The House of Love have added three dates to the initial itinerary of the band’s first North American tour in nearly 30 years, a 14-date trek that now will open with a new show in Boston and feature two more concerts in California.
The band announced the Boston date, on May 4 at The Middle East Downstairs, last week. Tickets for that show are available now via TicketWeb.
On Wednesday, the group — frontman Guy Chadwick and a new backing band — announced a May 20 date at the Starline Social Club in Oakland, Calif., and a May 21 show at Pappy & Harriets’s in Pioneertown, Calif. Tickets for those two shows are available through Eventbrite (Oakland, Pioneertown).
It’s not yet known who’ll be joining Chadwick for the North American dates. The U.K. indie legends’ Facebook page lists the current lineup as Chadwick, guitarist Terry Bickers, original drummer Pete Evans and bassist Matt Jury, who joined the band when it first reunited in 2003, nearly a decade after its initial breakup — and 14 years after Bickers originally left the band.
The band, on Facebook, has indicated the new lineup is only for this U.S. tour, and that Bickers remains involved with the group otherwise.
The reformed House of Love has released two albums this century, 2005’s Days Run Away and 2013’s She Paints Words in Red. The band in recent years has celebrated the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut — 1988’s The House of Love, not to be confused with 1987 compilation The House of Love or the aforementioned 1990 sophomore set The House of Love.
Here are the full dates:
The House of Love tour dates
May 4: The Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
May 6: Gramercy Theater, New York City, NY
May 7:White Eagle Hall, New Jersey, NJ
May 8: First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
May 10: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
May 11: Subterranean, Chicago, IL
May 12: First Ave, Minneapolis, MN
May 14: Fox Theater, Vancouver, BC
May 16: Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 17: Star Theater, Portland, OR
May 19: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
May 20: Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
May 21: Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
May 23: The Palace Theater, Los Angeles, CA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The House of Love announces first North American tour in nearly 30 years
- The House of Love’s Creation Records debut to receive 30th anniversary 5CD box set
- The House of Love announces spring U.K. tour, previews 2 tracks off new album
- The House of Love reveals title, artwork for ‘She Paints Words in Red’ — due in spring 2013
- The House of Love announces completion of new studio album — first in 7 years
- The House of Love’s Creation Records debut to be reissued in 3CD set with demos, rarities
- Video: The House of Love makes first live appearance in 4 years at Poland’s Off Festival