Yellowcard Plots Spring Outing

Yellowcard has its own tour to do following its co-bill journey through Europe with Less Than Jake. The pop punk band has announced a spring outing through the States that kicks off April 6 in Lawrence, Kan.

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The act is continuing to support its ninth studio album, Lift a Sail, which was released in October via Razor & Tie. Alternative Press praised the LP as the band’s “boldest, most exploratory work to date.” This week the band unveiled the video for “Crash The Gates.” The YouTube description proclaims that the vid is filled with “footage of the NHL’s hardest hits.”

“Crash The Gates’ is about power and dynamics,” guitarist Ryan Mendez said. “It’s incredibly fun to play live because it’s loud and heavy and very engaging with the crowd. We think it’s a perfect fit with the energy and aggression of hockey.”

The European co-bill takes place throughout March, covering the U.K., France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. After the adventure with Less Than Jakes wraps, Yellowcard is sticking around the continent for a handful of headline dates in Russia.

Stops on the U.S. outing include Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Tulsa, along with a run of gigs in California.

“We are heading out with a band we have had the honor of sharing the stage with for many years, Finch! Also doing half the tour each will be One Ok Rock and The Downtown Fiction. We are so stoked on this lineup!” Yellowcard said in a joint statement.

Here’s the routing:

April 6 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre  
April 7 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note      
April 8 – Lincoln, Neb., Bourbon Theatre     
April 10 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s         
April 11 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
April 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection    
April 14 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe            
April 15 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
April 17 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar        
April 18 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom        
April 20 – Portland, Maine, State Theatre    
April 21 – New Haven, Conn., Toad’s Place
April 22 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon           
April 24 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre    
April 25 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
April 26 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum          
April 28 – Biloxi, Miss., Kress Live  
April 29 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre          
April 30 – Austin, Texas, The Belmont         
May 1 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill     
May 2 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom         
May 4 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre       
May 5 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre          
May 7 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst     
May 8 – San Luis Obispo, Calif., SLO Brew           
May 9 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
May 10 – Agoura Hills, Calif., The Canyon

Finch is coming along as a special guest April 6 through May 10. One Ok Rock is on board April 6-17 while The Downtown Fiction joins the tour April 18 through May 10.

The band has also slotted a July 15 gig in Honolulu, featuring special guest Mayday Parade.

Presales for select dates are ongoing now. General onsales begin Jan. 30.

VIP packages comes with a meet & greet and photo with the band, an exclusive silk screen poster, and commemorative laminate. The first 800 fans who purchase VIP tickets will receive a limited edition colored vinyl copy of Lift a Sail.

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