The Sidekicks Reveal New Single And Tour

The Sidekicks Premiere "Summer Brings You Closer to Satan" off their lp Runners in the Nerved World

The Sidekicks have announced that they will tour next year in support of their new album, Runners in the Nerved World, out January 20 on Epitaph. The band will kick off their tour with a record release show presented by Brooklyn Vegan on January 23 in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right.

Formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006, The Sidekicks paid their dues according to the old-fashion punk rock model—by playing lots and lots of shows, sleeping on floors, and generally devoting themselves to recording and touring at the expense of any other kind of life. The bands earliest recorded efforts—2007’s So Long, Soggy Dog and 2009’s Weight of Air—reflected this. By the time they released 2012’s Awkward Breeds, the romance of punk rock was beginning to wane and the influence of pop music began to creep in.

“To me the appeal of punk rock was that there weren’t any rules,” says Steve Ciolek (vocals / guitar). “Now the word “punk” has changed so much. I still like the whole spirit of punk rock, but it’s crazy to spend so many years on the road playing with so many bands that all sound exactly the same, like they are all working within this very rigid formula. A lot of our music now feels like a reaction to that, to having been around that for so many years.”


Jan 23 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Jan 24 Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tea House
Jan 29 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Jan 30 Columbus, OH – Grog Shop
Feb 02 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Feb 03 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
Feb 04 Montreal, QC – Casa De Popollo
Feb 05 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts
Feb 06 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Feb 07 Brighton, NJ – Brighton Bar
Feb 08 Sayville, LI – Soul Sound Records
Feb 10 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Feb 11 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Feb 12 Athens, OH – Smiling Skull
Feb 13 Pittsburgh, PA – Shark Week
Feb 17 Cincinnati, OH – South Gate House
Feb 18 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Feb 19 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
Feb 20 Memphis, TN – Hitone
Feb 21 Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall
Feb 22 Austin, TX – Mohawk
Feb 23 El Paso, TX – The Spot
Feb 24 Albuquerque, NM – Soundstage
Feb 25 Phoenix, AZ – Trunkspace
Feb 26 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA – Jewel’s Catch One
Feb 28 Pomona, CA – VLHS
Mar 01 San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar
Mar 03 Portland, OR – Analog
Mar 04 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
Mar 07 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby
Mar 08 Denver, CO – High Dive
Mar 09 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
Mar 10 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Mar 11 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

Jan. 23, 24 with Cayetana and All Dogs
Jan. 29, 30 with LVL UP and All Dogs
Feb. 2 – Feb. 13 with LVL UP
Feb. 17 – March 11 with Cayet


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