You Should Go To One of These July Talk Tour Dates



When we saw July Talk during a southern Ontario festival back in June, hearing what will appear on the band’s heavily anticipated sophomore album – Touch, due September 9 – was a tremendously exciting experience. Soon, the quintet will get more fans in on the action.

Today, July Talk announced their extensive North American tour, which will feature support from the likes of Nothing But Thieves, Kongos and Caveman. The pre-sale begins tomorrow (July 14) at 10am EST.

“Thematically, Touch has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road,” notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. “Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you’re in transit more often than you’re still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we’d get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. Because humans love to categorize in an effort to understand, Peter and I were often perceived as these opposing forces, representing “light vs. darkness”, “female vs. male”, “sweet vs. scary” blah blah blah, with each of us just dying to get a word in edgewise. These types of assumptions had a massive influence on the way we wrote the lyrics for this album because we knew we didn’t want to feed into that sort of boring archetype. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It’s messy and visceral and unpredictable.”

Here are the dates:

Aug 18 – Brooklyn, NYC – Rough Trade NYC

Aug 28 – Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair^

Sept 3 – Edmonton, AB – SONiC BOOM Festival

Sep 4 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest Calgary

Sep 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*

Sep 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*

Sep 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre*

Oct 2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)

Oct 3 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas*

Oct 7 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston #

Oct 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

Oct 10 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar*

Oct 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe*

Oct 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club*

Oct 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.

Oct 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe At The Old National Centre*

Oct 17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar*

Oct 25 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Concerts & Events

Oct 26 – London, ON – London Music Hall

Oct 28 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

Oct 29 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

Oct 30 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus – Montréal

Oct 31 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre

Nov 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

Dec 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis’

Dec 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre

* w/ Nothing But Thieves


# w/ Caveman