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Hella Joyful: X Ambassadors share new tune and spring tour dates


Step aside, Pharrell earworm “Happy” — X Ambassadors are revving up for a new album, starting with the release of new tune “Joyful,” the title track of said forthcoming record, and a new batch of spring tour dates.

Following up on the success of their previous balled “Unsteady,” “Joyful” presents a turn into gospel for the Ithaca alt-rock outfit, who kick off their spring tour in Raleigh, North Carolina, in April, and wrap things up a month later at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas. Supporting acts in tow range from date to date, tacking on Vanyaland favorites like SHAED and Mondo Cozmo, as well as Son Little, Misterwives, Jacob Banks, Allan Rayman, and The Aces.

While there’s sadly no new Boston date in the spring 2018 lineup, the band does hit up the House of Blues on their current tour, February 18 with Now, Now.


X Ambassadors North American Spring Tour Dates 2018
April 13: Raleigh, NC^ @ Ritz
April 14: Chattanooga, TN^ @ The Signal
April 15: Nashville, TN^ @ Ryman Auditorium
April 21: Pittsburgh, PA^ @ Stage AE
April 22: Cincinnati, OH^ @ Bogart’s
April 24: Columbus, OH& @ Express Live
April 25: Grand Rapids, MI+ @ 20 Monroe Live 
April 27: Chicago, IL& @ Aragon Ballroom 
April 28: Detroit, MI& @ The Fillmore
April 29: Milwaukee, WI+ @ The Rave
May 1: St. Paul, MN& @ Myth Live 
May 3: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
May 4: Salt Lake City, UT* @ The Depot
May 6: Seattle, WA! @  Showbox  SoDo
May 7: Portland, OR* @ Roseland Theater 
May 8: Vancouver, BC* @ Orpheum
May 11: Anaheim, CA! @ House of Blues
May 12: Ventura, CA! @ Ventura Theater
May 13: Las Vegas, NV* @ House of Blues
May 15: Phoenix, AZ* @ The Van Buren
May 17: Dallas, TX! @ House of Blues
May 18: Houston, TX* @ House of Blues
May 19: Austin, TX* @ Stubb’s BBQ 
 ^ Son Little, The Aces 
+ Jacob Banks, The Aces 
# Misterwives, Allan Rayman
* Jacob Banks, SHAED 
& Jacob Banks 
! Mondo Cozmo, SHAED