Battles announce fall tour and say that they’ll be spending their winter months “doing anything but being on a tour”

Battles announce fall tour and say that they'll be spending their winter months "doing anything but being on a tour"

Battles, who just last Tuesday loosed their newest album Gloss Drop upon the world via Warp, have planned a pretty busy summer for themselves, with dates throughout June, July, August, and September. However, they’re not making it any easier on themselves because the band has just announced that they’ll be playing a month-long tour of the US in October. Included in the announcement is a statement by the band that (may or may not) states: “After our sixth month in a row of heavy touring, we have decided, as a band, that we would really like to be home for a while, sleep in our beds, take shits in our own toilets, and get beers from the fridge rather than a nameless bartender with an extravagant beard.”

“We know that we’ll be sick of diner food and hamburgers,” the band continued, “and we just don’t think that we can give more than six months a year to our fans. We promise that we’ll rest up, program a handful of fantastic drum beats, and be back on the road in no time. Keep writing the stellar reviews.”

The newly announced tour kicks off on October 1 in Boston and is sure to leave a trail of musicians wishing they’d spent more time learning about electronics.

Battles October US tour:

10.01.11 - Asbury, Park, NJ - ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
10.02.11 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10.03.11 - Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10.04.11 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10.05.11 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10.06.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Via Festival
10.07.11 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10.08.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
10.10.11 - Edmonton, Alberta - Starlite Room
10.13.11 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10.16.11 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
10.17.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater
10.18.11 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Venue
10.20.11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
10.21.11 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10.22.11 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
10.24.11 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
10.25.11 - Birmingham, AL - Work/Play
10.27.11 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
10.28.11 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10.29.11 - Asheville, NC - Moogfest
10.30.11 - Washington, D.C. - 9.30 Club
10.31.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
11.01.11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

Other Battles dates:

06.23.11 - Rome, Italy - Villa Ada
06.24.11 - Bologna, Italy - Link
06.25.11 - Glastonbury, UK - John Peel stage (Glastonbury Festival)
06.26.11 - Cardiff, UK - Solus (Cardiff University)
06.27.11 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute
06.28.11 - Bristol, UK - The Trinity Centre
06.30.11 - Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
07.01.11 - Belfort, France - Eurockeenes Festival
07.02.11 - London, UK - Wireless Festival
07.03.11 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.05.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
07.06.11 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
07.07.11 - Ljubljana, Croatia - Kino Siska
07.08.11 - Trencin, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
07.10.11 - Naples, Italy - Neapolis Festival
07.15.11 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07.16.11 - Madison, WI - UW Madison Memorial Terrace
07.17.11 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
07.18.11 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
07.19.11 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
07.20.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07.22.11 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
07.23.11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
07.24.11 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07.29-31.11 - Niigata, Japan - Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival)
08.10.11 - Cannes, France - Festival Pantiero
08.12.11 - Hertfordshire, UK - Standon Calling Festival
08.13.11 - Saint-Malo, France - Festival la Route du Rock
08.18.11 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.26.11 - Katowice, Poland - Festiwal Nowa Muzyka
12.09-11.11 - Minehead, UK - ATP

• Battles: http://bttls.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

[Photo: Hiroko Masuike]

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