Hot Water Music announce first headlining tour in a looong time, while I cry tears of high school regret

Hot Water Music announce first headlining tour in a looong time, while I cry tears of high school regret

Personal story time, everyone. When I was in high school, Gainesville post-hardcore mainstays Hot Water Music were somewhere along the lines of my favorite band in the world. In February of 2005, they played a show in New Orleans opening for Flogging Molly. Even though I did not care for Flogging Molly, I wanted to go to that show so very badly. But I could not! Because, see, it was an 18+ show and I turned 18 one month later. Then Hot Water Music more or less broke up later that year. Oh, the bitter tears, I did cry. Also, Interpol were playing the same night and I couldn’t go to that show either, because it was also 18+. Now you know more about me than you did before.

Finally, I’ll have the chance to fix my past mistakes! My mistake, which was… being born too late? I don’t know. As Consequence of Sound reports, the reformed Hot Water Music are going on their first headlining tour in eight years. Eight years! As in, before that fateful show that remains stuck in my memory! Gasp! They’re playing a pretty extensive tour that takes them from their home state of Florida all the way to Seattle, basically the furthest you can get from Florida in the contiguous United States. Sadly, they are not playing Austin, so I will not actually be able to get satisfaction for my teenage pain. But they actually just played here and I didn’t go, so I guess that’s my bad.


01.16.13 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
01.17.13 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
01.18.13 - Gainesville, FL - Florida Theatre
01.19.13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
01.20.13 - Charlotte, NC - Amo’s Southend
01.22.13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01.23.13 - Providence, RI - The Met
01.24.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
01.25.13 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
01.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
01.28.13 - Montreal, QC - Olympia
01.29.13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
01.30.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
01.31.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
02.01.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
02.02.13 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
02.03.13 - Denver, CO - Summit
02.05.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
02.06.13- Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
02.07.13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
02.08.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
02.09.13 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue
02.10.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox

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