Cursive Announces Additional 2015 Tour Dates

Cursive Announces Additional 2015 Tour Dates, Deluxe Edition Of 'The Ugly Organ'

Cursive has announced additional dates of their winter 2015 tour that begins on February 10th in Denver, CO. The Omaha, NE-based band has added seven new shows in Albuquerque, NM; Orlando, FL; Asbury Park, NJ; Amityville, NY; Cleveland, OH; Ferndale, MI; and Minneapolis, MN. The tour will follow the November 24, 2014 release of an expanded, deluxe edition reissue of Cursive’s 2003 breakthrough album The Ugly Organ via Saddle Creek, and each night’s setlist will feature songs culled from across the band’s seven albums – including their most recent, 2012’s I Am Gemini – in addition to drawing heavily from The Ugly Organ. A cellist will also accompany the band throughout the tour to perform on all songs from that album’s era. A current itinerary is below.

The Ugly Organ (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered] will be available on 2xCD and 2xLP 180-gram vinyl, with eight additional tracks on the accompanying disc. These tracks – written during the same sessions as and originally intended for The Ugly Organ – were previously found across the band’s 2002 split with Eastern Youth 8 Teeth To Eat You, their ‘Art Is Hard’ and ‘The Recluse’ singles, and the Saddle Creek 50 compilation. The packaging for both the 2xCD and 2xLP includes a booklet with extensive liner notes comprised of rare photos, original artwork drafts, handwritten lyrics, a list of all tour dates from the era, and an introduction written by Kyle Ryan of The AV Club.

From the maniacal opening notes and carnival barker howl that launch the album, The Ugly Organ wasted no time searing itself into a listener’s ears and quickly established Cursive as a musical force with which to be reckoned. The album arrived three years after the underground success of their 2000 LP Cursive’s Domestica, which introduced frontman Tim Kasher’s particularly confessional and conceptual songwriting style, and saw him delving even further into and refining that craft. A self-aware examination of artistic constraints (or lack thereof), relationships, sex, and the intersection of all three.

Cursive tour dates (new dates in BOLD):

FEB. 10 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD THEATER
FEB. 12 SALT LAKE CTY, UT URBAN LOUNGE
FEB. 13 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX
FEB. 14 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS
FEB. 15 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE
FEB. 17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
FEB. 20 LOS ANGELES, CA ECHOPLEX
FEB. 21 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE
FEB. 22 SAN DIEGO, CA THE CASBAH
FEB. 23 PHOENIX, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM
FEB. 24 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SISTER
FEB. 25 EL PASO, TX TRICKY FALLS
FEB. 27 AUSTIN, TX THE MOHAWK
FEB. 28 DALLAS, TX TREES
MAR. 1 HOUSTON, TX FITZGERALD’S
MAR. 3 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL
MAR. 4 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL
MAR. 5 CARRBORO, NC CAT’S CRADLE
MAR. 6 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT
MAR. 7 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNION TRANSFER
MAR. 8 ASBURY PARK, NJ ASBURY LANES
MAR. 10 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
MAR. 11 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
MAR. 13 AMITYVILLE, NY REVOLUTION BAR & MUSIC HALL
MAR. 14 CAMBRIDGE, MA THE SINCLAIR
MAR. 16 CLEVELAND, OH THE GROG SHOP
MAR. 17 FERNDALE, MI LOVING TOUCH
MAR. 18 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL
MAR. 20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
MAR. 21 OMAHA, NE THE WAITING ROOM

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