Having kicked off their fall tour schedule with an appearance at AUSTIN CITY LIMITS that elicited raves from the AUSTIN CHRONICLE ("an act that's matured both personally and professionally") and THE ONION ("the duo continues to save itself by producing albums that are better than the previous ones"), and currently on tour with Santogold, the indefatigable MATES OF STATE have added a November series of headline dates to their Re-Arranger tour.
The new dates begin November 7 in Asbury Park NJ and run through November 23 in Baltimore MD. All dates will feature LA hip-hop duo Brother Reade as main support - see below for a full itinerary.
The Re-Arranger tour is of course named for the MATES' fifth album, Re-Arrange Us (Barsuk), which was released May 20, the same day marking the band's network television debut on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN.
Re-Arrange Us has received the best critical (and public) response of MATES OF STATE's career: NEW YORK magazine called the record "a bona fide breakthrough," MAGNET praised it as "the best album of their career for a second straight time," while DETAILS and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY focused on individual tracks, the former raving "'Now' has summer anthem written all over it" and the latter featuring "My Only Offer" as a "Choice Cut."
Gardner and Hammel will be joined on the upcoming dates by additional musicians Linnea Weiss (cello) and Chris Cosgrove (guitar, bass, electronics).
MATES OF STATE
THE RE-ARRANGER TOUR
11/7 Asbury Park NJ @ Wonder Bar
11/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/9 Morgantown, WV @ Mountainstage (NPR show)
11/10 Lexington, KY @ The Dame
11/11 Washington DC @ Black Cat
11/12 Charlottesville VA @ Gravity Lounge
11/13 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
11/14 Lexington KY @ The Dame
11/15 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
11/16 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
11/17 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
11/19 Jacksonville Beach FL @ Freebird Live
11/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
11/21 Greenville SC @ The Handlebar
11/22 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
11/23 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar