Aficionado Announce US Tour w/ Electric Six

Article Contributed by Solid PR | Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Following the release of their new self-titled full-length album out now on No Sleep Records, and their year-end shows with Thursday and Screaming Females, Albany, NY's indie-punk hybrid Aficionado have announced a string of US tour dates supporting Electric Six. Taking place this March and April, the dates will also follow the band's return from Europe where they're currently touring the continent with friends End Of A Year Self Defense Family.With ten songs produced and recorded with AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), and on the heels of their critically acclaimed "When It Comes To Creation" EP, the songs on Aficionado's latest are sharp and more compact with less of an emphasis on wowing people with over the top antics and more of a focus on the songs themselves. The lyrical basis is centered on expositions of thinking for yourself, attaining what it takes to be a charismatic person, heeding to the realities of aging, and acceptance of change. Drawing from a range of influences such as Cursive, The Hold Steady, Sunny Day Real Estate and At the Drive In, Aficionado incorporates the sweet honey coated coo of Laura Carrozza which tinges the melodies and a harmonious male/female vocal styling alongside singer Nick Warchol.On their new album, Aficionado have created an opus based on the basic concept of pure camaraderie and solidarity amongst good friends, with the aim of simply making good music.* Purchase the new album from iTunes here!Aficionado Live!Europe w/ End Of A Year Self Defense FamilyJan 03 Sonic Ballroom Cologne, GermanyJan 04 Zoro Leipzig, GermanyJan 05 Cairo Wurzburg, GermanyJan 06 Kulturcafé Schlachthaus Dornbirn, AustriaJan 07 Jugendcafe Zwiesel, GermanyJan 08 Lorenz Munster, GermanyJan 09 Carlo Levi Antwerp, BelgiumJan 10 Green Door Store Brighton, United KingdomJan 11 Undertone Cardiff, United KingdomJan 12 Live Bar Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, United KingdomJan 13 The Fighting Cocks Kingston, United KingdomJan 14 Banshee Labirynth Edinburgh, United KingdomJan 15 The Well Leeds, United KingdomJan 16 Stage Club Larisa, GreeceJan 17 Warehouse Club Volos, GreeceUSA w/ Electric SixMar 08 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MIMar 09 High Noon Saloon Madison, WIMar 10 Upfront & Company Marquette, MIMar 27 Wild Buffalo House of Music Bellingham, WAMar 28 Dante's Portland, ORMar 29 Neurolux Boise, IDMar 30 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UTMar 31 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, COApr 01 Larimer Lounge Denver, COApr 02 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KSApr 04 Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, TNApr 05 Exit/In Nashville, TNApr 06 Radio Radio Indianapolis, INApr 07 Small's Hamtramck, MI