The Rails reveal summer 2018 US tour alongside The Pretenders
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British duo The Rails are coming to the United States in July with a packed tour, which includes both headlining dates and dates opening for rock legends The Pretenders. Play the video above to check out an acoustic version of The Rails' song "Hanging On" before you get your tickets to see this emerging duo on tour this summer.

The Rails released their second album, Other People, in September. The duo is composed of the husband and wife team of James Walbourne and Kami Thompson, who are definitely not your typical musical couple. Even their official biography is full of snarky banter, and that bite rears its head in their music. It's folk rock with an attitude that would make Woody Guthrie blush. Every one of their songs has a spark even when it's on the tender side, and now they're bringing their personality and their talent to live audiences in the United States for one month only.

Not only are they headlining multiple shows, but The Rails will also be the main support for The Pretenders on a string of their shows in July. So audiences who check out this dynamic British duo can catch one of the great rock bands of our time. It's a perfect pairing, with no shortage of excellent music. This is a summer tour that rock fans have to see.

These dates are also The Pretenders' last U.S. shows before they head back to Europe to join Simple Minds on their co-headlining tour. Music fans can get tickets to the Simple Minds & Pretenders tour, which begins in August, through AXS. Click here to see the available shows and get your tickets now, and don't miss your chance to see both The Rails and The Pretenders while you can.

Below are all of The Rails' currently announced 2018 tour dates, with tickets and more information available here. Dates where the band is headlining are indicated with an asterisk:

July 2 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
July 3 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
July 5 - Covington, KY - Octave*
July 6 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
July 7 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live
July 8 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
July 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
July 11 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
July 16 - Minneapolis, MN - The State Theater
July 18 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
July 19 - Des Moines, IA - Stephen Auditorium
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge*
July 25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*

For more on The Rails, visit their band page at AXS.