Return Trip For Metro Station

Metro Station is touring the U.S. once more, parading synth-pop sounds off its second full-length release after a long-term hiatus. The upcoming run will be supported by Palaye Royale and The Strive.

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The band broke up in 2010 due to conflict between principal members Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso. Prior to that, Metro Station was actually at the forefront of a wave of synthesizer driven dance-pop, which has become increasingly popular since the group’s rise.

These days, the group is showcasing tunes from its 2015 mixtape, Savior, which feature a more toned-down version of Musso’s emo-inspired vocals. Another part of the group’s appeal is the fully tattooed upper body and emo-inspired fashion of lead guitarist Cyrus, who is the brother of starlet Miley Cyrus.

Metro Station’s band members have not only feuded with each other, but Cyrus has also expressed frustration at other bands’ criticism of his work and posted a video last year offering to fight anyone who would speak ill on him and his group. Not without foresight though, he clarified in the video that the bout would take place only after both parties had signed a waiver, so no one would be liable for any potential lawsuits.

The upcoming tour will definitely give the group an outlet for any excess energy. The first show is Oct. 10 in Lawrence, Kan., and the band has currently booked 30 performances in 37 days, with the last gig set for Nov. 15 in Pontiac, Mich.

Here’s the plan:

Oct. 10 – Lawrence, Kan., The Bottleneck
Oct. 11 – Denver, Colo., Marquis Theater
Oct. 12 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Oct. 14 – Orangevale, Calif., The Boardwalk
Oct. 15 – Santa Ana, Calif., Constellation Room @ The Observatory
Oct. 16 – Phoenix, Ariz., Joe’s Grotto Music Venue
Oct. 18 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Oct. 19 – Houston, Texas, Scout Bar
Oct. 20 – Little Rock, Ark., Revolution Music Room
Oct. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
Oct. 22 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum
Oct. 23 – Margate, Fla., O’Malleys Sports Bar
Oct. 25 – Greensboro, N.C., Arizona Pete’s
Oct. 26 – Richmond, Va., Canal Club
Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Voltage Lounge
Oct. 29 – New York, N.Y., The Studio @ Webster Hall
Oct. 30 – Whitehall, Pa., Planet Trog
Nov. 1 – Hartford, Conn., Webster Underground
Nov. 2 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 3 – Amityville, N.Y., Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Nov. 4 – Buffalo, N.Y., Studio At Waiting Room
Nov. 5 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Cattivo
Nov. 6 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre
Nov. 8 – Columbus, Ohio, A&R Music Bar
Nov. 9 – Louisville, Ky., The New Vintage
Nov. 10 – Chicago, Ill., Subterranean
Nov. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Nov. 12 – St. Louis, Mo., Fubar
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Nov. 15 – Pontiac, Mich., Pike Room
Many tickets go on sale Sept. 2. You can get more info about the band at