Tokyo Police Club Announce North American Farewell Tour And Share New Single


Tokyo Police Club Announce North American Farewell Tour And Share New Single

(The Syndicate) Earlier this year Tokyo Police Club announced 2024 would be their last as a band, with a grand finale performance in their hometown of Toronto, and a hint that more news was in the works.

Today that news comes in the form of two final singles, "Just A Scratch" and "Catch Me If You Can," and a massive, two-part run of tour dates across North America, leading into what now is four sold-out Toronto finales, November 26-29. The tracks were recorded at Taurus Recording in Toronto, with producer Jesse Turnbull.

Tickets are available pre-sale tomorrow via TokyoPoliceClub.com [pw: TPC4EVER] and to the general public this Friday, March 15. Discussing the singles guitarist/keyboardist, Graham Wright and bassist, vocalist Dave Monks commented:

"I got the first demo of these tracks at my parent's old house, after spending the day helping them pack to move away from the town where I grew up - the town where TPC met and formed. I listened on phone speakers, sitting on the edge of an air mattress in an empty room in an empty house, remembering the countless days and nights spent in garages and basements and bedrooms, writing and jamming and daydreaming about rock and roll glory - becoming a band.

"Even in demo form, even before we knew they'd be our last releases as TPC, the songs FELT summative to me, full of everything that made me fall in love with this band in the first place. I hear bits that we might have come up with in the garage back then, and other bits we could never have dreamed up until right now. I hear all the music we ever loved and all the music we ever made - and most importantly, I hear US, the four of us, the hivemind that is TPC, with all its ideas and enthusiasm."

Dave Monks added, "I remember Graham sending me a drive folder full of instrumental loops and blips, and song tid-bits, and digging through it like a treasure box. Dragging things into ProTools and moving them around in different ways, it's something fun we had messed around with before on La Ferrassie and Feel the Effect. That's why 'Catch Me If You Can' has the drums dropping out a bunch of times in it; that was just part of the loop Graham sent, and I love how it adds to the arrangement in a way we wouldn't naturally have come up with."

Discussing heading back out on tour one last time together, drummer, Greg Alsop and guitarist, Josh Hook offered:

"It's been so awesome to have people reach out and share their feelings around the band ending and what this has meant to them over all these years. Connecting with everyone again in this way has been so uplifting and really given everything that's to come over this year so much life and energy. I'm so glad that we still get to do what we've done for even a little bit longer - put out some music, play some shows and just be Tokyo Police Club." - Greg Alsop

"We have been so fortunate and privileged to have been able to share our music but even more to have had personal moments shared with us - from graduations to birthdays and onstage proposals. To still see the same familiar faces who have been coming out since the beginning of our touring days and to be connected with so many people through music over almost 20 years of life is truly an honour. This final tour will be the best retirement party anyone could ask for. Thank you so much for being with us on this wild ride." - Josh Hook

Tour Dates:
07/04 - Ottawa, ON @ Bluesfest
08/01 - Halifax, NS @ Marquee Ballroom
08/03 - St. John, NB @ 506 Festival
09/14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/17 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
09/18 - Edmonton, AB @ Midway
09/20 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
09/21 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
09/23 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
09/24 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
09/28 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater
10/30 - Denver, CO @ Summit
11/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
11/02 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/03 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/05 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/07 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
11/08 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
11/09 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/12 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
11/14 - Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
11/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/19 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/26 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/27 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/28 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/29 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]

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