Akron/Family: World Tour


Akron/Family's Dead Oceans' debut, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free arrives May 5, but a free download from the band's third proper LP, River, is available now. Fans who pre-order Set 'Em Wild now will receive immediate access to an MP3 download of the entire album.

Download the mp3 of "River" here.

Akron/Family will perform an all ages show at The Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, May 6 to celebrate the album release, with additional album release shows in Boston and Burlington.

They will follow up their dates in the Northeast U.S. with performances in the UK, France, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium and a tour of Spain supporting Wilco. The band will then embark on their first headlining tour of Japan in June, which will also include co-headlining shows with Deerhunter. Details of Akron/Family's full North American tour are forthcoming, however, select North American festivals are already in place including All Tomorrow's Parties, Calgary Folk Festival, 10,000 Lakes Music Festival and All Points West Festival.

Akron/Family Tour Dates:
05/05/09 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
05/06/09 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/07/09 - Burlington, VT @ Metronome
05/08/09 - Bennington, VT @ Bennington College
05/16/09 - Brussels, Belgium Orangerie 'Nuits Botanique'
05/17/09 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg Old Room
05/18/09 - Nijmegen, Holland @ Doornroosje
05/19/09 - Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino 'Custom'
05/20/09 - London, UK @ ICA
05/22/09 - Glasgow, UK @ Captains Rest
05/23/09 - Machester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
05/24/09 - Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers (with Omar Souleyman and Group Doueh)
05/25/09 - Malaga, Spain @ Teatro Cervantes w/ Wilco
05/26/09 - Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Calderon w/ Wilco
05/27/09 - Granada, Spain @ Congress Palace w/ Wilco
05/29/09 - Seville, Spain @ La Cartuja Monastery, Contemporary Arts Museum w/ Wilco (Territorios Fest)
05/31/09 - Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
06/01/09 - Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-bi
06/02/09 - Verona, Italy @ Interzona
06/03/09 - Milan, Italy @ Casa 139
06/04/09 - Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211
06/05/09 - Rome, Italy @ Init
06/08/09 - Shibuya, Tokyo @ O-West w/ Deerhunter
06/09/09 - Osaka, Jyuso @ Fandango w/ Deerhunter
06/10/09 - Nagoya, Aichi @ Apollo Theater
06/11/09 - Kyoto, Kyoto @ Metro
06/12/09 - Shindaita, Tokyo @ Fever
07/23/09 - Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Music Festival
07/25/09 - 07/26/09 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
08/02/09 - Liberty State Park, NJ @ All Points West Festival
09/12/09 - Monticello, NY @ All Tomorrow's Parties Festival

Check our review of Akron/Family in S.F. last month here.


[Published on: 4/9/09]

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Chicomang Thu 4/9/2009 05:01AM
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I've never seen these guys but I will at 10klf and have heard nothing but extremely positive reviews.

George W. Bush II starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/9/2009 06:16AM
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George W. Bush II

Man I was really hoping these guys would be added to Rothbury...Fingers Crossed!

-Nomad- Thu 4/9/2009 06:24AM
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tour this country too... there is a lot more states in the union than NY, NJ, VT, and MA. People in the south like AkAk too. :(

cbr2brich Thu 4/9/2009 07:16AM
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5 shows in japan and you guys can't come to seoul one day. we are desperate for a good show over here. *fingers crossed for a last minute addition* (not likely)

Hotchkiss starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/9/2009 07:29AM
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I hope they come back to southern cali.

Had two tickets to thier shows at the steve allen, but only made it up there for one night.

These guys have taken the number spot in my favorite live show list. Truely blissful stuff, DO NOT MISS THEM!

msudtg Thu 4/9/2009 09:10AM
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I am seeing them at 10klf and I have heard only great things about them as well! I am glad to see them touring all over though, Osaka is a real fun city, have a blast!

banjomanolyfor Thu 4/9/2009 12:19PM
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i have seen them three times(thank you sxsw)

this band creates of the most enjoyable shows i have ever seen.

if you get the chance see them for sure

apollo18 Thu 4/9/2009 04:38PM
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I'm exhausted just looking at that schedule for the European run...

jerryil star Thu 4/9/2009 08:42PM
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chicomang.... I would be happy to give you something other than a positive review for these guys. I was VERY excited to see them at High Sierra. I talked them up for weeks leading up to the festival, got several people on board, and was embarrassed that I took people to see them after the first 10 minutes. To each his own sure, but they are not for me.

ParrotheadFargo starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/9/2009 11:25PM
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Gotta give these guys props, they have a very new and sweet style. I cannot wait for the show at 10KLF, Festi sets are always better (IMO).

If you are going to 10KLF use my promo code 201614 to get $10 off GA or $25 a VIP

Hotchkiss Fri 4/10/2009 02:15PM
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hey jerryil, sounds like you had a lot of expectations, maybe that played a roll in not liking them. Had you only heard good things about them, or had you heard their music?

I know i wouldn't have been blown away by their sets if i hadn't been familiar with the music.

Their definitely an acquired taste, they have a very abrasive side to them that isn't heard on a lot of their studio stuff.

jerryil star Sat 4/11/2009 11:13AM
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I had three of their CDs going into HSMF. I did have expectations. They let me down. Now I just don't get it. It's OK. I still don't see the craze about Band of Horses or MMJ either. I guess I'm just old :)