To Create, in 2005, and they’ve honed their anthemic style with each subsequent release: The Great Awake in 2007, Cavalcade in 2010, Dead Language in 2013 and Division of Spoils in 2015.
But frenetic touring schedules and prolific recording output takes its toll, and The Flatliners decided to spend the majority of 2015 off the road to recharge and reconnect with friends and family. Striking a balance between home and road life is a difficult task, but frontman and guitarist Chris Cresswell concedes that it’s necessary.
“That’s what we’ve been in search of for probably the last seven years. We noticed it in ourselves, and that’s what we’re really striving for now,” he says. “We have a lot of people in our lives that are super supportive of what we do, and we’re supportive of each other.”
The band may have opted for more downtime, but there was still plenty going on behind the scenes. Early in 2015, the guys found themselves without the familiarity of the jam space they had inhabited for nearly a decade—four walls that had been the incubator for hundreds of songs and uninhibited creativity. Several months were spent renting rooms wherever they were available before the band was able to settle into a new space, but the group did their best not to let the upheaval hinder their burgeoning roster of new material. Borne out of that chaos was Nerves, a two-song EP released in October 2016 that also marked the band’s first recording on Dine Alone Records.
The recording served as a taste of what eager fans can expect to hear on The Flatliners’ new album, Inviting Light, set to be released on April 7, 2017. The band has been working hard to refine its unmistakable style, ensuring they don’t lose sight of their roots while continuing to move forward.
The Flatliners continue to build on the enduring connection that brought them together all those years ago, celebrating one another’s personal milestones and weathering each new experience as a unit.
“It feels like we’re onto something,” Cresswell adds. “It’s exciting for a band to be 15 years into their existence and have this. It’s a refreshing thing.”