Young The Giant Takes On 2017

If you thought 2016 was strange … Young The Giant just announced that its “Home of the Strange Tour” is continuing in 2017 with a 23-date February/March excursion.

Home of the Strange was released in August, marking the rock band’s third studio album.

Photo: Owen Sweeney / Invision / AP
Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del.

Along with the new tour dates, today Young The Giant released a stripped-down version of the track “Amerika” as part of the band’s acoustic series In The Open.

“‘Amerika’ is one of the first songs we wrote for Home of the Strange, and was subsequently one of our first releases. Based off Kafka’s unfinished novel, Amerika is the story of an immigrant who finds himself both enthralled and spurned by the American Dream. This is also my story,” frontman Sameer Gadhia said.

“I am the son of immigrants, and our family finds this dream simultaneously on the tip of our tongues and impossibly intangible every single day. In the wake of this election outcome, we feel that this song, in one of those rare moments of prophecy, has even more to say now than when it was first released.”

The second leg of the “Home of the Strange” tour kicks off with two nights in Portland Feb. 1-2. 

Feb. 1 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Feb. 2 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Feb. 3 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Feb. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Rockwell @ The Complex
Feb. 7 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Feb. 8 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
Feb. 10 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Feb. 14 – Lincoln, NE, Bourbon Theatre
Feb. 16 – Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Feb. 18 – Grand Rapids, Mich., 20 Monroe Live
Feb. 20 – Syracuse, N.Y., The F Shed at The Market
Feb. 23 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
Feb. 24 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Feb. 25 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
Feb. 26 – Richmond, Va., The National
Feb. 28 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
March 1 – Columbia, S.C., Music Farm Columbia
March 2 –Okeechobee, Fla., Sunshine Grove (Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival)
March 5 – Charleston, S.C., Music Farm Charleston
March 7 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
March 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
March 9 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle

Lewis Del Mar is featured as support.

A fan presale begins Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 18. Visit for more information.