Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cursive: Summer Tour, Great American In June

We already mentioned just how much we enjoyed Cursive's network television debut a while back on Letterman. Given that, we were psyched to see that the band has lined up a summer tour that will be stopping by Great American Music Hall on June 27th.

The band's Letterman performance was musically tight and completely impassioned. Enough so that we've been giving their latest, Mama, I'm Swollen, a fair bit of listening time. To put it lightly, it hasn't disappointed. While it does offer up a fair dose of melancholy and heart-on-sleeve emotion, it does so with style. The songwriting is great, the vocals are killer, and the instrumental arrangements are rock solid. In short, everything that makes up a great record.

We're more than a little interested in catching the band's live show, which is on tour now. After a few more dates on the east coast and in the midwest and a stop in the UK, the band will be returning for a bunch of west coast dates in late June. If it's suiting your fancy, we definitely recommend you catch up with them at GAMH.

Tickets are on sale now.

Cursive 2009 US Summer Dates
May 3 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
May 4 The State Theatre State College, Pennsylvania
May 5 Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 6 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
May 7 Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 8 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 9 Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
May 24 Rock City Basement - Dot to Dot Festival Nottingham
Jun 13 Westword Music Showcase Denver, Colorado
Jun 18 Nutty’s North Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Jun 20 Yellowstone Valley Brewery Billings, Montana
Jun 21 The Other Side Missoula, Montana
Jun 22 Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington
Jun 23 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Jun 24 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Jun 27 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Jun 28 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jun 29 Glass House Pomona, California
Jul 1 Club Sound Salt Lake City, Utah