Pinkshift Confirm North American Dates
After the announcement of their debut album Love Me Forever, Pinkshift have confirmed an extensive headline tour of North America. The dates kick off in their hometown, Baltimore, MD, on October 20 and conclude on November 18 in Boston, MA. The tour makes stops in Los Angeles, CA on November 5 and Brooklyn, NY on November 17. Jigsaw Youth and Yasmin Nur are the support for the tour. In September Pinkshift will open for Destroy Boys on a handful of East Coast as well as play the Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation with 100 Gecs, and Bring Me the Horizon.
The Baltimore trio, which includes Ashrita Kumar, Paul Vallejo, and Myron Houngbedji have been making their mark both in the U.S. and across the pond since forming in 2018, thanks to a string of singles, and tours with PUP and Mannequin Pussy. They eschewed plans for medical school and chemical engineering to pursue music, deliver powerful messages, and show fellow POC artists that they can and should take up space in a predominantly white music scene, and the result is one of the most inventive bands in the punk scene today.
Love Me Forever was recorded by Will Yip (Turnstile, Mannequin Pussy, The Wonder Years, Circa Survive, Tigers Jaw) and over the course of its’ 12 blistering songs, Love Me Forever completely unleashes the full force and fury of the band. To date the band have shared the album’s “nothing (in my head),” which exemplified the band’s agility as they walk the line between riot grrl, punk rock, and post-hardcore, and more recently “i’m not crying, you’re crying” a breakneck journey into the heart, soul and mind of a band that, clearly, have a lot to get off their chest, and who do so just as viscerally as they do emotionally.
Pinkshift 2022 Tour Dates
9/11 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground*
9/13 – Montreal , QC – La Sala Rossa*
9/14 – Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck*
9/29 – New Orleans, LA – Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation^
10/20 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/21 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project
10/23 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
10/25 – Detroit, MI – El Club
10/26 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/29 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/01 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
11/02 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater
11/04 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/06 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
11/08 – Dallas, TX – Ruins
11/09 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
11/11 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
11/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/14 – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr Collective
11/15 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone Club
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)
11/18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
*with Destroy Boys
^with 100 Gecs, Bring Me the Horizon
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