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