The Joy Formidable Update

After spending the beginning of the year in the UK, The Joy Formidable have announced plans for an extensive U.S. tour which runs from March 18 to July 13. They’ll spend the first leg on the West Coast, kicking things off at The Conservatory in Santa Ana, followed by a gig at Belly Up Tavern in San Diego. On April 17, the band will perform a sold-out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and you can catch them the next night at Webster Hall in NYC. They’ll also make an appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival on May 3, and the next day at the Shaky Knees Festival. The tour wraps up on July 13 in Louisville, KY, at Forecastle Festival.

The Joy Formidable Spring/Summer Tour Dates

Date City State/Country Venue
3/18/13 Santa Ana CA The Conservatory
3/19/13 San Diego CA Belly Up Tavern
3/21/13 Los Angeles CA Henry Fonda
3/22/13 San Francisco CA The Filmmore
3/23/13 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades
3/25/13 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
3/26/13 Vancouver BC Venue Nightclub
3/27/13 Seattle WA Neptune
3/29/13 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge
3/30/13 Denver CO Gothic Theatre
4/1/13 Sauget IL Pop’s Nightclub
4/2/13 Chicago IL Vic Theater
4/3/13 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
4/5/13 Kansas City MO Middle of The Map Festival
4/6/13 Columbus OH LC Pavilion
4/7/13 Indianapolis IN Vogue Theater
4/8/13 Lansing MI The Loft
4/9/13 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom
4/12/13 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theater
4/13/13 Montreal QC Corona Theater
4/14/13 Albany NY Upstate Music Hall
4/17/13 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/18/13 New York NY Webster Hall
4/19/13 Boston MA House of Blues
4/20/13 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
4/21/13 Washington DC 930 Club
4/23/13 Baltimore MD Ottobar
4/24/13 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE
4/26/13 Tulsa OK The Vanguard Hall
4/27/13 Norman OK Norman Music Festival
4/29/13 Dallas TX Tree’s
4/30/13 Austin TX Emo’s East
5/1/13 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s
5/3/13 Memphis TN Beale Street Music Fest
5/4/13 Atlanta GA Shaky Knees Festival
5/5/13 Tampa FL State Theater
5/6/13 Orlando FL The Social
5/7/13 Ft. Lauderdale FL Culture Room
5/9/13 Charlotte NC Visulite Theatre
5/10/13 Wilmington NC Brooklyn Art Center
5/11/13 Richmond VA The National
6/8/13 Snowmass CO Snowmass Mammoth Fest
6/9/13 Detroit MI Orion Music Festival
6/21/13 Dover DE Firefly Festival
7/7/13 Ottawa ON Ottawa Blues Fest
7/13/13 Louisville KY Forecastle Festival

The Joy Formidable Previous News

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable have announced a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, slated for early next year. The trio will be on the road from January through the first week of March, in support of their upcoming album, Wolf’s Law, the band’s second studio release. The album is scheduled for a January 21 drop, just one day before the band kicks off their tour in Liverpool at Kazimier. They’ll also make stops in Dublin, Leeds, Glasgow, and Brighton, before finishing up in London at The Roundhouse on March 8. The show will mark their largest headlining performance in the city to-date.

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The Joy Formidable formed in 2007, the product of childhood friends Ritzy Bryan (lead vocals/guitar) and Rhydian Dafydd (bass) writing and experimenting with sonic noises and textures for six months. After recruiting drummer Justin Stahley (later replaced by Matt Thomas), they released track “Austere” as a single in July of 2008, and later an eight-track EP, A Balloon Called Moaning, in early 2009. After serving as the opening act for two sold-out Passion Pit shows in NYC, the band’s popularity grew exponentially. Check out this oft-buzzed-about band when they tour Europe next year!

The Joy Formidable Tickets

The Joy Formidable Winter Tour Dates

Date City State/Country Venue
01/22/13 Liverpool UK Kazimier
01/23/13 Norwich UK Waterfront
01/25/13 Belfast IR The Limelight
01/26/13 Dublin IR Academy
01/28/13 Cardiff UK Solus
01/29/13 Bristol UK Fiddlers
01/24/13 Nottingham UK Rescue Rooms
01/25/13 Leeds UK Cockpit
01/26/13 Glasgow UK Oran Mor
01/28/13 Manchester UK Ritz
01/01/13 Wolverhampton UK Wulfrun Hall
01/02/13 Sheffield UK Leadmill
01/04/13 Brighton UK Concorde 2
01/05/13 Exeter UK Phoenix
01/06/13 Portsmouth UK Wedgewood Rooms
01/08/13 London UK The Roundhouse

The Joy Formidable Video for “Austere”