Akron/Family: Southern Tour


Akron/Family will bring their transcendent, engaging live show to the southern United States this February, with Warpaint supporting the entire run. Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, Akron/Family's 2009 triumphant LP, continues to be the band's bold new chapter in their always-evolving and enthralling sound.

Akron/Family's live spirit is best described by Time Out New York: "This 'everyone's invited' attitude is the crux of Akron/Family's performance philosophy, and it seems to work; word-of-mouth enthusiasm about its live show builds like a grassroots movement. Auxiliary brass, audience-participation percussion, the occasional impromptu parade into the street, all while managing to play the songs that fans want to hear - small wonder these shows are some of the only occasions when you can literally witness 200 New Yorkers smiling in unison."

Akron/Family, Warpaint Southern Tour
02/17/10 Wed Artistika Cafe Greensboro, NC
02/18/10 Thu 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
02/19/10 Fri The Backbooth Orlando, FL
02/20/10 Sat Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
02/21/10 Sun One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
02/23/10 Tue Walter's On Washington Houston, TX
02/24/10 Wed The Parish Austin, TX
02/25/10 Thu Granada Theater Dallas, TX
02/26/10 Fri Hi Tone Memphis, TN
02/27/10 Sat Exit/In Nashville, TN
02/28/10 Sun Pilot Light Knoxville, TN
03/03/10 Wed Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

Praise for Akron/Family:
"Akron/Family delivers a style-hopping live show rich with improvisation and an exuberant, communal spirit." - LA Times

"The songs have grooves and set pieces like inlaid jewels...the band's musicianship has caught up with its ideas." - The New York Times

"Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free truly lives up to its title by being both gloriously unhinged and joyously unrestrained...music made with imagination really let off the leash. Long may they roam untamed." - BBC

Akron/Family is currently on tour in Europe, dates here.


[Published on: 11/17/09]

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