Motion City Soundtrack are gearing up for a UK tour during September 2012.
They will be touring in support of their fifth studio album "Go" which was released on June 11th via Epitaph Records/The Boombox Generation. The album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, and received fantastic reviews worldwide. Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. 20th July 2012. Doors are ? Tickets are £13.50 except London which are £15. Singer Justin Pierre said ‘We are incredibly thrilled to get to come back to the UK for more shows this fall! We had a blast with Slam Dunk and wished it had lasted a whole lot longer! We are excited to be able to play some of the other new tracks from GO as well as old favorites and are always looking for suggestions from fans as far as the sets they want to hear/see! Contact us via twitter and facebook and get those requests in! No two shows will be the same! I love exclamation points!’
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On Motion City Soundtrack’s last visit to the UK they played four of their albums across two sold out nights at London’s XOYO, followed by a headline slot on the Slam Dunk tour.
Dates are: September 2012
Sat 15 Sep Glasgow King Tuts
Sun 16 Norwich Waterfront
Mon 17 Sep London Heaven
Tue 18 Sep Brighton The Haunt
Thu 20 Sep Manchester Academy 2
Sat 22 Sep Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms(10 pm curfew)
Sun 23 Sep Birmingham 02 Academy 2
Mon 24 Sep Oxford O2 Academy 2
Tue 25 Sep Leeds Cockpit
The band have also just confirmed a 29 date US tour through October/November with special guests Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now.
Motion City Soundtrack are – Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson and Tony Thaxton. Back in 2002 the band released their debut albumI Am The Movie.It not only got them on SPIN and Alternative Press’ radar, but impressed Epitaph Records so much, they signed the band. Their follow up,Commit This To Memoryenlisted Blink 182 member Mark Hoppus on production duties and saw the band rapidly expanding their fanbase and selling more than 300k copies of the album.Even If It Kills Mearrived in 2007 with production by Ric Ocasek, Adam Schlesinger and Eli Janney, and was the first Top 20 charting album of Motion City Soundtrack’s career by snagging the #16 spot on the Billboard 200. Their fourth album My Dinosaur Life was also the band’s major label debut – released on Columbia Records – and became their top charting album when it debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200. With a number of successful albums, critical praise and a vast fan base, and now returned to their home Epitaph, Motion
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“….god-damn, this band know their business alright.”8/10 Ourzone