Structurally Sound: Speedy Ortiz announce all-ages tour to benefit Girls Rock Camp Foundation


Yesterday we wrote about Speedy Ortiz’ adventures in Europe, and how bassist Darl Ferm escaped some troubles after climbing the Eiffel Tower during a tour stop in Paris. Well, someone better put the Bunker Hill Monument, the Liberty Bell, and Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower on lockdown because Massachusetts’ famed rock-slingers and structure-climbers are hitting the road in December.

And it’s all to benefit Girls Rock Camp Foundation. The 11-date all ages tour starts December 8 in Providence, hit the Middle East in Cambridge the next night (with Downtown Boys and Ursula, hot dang), and wraps up December 18 in Louisville. Full dates are on the sporty flyer down below.

Here’s word from Ortiz HQ:


“We’ve done a few fundraisers this year — for the Ferguson Library and the Baltimore Food Bank — but for this tour, we wanted to do something that had a national impact while still supporting local communities,” the band writes on Facebook. “The Girls Rock Camp Foundation was the perfect choice. GRCF provides funding and support to the the various Girls Rock organizations around the world, which in turn provide affordable music education to kids. Girls Rock helps level the music business’ playing field by coaching girls to form bands, develop skills in music engineering and technical production, and build their self esteem along the way. We love the work GRCF does, and are proud to support them on this tour — and can’t wait to play with a Girls Rock Boston band at our hometown show! We’re also so lucky that our friend Michael DeForge, one of the best comics writers and illustrators around, has designed a narrative poster series to help benefit GRCF as well.”

Speedy Tour