Polyphonic Spree Celebrate 15th Anniversary With Beginning Stages Of… Tour



Back at the very beginning of the last decade, The Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter’s charming (and vaguely but endearingly cult-like) Texas-based choir-rock monolith, released their debut record, The Beginning Stages Of…. If you heard the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack, or watched Scrubs, or saw a Volkswagen ad, you were undoubtedly aware of their infectious, ELO-esque single “Light & Day”, which helped to launch the band into the hearts and iPods of just about everybody who heard it. In the years since, they’ve put out a handful of equally poppy (though admittedly less psychedelic) records, the most recent of which being 2013’s Yes, It’s True.

Now, just in time for the band’s 15th anniversary, the band are embarking on a neat little tour: Every night, they’ll play through The Beginning Stages Of… in its entirety, plus a bunch of other “deep cuts and choice covers”, in the band’s words. You can expect this one to be a gloriously upbeat evening, and it’ll be worth the price of admission just to see how they handle the album’s slow-burning finale, “A Long Day”

You can check out the upcoming tour dates after the jump, and watch them covering Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” for The AV Club. For tickets to see the band’s Star Theater performance, head on over here!

The Polyphonic Spree:

Aug. 29: Northamptonshire, UK – Greenbelt Festival
Aug. 31: Dublin, Ireland – The Academy*
Sept. 01: Belfast, Ireland – Limelight*
Sept. 03: London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Sept. 04: Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sept. 05: Oxford, UK – O2 Academy Oxford
Sept. 06: Birmingham, UK – Mosely Folk Festival
Sept. 07: Bristol, UK – Motion with Goodnight Lenin
Sept. 09: Manchester, UK – Club Academy*
Sept. 10: Edinburgh, Scotland – Liquid Room*
Sept. 11: Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3 Warehouse*
Sept. 12: Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy Newcastle*
Sept. 14: Leeds, UK – Stylue, University of Leeds*
Sept. 15: Liverpool, UK – Arts Club*
Sept. 16: Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy Sheffield*
Sept. 18: Paris, France – Trabendo*
Sept. 20: Vienna, Austria – WUK
Oct. 18: Austin, Texas – Emo’s
Oct. 19: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – ACM Performance Lab @ UCO
Oct. 20: Little Rock, Arkansas – Stickyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack
Oct. 21: Birmingham, Alabama – Saturn
Oct. 23: Athens, Georgia – Georgia Theatre
Oct. 24: Atlanta, Georgia – Terminal West
Oct. 26: Annapolis, Maryland – Rams Head On Stage
Oct. 27: New York, New York – Highline Ballroom
Oct. 28: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Musikfest Cafe
Oct. 30: Fall River, Massachusetts – Narrows Center for the Arts
Nov. 1: Alexandria, Virginia – The Birchmere
Nov. 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Underground Arts
Nov. 4: Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
Nov. 5: Cleveland, Ohio – Music Box Supper Club
Nov. 6: Millvale, Pennsylvania – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov. 7: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Shank Hall
Nov. 8: Chicago, Illinois – City Winery
Nov. 9: Minneapolis, Minnesota – First Avenue
Nov. 12: Missoula, Montana – Top Hat
Nov. 13: Spokane, Washington – The Bartlett
Nov. 14: Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue Nightclub
Nov. 15: Seattle, Washington – Tractor Tavern
Nov. 16: Portland, Oregon – Star Theater
Nov. 18: Las Vegas, Nevada – The Bunkhouse
Nov. 19: San Francisco, California – The Independent
Nov. 20: Los Angeles, California – El Rey Theatre
Nov. 21: Pomona, California – Glass House
* w/ No Monster Club

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