By on April 27, 2013


Guards will join Portugal. The Man on tour in June and July, rounding out a busy couple of months on the road that includes dates with Palma Violets, Best Coast, Alt-J, and appearances at Lollapalooza, Primavera Sound, and more. See below for full details.


On tour in support of their new album In Guards We Trust (Black Bell Records), the New York-based band just performed a highly-praised set at Coachella. The Wall Street Journal states “on tour behind In Guards We Trust, one of the year’s best albums, Guards muscled up, its live music less textured but no less appealing as a synth growled in the midrange along with washes of guitar feedback.” Similarly, Los Angeles Times declares “Guards toy with loud-soft dynamics, and touch on pastel harmonies and thick, almost ’60s garage rock riffs, but it’s the back and forth between keyboardist Kaylie Church and Richie Follin that sets the group apart.”


The music video for new Guards single “Ready To Go” recently premiered across multiple channels at MTV – MTV2, mtvU, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, MTV Hive and


Feel free to post & embed it from their official YouTube channel here:


In Guards We Trust has received overwhelming acclaim since its release earlier this year. Esquire named the band one of “15 Music Artists to Watch in 2013” and Vogue selected them as “Band of the Week,” with additional praise coming from Stereogum, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, and Elle, among others. Their highly-buzzed SXSW appearances earned them a spot at the top of several festival roundups, including NPR Music, who selected the band as one of “15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013,” praising, “I walked across the street to the Empire Control Room, toward the sound of good, strong, guitar-laden pop…I loved what I was hearing.”


Founded in New York City by singer Richie Follin, Guards also features Kaylie Church and Loren Humphrey.



(Click HERE for ticket information)

April 25 – Portland, OR – Holocene*

April 26 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*

April 27 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*

April 30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*

May 1 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*

May 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*

May 3 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*

May 4 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi*

May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*

May 10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

May 12 – Frankfurt, GER – Zoom (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

May 13 – Munich, GER – Strom (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

May 14 – Cologne, GER – Luxor (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

May 16 – London, UK – Birthdays

May 18 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival – Warren Theatre

May 20 – Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu (w/ The Phoenix Foundation)

May 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival

May 23 – Nimes, France – This Is Not A Love Song Festival
May 24 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival

May 25 – London, UK- Field Day 2013 

May 27 – Rouen, France – Club 106

May 28 – Paris, France – Kitsune Mansion

May 29 – Nantes, France – Festival Stereolux

May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse+

June 1 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre+

June 3 – Richmond, VA – The National+

June 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club+

June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts+

June 6 – Boston, MA – Royale+

June 10 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre^

June 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^

June 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room^

June 20- Chicago, IL – House of Blues~

June 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater~

June 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue~

June 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant~

June 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues~

June 26 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues~

June 27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues~

June 28 – Helotes, TX – Josabi’s~

June 29 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls~

July 2 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Stage~

July 3 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Conf. Center~

July 4 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen~ 

August 2 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival 2013

August 4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza


* with Palma Violets

+ with Best Coast

^ with Alt-J
~ with Portugal. The Man


You can pick up the new album In Guards We Trust on iTunes HERE
For more information, please visit Guards online:

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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.