The problem with supergroups is that the band members main projects often take priority. When members belong to such other super groups (see the pun there?) as Dawes, Deer Tick, and Delta Spirit, you have to wonder how much youre going to get out of the team-up. Well, it looks like quite a lot. We already knew Middle Brother, comprised of musicians from the aforementioned bands, was putting out a record and playing some festival gigs, but now weve learned theyll go even further by having a bit of a national tour.
The 13 stop trek will take place entirely in March beginning in DC on the 2nd. Boston, New York, Philly, Toronto, and Chicago will all get some love before the tour finishes up at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. The question remaining is how do you separate guys like Taylor Goldsmith and John McCauley from their other bands, Dawes and Deer Tick respectively? The answer: you dont. Dawes and Deer Tick will rotate through opening duties for Middle Brother, with select appearances by Jonny Corndawg (who also happens to appear on the supergroups eponymous debut). Sadly, the other Middle Brother, Matthew Vasquez, wont be bringing his Delta Spirit brethren along. Lets not get greedy, now.
For a preview of what a Middle Brother show looks like, check out the video below of the band performing Me Me Me at their second ever live performance, a benefit show for Invisible Children. We told you to check out the song just days ago, but now you can watch it, too. What, you still want more? Fine; click over to Partisan Records website for preview clips of their entire self-titled debut album, due out March 1st. Now be satisfied already. Savages….
Middle Brother 2011 Tour dates:
03/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
03/04 – Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
03/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
03/10 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
03/11 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/13 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
03/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW