Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is excited to announce a fall tour with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. The trek begins September 7th at the Greek Theatre in Berkley, CA and ends October 5th at Crossroads KC in Kansas City, MO. Fresh off the road from headlining tours in the US, Japan and Europe the band is thrilled to keep themselves on the road in support of their most recent release, Hysterical. The band also recently released the video for the titular track off their latest album. Directed by Kris Moyers and shot in Australia, the video's frantic energy mirrors the song's intense urgency.
NPR praised Hysterical as "some of the best songs of its career...Hysterical balances the exuberance of the band's first album with beauty and reflection." Rolling Stone noted "the low-fi haze and ramshackle post-punk of the first two records by these self-made indie heroes are mostly gone on album three, replaced by confident songs festooned with shiny hooks."
CYHSY first came together in 2004 and quickly earned critical and popular acclaim with the 2005 release of their self-titled (and self-released) debut. They toured nearly non-stop, pausing only to record 2007's Some Loud Thunder before hitting the road once more. As such, the band were understandably feeling a bit spent when the time came to consider Album No. 3. They briefly began woodshedding material in early 2009 but soon came to an agreement that perhaps a break was in order.
Having come close to the brink, the extended gestation period that led to the new album sees CYHSY returning to action with rejuvenated strength and a spirit of true intent. With Hysterical, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah came together and crafted something that feels fresh, invigorating and new, no less so than to the band themselves. With nonstop touring, recent festival plays including a blistering set at Sasquatch and a short run with Two Door Cinema Club, CYHSY is back out to prove themselves.
"Even after three records," Alec Ounsworth (vocals, guitar) says, "it almost feels like the beginning."
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah tour dates:
*Edward Sharpe tickets on sale Friday, June 22nd at 10 am
7/8 - CBGB's Festival - New York, NY
9/7 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA #
9/11 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR #
9/12 - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR #
9/14 - Malkin Bowl - Vancouver, BC #
9/15 - Marymoor Amphitheater - Redmond, WA #
9/17 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB #
9/18 - Edmonton Event Center - Edmonton, AB #
9/23 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN #
9/25 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI #
9/26 - Iroquois Amphitheater - Louisville, KY #
9/27 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC #
9/29 - North Charleston P.A.C - North Charleston, SC #
9/30 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL #
10/1 - Jannus Live - Saint Petersburg, FL #
10/3 - Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans, LA #
10/5 - Crossroads KC - Kansas City, MO #
# - w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes