Indie haze-pop quintet CHEERLEADER is excited to announce a brand new tour in support of their critically acclaimed debut album The Sunshine of Your Youth on Bright Antenna Records, kicking off on September 8 in Columbus, OH’s and circling around the States and wrapping up in Washington, DC on October 22. On this upcoming run supporting Caveman, Cheerleader also promises new material. “The past couple months have been spent writing new tunes,” says Joe Haller. “And some we’ll be playing live for the very first time!”
Hailed by LA’s KCRW as “straight-up power pop… [filled with] giddy joy, triumphant world-conquering optimism”, Cheerleader have been building up massive attention since they broke into the mainstream with their debut album. NYLON called it “your go-to record for blasting while you get ready to go out on a Friday night” while Modern Vinyl calls their music “infectious mix of hazy indie-pop and summer jam-worthy rock.” On the live circuit, these Philadelphians have built up a strong following playing alongside The Hold Steady, The Wombats, Knox Hamilton, Colony House, and Life In Film, with appearances at The Great Escape Festival, XPoNential Music Festival, SXSW and Firefly Music Festival.
Starting off in middle school when Haller jammed with Chris Duran in his parents’ basement, they eventually moved to Philadelphia and made a splash with a self-produced three-song demo in their apartment under the name Cheerleader. With an open road ahead, they augmented the band and added multi-instrumentalist Josh Pannepacker, Carl Bahner (drums) and Paul Impellizeri (bass), recording The Sunshine of Your Youth in Los Angeles with ten-time Grammy-nominated producer Mark Needham (The Killers, Walk The Moon, Fleetwood Mac). Following the Caveman tour, the band will finish writing and head into the studio to record the eagerly anticipated follow-up. "This is an exciting time for sure,” says Haller. “We’ve already grown so much over the past year and we can’t wait to bring these new songs to life on record!”
Sep 08 The Basement Columbus, OH Sep 09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY Sep 11 Schuba's Chicago, IL Sep 12 The Frequency Madison, WI Sep 13 Cactus Club Union Grove, WI Sep 14 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN Sep 16 Slowdown Omaha, NE Sep 17 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO Sep 18 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT Sep 20 The Crocodile Seattle, WA Sep 21 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR Sep 23 The Chapel San Francisco, CA Sep 24 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA Sep 25 Bootleg Theatre Los Angeles, CA Sep 26 The Casbah San Diego, CA Sep 28 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ Sep 30 House Of Blues Dallas, TX Oct 04 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Oct 05 Syndicate Lounge Birmingham, AL Oct 06 Hi-Ho Lounge New Orleans, LA Oct 10 Proud Larry's Oxford, MS Oct 11 12th & Porter Nashville, TN Oct 12 Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH Oct 13 The Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN Oct 14 Mahall's Lakewood, OH Oct 15 Marble Bar Detroit, MI Oct 16 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada Oct 18 Great Scott Allston, MA Oct 19 Ballroom at Outer Space Hamden, CT Oct 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY Oct 21 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA Oct 22 DC 9 Washington, DC