Mean Creek Announce Fall Tour Dates With Counting Crows

By on September 16, 2012

“‘Young & Wild’ is a song that is both romantic and reminiscent. And it calls on the grandeur of Springsteen and the rebellion of the Replacements. Here’s to hoping they’re no longer the Northeast’s best kept secret.” – FILTER Magazine
“Boston has been home to some of rock’s most iconic and influential bands, but it’s been a while since the historic city has seen an indie group like Mean Creek. Alternating boy-girl vocalists conjure a Pixies-like dual frontperson mystique and they rock equally as hard as their Beantown alma mater.” – Aol. Music
“Mean Creek is not merely a great Boston Band; they’re a really great band period. Everyone outside the 617 should be warned Boston has birthed its next prodigious band. Be prepared.” – Paste

Boston-based indie-rock quartet Mean Creek have announced their Fall tour of the U.S. supporting Counting Crows. Marking the band’s second stint with Counting Crows, the tour will begin on Tuesday, October 23 in Port Chester, NY, at The Capitol Theatre and will take in 14 evenings across the U.S., culminating in an appearance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, November 24. Prior to the tour, the band will be performing as part of this year’s CMJ Music Marathon from October 17-19. Mean Creek will be on the road in support of its soon-to-be-released sophomore album titled Youth Companion.
Youth Companion, an album that was recorded at 1867 Recording Studio by Chris McLaughlin, producer of the band’s acclaimed debut album, The Sky (Or The Underground), will be released through Old Flame Records on October 16. The album’s first soaring, nostalgia-laced rock single, “Young & Wild,” can be downloaded for free HERE.
Building its name and acquiring a presence that has led to the band becoming a household name in their native Boston, the four members of Mean Creek – Chris Keene (lead vocals/guitar), Aurore Ounjian (guitar/vocals), Erik Wormwood (bass), and Mikey Holland (drums) – delved into their newest musical project with the assurance and conviction that comes from knowing their legitimate place in the world. Recently named “Best Boston Band” by the readers of The Boston Phoenix for the second straight year in a row and taking home the coveted “Album/EP of the Year” for their John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile)-produced Hemophiliac EP at the 2011 Boston Music Awards, Mean Creek have their sights set on impacting the nation as they have in their hometown with Youth Companion, the band’s most focused and biggest-sounding work to date.
Mean Creek will be performing at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon as well as touring the U.S. supporting Counting Crows during October and through all of November. Tour dates below.
11 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (Youth Companion release show)
17 – New York, NY – CMJ – Fontana’s – Pirate! showcase
18 – New York, NY – CMJ – Pianos – Old Flame Records showcase  
19 – New York, NY – CMJ – Bowery Electric – The Outlaw Roadshow showcase
23 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
25 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
26 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
28 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
01 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphiteater
04 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
07 – New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theatre
09 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino 
10 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
12 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
14 – Albuqerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
16 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphiteatre
20 – San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern


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.