Miniature Tigers Plot Big Summer Run

Releasing a new album next month, Miniature Tigers kicks off a road trip beginning in New York in July.  Playing mostly clubs, the band will also hit a few festivals, including First City in Monterey, Calif, Midpoint in Cinncinati and Austin City Limits.

While the tour launch is more than a month away, you’ll have some new music to add to your Miniature Tigers catalog a bit sooner when Cruel Runnings drops June 17 on YEBO music.

“I wanted to make something like Weezer’s Blue Album,” Miniature Tigers guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Charlie Brand said. “Not exactly the album, but the feeling of listening to that album at age whatever.  Something with that feel that could connect with people.”

And you’ll have several chances to connect with the band during its coast-to-coast outing.  Here are the dates:

July 10 – New York, N.Y., The Westway
July 11 – Burlington, Vt., Signal Kitchen
July 12 – Montreal, Quebec, La Vitrola
July 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Hard Luck Bar
July 16 – Hamden, Conn., The Space
July 17 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall
July 18 – Akron, Ohio, Musica
July 19 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection / The Stache
July 20 – Chicago, Ill., Subterranean
July 22 – Madison, Wis., The Frequency
July 23 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
July 24 – Lawrence, Kan., Jackpot Music Hall
July 25 – Omaha, Nebv., Slowdown
July 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Kilby Court
July 29 – Seattle, Wash., Vera Project
July 30 – Portland, Ore., Holocene
July 31 – San Francisco, Calif., Rickshaw Stop
Aug. 1 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo
Aug. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
Aug. 5 – San Antonio, Texas, The Korova
Aug. 6 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
Aug. 7 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs
Aug. 8 – New Orleans, La., One eyed Jacks
Aug. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Purgatory At The Masquerade
Aug. 10 – Orlando, Fla., The Social
Aug. 12 – Tampa, Fla., The Crowbar
Aug. 13 – Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle
Aug. 14 – Baltimore, Md., Metro Gallery
Aug. 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Aug. 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 17 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 23-24 – Monterey, Calif., First City Festival
Aug. 24 – Monterey, Calif., First City Festival
Sept. 25-27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Midpoint Music Festival
Oct. 3-5 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 10-12 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Music Festival

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