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The Joy Formidable Announce North American Headlining Tour

04/01/2010
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Welsh indie rock three-piece The Joy Formidable have announced a run of headlining US tour dates. The band will play several shows on the east coast, beginning April 30th at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY and winding up May 8th at Jillian's in Albany, NY. Along the way, the band will stop off in East Rutherford, NJ for an appearance at the Bamboozle Festival on May 2nd.

The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit's synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut- an 8-song EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning- on May 4th. The EP was recorded in the band's home bedroom studio, and was entirely self-produced.

Of his roster's first act, Al Adhamy says that "The Joy Formidable grabbed my attention when I first heard the EP. The loud guitars, epic drums and dense textures with lush pop vocals and melodies just stood out from everything else I was listening to. Since then I've been an addict, and so has everyone I have shown this band to."

The Joy Formidable was conceived by music-obsessed friends Ritzy Bryan and Rhyddian Dafydd when they were both students in Wales. After a brief hiatus during which Ritzy and Rhyddian went their separate ways, the pair reunited in Wales and began to develop their sound. They relocated to London, brought in drummer Matt Thomas, and got down to writing and recording a record.

April 30 - Full Moon Resort - Big Indian, NY
May 1 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
May 2 - Bamboozle Festival - E. Rutherford, NJ
May 4 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
May 5 - The Green Room - Montreal, QC
May 6 - Harper's Ferry - Boston, MA
May 7 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
May 8 - Jillian's - Albany, NY

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