The The announces first North American concerts in 18 years as reunion expands

After slowly rolling out The The reunion dates in the U.K. and Europe, bandleader Matt Johnson today announced an 8-date North American run that marks the band’s first shows on the continent in 18 years, since the tour in support of 2000’s Nakedself.

The North American dates follow the European summer trek, opening Sept. 14 in Boston, with concerts in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Tickets for all of the North American dates go on sale Friday, April 6, at 12 noon local time.

This year’s concerts will be The The’s first in 16 years, and follow the release last year of both a brand-new single, “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” featuring Johnny Marr and a three-disc box set chronicling Johnson’s 12-hour radio broadcast a few years back. Johnson had said in 2015 that he was working on a “proper” new The The record, though it’s not clear if that’s still in the works.

See The The’s reunion dates below.


The The tour dates:

May 25: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
May 26: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
May 27: Becketts Student Union, Leeds, UK
June 1: Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark
June 2: Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
June 5: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
June 6: Brixton Academy, London, UK
June 7: Troxy, London, UK
July 6: Mandela Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
July 7: Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
Sept. 3: Newcastle University Student Union, Newcastle, UK
Sept. 4: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Sept. 5: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Sept. 7: Digbeth Arena, Birmingham, UK
Sept. 8: Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, UK
Sept. 9: St. Philip’s Gate Arena, Bristol, UK

Sept. 14: Orpheum Theare, Boston, MA
Sept. 16: Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 17: Beacon Theater, New York, NY
Sept. 19: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON
Sept. 21: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Sept. 22: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept. 24: Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 27: The Masonic, San Francisco, CA





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