Diet Cig Confirm Summer And Fall Tour Dates. Includes Riot Festival in Denver and Austin's Sound On Sound Fest!





Though Diet Cig now call Brooklyn, NY home its a fair bet to say that since March of this year they have spent more time in a tour van than Brooklyn.  That trend shows no sign of slowing down as the band continues to book additional shows across the US.  Today they announce additions to the tour schedule with the new round of dates kicking off July 9 inColumbusOH and concluding (for now) at Austin's Sound on Sound Festival inNovember.  In addition to that festival they will also be performing at Atlanta's Wrecking Ball Festival in August,  and in September Riot Fest in DenverCOHopscotch inRaleighNC and Pop Montreal.  Headline shows are on the schedule for, among other cities, TorontoBrooklyn and Washington, DC. The full tour is listed below! 

Diet Cig is Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums) and the duo have made a big statement out of five highly infectious pop songs released last year via their EP Over Easy.  While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the record explores "the innocence of adolescence and infatuation." With Bowman's crashing drum kit offering stationary support, Luciano becomes an onstage tornado as lines between band and audience blur into a massive dance party.  Check out the EP's epic singalong "Harvard."

After garnering attention from the likes of PitchforkRolling Stone, Stereogum,and Spin, Diet Cig returned with the seven-inch, "Sleep Talk / Dinner Date." "Sleep Talk" begins where Over Easy left off, with the candidly self-analytical statement, "I can't play instruments very well and I'll eat all of your cereal." While this line may feel lighthearted, the narrative quickly grows complicated with the gentle admission, "If I told you I loved you I don't know who it would scare away faster." "Dinner Date" continues the theme of painful retrospection and vulnerability as Luciano examines familial disappointment. Both songs offer a more complex level of intimacy and prove that Diet Cig are here to stay.

Both the EP and the singles were recorded with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz, NY and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music.  

"Cathartic pop-punk with boundless vitality and wide-eyed charm." - NPR

"A collection of brisk, personal pop-punk. - Pitchfork

"A lo-fi whirlwind, with songs cutting to the heart." - The New York Times

"There doesn't seem to be another band that proves quite so natural to adore" - The Line of Best Fit

"This New York-based garage punk duo knows how to pack maximum wallop into small bundles-both in terms of their music and their outstanding, pint-size frontwoman, Alex Luciano." - Paste

"duo whose live show is uninhibited and inspiring." - Consequence of Sound

"...guitarist-vocalist Alex Luciano made sure all eyes were on her. Jumping across the stage whenever she wasn't singing, and tossing out high kicks that would put Robert Pollard to shame, Luciano put on a joyously fun performance during the band's short set." - AV Club

Diet Cig is currently working on their full length debut.

Diet Cig on tour!

7/9 - Columbus, OH @ 4th & 4th Festival
7/22 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub (w/ Leggy)
7/23 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ The Coathangers)
7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
7/26 - Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
7/27 - Lawrenceville, PA @ Spirit
8/10 - Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Solids)
8/11 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Joyce Manor)
8/12 - Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage (w/ Joyce Manor)
8/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest
8/15 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre (w/ Joyce Manor)
8/16 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (w/ Solids)
8/20 - Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival
9/3 - Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
9/8- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (w/ IAN SWEET)
9/9 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
9/10 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (w/ IAN SWEET)
9/20 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs #
9/21- Portsmouth NH @ Birdseye Lounge #
9/22 - Portland ME @ SPACE #
9/23 - Winooski VT @ The Monkey House #
9/24 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
9/26 - Toronto ON @ Drake Hotel #
9/27 - Rochester NY @ Bug Jar #
9/28 - Ithaca NY @ Chanti-Loft #
9/29- Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Special Guest TBD + Free Cake For Every Creature, FITS)
11/4 - Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound Festival

# = w/ Free Cake For Every Creature