Something Corporate This Way Comes

Something Corporate returns to the road after a five-year hiatus, kicking off a tour in the Twin Cities in August.

The band has already done a few reunion gigs, playing Bamboozle festivals on both coasts as well as in Chicago in recent weeks. Now the group consisting of Andrew McMahon (singer/pianist), Josh Partington (lead guitarist), Kevin “Clutch” Page (bassist) and Brian Ireland (drummer) is ready to headline once again.

But it’s not like band members haven’t been busy during the group’s hiatus. Although McMahon went on to start Jack’s Mannequin, his biggest accomplishment since his Something Corporate days was beating leukemia, while Partington went on to form the band Firescape.

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Andrew McMahon during Something Corporate’s Music Midtown gig in Atlanta.

The band hasn’t been a stranger to music buyers either, having recently issued a 2-CD compilation called Played In Space: The Best Of Something Corporate, which includes favorites such as “I Woke Up In A Car,” “If You C Jordan” and “Punk Rock Princess” on the first disc, while a new recording – “Wait” – along with fan-favorite “Konstantine” and the previously unreleased in the U.S. “Watch The Sky” are highlights on disc No. 2. A new remix of “I Woke Up In A Car” by Owl City’s Adam Young is also on the second disc.

The tour begins in Minneapolis at The Cabooze Aug. 2, followed by a gig at Milwaukee’s The Rave Eagles Club Aug. 3 and St. Louis at The Pageant Aug. 4. Other stops include Detroit at The Fillmore Aug. 6; Toronto at Kool Haus Aug. 7; Philadelphia at The Great Plaza At Penn’s Landing Aug. 8; Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club Aug. 10-11; New York at Roseland Ballroom Aug. 13; Dallas at House Of Blues Aug. 18; San Francisco at The Warfield Aug. 24 and the band’s Southern California hometown for a show at The Grove Of Anaheim Aug. 27 before wrapping in Los Angeles at Club Nokia Aug. 28.

“I think the beauty of this reunion is that we waited until we were ready,” McMahon said. “There is such a good vibe going between all of us and getting to play these songs again has been a true joy. The festival dates have been a rush, but I think we’re all fired up to get back into the clubs and theatres – where we really cut our teeth for the first time.”

For more information, click here for the Something Corporate website.