Rival Schools Prep For Debut With U.S. Tour
New York underground rock outfit Rival Schools has lined up a 14-city tour of the eastern U.S. in advance of the group's Island debut, "United By Fate," due July 31. The trek, with Some Records rock aNew York underground rock outfit Rival Schools has lined up a 14-city tour of the eastern U.S. in advance of the group's Island debut, "United By Fate," due July 31. The trek, with Some Records rock act J Majesty supporting, begins tomorrow (June 13) in Lancaster, Pa., and wraps June 29 in Washington, D.C.
Rival Schools is fronted by ex-Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits principal Walter Schreifels and also features guitarist Ian Love and the former rhythm section of CIV -- bassist Cache Tolman and drummer Sammy Siegler. "United By Fate," produced by Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi), blends Quicksand's groove-rooted hardcore ("Used for Glue") with more straightforward rockers ("The Switch," first single "Good Things").
The group's official Web site is making available audio samples of the album tracks "Travel By Telephone" and "Everything Has Its Point." Meanwhile, Schreifels' other band, Pearl Harbor, is at work on a studio album due for release this fall on Some Records.
Here are Rival Schools' tour dates:
June 13: Lancaster, Pa. (Chameleon)
June 14: Youngstown, Ohio (Nyabinhghi)
June 15: Cleveland (Agora)
June 16: Detroit (Shelter)
June 16: Chicago (Metro)
June 19: Pittsburgh (Club Laga)
June 20: Syracuse, N.Y. (Lost Horizon)
June 21: Cambridge, Mass. (Middle East)
June 22: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
June 23: New York (Mercury Lounge)
June 24: Providence, R.I. (Met Cafe)
June 27: Philadelphia (Five Spot)
June 28: Hoboken, N.J. (Maxwell's)
June 29: Washington, D.C. (Black Cat / with Burning Airlines)