Silversun Pickups, Against Me! coming to the Ritz Ybor
But it's been a little longer since we've seen L.A.'s Silversun Pickups, above, who most recently visited our fair cities by the bay twice in 2007. Since that time, the Smashing Pumpkinish rockers racked up a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, despite the fact that they had been around for years before that. Go figure.
Anyway, in what is poised to be one of June's hottest alt-indie-punk tours, Against Me! and Silversun Pickups are hitting the road together for a tour that'll bring them to the Ritz Ybor on June 18. (If you can't wait that long, they'll also be at Orlando's Hard Rock Live on June 15.) California's The Henry Clay People are also on the bill.
One cool thing about this show: It's taking place a couple of weeks after Against Me! drop their long-awaited follow-up to 2007's New Wave, which Spin magazine named as its album of the year. The album, White Crosses, is due in early June.
According to Silversun Pickups' Facebook page, tickets are supposed to go onsale Saturday, though we haven't seen any prices yet. We'll keep you posted.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*