Rooney get busy, reveal 2018 dates for ‘A Cosmic Interlude Tour’


Hey Rooney, how’s it going? What’s good?

If Robert Schwartzman was sitting here with us, he’d probably respond: “Quite a lot, actually.”

Schwartzman is firing up his veteran power-pop project for A Cosmic Interlude Tour 2018, a 19-date North American run that finds its penultimate show landing at Allston’s Brighton Music Hall on September 21. It’ll be a big year for Schwartzman and his indelible knack for melodies and harmonies, as the tour coincides with the release of new music from his film, The Unicorn, which debuted at South-By-Southwest in March and it set to hit theaters in the fall.


“I’ve really enjoyed having consistency releasing new music each year and performing,” says Schwartzman. “We live in a time of exciting new technology that makes music, TV, films readily available and can help artists keep the flow, find a groove, so I’ve enjoyed embracing those tools. To that point, it’s also been inspiring and creatively liberating to focus on directing feature films, a longtime passion and goal, and find ways to contribute musically. It’s opened up a really exciting collaboration between film and music, which supports the work on tour and discovery.”

That collab will be on full display this fall, as Schwartzman’s tour content is said to pull from The Unicorn as well as Rooney’s nearly 20 years as a band. In 2016 they released their latest album, Washed Away. “Overall I’m happy to give Rooney supporters and concertgoers new music and a show every year, to keep doing what I love, so that’s something I hope to continue for years to come.”

Rooney, A Cosmic Interlude Tour 2018
August 18 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
August 19 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
August 21 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
August 22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
August 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
August 25 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
August 26 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
August 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
August 29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
September 13 – Kansas City, MO – Recordbar
September 14 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
September 15 – Davenport, IA – Daytrottter
September 16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
September 18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
September 19 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
September 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
September 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
September 22 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel