Sounds Like A Hit
The Mark Hoppus-produced album has garnered a lot of press for the band’s disaffected approach to pop-punk. It’s not every day one rocks out to a song about obsessive-compulsive disorder or various cold medications.
But fans on both sides of the Atlantic are doing just that. With a boost from Hoppus and Blink-182, as well as Epitaph Records head honcho and general tastemaker Brett Gurewitz, Motion City Soundtrack is blowing up beyond sweaty little clubs and heading for the majors.
The five-piece, fronted by singer/guitarist/songwriter Justin Pierre, launch a two-month tour from 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis February15 with support on selected dates Plain White T’s, The Spill Canvas and OK Go.
The tour takes the band to more than 30 cities, including major markets including Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York City.
They’ll hit the secondary markets in between and a few college towns as well before tentatively winding down at Clutch Cargo in Pontiac, Mich., April 2.