Jawbreaker, the seminal punk band whose time was curtailed way too soon, are hitting the road for a rare tour. The band’s only major-label album, Dear You, turned 25 a few years ago and in its honor, the Bay Area-bred punks are hitting the road for it. Though technically this is the 27th anniversary of the album’s release, the band notes that “The last two years don’t count.”
Following Dear You, the band would break up in 1996 before reuniting to headline Riot Fest and tour in 2017.
The band’s work on Dear You was chronicled in Dan Ozzi’s book, Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo and Hardcore (1994–2007). Jawbreaker’s controversial signing with DGC was discussed in great detail. Ozzi appeared on Lipps Service to discuss that album and more last month.
Built to Spill, Descendents, Jawbox, Face to Face, Best Coast, Team Dresch, and the Linda Lindas will open for Jawbreaker.
The limited run of shows kicks off in Seattle on March 18 at the Showbox SoDo and will run for an additional eight dates before wrapping up at New York City’s Irving Plaza on April 28. There will be 10 shows overall.
Jawbreaker tour dates
3/18/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
3/19/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
3/24/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/25/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/1/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
4/7/22 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
4/13/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/14/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/27/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/28/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza