Japandroids return with new tour dates
The Canadian rock band's announcement fuels speculation that a followup to 2012's 'Celebration Rock' is coming
Japandroids are back. The Canadian rock band announced Wednesday they’ll head out on tour this year with dates scheduled in October and November.
The group will kick off the run with four shows in their hometown Vancouver, then head to Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Brooklyn, and Mexico City.
Though Japandroids have only put out two studio albums, their most recent collection, 2012’s Celebration Rock, expanded their cult following with single “House that Heaven Built,” which also became the entrance music for the Vancouver Canucks. EW named the collection one of the best albums of 2012, when critic Melissa Maerz called the album “dive-bar punk that makes you pound your fist just as hard as you pound your beer.”
After 200 shows, Japandroids finished the Celebration Rock tour in 2013 and at the time they posted a note to Facebook, thanking fans. “Time for us to disappear into the ether for a while,” they wrote.
Though the band hasn’t said a word about new music, fans have been waiting for a follow-up to Celebration Rock for years, and the new dates have already fueled speculation that 2016 could be the year for new music from Japandroids.