As for approaching the old material, the mid-'00s alt-rock revivalist is compromising his forward-thinking nature with an appreciation for the past by giving fans a bit of both on the upcoming tour.
"I'm really looking forward to celebrating the community we have and how this album in a way helped create that community," Avary says. "But I also just couldn't bring myself to go out on the road without putting out something new because my head is constantly in the new.
"Life is long, and I've got a lot of music to make. I know I'm still at the start of all of it so I didn't want the vibe of the summer to be too retrospective since that is definitely not what is to come," Avary teases.
The tour will feature performances of the complete Do You Feel album, along with favorites from The Rocket Summer's six studio albums and more. Avary, in particular, hopes to use the experience to push forward with a renewed focus.
"I can't wait to do this tour and then use the live show community energy as fuel to dive right back into the studio," he says. "Realistically, writing and working on new music is probably all I will be doing on the bus."
With his constant work ethic, it appears it won't be long until we hear from Avary again.
Listen to The Rocket Summer's latest song, "Gone Too Long," and check out the Do You Feel 10th anniversary tour dates below.
The song is available for purchase here and additional tour information can be found here.
July 20 -- Austin, TX @ Antone's
July 21 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
July 22 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live [Studio]
July 25 -- Orlando, FL @ The Social
July 26 -- Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
July 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
July 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
July 30 -- Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Aug. 1 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Aug. 3 -- New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 4 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 5 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore
Aug. 6 -- Pittsburgh, PA@ Rex Theater
Aug. 8 -- Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Aug. 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Aug. 11 -- Detroit, MI@ The Loving Touch
Aug. 12 -- Chicago, IL@ Bottom Lounge
Aug. 13 -- Minneapolis, MN@ Cabooze on the West Bank
Aug. 15 -- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Aug. 16 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Aug. 18 -- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Aug. 19 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Aug. 22 -- Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Aug. 24 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Aug. 25 -- West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Aug. 26 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Aug. 27 -- San Diego, CA @ The Holding Company
Aug. 29 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom