Leagues have announced a two month tour in October/ November

leaguesOnce upon a time I enjoyed going out to clubs and shows to listen to music. I suppose I would still enjoy doing that if it were more of an option. But hey, when you have three young kids you’re life is full of all other sorts of entertainment, right?

Leagues have rockout stage worthy music. No, I’m not talking about that dance thump thump music, I’m talking about sitting at a table drinking your gin & tonic and appreciating the band up on stage. Their groupies will be at the stage, jumping up and down, singing along and attempting to dance.

Leagues released their debut album, You Belong Here, in March 2013, Esquire notes in its “15 Music Artists To Watch in 2013,” “somehow what starts like The Strokes and finishes like The Rapture doesn’t sound even a millisecond past its sell-by date.”

A testament to the staying power of Leagues’ music, in time when your release date may also be your expiration date.

The trio of Tyler Burkum (guitar), Thad Cockrell (vocals) and Jeremy Lutito (drums) garnered critical notice with the release of its 2011 self-titled EP. Independent Weekly, calls the music, “…indie-imbued pop-rock…coats the handclaps and harmonies of classic power pop with a modern gloss…leveraging the vintage feel of its soaring melody with a snappy rhythm and layers of chiming guitars and rousing horns,” while American Songwriter magazine heralds, “Leagues seem to have struck a nice balance between indie and classic rock.”

Shows:

10/4 NASHVILLE, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/6 ST. LOUIS, MO @ The Gramophone
10/8 AMES, IA @ Iowa State Center
10/9 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ The Turf Club
10/10 CHICAGO, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/11 MILWAUKEE, WI @ Club Garibaldi
10/15 DENVER, CO @ The Walnut Room
10/18 PHOENIX, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/19 SAN DIEGO, CA @ The Griffin
10/22 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Satellite
10/23 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Brick and Mortar
10/25 PORTLAND, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/27 SEATTLE, WA @ Barboza
10/29 VANCOUVER, BC @ The Media Club
11/11 BOSTON, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/12 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer
11/13 NEW YORK, NY @ Highline Ballroom
11/15 VIENNA, VA @ Jammin Java (2 shows)
more dates TBA…

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  1. I could use a night out but they’re not near me . If I see you post something in the Charlotte area I’d likely get a friend and go check them out. I don’t want a rave thingy I like the idea of sitting back with a mocktail enjoying a good band.