Tokyo Police Club announce fall tour, release new song “New Blues,” cuz nothing gets people PUMPED like the blues

Tokyo Police Club announce fall tour, release new song "New Blues," cuz nothing gets people PUMPED like the blues
Photo: Mimi Raver

Heartwarming fact: Tokyo Police Club is still the same four dudes who first got swept up into a wave of blog buzz in mid-aughts. Think about that. Most of the bands who went through similar experiences to theirs back then have broken up, become revolving doors for sidepersons, or self-destructed down to solo project-dom.

Another heartwarming fact: Tokyo Police Club have announced a slew of fall tour dates. AND they’ve got a brand-new song to precede a brand-new, yet-to-be-announced album, which they recorded in a church in Ontario with Rob Schnapf, who is basically, like, the Rick Rubin of cuddlesome-yet-energetic rawk (by which I mean he has a pretty big beard, per Wikipedia). Schnapf previously worked with the group on their second full-length, Champ, from 2010.

The new album, when the band gets around to releasing it, will be TPC’s first since 2014’s Forcefield. In the meantime, the new single is called “New Blues,” and you can ear-gander at it below, while eye-gandering at the tour dates.

Tokyo Police Club tour dates:

06.15.18 – Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival *
10.16.18 – Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right ^
10.18.18 – Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will Social Club ^
10.19.18 – Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club ^
10.21.18 – Regina, SK - The Exchange ^
10.23.18 – Red Deer, AB - Bo’s Bar ^
10.24.18 – Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room ^
10.25.18 – Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage ^
10.29.18 – Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret ^
11.01.18 – Seattle, WA - Barboza ^
11.02.18 – Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge ^
11.05.18 – San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^
11.07.18 – Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge ^
11.10.18 – Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room ^
11.16.18 – San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
11.17.18 – Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^

* Born Ruffians
^ Fleece

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