Ivan & Alyosha Announce Spring Tour with The Lone Bellow – Mayday in Northside on 4/25

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Ivan & Alyosha
Ivan & Alyosha

Photo by Veronica Alba

Ivan & Alyosha with The Lone Bellow
April 25, 2013
Mayday Bar, 4231 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH
http://maydaynorthside.com/

Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha are thrilled to announce spring 2013 tour dates in support of their debut album All The Times We Had, out February 26th via Missing Piece and Dualtone Music Group. The band will celebrate the album release with a February 23rd hometown show at the Showbox in Seattle, followed by an in-store performance at Sonic Boom records on release day. They take to the road in March, supported by New York’s The Lone Bellow, playing dates all across North America, including a stop at SXSW 2013. Upcoming tour dates below.

Early praise is already rolling in for All The Times We Had, which will debut in full on NPR‘s First Listen on February 11th. Esquire tipped the band as one of 15 to watch this year, and raved “the line for first great summer song of 2013 starts here” when describing first single “Running For Cover” (Soundcloud). Relix notes that “each tune packs a hefty lyrical punch while exploring timeless themes of faith, inner struggle and separation,” in what they deem “a promising debut.” Rolling Stone have praised the band’s “Smooth, soaring guitar pop… (as) if the Shins slowed it down a bit.” And Paste has deemed Ivan & Alyosha a “Best of What’s Next” in this week’s issue of their M Player. MTV Buzzworthy for their part were succinct but effusive, exclaiming “HOLY HARMONIES!” in all caps.

All The Times We Had was co-produced by engineer Chad Copelin and mixed by Jesse Lauter (The Low Anthem, Bobby Long). The record is the four piece’s follow up to their well-received 2011 EP Fathers Be Kind. The band have spent much of the past two years on the road, traveling the highways and back roads of America, often with wives and children in tow, building a loyal fan base with their joyous, high-energy live performances. Recorded earlier this year at Seattle’s storied Avast! Studios, All The Times We Had encapsulates the personalized blend of rousing song craft, infectious melodic hooks and thoughtful lyrical introspection that’s already endeared the band to just about anyone who’s heard either of their critically acclaimed prior indie EP releases.

Ivan & Alyosha are happy to have The Lone Bellow joining them for many dates this spring. The New York band were also touted as one of Esquire‘s 15 bands to watch in 2013, and USA Today describes their January 22nd self-titled release as “passionate and self-assured,” threading “a middle ground between Mumford bombast and neo-folkie navel gazing.”

www.ivanandalyosha.com

Upcoming Tour Dates + Ticket Links:

Click on Venue for Ticket Link
* = w/ The Lone Bellow

FEBRUARY
23 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market (Album Release Show) 
26 – Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom (6 pm Free All Ages In Store Performance)

MARCH
06 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive *  (on Sale 1/18/13)
07 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits * (on Sale 1/18/13)
09 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar *
12-16 – SXSWSchedule TBA
17 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room *
18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar * (on Sale 1/18/13)
19 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo * (on Sale 1/18/13)
20 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
23 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bonds Garage
24 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar (on Sale 1/18/13)

APRIL
03 – Boise, ID – Neurolux (on Sale 1/18/13)
04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (on Sale 1/18/13)
06 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
07 – St. Louis, MO – Firbird (on Sale 1/18/13)
08 – Memphis, TN – A Schwab Downtown
09 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (on Sale 1/18/13)
10 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (on Sale 1/18/13)
11 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
12 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt *
13 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia *
14 – Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge * (on Sale 1/18/13)
15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
16 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
17 – Washington, DC – DC9 *
18 – New York, NY – Santos Party House * (on Sale 1/18/13)
20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall * (on Sale 1/18/13)
21 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf * (on Sale 1/18/13)
22 – Toronto, ON – The Drake *
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE * (on Sale 1/18/13)
24 – Columbus, OH – The Basement *
25 – Cincinnati, OH – Mayday *
26 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio * (on Sale 1/18/13)
27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern * (on Sale 1/18/13)
28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency * (on Sale 1/18/13)
29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry * (on Sale 1/18/13)
30 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret  (on Sale 1/18/13)

MAY
02 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina  (on Sale 1/18/13)
03 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop  (on Sale 1/18/13)
04 – Calgary, AB – Hifi Club  (on Sale 1/18/13)
05 – Spokane, WA – Carrs Corner
09 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club