Copeland has announced a Fall U.S. tour with support from Eisley and We Are The City. The tour, which is the band’s first headlining run since their official break-up in 2009, is set to kick off on November 5th in Nashville, TN and wrap on December 6th in Orlando, FL. Fans can purchase pre-sale VIP tickets this Friday, September 11th at http://www.thecopelandsite.com/vip.
Copeland spent much of 2014 working on new music, pulling some tracks from older material they’d set aside — one song, “Like I Want You,” Aaron found in a folder on his computer from 2009 and appears on the Ixora as a bonus track. Bryan and Stephen spent eight weeks in Florida at Aaron’s studio with Aaron at the helm of the production. “It was like picking up where we left off,” Aaron notes. The final ten-track album was also mixed by Michael Brauer, who has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Coldplay, at Electric Lady in New York.
Copeland, consisting of Aaron Marsh, Bryan Laurenson, and Stephen Laurenson, formed in Lakeland, Florida in 2001. The band’s first album, Beneath Medicine Tree, came out in 2003 on the indie label The Militia Group. The album’s layered melodies, combined with Marsh’s thoughtful, emotive croon, immediately engaged music fans, offering a nuanced take on the emo music of the early ‘00s. The group unveiled four subsequent albums between 2005 and 2008, including Eat, Sleep, Repeat on Columbia Records in 2006.
Copeland signed with Tooth & Nail in 2008 and partnered with the label to release their long awaited sixth album, Ixora. Released on November 24th, Ixora charted at #10 on the Billboard Alternative Charts, as well as charting on the CMJ Top 100 Radio Charts. In their heyday, the band played over 200 shows a year. Additionally, they’ve toured with the likes of Brand New, Sparta, Goo Goo Dolls, The Rentals, Bob Mould, Switchfoot, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster.
Copeland released their latest album Ixora on November 24th, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records. Purchase Ixora via Best Buy or iTunes.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/5 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/6 – Carrborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/7 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
11/10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/12 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
11/14 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
11/15 – Chicago, IL – The Metro
11/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
11/18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/20 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
11/21 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
11/22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/24 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
11/27 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
11/28 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
11/29 – Tucson, AZ – Club Xs
12/1 – Dallas, TX – Trees
12/2 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
12/3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
12/4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
12/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
12/6 – Orlando, FL – The Social
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