Wavves' Nathan Williams and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino may be the First Couple of Indie Rock, but the two lovebirds have never done a full-blown tour together - until now. The pair will team up with SPIN and MTV for a 27-date national outing, which kicks off January 21 in their hometown of San Diego. Check out the full itinerary below.
Cosentino tells SPIN the goal of the tour is simple: to offer fans an antidote to Seasonal Affective Disorder.
"We're both in summery California bands and I think by doing the tour in winter, we're bringing summer to places where it's fucking freezing," she says. "We've been talking about what we want the vibe to be - we want it to be a beach-themed sort of thing, but we're still brainstorming."
Cosentino and Williams haven't planned all details of their sets yet - Wavves are currently touring in Europe - but she says fans can definitely expect some on-stage collaborations between the acts. "I'm sure we'll end up doing some songs together," she says. "We were joking that the whole show should be a Wavves-Best Coast jam, but everyone would probably just want a refund if we did that."
Williams also promises there will be a special, limited-edition piece of merch for sale. "I can't say what it is but it's definitely cool," he says. "I think we're also gonna breed cats before the shows and sell them at the merch table."
1/21, San Diego, CA (Soma)
1/22, Tempe, AZ (The Clubhouse)
1/24, Dallas, TX (Granada Theater)
1/25, Austin, TX (Emo's)
1/26, New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
1/27, Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
1/28, Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
1/29, Carrboro, NC (Cat's Cradle)
1/31, Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
2/1, Philadelphia, PA (Starlight Ballroom)
2/2, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
2/3, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
2/4, Boston, MA (Paradise)
2/5, Montreal, QC (Cabaret Mile End)
2/6, Toronto, ON (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
2/8, Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
2/10, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)
2/11, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theater)
2/12, Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
2/14, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
2/15, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
2/17, Vancouver, BC (The Rickshaw Theatre)
2/18, Victoria, BC (Sugar)
2/19, Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater)
2/24, Los Angeles, CA (The Music Box)
2/26, San Francisco, CA (The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center)