Scene and Heard

Built To Spill Summer Tour comes to Headliners Music Hall

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 9, 2012

For Immediate Release:






May 7, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) – Built to Spill have announced that they will extend their current summer tour into the fall with dates scheduled around the recording of a new studio album that will be released by Warner Bros. Records next year.


In addition to previously announced dates in June, including the Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island in New York, Built to Spill will also appear at the High Sierra Music Festival in July, followed by a series of headlining shows beginning at the end of August and continuing through September.


Built to Spill released their most recent album, There Is No Enemy, in October 2009. It was the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On. In 2012 Built to Spill still remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music:


“Built To Spill CEO Doug Martsch is alt-rock’s Thomas Pynchon, holed up in a remote studio and issuing immaculate artworks when he damn well pleases. Their components are all about simple, melodic beauty, writ large – prog rock for pop purists.” – Rolling Stone


“Boise’s answer to Crazy Horse…they still flourish.” – Spin


“Built To Spill has been leading the resurgence of indie-guitar rock virtuoso for 20 years now. Doug Martsch conducts an orchestra of feedback like a lightning god bringing the storm. As ever, Martsch proves capable of anthropomorphizing a bent string and imbuing it with more emotion than many bands’ vocals and lyrics.” –Alternative Press


Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

06/21     TBS

06/22     Boston, MA                   Paradise

06/23     Philadelphia, PA             Union Transfer

06/24     New York, NY                   Governors Ball Music Festival @ Randall’s Island

07/08      Quincy, CA                    High Sierra Music Festival

08/24     Salt Lake City, UT          Urban Lounge

08/26     Columbia, MO                        The Blue Note

08/27     Des Moines, IA                 Wooly’s

08/28     Toledo, OH                   Mickey Finns

08/29     TBS

08/30     Portland, ME                 The State Theatre

08/31     TBS

09/01     TBS

09/02     TBS

09/04     TBS

09/05     Baltimore, MD                        The Ottobar

09/06     Charlottesville, VA         Jefferson Theater

09/07     Raleigh, NC                   Hopscotch Festival

09/08     Charleston, SC                      The Music Farm

09/09     Jacksonville, FL                      Jack Rabbits

09/10     Orlando, FL                   The Social

09/11     Ft. Lauderdale, FL          Culture Room

09/12     St. Petersburg, FL          State Theatre

09/13     Atlanta, GA                    Variety Playhouse

09/14     Nashville, TN                  Exit/In

09/15     Louisville, KY                       Headliners Music Hall

09/18     Madison, WI                The High Noon Saloon

09/19    Minneapolis, MN            First Avenue

09/20    Omaha, NE                   Slowdown

09/21    Denver, CO                   Bluebird Theater

09/22    Bellevue, CO                 Mishawaka Amphitheatre

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