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Tour Updates: Menomena, the Sea and Cake

On the heels of the release of Friend and Foe, the band’s third full-length record, eclectic Portland-based outfit Menomena have slated a fall tour set to kick off Oct. 26. Following a performance at Seattle’s Bumbershoot, the trio — comprised of Brent Knopf (guitar/ keyboards/glockenspiel), Justin Harris (bass/guitar/sax), and Danny Seim (drums) — will hit an assortment of cities nationwide including Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The 19-date outing, toting Illinois on most dates, will wrap at Minneapolis’ Varsity Theatre Nov. 17.

Menomena tour dates:

10/26, Boise, ID (Neurolux)
10/27, Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
10/28, Boulder, CO (Fox Theater)
10/30, St. Louis, MO (Billiken Club)
10/31, Nashville, TN (Exit/In) *
11/2, Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder) *
11/3, Orlando, FL (Social) *
11/4, Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbit’s)*
11/6, Washington, DC (Black Cat) *
11/7, Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) *
11/8, Hanover, NH (Dartmouth) *
11/9, Boston, MA (Paradise) *
11/10, New York, NY (Webster Hall) *
11/12, Montreal, QE (La Sala Rossa) *
11/13, Toronto, ON (Mod Club) *
11/14, Ann Arbor, MI (Blind Pig) *
11/15, Chicago, IL (Metro) *
11/16, Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College) *
11/17, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theater) *

(* w/ Illinois)

In related tour news, Chicago’s genre-blending post-rock outfit the Sea and Cake have announced a 14-date nationwide outing, the band’s second behind the release of Everybody, their seventh LP and first album in four years. Commencing in Minneapolis Sept. 14, the tour will then lead the veteran quartet through southern cities such as Memphis, Austin, and Atlanta. From there, the Sea and Cake will head north, hitting Baltimore and Brooklyn before turning inland and performing in Cleveland, Detroit, and finally the band’s hometown.

The Sea and Cake tour dates:

9/14, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theater)
9/15, Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon)
9/18, Memphis, TN (Young Avenue Deli)
9/20, Austin, TX (The Parish)
9/21, Dallas, TX (Cambridge Room/House of Blues)
9/22, Houston, TX (The Studio/Warehouse Live)
9/24, Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
9/25, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
9/26, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
9/28, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
9/29, Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw)
10/3, Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
10/4, Detroit, MI (Majestic Theatre)
10/5, Chicago, IL (Metro)

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