The Wonder Years have just announced a new tour this fall. However, the tour will be held in more intimate venues and will only feature an acoustic performance from the band. Joining The Wonder Years on the tour is Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives and Jetty Bones. The tour is shorter than most North American tours. In reply to comments on this, the band tweeted:
“If you’re wondering why we aren’t playing (insert city here), it’s because we’re also making a record this fall & there’re only so many days”
While we are excited to hear the new music coming, the band also released an acoustic version of the song “There, There” from their 2013 LP, The Greatest Generation (see video). In spirit of the new sound, the band released a statement about teaming up with Hopeless Records;
“To whom it may concern,
We’ve begun a new venture. I’m hesitant to give it a title because I don’t want to limit what it could become but, for now, I’m going to call it a collective – an avenue for music and art and writing and performance. The first order of business will be to pair up with Hopeless Records to co-release an acoustic EP we recorded in May called ‘Burst & Decay’. In the coming months and years, we’ll be rolling out releases, artists and events. The seeds are being planted. This is just the beginning but for now, thank you. We love you. We’ll see you soon.” (click here for link)
Burst & Decay is set to release on September 22. Special edition vinyl pressings of it are available currently at loneliestplaceonearth.com .
Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time for the following dates;
* = no Laura Stevenson