Grouplove, Young the Giant Prep for 2012 Trek [Tour Dates]


Story by Cat Badra

Alternative rockers Grouplove and Young the Giant pair up for a tour

Los Angeles-based indie rock band Grouplove are slowly but steadily creeping up the alternative rock chart with their neo-folk, dance-y anthem, “Colours.” Earlier this year, the guys (and gal) were cherry-picked to open for Florence + the Machine on the road, and they also co-headlined a U.S. tour with Foster the People. That’s not to mention stints at Lollapalooza, the Readings & Leeds festivals, Glastonbury and Outside Lands. Needless to say, it’s been a busy years for Grouplove.

Now, Grouplove have been picked to open for fellow alternative-minded rockers Young the Giant on their 2012 U.S. tour. The trek kicks off March 6 in Burlington, Vt., and continues through April 3 in in Salt Lake City. Find a full slate of tour dates, below. For individual ticket information, visit Grouplove’s official website.

Grouplove are currently on the road supporting their latest full-length, Never Trust a Happy Song. The set packs such boisterous, post-punk tracks as “Tongue Tied,” “Love Will Save Your Soul” and “Spun.” Fans of MGMT, Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire will find lots of appreciate on the release, from quirky-sounding passages to hippie-flavored cuts. Despite its title, Never Trust a Happy Song has a fairly “happy” vibe, with melodic vocals, peppy handclaps and clear guitars, keeping things experimental without moving into plain weird territory.

Young the Giant’s latest single, the sugary-sweet “Cough Syrup,” is currently No. 4 on the alternative rock radio chart. In addition to the below dates with Grouplove, Young the Giant are going out on a headlining tour with Walk the Moon, and find those tour dates by visiting the band’s official website. So much alternative music and so little time! Can you handle it?

Young the Giant, Grouplove 2012 Tour Dates:

3/6 – Burlington, Vt.
3/8 – Boston, Mass.
3/9 – New York, N.Y.
3/10 – Philadelphia, Pa.
3/11 – Washington D.C.
3/15 – Atlanta, Ga.
3/18 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
3/20 – New Orleans, L.A.
3/22 – Houston, Texas
3/23 – Dallas, Texas
3/24 – Austin, Texas
3/27 – Tulsa, Okla.
3/29 – St. Louis, Mo.
3/30 – Kansas City, Mo.
3/31 – Des Moines, Iowa
4/3 – Salt Lake City, Utah


Cat Badra
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