The Academic announce 2018 US tour
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Irish indie rockers The Academic have revealed their first batch of U.S. tour dates in 2018. The group, which will release its sophomore LP Tales from the Backseat on Jan. 12, will embark on a four-week run through the country between February and March, making 16 stops along the way. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

The tour kicks off on Feb. 13 at DC9 in Washington, D.C. and will run through the Northeast over the next week, hitting The Foundry in Philadelphia, Mercury Lounge in New York and Great Scott in Boston. The band will then head north to Toronto's Drake Hotel on Feb. 20. Midwest and West Coast dates follow through March 7, when the tour wraps at Soda Bar in San Diego. Tickets for select shows are now available on

The Mullingar natives will make the sojourn west to the states following their album release in January. The Academic announced the forthcoming record in October and began advertising pre-orders of the album the following month. Those who pre-order Tales from the Backseat will instantly receive a download of the first single "Why Cant We Be Friends?", which you can listen to above.

The Academic 2018 Tour Dates
Feb. 13 - Washington, DC - DC9
Feb. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
Feb. 15 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Feb. 17 - Boston, MA - Great Scott (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 18 - Albany, NY - The Hollow
Feb. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
Feb. 21 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Feb. 24 - Knoxville, TN - High Watt
Feb. 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Feb. 27 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
March 2 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
March 3 - Portland, OR - Mission Theater
March 5 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar
March 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Basement
March 7 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar