Mates of State to begin touring with Nick Thune & Free Energy

Indie/piano-pop husband-and-wife duo Mates Of State may only be two people, but they’ve just announced a bold and formidable summer tour.  The aptly named “Summer Crushes” outing runs from mid-June to mid-July, including a Chicago date at Lincoln Hall on June 22. What’s so bold about that? Well if you are a little slow, during the Mates’ month on the road, and depending on when they’re in your town, “multimedia guests” like Free Energy, comedians Todd Barry or my new summer crush Nick Thune, or the Suckers will flank the duo. The tour coincides with a uniformly named covers collection” Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)”, due out this summer and containing the duo’s take on songs by The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie, Tom Waits and more.

Here’s the full kit n’ caboodle:

6/15 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse * #

6/16 Rochester, NY @ Water Street * #

6/17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church % #

6/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s * #

6/19 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop * #

6/21 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century * #

6/22 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * #

6/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar *

6/24 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar *

6/25 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *

6/26 Denver, CO @ Bluebird *

6/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue *

6/30 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall * ^

7/1 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall * ^

7/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^

7/3 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^

7/4 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *

7/6 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s *

7/7 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre *

7/8 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *

7/9 Baton Rouge @ Spanish Moon *

7/10 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay *

7/12 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt * ^

7/13 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel * ^

7/14 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar * ^

7/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall ^

7/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^

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* w/ Free Energy

# w/ Todd Barry

^ w/ Nick Thune

% w/ Suckers

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