The Joy Formidable Set Out To Conquer America

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Mark Thomson

31st March 2010
At 18:31 GMT

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Welsh indie rock three-piece The Joy Formidable have announced a run of headlining US tour dates. The band will play several shows on the east coast plus a stop off in East Rutherford, NJ for an appearance at the Bamboozle Festival on May 2nd.

The band have signed onto an American label, Black Bell Records which was founded by Passion Pit's synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy.

They will re-release their 2009 eight song EP A Balloon Called Moaning through Black Bell on May 4th.

Of his roster's first act, Al Adhamy says that "The Joy Formidable grabbed my attention when I first heard the EP. The loud guitars, epic drums and dense textures with lush pop vocals and melodies just stood out from everything else I was listening to. Since then I've been an addict, and so has everyone I have shown this band to."

So U.S.A - prepare to be won over.

Here are their tour dates:

  • April 30 - Full Moon Resort - Big Indian, NY
  • May 1 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
  • May 2 - Bamboozle Festival - E. Rutherford, NJ
  • May 4 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
  • May 5 - The Green Room - Montreal, QC
  • May 6 - Harper's Ferry - Boston, MA
  • May 7 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
  • May 8 - Jillian's - Albany, NY
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