Heavy Stuff

What is The Heavy going to do to follow up their biggest tour of North America to date? Why, the British indie band is going to hop back over the Atlantic to rock the states some more.

The Heavy spent this spring touring in support of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and the summer headlining and playing festivals in North America and Europe.

After taking a few months off the road the band return to the stage to share a co-headlining bill with Mayer Hawthorne & the County followed by a round of U.S. headlining dates.

The co-bill kicks off Oct. 16 at the Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia and wraps up Oct. 25 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C.

Photo: John Davisson
Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.

The trek also includes stops at Webster Hall in New York (Oct. 17), Paradise Rock Club in Boston (Oct. 19), Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 21) and The Masquerade in Atlanta (Oct. 22).

The tour is being presented by MAZDA2. Earlier this year The Heavy really got its name out there thanks to another car company. A commercial for the Kia Sorento featured the band’s single “How You Like Me Now?” as background to the antics of a teddy bear, sock monkey, robot and toy friends.

The Heavy U.S. headlining dates begin Oct. 28 at Fitzgerald’s in Houston with gigs scheduled through a Nov. 14 show at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

The band will also be hitting up Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Chicago.

The Heavy is touring in support of its sophomore album, 2009’s The House That Dirt Built. The guys plan on releasing a new EP to go along with the U.S. tour.

Click here for The Heavy’s official website.