Akron/Family Announce Tour Dates, 7" Vinyl Series and "Sun Will Shine" Vincent Moon Video
As experimental folk outfit Akron/Family gears up for its North American tour, the band plans on releasing a series 7" vinyls. For the band's summer jaunt, the Slaraffenland horns will join the Family on stage to form the Akron/Family Big Band.
Soon to be released are a series of Akron/Family 7" that will feature songs from the band's most recent album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, and exclusive 7" only tracks. These albums will be available at the band's shows during the summer then will be made available at traditional record store outlets.
Akron/Family 7 Inchers:
7" #1 - Everyone is Guilty/Total Destruction
7" #2 - River/Morning on Michigan Ave
7" #3 - Many Ghosts/??!
For a taste of how Akron/Family sounds with their newest touring band check out the performance of the Vincent Moon classic "Sun Will Shine" here:
The band's tour leading up to the release of Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free saw the group playing at select small, intimate venues across the county. The current tour will see Akron/Family playing larger stages including stops at several festivals.
Akron/Family tour dates:
07/22/09 Wed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, OH
07/23/09 Thu 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN
07/24/09 Fri The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
07/25/09 Sat Calgary Folk Festival Calgary, AB
07/26/09 Sun Calgary Folk Festival Calgary, AB
07/29/09 Wed Ghost Ranch Saloon Steamboat Springs, CO
07/30/09 Thu Sandbar Sports Grill Vail, CO
07/31/09 Fri Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
08/02/09 Sun All Points West Festival Jersey City, NJ
08/11/09 Tue Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
08/12/09 Wed Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
08/13/09 Thu The Earl Atlanta, GA
08/14/09 Fri BottleTree Birmingham, AL
08/15/09 Sat Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
08/28/09 Fri Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
08/29/09 Sat El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
09/07/09 Mon Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
09/08/09 Tue Bagdad Theater Portland, OR
09/10/09 Thu Talking Head Club Baltimore, MD
09/11/09 Fri Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
09/12/09 Sat Kutshers Country Club Monticello, NY
09/14/09 Mon Jason's Upstairs Hudson, NY
09/15/09 Tue Site: B Williamsport, PA
09/16/09 Wed Castaways Ithaca, NY
09/17/09 Thu Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
09/18/09 Fri Lola London, ON
09/19/09 Sat Magic Stick Detroit, MI
09/20/09 Sun 21C Museum Hotel Louisville, KY
For more on Akron/Family check our recent live review here and recent album review here.