The Drums will kick off their North American tour on September 28th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ and will be on the road in the states through November 7th. The Drums have also added two Bowery Ballroom shows in NYC and a second Echoplex show in LA.
The Drums’ stunning sophomore LP Portamento is available now through Frenchkiss Records. T Magazine called Portamento “powerful,” while The New York Times wrote, “Returns with a vengeance,” and Pitchfork states the new tracks are “carefully constructed gems.”
To accommodate the record’s sonic expansiveness, the band has expanded to a quintet live, adding two auxiliary members on guitar and bass. The additional touring musicians lend their live performances a more visceral, spontaneous feel, in line with the aesthetic of the new album, discontinuing the need for backing tracks.
The band also just revealed the fifth episode of their new Portamento-themed web series, “Visiomento” today. The Drums will upload a new episode of “Visiomento” very Tuesday through their website and YouTube page, featuring song previews, special guests, exclusive interviews, in-studio performances and more.
Watch The Drums’ “Visiomento”:
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Episode 4:
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Tour Dates:

10-01 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club – SOLD OUT
10-03 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
10-04 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10-05 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10-06 Des Moines, IA – Vaudville Mews
10-10 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10-11 Vancouver, BC – Venue
10-12 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
10-14 San Francisco, CA – The Independent – Treasure Island Night Show
10-15 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10-17 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *On sale 9/23
10-18 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex – SOLD OUT
10-20 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn
10-22 Dallas, TX – The Loft
10-23 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-24 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10-26 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
10-27 Orlando, FL – The Social
10-28 Miami, FL – Grand Central
10/30 Asheville, TN – Moogfest
10-31st Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
11-02 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom *On sale now
11-03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – SOLD OUT
11-05 Philadelphia, PA – Making Time at Voyeur Night Club
11-06 Washington, DC – The Black Cat
11-07 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom *On sale 9/23
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