Cake Tour To Coincide With New Album

Cake will launch a U.S. tour Oct. 5, the same day its album, "Pressure Chief" is released via Columbia.

Cake will launch a U.S. tour Oct. 5, the same day its album, "Pressure Chief" is released via Columbia. The run will get underway in Los Angeles and last through an Oct. 24 show in Chicago. New York-based female rap trio Northern State will support on all dates.

"We can't wait to hit the new material hard and play some of the well-oiled older favorites," Cake trumpeter Vince Fiore says.

Prior to the tour, the band will play a few radio station-sponsored festival shows in September, as well as Colorado's Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival and Texas' Austin City Limits Music Festival. A European trip is planned in November.

Cake's last few outings have been as part of its own mini-festival tour, Unlimited Sunshine. In 2002, the run also featured De La Soul, the Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse, while the 2003 version included Cheap Trick, the Detroit Cobras and Charlie Louvin.

As previously reported, "Pressure Chief" was recorded in a converted house in Sacramento, Calif. "It really was a breath of fresh air," guitarist Xan McCurdy says. "A luxury of being in a room with everybody with nobody on the clock."

Here are Cake's upcoming tour dates:

Sept. 4: Columbia, Md. (WHFS show)
Sept. 6: Aspen, Col. (Jazz Aspen Snowmass)
Sept. 11: Chicago (Q101 show/Oyster Fest)
Sept. 19: Austin, Texas (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Oct. 5: Los Angeles (TBD)
Oct. 7: Boston (Orpheum)
Oct. 8: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Oct. 9: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Oct. 10: Charlotte (Ovens Auditorium)
Oct. 12: Tampa (Janus Landing)
Oct. 13: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Oct. 15: Charleston (WAVF Fest; Black Bart Stadium)
Oct. 16: Washington, D.C. (DC 101 Chili Cook Off)
Oct. 17: Pittsburgh (Ice Garden Arena)
Oct. 18: Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
Oct. 19: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Oct. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Promowest Pavilion)
Oct. 22: Milwaukee (Pabst Theatre)
Oct. 23: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Oct. 24: Chicago (Riviera)
Nov. 3: Amsterdam (Paradiso)
Nov. 4: Paris (Elysee Montmarte)
Nov. 6: Lausanne, Switzerland (Metropole)
Nov. 8: Berlin (Kesselhaus)
Nov. 9: Cologne (Kantine)
Nov. 10: Hamburg (Grosse Freiheit 36)
Nov. 12: London (Shepherds Bush Empire)