Announce Tour With
The Rocket Summer
Shows Kick Off May 31st!
“Prepare your stereo, because we may have just found your new favorite musical supergroup.”
“States serves up an exciting mix of pop rock with a deeper message.”
-Zooey Dechanel’s Hello Giggles
“Engaging melodies on top of expansive instrumentation, not to mention the earnest vocals and lyrics, all come together to provide States with a sound that is both reflective of where they’ve come from, but also and perhaps more importantly, where they’re going. -Filter Magazine
May 24, 2012 — Nashville, TN – The melodic indie pop outfit known as States will be kicking off a tour with The Rocket Summer and The Scene Aesthetic and starting May 31st, 2012.
States materialized after indie-scene favorites, Copeland, disbanded. Guitarist brothers Bryan and Stephen Laurenson began conceptualizing their new creative musical venture and the duo acquired Mindy White, formerly of Lydia. She stepped out from her usual position behind a keyboard, lending her endearingly captivating vocals to the project. Upon hearing the early mixes, ex-Copeland drummer Jonathan Bucklew and bassist Dean Lorenz joined the lineup and filled out the sound.
Having toured with Circa Survive, Anberlin, Maps & Atlases, played 5 shows at SXSW 2012 and was a CMJ 2011 Festival buzz band, States cannot wait to get back on the road all summer long.
For upcoming announcements, tour dates and more, please stop by: www.statesmusic.com or www.facebook.com/statesmusicand be sure to follow them on twitter at @StatesMusic and @MindyWhite!
5/31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/2 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
6/3 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
6/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
6/6 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
6/7 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café(Vegas Strip)
6/8 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
6/9 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
6/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
6/12 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
6/14 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live(Studio)
6/15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
6/16 Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/19 Petersburg, FL The State TheatreSt
6/20 Orlando, FL The Social
6/21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
6/22 Richmond, VA Kingdom
6/23 Baltimore, MD Sonar
6/25 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
6/26 Philadelphia, PA 1st Unitarian Church
6/27 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
6/28 Montreal, Canada La Tulipe
6/29 Toronto, Canada Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/01 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
7/03 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
7/04 St Paul, MN Station 4
7/06 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre