Brand New Back On The Road Wednesday, Jul 29 2009 

With the help of LiveNation, Brand New are hitting the road again, presumably in support of their upcoming new album, Daisy. They will be joined on certain dates by Manchester Orchestra, Thrice, and Glassjaw. Although this is looking to be the tour of the year (and a nice contrast from the awful Glamour Kills Tour), I just wish Brand New did not have to go through LiveNation in order to book the tour. It just goes to show what a strangle hold LiveNation has on the industry. I’m dying to see Brand New but hesitant to support the conglomerate that threatens the medium I love.

Aside from that, it is nice to see Brand New on tour again. Dates are listed below:

Oct. 1st Time Warner Cable Amphitheater Cleveland, OH*
2nd The Fillmore Detroit, MI*
3rd Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL*
4th Myth Nightclub St. Paul, MN*
6th The Pageant St. Louis, MO*
7th Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO*
8th Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO*
9th Salt Palace Conv. Center Salt Lake City, UT*
13th Roseland Theatre Portland, OR*
15th Rabobank Arena & Conv. Center Bakersfield, CA*
16th Event Center at San Jose State Univ. San Jose, CA*
17th Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA*
20th House of Blues San Diego, CA*
21st House of Blues San Diego, CA*
22nd Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ*
23rd House of Blues Las Vegas, NV*
25th Lonestar Amphitheater Lubbock, TX†
27th Stubb’s BBQ Austin, TX†
29th Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK†
30th The Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX†
31st Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX†
Nov. 4th House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL†
5th The Ritz Tampa, FL†
7th House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC†
9th The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC†
10th The National Richmond, VA†
11th Sonar Baltimore, MD†
13th The NorVa Norfolk, VA†
14th Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA†
15th Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA^
17th House of Blues Boston, MA^
18th House of Blues Boston, MA^
20th Olympia De Montreal Montreal, QC^
21st Kool Haus Toronto, ONT^
22nd Kool Haus Toronto, ONT^
24th Main Street Armory Rochester, NY^
25th Chevrolet Theatre Wallingford, CT^
28th Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY^

* = Manchester Orchestra
† = Thrice
^ = Glassjaw

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Brand New/Glassjaw Show NOT a Hoax Tuesday, Jul 14 2009 

According to emails sent out last night/this morning, the Brand New show in Long Island featuring Glassjaw is not a hoax but has been moved due to scheduling conflicts with an Islanders game. Although Brand New don’t appear to be nearly as big assholes as they would’ve if the show had indeed been a hoax, it’s still ridiculous that they would leave their fans in the dark about it for two days. Most bands would immediately be on the horn trying to solve the problem and let everyone know what was going on but not Brand New; they’re too mystic for that. Brand New, while an impressive band, shows a near comical lack of respect for their fans. Perhaps when their new album, Daisy, drops, their fans will once again forgive all the band’s transgressions over the past three years and fall in love with Lacey and Co. again.