Thee Oh Sees announce their 2017 tour dates way in-advance so that you’ll know which wedding RSVP’s to cancel

Thee Oh Sees announce their 2017 tour dates way in-advance so that you'll know which wedding RSVP's to cancel
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It’s pretty simple, really: L.A.-based psych-fuzz impresario John Dwyer and his merry band of scuzzy rock zombies in The Oh Sees like to do outrageous things. But they also know that the whole trick do doing “outrageous” things is to NEVER do the SAME outrageous thing twice.

Therefore, since 2016 was the year they put out 600,000 albums, Dwyer & co. probably figured that 2017 is a good year to “mix it up a little” and play 600,000 live shows instead.

And I mean it: this goddamn Ironman Triathlon of upcoming shows literally starts TOMORROW NIGHT (April 29) in beautiful Norman, Oklahoma…rockets all the way through Europe for like two months…circles back to the US later in the summer…then BACK to Europe again…then BACK to America a THIRD TIME (only with a little bit of Canada also thrown-in for shits & giggles)…and doesn’t officially wrap-up until Dwyer’s formerly-hometown San Francisco Giants extract their REVENGE on those smug Chicago Cubs in the freakin’ MLB post-season. So…probably safe to say that there won’t be a lot of time left over for pulling their “usual” stunt of putting out 100 new albums again before the end of the year.

Actually, who the hell am I kidding? They’ll probably accidentally sneeze-out a double-album or two during their “downtime” on airplane rides…not to mention the half-dozen live EPs they’ll probably spontaneously record at all the Waffle Houses they visit. So, never mind; better just budget your time and your money accordingly this year.

Dates You’re Not Free, 2017:

04.29.17 - Norman, OK - Norman Music Festival
05.05.17 - Winterthur, CH - Salzhaus
05.06.17 - Frankfort, GE - Zoom
05.07.17- Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
05.08.17 - Berlin, GE - Columbia Theater
05.10.17 - Clermont-Ferrand, FR - La Coopérative de Mai
05.11.17 - La Rochelle, FR - La Sirène
05.12.17 - Rouen, FR - Le 106
05.13.17 - Lyon, FR - L’épicerie Moderne
05.14.17 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
05.16.17 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
05.17.17 - Brighton, UK - Clarendon Centre
05.18.17 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
05.19.17 - Rennes, FR - Antipode
05.20.17 - Reims, FR - La Magnifique Society
05.21.17 - Brussels, BE - L’Ancienne Belgique
05.26.17 - George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06.03.17 - London, UK - Field Day Festival
06.04.17 - Bristol, UK - SWX
06.06.17 - Metz, FR - La BAM
06.07.17 - Milano, IT - Magnolia
06.08.17 - Ravenna, IT - Beaches Brew
06.09.17 - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
06.10.17 - Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song
06.11.17 - Bordeaux, FR - le block
06.12.17 - Tours, FR - le temps machine
06.14.17 - Manchester University, UK - Transformers
06.17.17 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol Festival
07.22 -23.17 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF
08.06.17 - Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
08.08.17 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
08.10.17 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
08.11.17 - Gothenburg, DW - Way Out West Festival
08.12.17 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
08.18.17 - Saint Malo, FR - La Route du Rock
08.19.17 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival *
09.01.17 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom*
09.02.17 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar*
09.04.17 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas Outside*
09.05.17 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s*
09.06.17 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse*
09.08.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater*
09.10.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw*
09.13.17 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
09.14.17 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe I Le National*
09.15.17 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Theater*
09.16.17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
09.17.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
09.19.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
09. 22.17 - Missoula, MT - Monk’s*
09.24.17 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
09.25.17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom*

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