Motion City Soundtrack’s Final Adventure

Last week the members of Motion City Soundtrack announced the band will embark on its farewell tour beginning in May.  This week brings dates to help cushion the sad news.  Destinations include the Portland, Ore., opener along with stops across the land.

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St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Mich.

Motion City Soundtrack released six albums during its 18-year career, including its I Am The Movie debut on Epitaph, 2007’s Even If It Kills Me and 2010’s My Dinosaur Life.  The band’s most recent album, Panic Stations, dropped in 2015.

Members announced last week that several conversations led to a “bittersweet realization.”

“We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done,” Motion City Soundtrack said in its statement. “Needless to say, we’re feeling all the feels – you may be as well.  If so, or if you’ve ever been touched by our music, we ask you to come out and sing along with us one last time in 2016.”

Now it’s time to figure out where you can sing along with Motion City Soundtrack. Joining the tour will be The Spill Canvas and Microwave.  Although the run’s second leg concludes with a gig in the band’s Minneapolis hometown, there is one lone August show scheduled for Sayreville, N.J. Here are the dates:

May 5 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater 
May 6 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
May 8 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
May 9 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
May 11 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
May 12 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Belasco Theater
May 14 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
May 15 – Phoenix, Ariz., Pressroom
May 17 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
May 18 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live!
May 19 – Houston, Texas, Numbers
May 21 – Lawrence, Kansas, Granada Theatre
May 22 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s
June 2 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown
June 3 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
June 4 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
June 5 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
June 7 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 8 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
June 10 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
June 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
June 12 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
June 15 – Hartford, Conn., Webster Theater
June 16 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
June 18 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Taste Of Chaos)
June 20 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
June 22 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
June 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
Aug. 6 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom 

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