RX Bandits announce the 10th anniversary reissue of their album ...And The Battle Begun and U.S. tour performing it in its entirety. The 2006 album was the very first release on the Sargent House label, begun by Cathy Pellow of the management company of the same name. The special double LP anniversary edition will be available at all shows on this tour.
And So I Watch You From Afar, also of the Sargent House family, are main support on all dates. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 27th. Pre-sale tickets are available HERE. Please see complete dates below.
RX Bandits members Matthew Embree and Steve Choi reminisce about the album:
"...Battle is the sound of us playing music in a room together, in the summer of 2005. It was a definitive crossroads for the band, one that would lead to some of our most favorable adventures. In my opinion, Sargent House/Cathy saved our career." -- Matt Embree
"We began writing and recording ....Battle between the ages of 24 and 25, a time in which we were very much lead by our creative ideals. After all, if you can't be zealously idealistic in your mid-twenties, when can you? We tracked the album live at the Tape-Op studios in Sacramento, CA on a mountain of microphones and gear next to a train track that required us to take breaks as freight trains periodically idled by. We stood there, headphones on, sweating as much from the heat as we were from the pressure of playing our parts well for the next take. The 2nd phase of the album was completed at Embree's family ranch in the Santa Ysabel mountains, a beautiful and inspiring place.
"When we finished, I'm not sure any of us knew the affect this album would have on our band's trajectory, as we usually don't have any perspective on the piece of work itself for at least a couple years. Our label at the time deemed the songs and recording quality to be below their standards, so we left and serendipitously came together with Sargent House to release the album. This album contains music we made while learning how to communicate, articulate, collaborate, and further focus being passionate. What we were left with is a collection of music that brought us closer to our fans and our musical identity as we carried on as musicians doing our work, defined by our struggle." -- Steve Choi
...And The Battle Begun 2x12" vinyl reissue will be available at all RX Bandits shows on tour and worldwide via Sargent House in October 2016.
RX BANDITS / AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR TOUR 2016:
09/24 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
09/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
09/27 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
09/28 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/01 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/03 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
10/04 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/05 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/06 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
10/08 - Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's
10/10 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/12 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
10/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
10/15 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
10/16 - Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
10/17 - Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/20 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/22 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/28 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom