Cheap Girls announce Fall tour dates with The Hold Steady, European dates with Joyce Manor and Fest 13

By on August 20, 2014

Cheap Girls

Photo Credit: Kelly Gairrocco

Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls have announced a run of new North American tour dates today, adding to their previously announced September shows with The Hold Steady and their European dates with Joyce Manor (all tour dates below). The band recently released their fourth full-length Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings.
If you haven’t heard Cheap Girls yet, there’s an excellent chance they’re your favorite band’s favorite band.  Tapped to tour with everyone from The Gaslight Anthem to their recently completed run of dates with Against Me! and The Hold Steady, it’s apparent that Cheap Girls fans carry some serious clout. 

 

Famous Graves was recorded in Chicago and Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (who recorded Cheap Girls’ first two records, 2008’s Find Me a Drink Home & 2009’s My Roaring 20’s) and Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Dead Ending, All Eyes West). Recorded over 3 months, the band self-produced the record and mixed it with the assistance of Dean.  The follow-up to their 2012 release Giant Orange, Famous Graves sees the band continuing to grow their authentic Midwestern rock that’s drawn comparisons to bands such as The Lemonheads, The Replacements, and early Smoking Popes.

 

Cheap Girls is Ian Graham (vocals/bass), Adam Aymor (guitar) and Ben Graham (drums).

Recent Praise for Famous Graves:

“For seven years Cheap Girls have embraced the ‘90s in a way few other bands have. Though the decade is currently serving as a fruitful reference point, the Michigan trio has pulled influence from alternative radio instead of anything underground, and over the course of three albums the band’s pop-rock, Gin Blossoms influence has helped distinguish the band.” –AV Club

“A crunchy, power-chord-heavy blitz of anthemic bar rock” –Consequence of Sound

“It seems like Cheap Girls became everyone’s favorite band overnight. It makes sense considering the band plays hopscotch all over those genre lines between folk and punk and garage rock… their new album Famous Graves is one of the more anticipated albums of the year” –Noisey

“In recent years Michigan power trio Cheap Girls has become one of the world’s most reliable practitioners of meat-and-potatoes rock ’n’ roll — the same kind of punk-infused bar rock fellow Midwest natives the Hold Steady have been (more often than not) gloriously unspooling for the past decade too.” –Stereogum

Tour Dates:
08/30 – Riverview, MI @ Michigan on Mute Fest
09/05 – East Lansing, MI @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
09/09 – Akron, OH @ Musica^
09/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme^
09/13 – Toledo, OH @ Main Event Arts Fest w/ Guided By Voices, The Menzingers
09/25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Midwest Fest
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Township
10/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
10/12 – Toronto, CAN @ Cave
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
10/15 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/30 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 13
11/03 – Paris, France @ Espace B*
11/04 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang*
11/05 – Dresden, Germany @ Chemiefabrik*
11/06 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
11/07 – Trier, Germany @ Exhaus*
11/08 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ The Tube*
11/09 – Castricum, Netherlands @ De Bakkerij*
11/10 – Antwerp, Belgium @ JC Kavka*
11/11 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2*
11/12 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note*
11/13 – Manchester, UK @ The Star & Garter*
11/14 – London, UK @ The Dome*
11/15 – Southampton, UK @ Joiners*
11/16 – Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks*
11/17 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange*

^ = w/ The Hold Steady
* = w/ Joyce Manor
http://cheapgirls.net

http://xtramilerecordings.com

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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