Bad Books are excited to announce new tour dates for 2013 in support of their recently released sophomore album II. A collaboration between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books drew praise for the latest record with Paste Magazine writing that “on II, Bad Books have proven that they are more than Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine or vice versa,” going on to say that they “play off their strengths,” and that “all of us reap the benefit.” Rolling Stone noted that “the band maintains a unique sound, but the musicians have become more willing to stray from their comfort zones,” and praise experimental nature of the “melodic-schizophrenia” that ensues. Upcoming tour dates below.
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II was recorded at Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta, GA and was produced by Devine, Manchester Orchestra’s lead singer Andy Hull, and Bad Books/Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell. Rob Schnapf, well known for his work on Elliott Smith’s seminal recordings XO and Either/Or, leant his talent to mixing the album.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox
13 – Newport, KY – Thompson House*
14 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
15 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room*
16 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s theatre*
19 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live*
22 – Towson, MD – The Recher Theatre*
23 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
24 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern*