Former Panic! at the Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker are taking their new band the Young Veins on the road this summer.
The trek opens on June 11 at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and from there the quintet — Ross on rhythm guitar and vocals, Walker on lead guitar, Andy Soukal on bass, Nick White on keyboards, and Nick Murray on drums — will hit 30 cities across the U.S. in less than six weeks. See the Young Veins’ complete tour itinerary below.
Citing “musical differences,” Ross and Walker left Panic! in July 2009 to pursue their own brand of sunny pop-rock and form the Young Veins. “Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve,” said a statement on the Panic! website at the time.
Young Veins are prepping for the June 8 release of their debut album, Take a Vacation. Phantom Planet frontman Alex Greenwald — best know as the songwriter behind “California,” the theme song to defunct hit TV series The O.C. — worked with the band on all 11 new tracks. Listen to Take a Vacation gem “Young Veins (Die Tonight)” right here.
In March, the Young Veins impressed at their first-ever live show, ripping throughTake a Vacation tracks in Los Angeles in front of local musicians like Greenwald, Jenny Lewis, and Edward Sharpe. Read SPIN’s review of the performance here.
Meanwhile, Panic! is moving ahead with Ross and Walker’s replacements, and original members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith recently dropped by SPIN’s New York City HQ to play a short acoustic set. Watch right here.
The Young Veins tour dates:
6/11, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
6/16, San Diego, CA (Wave House)
6/17, Anaheim, CA (House Of Blues)
6/19, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
6/20, Agoura Hills, CA (The Canyon Club)
6/22, San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)
6/23, Orangevale, CA (The Boardwalk)
6/24, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
6/25, Vancouver, BC (The Media Club)
6/26, Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
6/27, Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)
6/29, Denver, CO (The Marquis Theatre)
6/30, Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room)
7/1, Columbia, MO (The Blue Note)
7/2, Little Rock, AR (Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom)
7/3, Shreveport, LA (The Collective)
7/5, New Orleans, LA (Republic New Orleans)
7/6, Pensacola, FL (Seville Quarter)
7/7, Orlando, FL (The Social)
7/8, Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds
7/9, Tampa, FL (Crowbar)
7/10, Atlanta, GA (The Loft)
7/11, Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend)
7/12, Greenville, SC (The Handlebar)
7/14, New York, NY (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)
7/15, Dewey Beach, DE (Bottle & Cork)
7/16, Lancaster, PA (Chameleon Club)
7/17, S. Hackensack, NJ (School Of Rock)
7/18, New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
7/19, Farmingdale, NY (The Crazy Donkey)
7/22, Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance)