Young The Giant Extends U.S. Routing

Good news for Young The Giant fans – the band has announced a round of additions for its North American summer excursion featuring special guests Cold War Kids and Joywave.

The August-September outing is the latest leg of dates for the alternative rockers’ “Home of the Strange Tour” in support of its 2016 album of the same name. 

A review from Entertainment Weekly declares, “On their third record, Home of the Strange, the group ascends from the third-tier trenches that waylaid their early career, dishing out their richest and most varied project to date. … They’ve dialed back their soundscapes to a more palatable 10-point scale, pivoting singer Sameer Gadhia’s thick-as-molasses midrange to center stage. It’s a spotlight he commands well, hissing through the revved up, pissed off blues of ‘Jungle Youth,’ flitting over the saccharine lilt of ‘Titus Was Born,’ and sashaying across the conga throb of ‘Nothing’s Over.’”

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Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

Before the summer routing kicks off, Young The Giant has a number of festival appearances lined up including The Hangout Beach Music & Arts Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 19 and Laurelive in Novelty, Ohio, June 11.

The new dates are scheduled in Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and Texas.

At least one more gig is still to be added. The band is listing an Aug. 26 performance in its hometown of Irvine, Calif., as a TBA. Here’s the confirmed headline itinerary, with the new dates bolded:

Aug. 2 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
Aug. 3 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Michigan Lottery Theater At Freedom Hill
Aug. 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
Aug. 9 – Papillion, Neb., Sumtur Amphitheater
Aug. 11 – Seattle, Wash., WaMu Theater
Aug. 12 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Stanley Park (Seawheeze Sunset Festival)
Aug. 15 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 – Albuquerque, N.M., Villa Hispana @ Expo New Mexico
Aug. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
Aug. 19 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Aug. 20 – Eugene, Ore., Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug. 25 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 26 – Irvine, Calif., TBA
Sept. 7 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Sept. 8 – Nashville, Tenn., Ascend Amphitheater
Sept. 9 – Chicago, Ill., Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Sept. 10 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live! 

Sept. 13 – New York, N.Y., Rumsey Playfield / Central Park (Summerstage)
Sept. 14 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sept. 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier
Sept. 16 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sept. 19 – Charlottesville, Va., Sprint Pavilion
Sept. 21 – Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
Sept. 22 – Jacksonville, Fla., Daily’s Place
Sept. 23 – Miami, Fla., Bayfront Park Amphitheater

Sept. 26 – Birmingham, Ala., Concert Hall At The BJCC
Sept. 28 – Oklahoma City, Okla., The Criterion
Sept. 29 – Irving, Texas, Pavilion At The Irving Music Factory
Sept. 30 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall

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