Punk vets Hot Water Music announce 30th anniversary tour

Punk veterans Hot Water Music have announced their 30th-anniversary North American headline tour for 2024. Celebrating a prosperous career over numerous full-length albums, the tour will kick off on Friday, May 3rd in Cincinnati, OH, and extend across 30 markets, culminating in a performance at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, June 29th. Support on the tour will be provided by Quicksand, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry, and more on select dates.

The band had the following to share about the upcoming tour and its legacy: “This tour is insane! There is no world where anyone would come to us and say ‘You’ll be a band for 30 years,’ let alone ‘To celebrate your 30th anniversary, you’ll release your 10th album and tour with Quicksand, Tim Barry and Off With Their Heads’. We are super stoked to get back to so many spots we haven’t been in years and dust off some oldies that haven’t been in rotation for a while. Rest assured, these sets will have something for everyone. Thank you to everyone who has stuck by us and made this possible. We wouldn’t be here without you. XOXO — HWM”

Three decades, 10 albums, and continuing to stand firmly as an enduring pillar of American punk, Hot Water Music remains a source of influence and inspiration for bands the world over. This spirit remains true on the band’s latest effort, the critically acclaimed ’Feel The Void’ – Recorded at Black Bear Studios, album also marked the return of legendary producer Brian McTernan, who worked with the band on 2001’s ’A Flight And A Crash’, 2002’s ’Caution’ and 2004’s ’The New What Next’, often thought of as HWM’s classic period. Album also finds Chris Wollard and Chuck Ragan singing dual vocals again, and to devastating effect, which is something that has pleased longtime fans of the band. Ultimately, it’s a spirit of perseverance, defiance and hope that defines this record, and which also demonstrates how steadfast the band has remained in its beliefs and ideas.

The world might have changed drastically in the past 30 or so years, but the reason why the band makes music has remained exactly the same as it ever was. What’s more, the music is just as powerful, vital and full of meaning, and just as effective at counteracting the emptiness, pain, and suffering that, sadly, is an inherent part of life. Stay tuned for more information on Hot Water Music’s forthcoming album to be announced soon.

Dates with Quicksand and Off With Their Heads

May 3rd – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
May 4th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
May 5th – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
May 7th – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario
May 8th – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
May 9th – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 10th – Royale – Boston, MA

May 11th – Brooklyn Paramount # – Brooklyn, NY
(with Quicksand, Modern Life Is War, The Ergs, no Off With Their Heads)

May 12th – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co. – Mechanicsburg, PA
May 13th – The Howard – Washington, DC
May 14th – The National – Richmond, VA
May 15th – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA
May 17th – South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
May 18th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
May 19th – Mohawk – Austin, TX

Dates with Quicksand and Tim Barry:

June 13th – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
June 14th – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
June 15th – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
June 16th – Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
June 17th – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
June 18th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
June 20th – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ

June 21st – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
June 22nd – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
June 23rd – The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
June 24th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
June 25th – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
June 27th – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
June 28th – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
June 29th – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia

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