The The to Tour North America in 2018 as Part of First Tour in 16 Years

The The to Tour North America in 2018 as Part of First Tour in 16 Years

The The were one of the most intriguing bands to emerge out of England in the late 1970s and early ’80s, crafting an important place in history with a succession of albums and hits that put band leader Matt Johnson on the map.

Johnson hasn’t toured with The The for nearly twenty years, but that’s all over now: On Tuesday, a special tour was detailed that will mark the first live performances by The The in 16 years. This comes after Johnson released a new song, “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” in 2017 for Record Store Day:

And the tour dates, which will take place in September:

Fri        9/14                 Boston, MA                         Orpheum Theatre
Sun      9/16                 Brooklyn, NY                       Brooklyn Steel
Mon     9/17                 New York, NY                      Beacon Theatre
Wed     9/19                 Toronto, ON                        Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Fri        9/21                 Detroit, MI                           Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sat       9/22                 Chicago, IL                         Riviera Theatre
Mon     9/24                 Los Angeles, CA                 Ford Theatre
Thu      9/27                 San Francisco, CA             The Masonic

As for the prospect of a new album, Johnson is open to the idea and sees it as a definite possibility:

“Yes, I’m feeling inspired and have already started writing it. I’m hoping to begin recording sessions later this year but this all depends on our touring schedule. ”

Here’s the classic “This Is The Day” to tide you over until any further news.

Stay tuned!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.