Indie rock group Speedy Ortiz have just announced the full dates for their already in-progress 2014 tour. The group has just finished the southern leg and is currently playing through the Midwest. They’ll start a run through Canada on June 19 with a show at Toronto’s Mod Club, followed by a performance in the same city the next night at the Horseshoe Tavern. After a few more shows throughout the Canadian province of Ontario, they’ll play Montreal on June 23. From there, it’s on to shows in Pittsburg, New Haven, New York, Madison, Chicago and Toledo. The gang then will fly to the UK for a series of shows — highlights include the Electric Circus on Edinburgh on August 12, Prince Albert in Brighton on August 14, and the Jabberwocky Festival in London on August 15. The band will return stateside for the First City Festival in Monterey, CA, on August 23. They’ll take the rest of August and most of September off, before finishing the year playing the Pygmalion Festival in Champaign, IL, September 26 to September 28 and Cincinnati’s Midpoint Festival, which runs September 27 to 28.
Originally a solo project for singer Sadie Dupuis (under which she self-released an EP and a full album in 2011), the endeavor eventually evolved into a band. The group released its debut album, Major Arcana, on Carpark Records last summer. It received across the board praise from critics and earned a spot on a couple different “year’s best music” lists.