LVL UP announce summer tour dates, play Royale this summer with Basement, Adventures, and Palehound


New York rock dudes LVL UP have been slowly building a cult following in their home state and all around New England, and now the band is set to take their melancholic guitar-pop to the masses across the country. This week LVL UP announced a 23-date coast-to-coast tour that kicks off July 21 in Pittsburgh and wraps up August 17 in New York, but not before one killer Boston show August 16 at Royale with Basement, Adventures, and Palehound.

That’s a long way from the DIY shows that helped build LVL UP’s cred around town, but it’s a room that should embrace the band’s sound quite nicely. The tour is a continuation of in support of last year’s widely praised Hoodwink’d, released via Double Double Whammy and Exploding in Sound, and the run includes dates with The Sidekicks, Glocca Morra, The Front Bottoms, Big Ups, Upset, and Basement.

Check out LVL UP’s video for the sludgy-but-gooey rock jam “DBTS” below, and check out the band’s full run of summer tour dates in both list and rad flyer form.


LVL UP – "DBTS" [Official Music Video] from House of Nod on Vimeo.

Jul 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project*
Jul 22 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups*
Jul 23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Upper Room*
Jul 24 – Chicago, IL @ Sub T Lounge*
Jul 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Tripple Rock
Jul 29 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge#
Jul 30 – Portland, OR @ Analog#
Aug 1 – Berkley, CA @ 924 Gilman St&
Aug 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater&
Aug 2 – Pomona, CA @ VLHS#
Aug 3 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory&
Aug 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom&
Aug 6 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk&
Aug 7 – Dallas, TX @ Trees&
Aug 8 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB – The Parish&
Aug 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Wrecking Ball
Aug 10 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham^
Aug 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall^
Aug 12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle^
Aug 13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
Aug 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^
Aug 16 – Boston, MA @ Royale^
Aug 17 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza^


* w/ Big Ups
# w/ Upset
& w/ Basement, Whirr, Better Off
^ w/ Basement, Adventures, Palehound