YOB will return to the road next spring, bringing VOIVOD and AMENRA along for the month-long trek across North America.
Tickets, as well, as exclusive ticket and merch bundles, are on sale now. The bundles, which can be found via yobislove.com/tour, include an entry ticket, an exclusive t-shirt as well as the option of vinyl or CD versions of YOB's eighth album, "Our Raw Heart".
YOB tour dates:
Mar. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Mar. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Mar. 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar. 30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Mar. 31 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Apr. 02 - Portland, ME @ Geno’s
Apr. 03 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Apr. 04 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Apr. 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr. 06 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
Apr. 07 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Apr. 09 - Knoxville, TN @ Concourse
Apr. 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
Apr. 11 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Apr. 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
Apr. 13 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Apr. 14 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Apr. 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
Apr. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red +
Apr. 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick +
* No VOIVOD
+ YOB only
YOB is Travis Foster (drums), Aaron Rieseberg (bass) and Mike Scheidt (vocals/guitar).
"Our Raw Heart" was released in June via Relapse Records. The disc was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon, with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (THE MARS VOLTA, DIAMANDA GALAS, SLOWDIVE).
"The album title hit me early that year, so I knew the lyrics would be informed by it," singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt said. Though he declined to go into specifics — he'd rather the listener interpret the lyrics for their own unique experience — Scheidt does want to stress the collective nature of the title. "So many people came to my aid while I was recovering," a reference to his harrowing medical journey which he discussed recently with Rolling Stone. "It almost seems trite to say it was humbling, but I felt this heightened state of support and connection to people around the world who gave to me in many different ways so I could keep my head above water — whether it was encouragement, financial support or spiritual support."
Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard