The Polyphonic Spree Plot August Tour

The Polyphonic Spree have confirmed a two-week run of headline club dates in August that will include two-night engagements in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and New York, as well as a single show in Washington DC. The Dallas-based orchestral pop ensemble is touring in support of its sophomore album “Together We’re Heavy.”

A booking on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been confirmed for an August 27 air date; and in early August the Spree will tape an episode of PBS’ “Austin City Limits,” which will air in November. A recently-taped performance on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” will air this Tuesday, July 27.

“Together We’re Heavy” was released in the U.S. by Hollywood Records on July 13, and is currently #1 on Soundscan’s Top New Artist Albums chart. The album was #1 most-added at college radio in its first week, and is #5 on CMJ’s Radio 200 chart.

Meanwhile, critics nationwide have responded enthusiastically to “Together We’re Heavy.” Rolling Stone said “substance exceeds style on ‘Together We’re Heavy…’ The gorgeous shape-shifting songs allow the diversity of the Spree’s instrumentation, from strings to brass to theremin, to shine.” Interview praised the group as “fantastically original” and Heavy as “a fascinating, ambitious, and majestic masterpiece,” a sentiment Nylon echoed, saying “anthemic, dynamic and enlivening… Polyphonic Spree have made a masterpiece.” And the Spree’s hometown weekly Dallas Observer called the album “stirring and singular and worthy of the swimming pools of critical ink in which the band has frolicked.”


Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Park West

Aug 14 – Chicago, IL – Park West

Aug 16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Aug 18 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Aug 19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Aug 21 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Aug 22 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Aug 24 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Aug 25 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Aug 26 – New York, NY – Late Show with David Letterman

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