Sunset Rubdown will return in spring 2023 to play their first shows since disbanding in 2009, Spencer Krug has announced. The beloved oddballs of mid-to-late 2000s indie-rock will play a pair of short North American tours and, according to a press release, may record a new album to boot. Check out the dates below.
Formed as a solo project from Spencer Krug, a moonlighting member of Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes, Sunset Rubdown evolved into a bombastic four-piece in the mid-2000s, releasing three critically acclaimed albums: 2006’s Shut Up I Am Dreaming, 2008’s Random Spirit Lover, and 2009’s Dragon Slayer. (The last featured Mark Nicol on bass.) After completing a 2009 tour in Tokyo, Krug said later, “The band never talked about breaking up but we all knew it was happening.” His Moonface project launched in 2010 and released a string of relatively pared-back albums before Wolf Parade reunited in the middle of the decade.
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03-24 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
03-25 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
03-26 Ottawa, Ontario – Club SAW
03-27 Portland, ME – Space
03-28 Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom
03-30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-31 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
04-01 Washington, D.C. – DC9
04-19 Victoria, British Columbia – Lucky Bar
04-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fox Cabaret
04-21 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
04-22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-24 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04-25 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room