oso oso + the sidekicks + future teens = A TOUR DREAM COME TRUE
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Fresh off a month-long tour with Citizen, Knuckle Puck, and Hunny, NY's oso oso have announced their first headlining tour, kicking off August 22 in Boston. With a stellar lineup including The Sidekicks (Epitaph Records) and Future Teens (Take This To Heart Records), there’s absolutely no way you can miss this one.
All tickets go on sale Wednesday.
Thurs Aug 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Fri Aug 23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Sat Aug 24 – Washington, DC – DC9
Sun Aug 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
Tues Aug 27 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Weds Aug 28 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
Thurs Aug 29 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Fri Aug 30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sat Aug 31 – Nashville, TN – The End
Mon Sept 2 – Austin, TX – Barracude Inside
Tues Sept 3 – Dallas, TX – Dada
Thurs Sept 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
Fri Sept 6 – San Diego, CA – HOB Voodoo Room
Sat Sept 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
Sun Sept 8 – Berkley, CA – 924 Gilman St
Tues Sept 10 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
Weds Sept 11 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
Fri Sept 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
Sat Sept 14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Sun Sept 15 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino
Tues Sept 17 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
Weds Sept 18 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Thurs Sept 19 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Flux
Fri Sept 20 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
Sat Sept 21 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
Sun Sept 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roboto Project
If 2016’s beloved The Yunahon Mixtape found oso oso mastermind Jade Lilitri leaning more into the pessimistic side of his brain, their new album basking in the glow (out August 16; read more here) is an experiment in its glass-half-full opposite. Here, he acknowledges that there are certainly more bad days than good, but maybe for once he could actually embrace the latter instead of just anticipating its inevitable departure.
And sonically-speaking, basking in the glow delivers. Big time. Lilitri writes songs bigger than himself at times, with “dig (II)” leading us into the light with rainy-day riffing and hushed, staccato vocal delivery on the verse before its tense, charged chorus: “There’s this hole in my soul / So how far do you wanna go?” Lilitri asks, his voice ethereally aware that this won’t last. It’s an ambitious, complex scheme, and one that captures the spirit of the record: clutching tight to the unbridled glee of the short, sunny, major-key moments before they dissolve.
written by Olivia Keasling
edited by Jamie Coletta