While their fanbase in the States has never been huge, their credibility hasn’t waivered; the band is often credited with opening the door for a number of later Scottish groups ranging from Belle & Sebastian to Mogwai.
Having just released their ninth album, Man-Made on the incredibly good indie-label Merge Records, the Fanclub will tour the U.S. over July and August.
These will be the first dates they have played in the U.S. in more than four years and according to the Merge Records, “the first full headlining tour for Teenage Fanclub in North America since 1994.”
The tour begins July 18 in Carrboro, N.C. at the Cat’s Cradle. They’ll head North for shows in Washington, New York, and Toronto. July 26 sees the band in Detroit, before finishing out the month with shows in Chicago and Minneapolis.
On August 2, Teenage Fanclub will hit the West Coast with a concert in Vancouver. From there, they head South for shows in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The tour will wrap up with a show in Solana Beach, Calif. on August 8.
All dates will feature Mergre label-mates The Rosebuds as the opening act. Additional dates are expected.
Though it may seem Teenage Fanclub don’t hit U.S. shores too often, their brand new album was recorded entirely in Chicago. Man-Made‘s light guitar-pop was produced by John McEntire – member of the jazz-rock outfit The Sea & Cake, as well as the experimental combo Tortoise.
Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub said of the album, “I woke up one morning and the word ‘man-made’ came into my head. … It just sounded strange. And we thought, maybe that applies to this thing that we’ve just done.”