Braid is heading out on tour! I know what most of you are probably thinking: Who the heck is Braid? In all fairness, you were probably getting your braces put on or taken off while Braid was blowing up alternative rock charts with their seminal album, Frame and Canvas. Braid was “emo” back when being emo was actually cool. After forming in 1993, the 4-piece rockers decided to call it quits in 1999. Lucky for us, in 2010 the former members of the band decided it would be fun to record some material for Record Store Day 2011. The practice sessions that followed went so well that now they have a new EP and a summer headlining tour.

Braid Tickets 2012
Braid Tour Dates 2012

The tour begins next week on August 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. After that it’s off to the East Coast to perform in New York City, Philly and Boston. On the 16th the band will play the first of four California shows, with the tour finale happening on August 19 in San Francisco. Acting as support for Braid will be bands Owen, Aficionado, and TS & The Past Haunt on varying dates.

Braid Tickets 2012

Tuesday 8:30 PM Cleveland, OH tickets from $76
Thursday 7:00 PM New York, NY tickets from $47
Friday 9:00 PM Philadelphia, PA tickets from $85
Saturday 7:00 PM Brooklyn, NY tickets from $52
Sunday 8:00 PM Cambridge, MA tickets from $80
Thursday 7:00 PM San Diego, CA
Friday 7:00 PM Pomona, CA tickets from $70
Saturday 7:00 PM West Hollywood, CA tickets from $46
Sunday 8:00 PM San Francisco, CA tickets from $103

Braid Tour Dates 2012

Date City State/Country Venue
08/07/12     . Cleveland OH Grog Shop *
08/09/12 New York NY Bowery Ballroom *
08/10/12 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer *
08/11/12 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
08/12/12 Cambridge MA Middle East *
08/16/12 San Diego CA The Irenic #
08/17/12 Pomona CA The Glasshouse #
08/18/12 W. Hollywood CA Troubadour #
08/19/12 San Francisco CA Slim’s #

* = w/ Owen, Aficionado
# = w/ Owen, TS & The Past Haunt