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Teenage Fanclub Unveil Dates for Their Upcoming Tour of North America

The Scottish jangle-pop legends are hitting the road in support of their 2023 album 'Nothing Lasts Forever.'

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Teenage Fanclub play at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. 26 Feb 2017

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It's been half a decade since Teenage Fanclub last popped up on American shores to perform, but with the end of the pandemic and the arrival of their 2023 album, Nothing Lasts Forever, the Glasgow-formed band has announced a string of tour dates in April and May that will take them from Saxapahaw, North Carolina - before you ask, it's about a half-hour outside of Chapel Hill - to Los Angeles.

Since the band's last US tour, Teenage Fanclub have actually released two albums, with Endless Arcade hitting record store shelves in 2021, which means that they'll have plenty of material to play to American and Canadian audiences for the first time.

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Teenage Fanclub: a step above their peers. Several steps, even.

The idea of releasing a new album every other year is a schedule that would've seemed virtually inconceivable a few years back, when the band went five years between Man-Made (2005) and Shadows (2010), and then went another six years before releasing Here (2016). As Norman Blake told Q late last year, however, it was a schedule that the band simply couldn't sustain.

"To make albums, we pay for the recording ourselves, so to make the money to pay for the recording and pay everyone who works on the records, you have to tour," said Blake. "And the only way that you can really tour properly is if you have an album out. So we're trying to now go on a kind of cycle. Bands like Yo La Tengo, they'll make an album and tour, then the next year they'll make an album and tour the following year. So we're trying to do that, too. Also, I think it's just good creatively to keep working. It puts you in a good mental space as well when you're out touring and making music and being productive."

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It also doesn't hurt that the current lineup of Teenage Fanclub - one which was established after Gerard Love's departure from the band in 2018 - is one that's proven to be perfect for playing live.

"It's a great touring lineup," said Blake. "There's a good mood in the camp, and everyone's really looking forward to getting out on the road. Because with our last record, we really didn't get the opportunity to do that until a good bit after. Normally, when you release an album, the day of release you'll be playing a show somewhere. And with the last album, basically, there was the build-up to day of release, and then nothing, because we were all in lockdown, and there were no shows happening at that time. So we're looking forward to this time."

The band is starting out their 2024 tour by doing a series of shows in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand before kicking off their North American dates in April, then - even though they toured Nothing Last Forever in the UK late last year - they'll do a few more shows in the UK during the summer.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.

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The official tour poster for Teenage Fanclub's upcoming North American tour

Japan / Australia / New Zealand dates

Feb 28, 2024 - Tokyo - Ebisu Garden Hall

Mar 1, 2024 - Nagoya - Club Quattro

Mar 2, 2024 - Osaka - Club Quattro

Mar 5, 2024 - Perth - Astor Theatre

Mar 8, 2024 - Sydney - Metro Theatre

Mar 9, 2024 - Melbourne - The Croxton Bandroom

Mar 12, 2024 - Byron Bay - The Northern Hotel

Mar 13, 2024 - Brisbane - The Triffid

Mar 15, 2024 - Auckland - Powerstation

North America dates

April 25 - SAXAPAHAW, NC - Haw River Ballroom

April 26 - WASHINGTON, DC - 9:30 Club

April 27 - JERSEY CITY, NJ - White Eagle Hall

April 28 - BROOKLYN, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

April 30 - BOSTON, MA - Paradise Rock Club

May 01 - MONTREAL, QC - Théâtre Fairmount

May 03 - TORONTO, ON - The Concert Hall

May 04 - FERNDALE, MI - Magic Bag

May 05 - CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall

May 06 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Fine Line

May 08 - DENVER, CO - Ophelia's

May 11 - SEATTLE, WA - The Crocodile

May 12 - PORTLAND, OR - Mississippi Studios

May 13 - PORTLAND, OR - Mississippi Studios

May 16 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Fillmore

May 17 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Teragram Ballroom

May 18 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Teragram Ballroom

UK dates

July 25-27, 2024 - Belladrum Estate, Inverness

August 23, 2024 - Glasgow, OVO Hydro - with The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie

August 24, 2024 - Cardiff, Utility Arena - with The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie

August 25, 2024 - London, Victoria Park - All Points East festival

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