Synth-pop act The Chain Gang of 1974 will be heading on a U.S. headlining tour this Feb. Chain Gang will also support alt-rockers AFI during their current North American tour from the end of Jan. to the beginning of Feb. Although Chain Gang hasn’t released a new record since 2014’s Daydream Forever, they did drop two new singles – the optimistic and danceable “I Still Wonder” and the plaintive and danceable “Slow” – late last year which suggests that a new EP or album might see the light of day later in the year.
The Chain Gang of 1974 is a project created by San Jose-hailing musician and DJ Kamtin Mohanger. Mohanger got his start in the music industry serving as a touring bassist for 3OH!3 in the late 2000s. In 2010, the first two Chain Gang records, a compilation called Fantastic Nostalgic: The Early Recordings and his debut album White Guts, were released. Those two releases garnered the project a raft of critical praise and Mohanger was soon collaborating with the likes of Dillon Francis and opening for the likes of Foster the People and Big Audio Dynamite.
The Chain Gang of 1974’s upcoming tour dates.
Jan. 20 - LA, CA - Troubadour
Jan. 21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Jan. 23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Jan. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Jan. 25 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Jan. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Jan. 28 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Jan. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Jan. 31 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Feb. 1 - Toronto, ON - Danforth
Feb. 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Feb. 4 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
Feb. 6 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
Feb. 7 - Dallas, TX - Sundown at Granada
Feb. 9 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Feb. 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
Feb. 11 - San Diego, CA - The Hideout
Feb. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation