Seminal Washington, D.C.-based hardcore outfit Fugazi has lined up a 13-date U.S. tour in support of its latest Dischord album, "The Argument." The jaunt begins March 22 in Richmond, Va., and returns
Seminal Washington, D.C.-based hardcore outfit Fugazi has lined up a 13-date U.S. tour in support of its latest Dischord album, "The Argument." The jaunt begins March 22 in Richmond, Va., and returns to the state for an April 6 finale in Harrisonburg, as part of the annual Macrock festival. In keeping with the band's insistence on all-ages shows and low ticket prices, admission for the gigs will be $6.
In recent years, Fugazi has toured less and less, a fact guitarist/vocalist Guy Picciotto chalks up to simple responsibilities of adulthood. Both drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally have young children, and each member is constantly pursuing other musical endeavors. Picciotto told Billboard.com last fall that he expects the band to tour in several two- or three-week spurts throughout the year.
"The Argument" debuted last November at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums tally. The set has sold 57,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.
Here are Fugazi's tour dates:
March 22: Richmond, Va. (Greek Theater)
March 23: Raleigh, N.C. (the Ritz)
March 24: Asheville, N.C. (Asheville Music Zone)
March 25: Birmingham, Ala. (Sloss Furnace)
March 27: New Orleans (Tipitina's)
March 28: Houston (International Ballroom)
March 29: San Antonio (Sunset Station)
March 30-31: Austin, Texas (Emo's)
April 1: Fort Worth, Texas (Ridglea Theatre)
April 2: Little Rock, Ark. (Rivermarket)
April 4: Louisville, Ky. (Spectrum Center)
April 6: Harrisonburg, Va. (Macrock Festival)