The Sidekicks have announced a late summer tour with Philadelphia’s Hop Along, which kicks off August 24 in Chicago IL. The band will also be playing with The Gaslight Anthem’s during the Fall. The tour with Hop Along will stop at Brooklyn and Asbury Park. The Gaslight Anthem date closest to NYC will be in Long Island.
The Sidekicks have been a band since the members were 15, quite literally learning how to play their instruments by playing together. The result has been a musical and personal relationship that has inevitably transformed over the years, braving lineup and stylistic changes, geographic relocation, and just plain growing up.
School separated the members, with half the band living in Columbus and the other half in Cleveland. The Soggy Dog House was started by drummer Matt Climer, and served as a focal point to both the band and the Cleveland DIY punk scene. They released So Long, Soggy Dog in 2007, and Weight Of Air in 2009 through Red Scare Records. The band’s newest release, Awkward Breeds sees the band coming to terms with the maturation they have endured together, while stylistically departing from the pop-punk that nurtured them. Favoring a Pinkerton-esque approach, the band still holds on to the spirit of the DIY punk scene while exploring the ambitions they’ve discovered throughout their extensive musical relationship.
Jul 26 Grog Shop w/ Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cleveland, OH
Aug 18 Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Cleveland, OH
Aug 24 Beat Kitchen w/ Hop Along Chicago, IL
Aug 25 Mac’s Bar w/ Hop Along Lansing, MI
Aug 26 ANAF Hall w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Guelph, Canada
Aug 27 The Mansion House w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer St. Catharines, Canada
Aug 28 Hard Luck Bar w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Toronto, Canada
Aug 29 II Motore w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Montreal, Canada
Aug 30 University of New Hampshire (Memorial Union Building) w/ Hop Along Durham, NH
Aug 31 The Space w/ Hop Along Hamden, CT
Sep 02 Middle East w/ Hop Along Cambridge, MA
Sep 03 First Unitarian Church w/ Hop Along Philadelphia, PA
Sep 04 Asbury Lanes w/Hop Along Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 05 Saint Vitus w/ Hop Along Brooklyn, NY
Sep 06 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/ The Gaslight Anthem Providence, RI
Sep 08 The Paramount w/ The Gaslight Anthem Huntington, NY
Sep 09 The Norva w/ The Gaslight Anthem Norfolk, VA
Sep 11 Bogarts w/ The Gaslight Anthem Cincinnati, OH
Sep 12 Mr. Small’s w/ The Gaslight Anthem Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13 Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ The Gaslight Anthem Millvale, PA