Multi-Platinum selling Canadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench have announced a summer headlining tour in the U.S., "SPF 80s", which kicks off on July 8th in Oklahoma City, OK at the Diamond Ballroom. Presale tickets and VIP packages will be available starting on Thursday, May 19th at 10am local time. General admission tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20th at 10am local time. Go to www.marianastrench.net for more info and to purchase tickets.
The tour is in support of their newly released fourth studio album Astoria which echoes one part 1980's fantasy adventure film and one part classic Marianas Trench. It honors classic coming of age stories, and reflects on front man Josh Ramsay's own personal journey that took him from the highest high to the darkest point in his life and career. "This album is about completely falling to pieces, and picking yourself back up again," Josh explains. "We took the hardest two years of my life and made it into something beautiful, and our best work to date."
Excited to be performing in the U.S. again this summer, Marianas Trench enthuses, "America, we're back. Grab your sunscreen, super soaker, and speedo 'cuz things are about to get HOT. The Marianas Trench SPF 80s tour is coming to a city near you this summer and David Hasselhoff says, "You definitely don't want to miss it!"
Since their 2006 debut album Fix Me, Marianas Trench have had two Certified Platinum albums in Canada (Masterpiece Theatre and Ever After) and many chart-topping hits including "Fallout," "Haven't Had Enough" and "Stutter." In 2013, the band earned a JUNO Award for Group of the Year, adding that accomplishment to their multiple MuchMusic Video Awards. Ramsay also received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen's breakthrough smash "Call Me Maybe."
Below is a full list of tour dates for Marianas Trench's SPF 80s tour. General admission tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20th at 10AM local time
July 8, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
July 9, 2016 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
July 10, 2016 Austin, TX Mohawk
July 12, 2016 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
July 13, 2016 Birmingham, AL Iron City
July 15, 2016 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
July 16, 2016 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
July 17, 2016 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
July 19, 2016 Wilmington, NC Ziggy's By The Sea
July 20, 2016 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
July 22, 2016 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
July 23, 2016 Richmond, VA The National
July 24, 2016 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
July 26, 2016 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
July 27, 2016 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
July 29, 2016 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
July 30, 2016 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
July 31, 2016 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 02, 2016 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
August 03, 2016 Nashville, TN The Cannery Ballroom
August 05, 2016 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
August 06, 2016 Chicago, IL Taste Of Lincoln Avenue
August 07, 2016 Omaha, NE Slowdown
August 09, 2016 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
August 10, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
August 13, 2016 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
August 14, 2016 San Diego, CA House Of Blues