UK band Shopping announce dates for North American Tour 2018
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A lot of American music listeners have never heard of Shopping.

If you’re in this camp, then here’s a little history lesson on a band that should be on your radar for 2018.The three-piece group hails from the UK, and over on that side of the Atlanta, they have been making inroads among England’s art-punk fans.

Their unique sound draws its inspiration from such art punk purists as Delta 5 and The Au Pairs. As with art-punk (and punk in general), Shopping’s sound was born out of disgust for capitalism, and in 2012, the trio of Rachel Aggs (vocals/guitar), Billy Easter (bass), and Andrew Milk (drums) went full steam ahead of getting their message out to the masses.

Shopping gained notoriety in 2013 with the high-energy “In Other Words,” which became an underground sensation in Europe. Now that they have created a buzz in their native UK and Europe, Shopping is preparing to make a name for themselves here in America and to do that, they will be embarking on their North American tour with French Vanilla and Lithics.

Here’s the complete tour dates, and always keep in mind that dates and venues are subject to change.

March 1 -- Boston, MA -- Great Scott* (Click here for tickets!)
March 2 -- Providence, RI -- Columbus Theatre*
March 3 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Market Hotel*
March 4 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Johnny Brenda’s*
March 6 -- Washington, DC -- Union Stage*
March 7 -- Asheville, NC -- Mothlight*
March 8 -- Savannah, GA -- Savannah Stopover*
March 9 -- Atlanta, Ga -- 529*
March 10 -- New Orleans, LA -- Gasa Gasa*
March 11 -- Houston, TX -- Walter’s*
March 13-15 -- Austin, TX*
March 16 -- El Paso, TX -- Lowbrow Palace*
March 17 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Rebel Lounge*
March 18 -- San Diego, CA -- Whistle Stop*
March 20 -- Santa Ana, CA -- Constellation Room*
March 21 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Resident*
March 22 -- San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop+
March 23 -- Portland, OR -- Bunk Bar+
March 24 -- Seattle, WA -- Vera Project+
March 27 -- Minneapolis, MN -- 7th St. Entry+
March 28 -- Chicago, IL -- Beat Kitchen+
March 29 -- Detroit, MI -- Delux Fluxx+
March 30 -- Toronto, ON -- Baby G+
March 31 -- Montreal, QC -- Bar Le Ritz+

*with French Vanilla
+with Lithics