REAL FRIENDS Announces Full U.S. Tour with Pentimento, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling
Real Friends, fast-becoming one of the biggest unsigned bands in pop-punk, announced last night their first-ever U.S. headlining tour in conjunction with PropertyOfZack.com. The Chicago-based quintet will head out around the country for just over a month, beginning October 4 in Grand Rapids, MI and ending on November 9 in Freehold, NJ.
Real Friends will be supported throughout the entirety of the tour by Pentimento (Paper + Plastick Records), Mixtapes (No Sleep Records) and Forever Came Calling (Pure Noise Records). The four bands represent a cross-section of all that is good about pop-punk and independent music today, featuring different takes on the genre for fans to enjoy all in one show.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday (keep up with Real Friends on Twitter for links) and there will be a couple options for fans to choose from. In addition to standard ticket purchases, there will be a $25 VIP option that grants these ticket-buyers early entry into the show for an exclusive acoustic session with Real Friends and a limited-edition poster. All fans who preorder tickets will be entered into a drawing to win a backpack full of Glamour Kills clothing / swag; one backpack will be given away each night of the tour.
Real Friends continues to promote its Put Yourself Back Together EP, which can be purchased on iTunes. With their DIY attitude, the band has gained the respect of bands and fans all over the country. Real Friends continues to grow in popularity daily with their hard work, relatable lyrics, energetic music, and dedicated fan base.
Pentimento is in the middle of a lengthy stint of touring in support of its debut full-length album. The band’s self-titled LP was released for free online in November, then re-released on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records earlier this year.
Mixtapes recently put out its second full-length album and second effort for No Sleep Records, Ordinary Silence. The record was subject to critical acclaim from many publications, including a positive 8/10 review from AbsolutePunk.net. The band has most recently wrapped up two weeks on the Vans Warped Tour and did a headlining tour before that.
Forever Came Calling is pushing forward in a furious touring effort behind its 2012 full-length Contender. The album is available via the Pure Noise Records webstore and saw itself land on end-of-the-year lists from many publications.