Southern alt-rock outfit Moon Taxi have announced their first batch of concert dates for the coming year. The hard-working band announced their brief schedule of North American shows on Tuesday, which is set to take them around the central U.S. starting Feb. 1 in Boone, N.C. and running until the end of the month with a final show on Feb. 24 in Covington, Ky.
The month-long tour will coincide perfectly with the upcoming release of Let The Record Play, their fifth studio album currently scheduled for a Jan. 19 release via RCA Records. The upcoming album is Moon Taxi’s first since 2015’s Daybreaker, which would go on to continue building the group’s reputation as an exciting modern update on mainstream alternative southern rock. The band shared the album’s first few tracks earlier this year with “Two High,” “Let the Record Play" and “Good As Gold.” The latter track can be heard in its respective lyric music video below. As of Wednesday, “Two High” has already reached an impressive 70 million streams of Spotify alone.
Moon Taxi had debuted some of the new material during what was a pretty busy touring year in 2017. The band embarked on a lengthy North American tour throughout the fall, which only wrapped just recently with a final show of the year at Denver’s Ogden Theatre back on Dec. 8. With a new album set to arrive in just a few weeks, fans should expect to see the band’s name appear on a handful of festival posters as more lineups continue to be announced in the coming months.
"Festivals draw people from all over, and it's nice to see those folks from all over the country in one place. I also think our songs are kind of tailor-made for festivals," the band said in an interview with AXS back in the spring. "[We’re ]at our best when we're on a big, outdoor stage. We can play as loud as we want, where no one can hear anything."
Tickets for select shows on the upcoming winter tour will be going on sale this Friday and can be purchased by clicking here.
2018 Tour Dates:
Feb. 1 - Boone, NC - Schaefer Performing Arts Center
Feb. 2-3 - Knoxville, TN - Mille & Mine
Feb. 8 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
Feb. 9 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
Feb. 10 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellie’s
Feb. 14 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic
Feb. 15 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Feb. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly
Feb. 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 23-24 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
Feb. 24 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater