Family Of The Year Tours w/Walk The Moon, White Arrows and Hey Ocean!; Festivals Scheduled in LA, UK, France and more

"Los Angeles' Family Of The Year completely embody the idea of a pseudo-familial relationship. Shoot, they even embody the concept of community." – Filter Magazine

“Loma Vista is a fine album of songs of love, longing and celebration.” – BBC UK

“Epic pop…a bright and startling debut...Fun- drenched” – NME

"bright, shiny power-pop" – Stereogum

"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly

2012 continues to be an exciting year for Los Angeles’ Family Of The Year, as they head out on the road with Walk The Moon, White Arrows and Hey Ocean!.

Next week, the band kicks things off with the 98.7FM stage at Sunset Strip Music Festival on Saturday, August 18 before heading to Europe to play the BBC Introducing Stage at The Reading & Leeds Festivals and France’s sold-out three-day music festival Rock En Seine, alongside Green Day, The Black Keys, Sigur Rós, The Shins, Placebo, Of Monsters and Men and others.

Family Of The Year will spend the remainder of August and early September touring through Europe, playing venues across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and more. By mid-September, the band returns home to share the stage with Walk The Moon, White Arrows and Hey Ocean! across North America.

The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s renowned music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, Milo Greene and more in the US and Canada.

Despite the impressive release of last month’s album, (Loma Vista via Nettwerk Records) Family Of The Year is best known for their performance presence. To watch a 4-minute tour video aptly capturing life on the road, see above.

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Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year is Joe Keefe (lead vocals, guitars), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitars, vocals) and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals).

Tour Dates:

18-Aug Los Angeles, CA @ Sunset Strip Music Festival
24-Aug Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
25-Aug Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
26-Aug Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine Festival
28-Aug Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *
29-Aug Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Spiegelzaal *
31-Aug Berlin, GER @ Postbahnhof *
1-Sep Frankfurt, GER @ Musikfestival Riedberg *
3-Sep Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Wifloof Bar) *
6-Sep London, UK @ Hoxton Bar And Kitchen *
9-Sep Lund, SE @ Mejeriet *
10-Sep Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Slussen *
15-Sep Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Festival
16-Sep Vancouver, BC @ Media Club *
18-Sep Kamloops, BC @ Blue Grotto +
19-Sep Calgary, AB @ Republik +
20-Sep Edmonton, AB @ Pawnshop +
21-Sep Regina, SK @ The Exchange +
22-Sep Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub +
24-Sep Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Lop Lops +
26-Sep North Bay, ON @ Capitol Centre +
27-Sep Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern +
28-Sep Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub +
29-Sep Alfred, NY @ Alfred University *
30-Sep Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ++
2-Oct Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s ++
4-Oct New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge ++
5-Oct Brooklyn, NY @ Glass Lands ++
9-Oct Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ++
10-Oct Mobile, AL @ The Centre For Living Arts ++
12-Oct Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ++
13-Oct Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry ++
16-Oct Denver, CO @ Hi Dive ++
1-Nov Covington, KY/Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre **
6-Nov Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge **
9-Nov Dallas, TX @ Trees **
10-Nov Austin, TX @ The Belmont **
12-Nov Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom **
15-Nov Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory **
16-Nov Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda **
17-Nov San Francisco, CA @ Slim's **
21-Nov Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom **
24-Nov Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl **

* Solo Date
+ Date With Hey Ocean!
++ Date With White Arrows
** Dates With Walk The Moon

Track Listing:

1. The Stairs
2. Diversity
3. St. Croix
4. Buried
5. Hero
6. Everytime
7. Living On Love
8. Hey Ma
9. In The End
10. Never Enough
11. Find It

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