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Tour Updates: VHS or Beta, Eisley

Indie rock dance kings VHS or Beta, currently on the road in support of their forthcoming long-player, Bring on the Comets (out Aug. 28 via Astralwerks), are readying a much longer summertime jaunt across North America. Kicking things off in Murfreesboro, TN on July 12, the electro-pop project will hit major metropolitan hotspots such as Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Boston as well as college towns like Athens, GA; Lexington, KY; and Chapel Hill, NC. Advance tickets go on sale for one week beginning Tuesday, July 10th through the band’s official website and MySpace page.

VHS or Beta tour dates:

7/12, Murfreesboro, TN (Sweetwater)
7/13, Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
7/14, Knoxville, TN (Blue Cat’s)
7/15, Memphis, TN (Hi-Tone)
7/16, St. Louis, MO (Blueberry Hill)
7/17, Columbia, MO (Mojo’s)
7/18, Champaign, IL (The Canopy)
7/19, Indianapolis, IN (Birdy’s)
7/20, Lexington, KY (The Dame)
8/02, San Francisco, CA (Popscene)
8/03, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
8/28, Boston, MA (Great Scott)
8/29, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
8/30, Brooklyn, NY (Studio B)
8/31, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
9/01, Washington, DC (Rock N Roll Hotel)
9/02, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
9/04, Chicago, IL (Subterranean)
9/05, Minneapolis, MN (7th St. Entry)
9/07, Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
9/08, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
9/10, Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
9/11, Vancouver, BC (Media Club)
9/12, Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
9/14, San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine)
9/15, Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
9/16, Pomona, CA (The Glass House)
9/17, San Diego, CA (Casbah)
9/18, Tempe, AZ (Rhythm)
9/19, El Paso, TX (Lucky Devils)
9/20, Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre)
9/21, Austin, TX (The Mohawk)
9/22, Houston, TX (Mink)
9/24, Decatur, GA (The Earl)
9/25, Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
9/26, Mt. Pleasant, SC (The Village Tavern)
9/27, Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
9/28, Lexington, KY (The Dame)
9/29, Louisville, KY (Headliners Music Hall)

It’s a family affair for intelli-pop Texan band Eisley this summer, for the set of siblings will take their sweet songs across the country in support of their upcoming sophomore effort, Combinations (due Aug. 14th via Warner Bros). First, Eisley will make its rounds down south before playing a handful of shows in the southwestern U.S. Next, the groupu will head toward the West Coast for dates opening for the Fray. From there, they’ll move eastward, showing a little love the Midwestern cities like Detroit and Minneapolis in Aug. Eisley enamors the South from then on, hitting Texan cities plus additional gigs in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida before finally capping things off in New York City Aug. 20th.

Eisley tour dates:

7/9, Nashville, TN (Gaylord Entertainment Center) *
7/10, Atlanta, GA (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre) *
7/11, Memphis, TN (Mud Island Amphitheatre) *
7/12, Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Music Centre) *
7/13, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) *
7/15, Albuquerque, NM (Journal Pavilion) *
7/16, Phoenix, AZ (Dodge Theatre) *
7/17, Chula Vista, CA (Coors Amphitheatre) *
7/18, Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre) *
7/19, Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre) *
7/21, Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre) *
7/23, Seattle, WA (Crocodile)
7/24, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
7/25, Sacramento, CA (Empire)
7/26, San Francisco, CA (Swedish American)
7/27, Los Angeles, CA (Silent Movie Theatre)
7/28, San Diego, CA (House of Blues Sidestage)
7/30, Los Angeles, CA (Promo)
7/31, Los Angeles, CA (Promo)
8/1, Phoenix, AZ (Marquee)
8/3, Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
8/4, Denver, CO (Marquee Theatre)
8/6, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity)
8/7, Chicago, IL (Schubas)
8/8, Detroit, MI (City Theatre)
8/10, Nashville, TN (The Belcourt Theatre)
8/11, Atlanta, GA (The Loft)
8/13, Austin, TX (House of Blues)
8/14, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
8/16, Houston, TX (Meridian)
8/18, Orlando, FL (The Social)
8/20, New York, NY (Joe’s Pub)

(* = supporting The Fray)

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