New Jersey four-piece, Titus Andronicus, have announced a new fall tour in support of their most recent album, A Productive Cough, which released earlier this year. The band went on a mostly acoustic tour after the album released, featuring only a piano and guitar duo (with the exception of a couple special full band shows). This fall tour marks the first time Titus Andronicus will tour with the full band in two years. Dubbed the “American Rock Band Tour,” the lineup will include frontman and singer Patrick Stickles, Liam Betson on guitar, R.J. Gordon on base, and Chris Wilson on drums. In addition to the latest album, the band have also released the newest edition to their mixtape series. The third volume, Titus Andronicus Mixtape Volume III: A Reductive Scoff, features demos and outtakes from their latest album and can be streamed on the band’s SoundCloud.
Titus Andronicus have been an important part of the punk scene since their debut album release in 2008 for An Airing of Grievances. Over their 10-year-spanning career, the band have never shied away from pushing the boundaries. For their sophomore album, The Monitor, they produced a concept album that loosely explored themes from the American Civil War while their following album, the stripped down Local Business, was recorded live in a studio for a “plug-in-and-play” sound. Their fourth and fifth albums continued to break down walls, with the 2015, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, presented as a five-act, hour-and-a-half long rock opera while their latest release foregoes their punk roots for a ballad-heavy production. Of their latest tunes, A Productive Cough is personal and introspective, Stickles saying, “All the songs on [A Productive Cough] deal with the realities of life, as I understand them, in my adopted hometown of New York City.”
After wrapping up their current UK tour, the band will be stateside again starting with their October show in New Haven and making their way to New York City on 11/03 at the Market Hotel. Tickets are on sale now.
$20 – $25
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat