The Rentals announce North American Tour, playing The Chapel in May

rentalsGood news, Rentals fans: Now that RadioShack is going out of business, Matt Sharp can lay claim to the red-R-in-a-circle logo all for himself! Also, the Rentals have announced a North American tour coming up in May.

The Rentals’ last record, Lost In Alphaville, came out last summer, and with the recording lineup consisting of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius), Ryen Slegr (Ozma), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet), and drummer Patrick Carney (The Black Keys). That lineup (minus Carney) played a one-off show last September at the Fonda Theater in LA, and footage from that show has been released in the video for Lost In Alphaville‘s first music video,”1000 Seasons.”

Keeping the revolving-door aspect of the Rentals intact, this tour will feature Shawn Glassford (Starfucker) on bass and synthesizers, Lizzy Ellison & Patti King (Radiation City) on vocals and synthesizers, Ryen Slegr (Ozma) on guitar, Ted Gowans (Tegan & Sara) on guitar, Jared Shavelson on drums.

The tour kicks of on May 5 in Santa Cruz, CA, before the Rentals head to San Francisco for a show at The Chapel on May 6. Rey Pila  and Radiation City open for most shows, and will be in tow for The Chapel shows.


Tour Dates:
05/05 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
05/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05/08 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
05/10 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
05/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
05/15 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
05/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
05/19 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
05/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/23 – Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05/25 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/27 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
05/29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/30 – Austin, TX @ The Parish %
06/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
06/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
06/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
06/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
^ All Dates with Rey Pila + Radiation City
except # with Rey Pila only
except % with Radiation City only


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