Mean Jeans Announce North American Tour

By on May 2, 2012

Hot off the heels of last week’s release of On Mars (Dirtnap Records) and a hometown release show on 4/20 – Portland’s premier party punks, The Mean Jeans, have announced a North American summer tour! 
On Mars is Mean Jeans long-awaited follow up to 2009’s Are You Serious! This is a different album, though, more mid-tempo catchier, and poppier (but less “pop punk” if you know what we mean) than their debut. In addition to the standard 3 piece instrumentation, On Mars also features, at various times, acoustic guitar (!), keyboards (!), drum machines (!), empty Jaeger bottles (!) and boxes of macaroni (!) played as extra percussion. Oh and it also features the debut of new member Jr. Jeans on bass!  This is a fantastic, exhilarating summertime pop album, so down a couple of jaegy bombs and get ready to moonwalk into the unknown with the Mean Jeans!
Mean Jeans Tour Dates:
May 11 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
May 12 Vancouver, BC – 360 Glen Warehouse
May 25 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
May 26 Oakland, CA – 1234 Go! Fest @ Vitus
Jun. 8 Baltimore, MD – Golden West
Jun. 9 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (w/ Shaved Women)
Jun. 10  Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
Jun. 11 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn
Jun. 12 Chicago, IL – Crown Tap Room
Jun. 13 Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House
Jun. 14 Toronto, ON – NXNE (@ the shop under Parts & Labour)
Jun. 16 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Explosion
Jun. 17 Montreal, QC – l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
Jun. 18 New Hampshire – Dover Brickhouse
Jun. 19 Boston, MA – Radio
Jun. 20 Manhattan, NY – Cake Shop
Jun. 21 Wilkes Barre, PA – Bones Bar
Jun. 22 Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tea House
Jun. 24 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
Jun. 25 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Jun. 26 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong (w/ the Shirks)
Praise for On Mars:
“Oh the Mean Jeans, I love you so….The Mean Jeans are about to blow up if they haven’t already, and I just wasn’t paying attention.” – Vice
“Portland pop-punk heroes rip, party, toob, hang tuff, spit out a wealth of unshakeable, Ramones-stamped gems.” – SPIN
“…runs on pure adrenaline and makes a sweaty, boozy case for dropping whatever it is you’re doing and cracking a drink right now.” – MTV Hive
“But I’m a punk rocker at heart and when a band like Mean Jeans makes punk sound as fresh as it did back when the first couple of Descendents LPs hit the record stores, you just can’t go wrong. Mean Jeans’ new LP On Mars is just about to make everyone feel young again.” – Get Bent
“Dirtnap Records seems a perfect fit for these denim-defenders of all things brazen. “Hangin’ Tuff” is the all-purpose accompaniment for bong rips, a bag of chips and hanging with your bros.” – Weekly Tape Deck
“…unshakably catchy, anthemic, and banging.” – Portland Mercury

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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.