Here Comes Your Man Man

Has your life been lacking a little sousaphone? How about some Rhodes piano, clavinet or melodica? If so, have no fear – your favorite Philadelphia experimental rockers, Man Man, are heading out on a massive tour this year.

The U.S. trek will follow the release of the band’s latest album, On Oni Pond, which drops Sept. 10. The tour kicks off Sept. 19 at The Chop Shop in Charlotte, N.C., and wraps Oct. 31 with a two-night stand at Union Transfer in Philly, natch.

Photo: John Davisson
Harvest of Hope Festival, St. Johns County Fairgrounds, Saint Augustine, Fla.

The first track off of On Oni Pond – “Head On” – has already picked up some praise from the likes of Pitchfork, which wrote the song resonates “because Man Man themselves have taken their licks and endured, evolving from their excitable and divisive Beefheart/Zappa-influenced early work into rich and resonant piano pop that values populism over provocation.”

Here is the full list of fall dates:
Sept. 19 – Charlotte, N.C., The Chop Shop           
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade           
Sept. 21 – New Orleans, La., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans           
Sept. 22 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s           
Sept. 23 – Dallas, Texas, Dada Dallas           
Sept. 24 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk           
Sept. 26 – El Paso, Texas, Tricky Falls       
Sept. 27 – Tucson, Ariz., Club Congress
Sept. 28 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom           
Sept. 29 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda           
Oct. 1 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall           
Oct. 2 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall           
Oct. 4 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre           
Oct. 5 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos           
Oct. 8 – Boise, Idaho, Neurolux           
Oct. 9 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge           
Oct. 10 – Englewood, Colo. Gothic Theatre           
Oct. 11 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown           
Oct. 12 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue           
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., Turner Hall Ballroom           
Oct. 14 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge           
Oct. 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Wexner Center For The Arts           
Oct. 16 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Tralf Music Hall           
Oct. 20 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club           
Oct. 21 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg           
Oct. 22 – New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom           
Oct. 24 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre           
Oct. 26 – State College, Pa., Chronic Town           
Oct. 27 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club           
Oct. 30 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer           
Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer

Tickets go on sale beginning Sept. 19.

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