We Were Promised Jetpacks Announce First-Ever U.S. Headlining Tour! March Shows Just Added!

We Were Promised Jetpacks will be touring beginning in February in support of their critically acclaimed album, These Four Walls, out now on FatCat. In 2009 We Were Promised Jetpacks performed at SXSW and toured the U.S. in the fall along with labelmates, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad and BrakesBrakesBrakes. This is We Were Promised Jetpacks first-ever U.S. headlining tour and will include a return trip to the SXSW Music Festival.

Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, We Were Promised Jetpacks tasted success early when they won their high school’s battle of the bands competition. The four-piece came to FatCat’s attention when listening to some of the friends on the Frightened Rabbit’s (now labelmates) MySpace page. We Were Promised Jetpacks had already gotten attention and airplay from KEXP, XFM, and the BBC – before any official release – on the strength of a widely-circulated three-song demo.

Like fellow Scotsmen Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks bring emotional intensity to the forefront in their immensely appealing rock anthems. Adding nimble, driving rhythms and bristling tension into the mix, they unfold their songs into effortless-seeming choruses imbued with romanticism and pop sensibility.

“These Four Walls is like a 50-minute, 11-song tour through the Scottish scene’s past, present, and future, emphasizing how much of the country’s best pop music has been concerned with transporting listeners to specific places, so we can all linger there together.” – The Onion

“As this crackles with youthful brio and subtlety, we can start speculating what this band may go on to achieve.” – MOJO

“These Four Walls is a consistently exciting album full of memorable songs, and one of maybe five records this year so far that I would recommend unreservedly.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

www.myspace.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks

02.11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

02.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

02.13 – Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel

02.14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East

02.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn

02.17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall

02.18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

02.19 – Nashville, TN @ The End

02.20 – Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s Pub

02.21 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s

02.23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

02.24 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft – UCSD

02.26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

02.27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

03.01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

03.02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

03.03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

03.05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

03.06 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

03.07 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon

03.08 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

03.09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

03.11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

03.12 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

03.13 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

03.14 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit

03.15 – Columbia, MO @ MOJO

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