The Jay Aston-led version of Gene Loves Jezebel — there are two incarnations of the band, each fronted by an Aston twin — will tour the United States this September in support of the band’s latest album Dance Underwater, the first collection of new music from a version of GLJ in 14 years.
The tour, which opens Sept. 4 in Austin, Texas, and wraps up Sept. 29 in Mesa, Ariz., is being billed as the band’s first U.S. trek in a decade — though the group has played sporadic American dates in recent years.
The 10-song Dance Underwater was released last year. It’s the first studio album from a version of Gene Loves Jezebel since 2003, the year that Jay’s GLJ released The Thornfield Sessions and Michael’s GLJ released Exploding Girls.
(Per legal settlement between the brothers, Jay Aston’s version of the band goes by Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.K. and Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.S., and Michael’s is the opposite: Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.S. and Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel in the U.K.)
The new album — which was funded via a Pledge Music campaign — finds Jay Aston backed by past GLJ members James Stevenson on guitar, Pete Rizzo on bass and Chris Bell on drums.
Check out the full tour dates below.
Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel tour dates:
Sept. 4: Austin TX @ Elysium
Sept. 6: Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
Sept. 7: Winston Salem NC @ Ramkat
Sept. 8: Philadelphia PA @ KungFu Necktie
Sept. 9: New York NY @ The Cutting Room
Sept. 10: Providence RI @ Fete Lounge
Sept. 12: Pittsburgh PA @ Crafthouse
Sept. 13: Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge
Sept. 14: Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
Sept. 15: Denver CO @ The Venue
Sept. 16: Salt Lake City UT @ The Rye
Sept. 18: Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Sept. 19: Seattle WA @ El Corazon
Sept. 21: Portland OR @ Star Theater
Sept. 22: San Francisco CA @ DNA Lounge
Sept. 23: Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
Sept. 26: Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
Sept. 28: San Diego CA @ The Casbah
Sept. 29: Mesa AZ @ Club Red
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