Hop Along European Tour w/ The Decemberists, Love City Brewing “Hop Along IPA” Beer, North American Tour

Hop Along 

Announce Fall European Tour w/ The Decemberists, 
North American Tour Continues Incl. 
Brooklyn, LA, Chicago & Pitchfork OctFest

Love City Brewing Releases “Hop Along IPA” Beer

Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen
Hop Along will bring their dynamic, powerhouse live shows to stages across Europe on tour with The Decemberists this fall. Just back from the first leg of their headlining tour, which included a sold-out hometown show in Philadelphia where they also performed at the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention, the band hits the road again later this month with stops in Brooklyn (taping a WFUV session on May 29), Los Angeles, Chicago & Pitchfork’s OctFest. Full list of tour dates below and here.

Philadelphia’s Love City Brewing also just released a new beer, “Hop Along IPA,” in celebration of the band’s latest album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog. The connection has been long in the making, with Love City Brewing founder Kevin Walter growing up skateboarding with Hop Along drummer Mark Quinlan. The beer will be available locally in Philadelphia.

Hop Along‘s new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog was just released via Saddle Creek, making a notable debut at #1 on Alternative New Artist Albums, #2 on Top New Artist Albums and breaking into the top 50 of Billboard’s Top 200. Upon album release, Hop Along’s status was reaffirmed with exuberant notices in NPR, Pitchfork, NPR, Esquire, Vulture, VICE’s Noisey,  Stereogum and more. Lead single “How Simple” has found a home on stations including Sirius XM, Sirius The Loft, WFUV, KCRW, KEXP and The Current.

Self-produced and recorded at The Headroom in Philadelphia by Reinhart and Kyle Pulley, the formidable 9-song collection is the band’s strongest and most cohesive album to date. Crafted by Frances Quinlan (songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist), Tyler Long (bass), Joe Reinhart (guitar), andMark Quinlan (drums), the album considers what it’s like to cast off longheld and misguided perceptions, yet without the assurance of knowing what new ones will replace them.

North American Tour Dates

5/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
6/1: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall #
6/2: Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont #
6/3: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
6/5: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit #
6/8: Toronto, ON @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern #
6/9: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch #
6/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro #
6/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall #
6/13: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club #
6/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room #
6/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
6/19: Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
6/20: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
6/22: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
6/23: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar @
7/28: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Music Hall ^
7/29: Cincinnati, OH @ Ballroom at the Taft Theatre ^
7/31: Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall ^
8/1: Norman, OK @ Opolis ^
8/3: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
8/4: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
8/5: San Diego, CA @ Irenic ^
8/6: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
8/8: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
8/9: Chico, CA @ The Big Room at Sierra Nevada ^
8/10: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
8/12: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's ^
8/14: Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
8/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
8/17: Denver, CO @ Velorama Festival
8/18: Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival
8/20: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's ^
8/21: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme ^
9/9: New York, NY @ Pitchfork Octfest

* = Saintseneca supporting
# = Bat Fangs supporting
@ = Ratboys supporting
^ = Thin Lips supporting