La Dispute Announce Spring US Tour [News]

February 29, 2012

The tour begins on March 24 in Minneapolis, MI, heading to the West Coast for shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, before heading back east to the East Coast including shows in Philadelphia and Bowery Ballroom in New York. The tour will feature support by Balance & Compusure, All Get Out, and Sainthood Reps. For full list of tour dates, please see below.

La Dispute is touring to support their sophomore album, Wildlife, released on No Sleep Records last October, which debuted at 135 on the Billboard Top 200. The follow-up to their 2008 LP Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, Wildlife is a nearly 60-minute musical examination of the twenty-something search for purpose; an exploration of the struggles that confront, damage, and redefine us inevitably in life through 14 tracks of new material. Set up as a collection of “short stories” complete with the author’s own notes and sectioned thematically by four monologues, Wildlife discusses the difficulties inherent in growing up by interweaving the author’s own ambiguous loss and struggle for meaning alongside the stories it compelled him to document. Recorded at both Drasik Studios in Chicago and StadiumRed in New York with Andrew Everding (from the band Thursday) and Joe Pedulla using no artificial reverb, La Dispute’s sophomore full length organically captures the sound of five friends committed to pushing their own creative boundaries while still retaining a desire to create honest and emotional music.

NPR streamed one of the songs from the record, “Harder Harmonies,” praising the band, saying: “La Dispute has all the hooks of a pop-punk band raised on At the Drive-In, as well as a surprising sense of restrained propulsion for a hardcore band. But La Dispute’s most distinctive weapon is vocalist Jordan Dreyer, who alternates an almost conversational, raspy scream with spoken word.” Listen to the song now at the link below:

La Dispute: Half-Spoken Explosions : All Songs Considered Blog : NPR

La Dispute is five close friends from the Upper Midwest with a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute strives to make music that is artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. La Dispute also carries a firm passion for the relevance of a live show, both for the bands involved and for the people in attendance, and will go to the grave believing that the environment created when strangers come together despite their differences to celebrate one important thing is invaluable and should not under any circumstances be taken for granted.

La Dispute Spring Tour

Sat March 24 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN –
Sun March 25 The Waiting Room, Omaha NE –
Mon March 26 Gabe’s Oasis, Iowa City IA –
Tue March 27 Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS –
Wed March 28 Marquis Theater, Denver CO –
Thu March 29 The Basement, Ogden UT –
Fri March 30 The Venue, Boise ID –
Sat March 31 Vera Project, Seattle WA –
Sun April 1 Branx, Portland OR –
Tue April 3 Operhouse, Oakland CA –
Wed April 4 Sub-Mission, San Francisco CA –
Thu April 5 Chain Reaction, Anaheim CA –
Fri April 6 Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles CA –
Sat April 7 Rock City, Camarillo CA –
Sun April 8 Che Cafe, San Diego CA –
Mon April 9 The Underground, Phoenix AZ –
Wed April 11 Pine Box, Midland TX –
Thu April 12 Red 7, Austin TX –
Fri April 13 Warehouse Live, Houston TX –
Sat April 14 Rubbergloves, Dallas TX –
Sun April 15 Conseratory, Oklahoma City OK –
Mon April 16 Firebird, St Louis MO –
Tue April 17 The End, Nashville TN –
Wed April 18 Masquerade, Atlanta GA –
Thu April 19 Orpheum, Tampa FL –
Fri April 20 Talent Farm, Pembroke Pines FL –
Sat April 21 The Pit, Jacksonville FL –
Sun April 22 New Brookland, Columbia SC –
Tue April 24 Southland Ballroom, Raleigh NC –
Wed April 25 Kingdom, Richmond VA –
Thu April 26 Otto Bar, Baltimore MD –
Fri April 27 Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY –
Sat April 28 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA –
Sun April 29 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY –
Mon April 30 Middle East, Cambridge MA –
Wed May 2 La Sala Rosa, Montreal QC –
Thu May 3 Mod Club, Toronto ON –
Fri May 4 Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY –
Sat May 5 Magic Stick, Detroit MI –
Sun May 6 Metro, Chicago IL –
Mon May 7 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI*

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