Japandroids Announce New UK/EU Summer Dates, Play Jimmy Fallon

Japandroids Announce New UK/EU Summer Dates, Play Jimmy Fallon

Following on from their inclusion in this year’s Polaris Prize long list last week, Vancouver duo Japandroids have announced a full UK and European tour starting this August that will take them through September and includes Pitchfork’s Music Festival in November.  This comes on the heels of the rapturously received new album ‘Celebration Rock’ and their current North American tour, where they have sold out shows in Seattle, Portland, SF, LA, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, NYC, Brooklyn, Philly, DC and Vancouver. 

Their long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut ‘Post Nothing’, ‘Celebration Rock’, came out on 4th June on Polyvinyl Records, debuting at #37 on the USA Billboard charts. The album was produced by Jesse Gander and Japandroids and has been called "one of the year’s most thrilling rock records" by Rolling Stone and "a rock record for the ages" by Pitchfork and the critics have unanimously agreed with that.

Last week, the band performed two songs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ‘Fire’s Highway’ for TV, and a special online performance of ‘The House That Heaven Built’ featuring The Roots’ "Captain" Kirk Douglas on backing guitars and vocals.

Watch the Fallon performances here:

And here:

‘Celebration Rock’, featuring eight new tracks, is available now on CD/LP/Digital.  Their first single for ‘The House That Heaven Built’ with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Jack The Ripper’ cover on the b-side is currently available on iTunes and 7". Buy it here. 


Japandroids on tour!

6/19  Denver, CO   Larimer Lounge    SOLD OUT
6/21  Chicago, IL   Lincoln Hall §  SOLD OUT
6/22  Cleveland, OH   Grog Shop 
6/23  Toronto, ON   Lee’s Palace  SOLD OUT
6/25  Montreal, QC   La Sala Rossa 
6/26  Boston  MA Brighton Music Hall SOLD OUT
6/27  NYC, NY    Bowery Ballroom § SOLD OUT
6/28  Brooklyn, NY   Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
6/29  Philadelphia, PA   Johnny Brenda’s §  SOLD OUT
6/30  Washington, DC   Rock & Roll Hotel 
SOLD OUT 7/3  Minneapolis, MN   7th Street Entry 
7/7  Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret SOLD OUT
7/13  Chicago, IL   Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival)
8/14  Ponte Do Lima, Portugal Paredes De Coura
8/16  Dublin, Ireland   Workmans Club
8/17  Belfast, UK    Mandela Hall
8/18  Skipton, UK   Beacons Festival
8/19  Leicester, UK   Summer Sundae Festival
8/22  Reykjavik, Iceland  Gamli Gaukurinn
8/24  Hannover, Germany  Bootboohook Festival
8/25  Dornstadt, Germany  Obstwiesenfestival
8/27  Frankfurt, Germany  Zoom
8/28  Dresden, Germany  Beatpol
8/29  Berlin, Germany   Magnet
8/31  Poznan, Poland   Minoga
9/1  Warsaw, Poland   Hydrozagadka
9/3  Budapest, Hungary  Akvarium
9/4  Vienna, Austria   Chelsea
9/6  Ljubljana, Slovenia  Kino Siska
9/7  Graz, Austria   Postgarage
9/8  Zagreb, Croatia   NKC Park
9/10  Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
9/11  Munich, Germany  Feierwerk
9/12  Luzern, Switzerland  Treibhaus Luzern
9/14  Brussels, Belgium  La Chocolaterie
9/15  Leffinge, Belgium  Leffingeleleuren Festival
9/16  Tilburg, Netherlands  Incubate Festival
9/18  Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
9/19  Rotterdamn, Netherlands Rotown
9/21  Hamburg, Germany  Reeperbahn Festival
9/22  Munster, Germany  Gleiss
22 9/23  Cologne, Germany  Luxor
9/25  Copenhagen, Denmark  Pumpehuset
9/26  Aarhus, Denmark  Voxhall
9/28  Gothenburg, Sweden  Pustervik
9/29  Stockholm, Sweden  Strand
9/30  Oslo, Norway   John Dee 11/1-3 Paris, France   Pitchfork Music – with Cadence Weapon


‘Celebration Rock’ out now, also nominated for Polaris Prize 2012

"I think it’s the best rock record I’ve heard this year." – NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’

"a rock record for the ages" – Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’ (8.8)

"Every track’s an anthem, every second precious, on this breathless new album." BBC Music

"These two know how hard they’ve worked to buy themselves some time, and how expensive and precious time can get, the darkness of maturity creeping closer but never quite arriving. This is not the sound of settling." – Spin (9/10)

"The sound of fireworks begins and ends the album; in between more pyrotechnics come courtesy of the guitarist Brian King’s rapid-fire riffs and the drummer David Prowse’s pummeling gallop." – The New York Times

"Japandroids simultaneously epitomise and critique the act of being in a wicked awesome cult rock band." Drowned in Sound

"Imagine a different Eighties: The Replacements made Born in the USA, Hüsker Dü were Hulk Hogan’s entrance music, and indie rock was the keggercrushing choice of Top Gun America." – Rolling Stone, 4 Stars

"it’s an album about need and immediacy and getting shit off your chest. There’s no holding it back." – Stereogum’s ‘Album of the Week’

"Celebration Rock encapsulates the kind of affirmative, collective experiences that define an entire adolescence." The Quietus

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