Elsinore, Champaign’s latest band to make a go of it on the long and winding road that is the American West, is in the first week of their first extended tour thanks to local agency, Amnesiac Booking.

After years of growing local popularity, the members of the band finished school or quit their full-time jobby jobs and decided to make a go of it in the national indie rock scene.

“We’ve been ready for some time,” said lead singer Ryan Groff, a well-known solo artist in his own right. “Things are going smoothly, and [despite gas prices] we’re financially ahead so far.”

Check out the rest of the tour dates after the jump. They will conclude with a show in downtown Champaign at the final street fest of the summer. Keep checking Smile Politely’s Tour Diaries for updates from the road.

July 9 3 p.m.

Albums on the Hill Boulder, Colorado

July 9 8 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road Denver, Colorado

July 10 7 p.m.

Grandpa Karl’s w/ Cary Judd Rexburg, Idaho

July 11 6 p.m.

Bown Crossing Block Party Boise, Idaho

July 13 7 p.m.

House Show Condon, Oregon

July 15 8 p.m.

Stork Club Oakland, California

July 16 8 p.m.

Monterey Live Monterey, California

July 17 8 p.m.

Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, California

July 18 8 p.m.

Experimental Cafe Oxnard, California

July 19 8 p.m.

710 Beach Club San Diego, California

July 24 9 p.m.

Plush Tucson, Arizona

July 25 8 p.m.

Mohawk Austin, Texas

July 26 8 p.m.

the Warhol w/ Buttercup San Antonio, Texas

July 27 8 p.m.

the Backroom @ the Mink Houston, Texas

July 29 8 p.m.

Circle Bar New Orleans, Louisiana

August 9 7 p.m.

Street Fest: Downtown Champaign

Photo by Brittany Pyle