North American Tour Begins September 17, 2023
COMEBACK SINGLE “BLOOD AND SUGAR” OUT NOW
Boys Like Girls, the iconic pop rock band, today announce their North America “Speaking Our Language Tour,” presented by Emo Nite. The 30-date run, which kicks off on September 17, in Charlotte, NC, comes on heels of the release of “Blood and Sugar” (Fearless/Concord), the band’s first new song since 2012. Direct support for the entire tour will be State Champs, while Four Year Strong, 3OH!3, LOLO, The Summer Set, The Ready Set, and Max Bemis will also offer support at different shows. The much-anticipated North American run is being produced by Live Nation.
Tickets will be available starting with Citi and Artist presales (details below) beginning today. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, June 2 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.
Citi is the official card of “The Speaking Our Language Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning today at 11 AM ET until Thursday, June 1 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. The Artist presale begins today at 12 PM ET until Thursday, June 1 at 10 PM local time.
Boys Like Girls comeback has sparked excitement among fans and the general public. Prior to the song announce the band posted a nostalgic/reveal post on TikTok, garnering over 500k views in under 24-hours, showcasing the enduring popularity and anticipation surrounding the band’s return. On top of that, the news of “Blood and Sugar” was posted by Rolling Stone, Alternative Press and many other places.
“Blood and Sugar” is just the beginning of what’s to come from Boys Like Girls. The band has confirmed that they have been working on new music and will be announcing more releases soon.
Tour dates (all with State Champs as direct support)
17 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore+
18 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl+
19 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle+
21 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans+
23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution+
24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando+
26 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater+
27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center+
28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory#
30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren%
1 — Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium&
2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas&
4 – San Diego, CA – SOMA%
6 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic†
8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom†
10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom†
11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre†
13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot†
14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium†
16 – Minneapolis, MN –The Fillmore Minneapolis†
18 Madison, WI – The Sylvee†
19 –Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom@
21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland@
22 –Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit@
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre@
24 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY^
26 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway†
27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom†
30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia†
31 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs†
1 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz†
Keys for support:
+ – Four Years Strong and LOLO
# – Four Years Strong, LOLO, Max Bemis
% – 3OH!3, LOLO
& – 3OH!3, LOLO, The Ready Set
† – The Summer Set, LOLO
@ – The Summer Set, LOLO, Every Avenue
^The Summer Set, LOLO, SayWeCanFly
ABOUT BOYS LIKE GIRLS:
If it’s true what they say—that there’s something in the dirty water of Boston’s Charles River—then Boys Like Girls drank up. Little else could explain the band’s meteoric rise after forming as teenagers in 2004. In the modern age a story like theirs is designed in boardrooms over speakerphone. The story of Boys Like Girls, however, was forged from the very beginning in the damp basements, garages, and VFW halls of the Massachusetts coastline over tattered lyric books, guitars, drums, and a collective dream. A half billion Spotify streams later it‘s clear this was a fairy tale in its first act, and the world was about to find out.
What followed was the self-titled debut album Boys Like Girls —nearing Multi-Platinum RIAA certification—and its chart-topping successor “Love Drunk” —which bowed at #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200. There were a slew of successful singles including Platinum-certified hits “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk”, as well as Gold-certified hits “Hero/Heroine” and “Thunder”. There was the Platinum-certified, BMI award-winning Hot 100 duet with Taylor Swift, “Two Is Better Than One”. There were sold-out shows, international tours, and unforgettable moments from Madison Square Garden to Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. But by 2012 lead singer and song-writer Martin Johnson was beginning to feel the universe pulling him into a new arena.
Collaboration was nothing new to Johnson, but for the first time he began writing and producing music not intended for his own band. What followed was another string of wild successes with hits from Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo, Daughtry, Christina Perri, Gavin Degraw, Pentatonix, and more. This—along with Johnson’s bandmates’ own successful musical endeavors—lead to a years-long hiatus for Boys Like Girls.
In 2016 the band would return to the road for the 10th Anniversary tour of their debut record. While fans across America were ecstatic for the reunion they’d been waiting for, internally it felt more like a farewell. “It was important to us to leave it all out there for the fans,” Johnson says. “To really give them the ‘thank you’ they deserved.”
In 2019 Boys Like Girls plotted another return to the road—this time to Australia and Asia. However, their plans would be delayed due to the global events of 2020. After making good on their promise to return in 2022 and punctuating the tour by playing both weekends at the lauded Las Vegas When We Were Young Festival, Boys Like Girls meant more than ever not only to the band’s members, but to the fans as well.
It’s for this reason that Boys Like Girls has signed with Fearless/Concord Records and will release new music again for the first time in over 10 years. The band now works out of Johnson’s Nashville recording studio and has embraced a newfound sense of creative freedom rooted in the same energy that sparked their seminal output.
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