Akron/Family Announce Tour Dates

Akron/Family are gearing up for a North American tour that features a handful of summer festivals plus headlining club and theater dates. Just back from Japan (JPGs HERE!), Akron/Family will be joined by Wooden Wand for an east coast run and in September by very special guests Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard and Slaraffenland. The Slaraffenland horns will join the band on stage each night (a la The Dodos or Megafaun before them) to form the Akron/Family big band.

akron-familySimultaneously, Akron/Family’s US label, Dead Oceans, will be releasing a series of Akron/Family 7"s.  Side A will feature a track off their newest, most dynamic offering, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, and the flip-side will boast an exclusive, 7"-only track.  These releases can be purchased at the band’s shows first before they will be made available to traditional retail outlets. The first in this series, "Everyone is Guilty,” is all but sold out - there are a few copies left at the band’s web store at akronfamily.com. The second 7" in the series, "River,” can be purchased during the September run and from traditional outlets in October. Details from the "Many Ghosts" single will be announced soon.

Tour Dates:

Wed.       Jul. 22        Cleveland, OH @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thu.        Jul. 23        Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Festival
Fri.          Jul. 24        Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Icy Demons
Sat.         Jul. 25        Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
Sun.        Jul. 26        Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
Wed.       Jul. 29        Steamboat Springs, CO @ Ghostranch Saloon
Thu.        Jul. 30        Vail, CO @ The Sandbar
Fri.          Jul. 31        Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Sun.        Aug. 2        Liberty Park, NJ @ All Points West Festival
Tue.        Aug. 11       Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Wooden Wand
Wed.       Aug. 12      Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ Wooden Wand
Thu.        Aug. 13      Atlanta, GA @ E.A.R.L. w/ Wooden Wand
Fri.          Aug. 14      Birmingham, AL @  BottleTree w/ Wooden Wand
Sat.         Aug. 15      Asheville, NC @ Harvest Festival at Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Fri.          Aug. 28      San Francisco @ Outside Lands Festival
Sat.         Aug. 29      Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater w/ Howlin' Rain, Lucky Dragons
Mon.       Sep. 7        Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
Tue.        Sep. 8        Portland, OR @ Baghdad Theatre
Thu.        Sep. 10      Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Fri.          Sep. 11      Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Sat.         Sep. 12      Monticello, NY @ ATP NY Festival
Mon.       Sep. 14      Hudson, NY @ Jason's Upstairs w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland
Tue.        Sep. 15      Williamsport, PA @ Site B w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland
Wed.       Sep. 16      Ithaca, NY @ Castaways w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland
Thu.        Sep. 17      Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland
Fri.          Sep. 18      London, ON @ LOLA Fest
Sat.         Sep. 19      Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland
Sun.        Sep. 20      Louisville, KY @ 21C Museum Atrium Gallery w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland

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