The Maine Announces 100 Percent Free Fall Tour to Thank Fans

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Alternative quintet The Maine announced Tuesday that they will be hitting the road in the fall for their Free For All Tour, where there are no tickets and admission is 100 percent free.

The 13-date tour will kick off Aug. 30 in Henderson, Nev., and continue through Oct. 2 in Tustin, Calif. The shows will be put on in shopping malls, parks, and similar venues to accommodate anticipated large crowds. Prior to the tour kickoff, The Maine plays Billboard's inaugural Hot 100 Music Fest at Jones Beach. Tickets go on sale today (July 16) at 10 a.m. ET at www.livenation.com. Head here to see the full lineup.

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An announcement on The Maine’s official website says this free tour is a way to thank fans who have been to countless shows as well as the ones who could never afford to get there.

“We’ve been thinking of ways that we can actually repay you and we’re finally at a crossroads where we feel like we’d like to really attempt to do so,” frontman John O’Callaghan said in a video announcement for the tour.

While the band promises the tour is completely free, fans have the option to help them get from city to city by donating gas money using The Square Cash app.

The Maine toured earlier this spring in support of their fifth studio album American Candy. In addition to “Free For All,” the group also announced eight dates where they will play American Candy in full, as well as songs from their eight years as a band.

According to the band’s Twitter, more Free For All dates are in the works. Tickets are now available for the “The Maine Presents American Candy” tour. 

The Free For All Tour Dates:
8/30 - Henderson, NV - The District At Green Valley Ranch
8/31 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Club At 50 West
9/1 - Westminster, CO - Orchard Town Center
9/3 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
9/6 - Westland, MI - Westland Shopping Center
9/11 - Howell, NJ - GameChangersWorld
9/18 - St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
9/19 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
9/22 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
9/23 - Mission, TX - Las Palmas Race Track
9/28 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard
10/1 - Fresno, CA - Strummer’s
10/2 - Tustin, CA - District At Tustin Legacy

The Maine Presents American Candy Tour Dates:
9/5 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/7 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
9/13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
9/15 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
9/24 - Austin, TX - The Parish
9/26 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
9/29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
9/30 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill

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