Come On Down! Two Door Cinema Club Preps ‘Gameshow’

Pop-rock act Two Door Cinema Club is releasing its third album in October and will spend a few weeks playing the new stuff in North America this winter.

Photo: AP Photo / Francisco Seco
Optimus Alive! Festival, Passeio Maritimo De Alges, Lisbon, Portugal

The new LP, titled Gameshow, comes out Oct. 14 and what the band has already shared showcases a bright, dance-centric sound leaning more on synthesizers and electronic drums than previous work. The band is still using guitars to great effect though, as the recently released single “Bad Decisions” shows.

The Cinema Club’s headlining tour opens up in Washington, D.C. Nov. 17 and moves west until a gig in Valley Center, Calif., Dec. 3. That trek does not include any Southern States, but the band has a run of four headline gigs Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 in Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Houston. The group also has two performances at  around that period.

The band plays a  tonight and takes the stage at the festival tomorrow. After that are European festival appearances in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Fun facts about the band: The members are all from Ireland and the group recently disguised itself as a tribute act to prepare for its return after taking an extended hiatus. Vocalist and guitarist Alex Trimble recently told The Guardian that the band toured so much over its first six years that the members’ “pretty much despised one another” by the end.

Here is the full North American plan for the winter:

Sept. 30 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
Oct. 1 – Austin, Texas, Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Oct. 3 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Oct. 4 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Oct. 6 – Houston, Texas, Revention Music Center
Oct. 8 – Austin, Texas, Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Nov. 17 – Washington, DC, Echostage
Nov. 18 – Boston, Mass., Agganis Arena
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov. 21 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Sound Academy
Nov. 23 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 25 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre
Nov. 28 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 30 – Los Angeles, Calif., Shrine Auditorium
Dec. 1 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
Dec. 3 – Valley Center, Calif., Harrah’s Resort So. Cal. / The Events Center

Tickets to the headline show are available Aug. 5, and fans can pre-order the album now. Head over to for more on the band.