Downtown Boys have introduced a run of European tour dates subsequent month, kicking off on the Gambeat Weekend competition in Barcelona, Spain. Earlier than they head out they’ll play a one-off present in Brooklyn, New York, on September 12, debuting a number of new songs; their first since their work on the 2020 documentary Miss Marx. Try the complete record of dates under.
Of their new music, the band stated in a press release:
“The previous few years have been extraordinarily troublesome, and whereas many artists have been nonetheless in a position to write via all of it, we weren’t in a spot to work on new music. Lastly getting again into it now feels releasing and thrilling, although. We hope a few of that ache and pleasure comes via as we get to share these reside.”
Downtown Boys’ final LP was 2017’s Price of Residing. Since its launch, its members have pursued different initiatives: guitarist Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco put out The Very important Wire in 2019 and the Historical past Solved EP in 2022, and bassist Mary Regalado has been performing in Gauche, who dropped A Individuals’s Historical past of Gauche in 2019.
DeFrancesco, a very long time labor organizer, has additionally labored extensively with the United Musicians and Allied Employees (UMAW). The musician advocacy group just lately known as for SXSW to extend artist funds, prompting a advice from the Austin Parks and Rec Board to the Metropolis Council.
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09-12 Brooklyn, NY – TBA
09-16 Barcelona, Spain – Gambeat Weekend Competition
09-17 Paris, France – Petit bain
09-19 Turin, Italy – Blah
09-20 Macerata, Italy – Dong
09-21 Napoli, Italy – TBA
09-22 Perugia, Italy – Piattaforma
09-23 Bologna, Italy – Covo Membership
09-24 Busto Arsizio, Italy – Circolo Gagarin
09-26 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
09-27 Bochum, Germany – Die Trompette
09-28 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko
09-29 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang