The Frights set out for Hypochondriac tour 2018
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In news that should excite alternative rock fans, The Frights will be touring throughout the United States in support of their new album Hypochondriac.

The group’s tour will begin later this month and will include stops in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Phoenix and Brooklyn’s own Rough Trade. The talented quartet won’t be heading out on the road by themselves. The band has enlisted alt-indie six-piece Hunny and San Francisco-based rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave as support.

Founded in 2012, The Frights is comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Mikey Carnevale, bassist Richard Dotson, guitarist Jordan Clark and drummer Marc Finn. Originally formed as a lark between school friends, the band has emerged as one of the most interesting acts on the independent rock scene. Their signature sound incorporates elements of doo-wop, surf rock, old school punk and garage rock. As such, their music is incredibly aggressive while also being beautifully melodic.

After releasing a pair of really good EPs and their self-titled debut album in 2013, the Frights was signed to Dangerbird Records (Silversun Pickups) in 2015. One year later, the band released You Are Going to Hate This, which featured production by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper. The group’s third and best LP Hypochondriac, also produced by Carper, was released on August 28 via Epitaph Records.

The Frights’ upcoming tour dates.

Oct. 3 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct. 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer (Tickets)
Oct. 5 - Boston, MA – Royale (Tickets)
Oct. 6 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Oct. 8 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (Tickets) 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (Tickets) 9:15 p.m.
Oct. 10 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
Oct. 11 - Detroit, MI – Shelter
Oct. 12 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 13 - St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct. 16 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Oct. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 3 - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Fest