Cursive has announced a new run of headlining dates next month, beginning November 24th at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. The shows will continue into December and wrap up on the 13th at Lash’s 6th Annual Toy Drive at the Waiting Room in the band’s hometown of Omaha, NE.
The Toy Drive is an annual benefit show organized by Omaha musician Larry Dunn for the children of the Porcupine District of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S. Gift donations will be accepted at the show and 100% of ticket proceeds will go toward buying additional gifts and holiday stockings. Tickets are $14 and go on sale this Saturday, October 17th.
Late last month, Cursive premiered their video for “Let Me Up” – the third single off their new album Mama, I’m Swollen – on Stereogum, who raved “…’Let Me Up’ runs next to the outstanding ‘From The Hips’ in terms of standouts from the band’s sixth album, but it is simply unparalleled in the band’s career for the transcendence of this Evan Glodell-directed video. In fact, as far as transcendence goes, it’s probably the most transcendent video you’ve seen in a while.” Check out the video here.
A Live Daily session of Cursive is currently online as well (watch it here), in addition to a new Daytrotter session.
Mama, I’m Swollen was released March 10th on Saddle Creek.
Cursive tour dates:
NOV. 24 LAWRENCE, KS BOTTLENECK
NOV. 25 SPRINGFIELD, MO OUTLAND BALLROOM
NOV. 27 DENTON, TX HAILEY’S
NOV. 28 AUSTIN, TX MOHAWK
NOV. 29 MCALLEN, TX CINE EL REY
DEC. 3 MOBILE, AL ALABAMA MUSIC BOX
DEC. 4 PENSACOLA, FL SLUGGO’S
DEC. 5 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL
DEC. 6 GAINESVILLE, FL COMMON GROUNDS
DEC. 7 ATLANTA, GA LENNY’S
DEC. 8 OXFORD, MS PROUD LARRY’S
DEC. 9 LITTLE ROCK, AR THE REV ROOM
DEC. 10 FAYETTEVILLE, AR GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE
DEC. 11 COLUMBIA, MO MOJO’S
DEC. 13 OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM
(LASH’S 6TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE)
About Lash’s 6th Annual Toy Drive:
Since 2003, Omaha rockabilly musician Larry Dunn has organized a toy drive for the children of the Porcupine District of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. According to the 2000 census, Pine Ridge’s Lakota Sioux community is one of the most poverty stricken communities in the United States. The children of the reservation are desperately in need of some sunshine and cheer, especially during a time of cold, harsh winds and immense desolation like winters on the reservation can be. The majority of gifts for the children are collected at benefit concerts put on by Omaha-area musicians. Every dime raised goes toward buying additional gifts and stockings. www.myspace.com/lashlaruetoydrive