akron/family prepare new album, tour
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009

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There is some good news on the horizon for all you Akron/Family fans out there. Approximately one month from now the band will release upon the world their newest LP, entitled Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free on Dead Oceans Records. This album will be the follow-up to the critically revered Love is Simple, I have heard samples from the new record and judging from what I have heard the album may just be the best thing the band has put out thus far. Expect to see the album in stores as of May 5th.

In support of the album's release the band will be taking to the road, playing almost every day in March. Now, this won't just be your everyday, run-of-the-mill tour. The band has hand-selected the opening bands for every show and members from the opening bands will be joining Akron/Family on stage for their performances. The list of openers includes the likes of Rock Plaza Central, Howlin' Rain, Golden Animals and Hollywood Hotshots. The tour will be limited to California, New York, Las Vegas, Colorado, Austin for SXSW and a few Canadian dates, on which they will be co-headlining with another one of my favorite bands, Born Ruffians. I must warn you, a few of these shows are already sold out. So if you plan to see Akron/Family in March you better get out there and buy yourself some tickets before it's too late. -Greg Lozoff

Akron/Family on Tour
1 Mar - McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica, California*
6 Mar - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, California
7 Mar - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, California*
8 Mar - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, California
9 Mar - Brookdale Lodge - Santa Cruz, California
10 Mar - Steve Allen Theater - Los Angeles, California
11 Mar - Steve Allen Theater - Los Angeles, California
12 Mar - Steve Allen Theater - Los Angeles, California
13 Mar - The Aruba - Las Vegas, Nevada
17 Mar - Oriental Theater Denver, Colorado
18 Mar - SXSW - The Mohawk - Austin, Texas
19 Mar - SXSW - The Mohawk - Austin, Texas
20 Mar - SXSW - Design Within Reach - Austin, Texas
21 Mar - Waterloo Park - Austin, Texas
22 Mar - The Casbah - Hamilton, Ontario
23 Mar - Sneaky Dees - Toronto, Ontario*
24 Mar - Sneaky Dees - Toronto, Ontario*
25 Mar - Il Motore - Montreal, Quebec
26 Mar - Il Motore - Montreal, Quebec
27 Mar - The New Museum - New York City, New York*
28 Mar - Union Pool - Brooklyn, New York
29 Mar - Union Pool - Brooklyn, New York

* = Sold Out

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