Battles reveals world tour dates
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Experimental band from New York City, Battles, has revealed a world tour. The group currently consists of Ian Williams (guitar and keyboards), John Stanier (drums), and Dave Konopka (bass, guitar, and effects), and will embark on their tour on August 7 from Sicily, Italy. More dates are to be announced, but so far the group has their time scheduled until November 7 playing in Brussels, Belgium.

The New York-based band also has two albums under their belt, which are Mirrored and Gloss Drop. The first album, Mirrored, released May 2007, reached No. 7 on the US Heatseekers chart, while reaching No. 26 on the US Indie charts. The second album, Gloss Drop, released June 2011, reached No. 19 on the US Heatseekers, while reaching No. 48 in the UK charts.

Before releasing their first debut LP, Battles made their name by releasing a string of EPs called EP C, B EP, and EPC (Japan only). Other EP releases include, Tonto, and Dross Glop 1-4, which ended becoming an album.

Their group had announced in 2014 that they were recording a third album, which is on its way. However, now with their worldwide tour, it is speculated that it will be delayed. Ticket sales will begin 10 am EST, Wednesday, July 15. See tour dates for Battles below.

AUGUST
7 - Ypsigrock, Sicily, IT
20 - St Vitus, NYC, US SOLD OUT
22 - Musicfest NW, Portland, OR, US
23 - FYF Festival, Los Angeles CA, US

SEPTEMBER
5 - Electric Picnic, Ireland
7 - Stimul Festival, Prague
10 - Hopscotch, Raleigh NC, US
30 - Paradise, Boston, MA, US

OCTOBER
1 - Lee's, Toronto, ON, US
2 - Metro, Chicago, IL, US
3 - First Ave, Minneapolis, US
6 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC, US
7 - Neptune, Seattle, WA, US
9 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
11 - Crescent, Phoenix, AZ, US
13 - Trees, Dallas, TX, US
14 - Mohawk, Austin, TX, US
15 - Republic, New Orleans, US
16 - Masquerade, Atlanta, US
17 - Exit In, Nashville, US
18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
19 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
20 - Webster Hall, New York, NY, US
23 - Academy 2, Manchester, UK
24 - Simple Things, Bristol, UK
25 - ABC 1, Glasgow, UK
28 - Electric Ballroom, London, UK
29 - Le Grand Mix, Lille, FR
30 - PItchfork Paris, FR
31 - Zoom, Frankfurt, DE

NOVEMBER
2 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
3 - Botanique, Brussels, BE
4 - Berghain, Berlin, DE
6 - Club2Club, Torino, IT
7 - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS

More dates to be announced