Desaparecidos Takes ‘Payola’ On The Road

Next month Desaparecidos will release its long-awaited sophomore album, Payola, which comes 13 years after its debut. Of course the punk rock band has a tour to go along with the new tunes.

Photo: John Davisson
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

Due out June 23 on Epitaph, Payola was co-produced by Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, Saintseneca). Epitaph promises the new album is “more raw, louder, and angrier” as it tackles “a wide range of political issues at a much broader scale.”

Payola boasts eight new tracks from Desaparecidos, along with the following previously released tracks:  “MariKKKopa,” “Backsell,” “Anonymous,” “The Left is Right,” “Te Amo Camila Vallejo,” and “The Underground Man.”

The band fronted by Conor Oberst hits the road two days after the album release with two nights in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Desaparecidos told fans on Facebook that the dates announced this week “were the first batch of many more to come this year. Please rest assured and keep those city requests coming until we announce more.”

Here’s the initial routing:  

June 25 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade       
June 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Live @ Shea Stadium BK
July 16 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe  
July 17 – St. Louis, Mo., Ready Room         
July 18 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Waterfront Park (Forecastle Festival) 
July 19 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE (appearing with The Gaslight Anthem)            
July 29 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop       
July 30 – Rochester, Mich., Meadow Brook Music Festival (appearing with Brand New) 
July 31 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
Aug. 1 – Montreal, Quebec, Parc Jean Drapeau (Osheaga Festival)  
Aug. 2 – Portland, Maine, Port City Music Hall       
Aug. 4 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club            
Aug. 6 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall      
Aug. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer   
Aug. 8 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club         
Aug. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade (The Wrecking Ball)          
Sept. 18 – Toronto, Ontario, Historic Fort York (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)    
Oct. 28 – Tampa, FL   The Orpheum
Oct. 30 – Gainesville, Fla., Various Venues (The Fest)

Digital Leather supports July 16-17. The So So Glos join the tour July 29 and July 31 and Aug. 2-8.

Tickets are on sale now.

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