The Wonder Years’ ‘Greatest Generation’

Philadelphia’s The Wonder Years announces a North American leg for its “Greatest Generation” tour.  Tickets go on sale this week for stops in Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, West Hollywood and other wonderful markets.

Photo: Joe Lemke
The Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minn.

Touring in support of The Greatest Generation album, The Wonder Years will launch the late winter / early spring run in Clifton Park, N.Y., March 5 and keep on blastin’ up through the band’s New York City date at the Best Buy Theatre in mid-April.

Previously announced is the short string of sold-out acoustic shows The Wonder Years will play on the East Coast with Vinnie Caruana and Young Statues.  Beginning this week those gigs are West Chester, Pa., at The Note Dec. 12; Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at The Loft Dec. 13; Pawtucket, R.I.., at The Met Dec. 14 and Patchogue, N.Y., at 89 North Music Venue Dec. 15.

Here’s the 2014 tour:

March 5 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
March 6 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon
March 8 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom
March 9 – Pontiac, Mich., Crofoot Ballroom
March 11 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
March 12 – Burnsville, Minn., The Garage
March 14 – Moorhead, Minn., Gio’s Grill & Bar
March 16 – Calgary, Alberta, The Den
March 17 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Starlite Room
March 19 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
March 20 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
March 22 – Oakland, Calif., Oakland Metro Operahouse
March 23 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
March 24 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
March 25 – San Diego, Calif., SOMA San Diego
March 26 – Mesa, Arizona, Nile Theater
March 28 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
March 29 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
March 30 – Dallas, Texas, The Door
March 31 – San Antonio, Texas,  White Rabbit
April 1 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
April 2 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
April 4 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum
April 5 – Jacksonville, Fla., The Roc Bar
April 6 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
April 7 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
April 9 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
April 10 – Greensboro, N.C., Greene Street
April 11 – Richmond, Va., The National
April 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
April 13 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
April 15 – Worcester, Ma., The Palladium
April 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 17 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater

Defeater, Citizen, and Modern Baseball appear on all dates.  Real Friends appears on all shows e beginning with Cleveland.

“We made the decision shortly after the release of The Greatest Generation that we would dedicate the end of 2013 and the majority of 2014 to playing songs from the record anywhere in the world that would have us,” Dan “Soupy” Campbell said.  “We knew we wanted the U.S. run of this hopefully global trip to be special and we were lucky enough to get four of our favorite bands currently playing music to come out with us. 

“We’re planning to step our game up in every regard of this tour. The lineup is incredible from top to bottom and we’re pulling out the stops to make this an awesome night for everyone attending.  We certainly have some surprises up our sleeves and can’t wait to get down to it.  I’m counting down the days.”

Acoustic VIP tickets, including access to a pre-show acoustic set and a Q&A session with the band, are on sale now.  General onsales launch Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. local time.  Visit for more information.