Not too long after closing the books on their sold out inaugural headline tour, THE FRONT BOTTOMS announce their second headline tourHot Chocolate Tour 2014 which will take them coast-to-coast in just over three weeks. The tour will kickoff at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI on January 9 and conclude at Pawtucket’s The Met on February 1. Support for this run includes You Blew It! and The Wild(select dates). Presale tickets are available here: In addition, the band will be playing two sold out holiday shows – one at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 27 and the other at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on December 28. But first, they’ll be warming up by supporting Manchester Orchestra on their upcoming Fall tour that kicks off later this week.

Their new hook-filled, anthemic, and conversational album Talon of the Hawk was released on May 21, 2013 via seminal indie label Bar/None Records. It debuted on seven differentBillboard charts (#144 Top Current Albums, #3 Top New Artist, #2 Alternative New Artist, #30 Independent Record Label, #97 Overall Digital Albums, #18 LP Vinyl Albums, #32 Current Alternative Albums). American Songwriter called it “…epic and unruly all at once…”, Punknewssuggests you should “Let yourself find your new favorite lyrics”, and Alternative Press assures that “The Front Bottoms will soundtrack your life until it’s like you’ve never been without them”. Bob Boilen of NPR has been a huge supporter since day one and has branded them “…A great rock ‘n’ roll band”. Their Tiny Desk concert can be seen here:

The Front Bottoms self-titled debut still ranks as one of the most positively-reviewed albums of the last two years, garnering major attention from NPRLA TimesMTVHuffington PostFilterDRUM,Aquarian WeeklyAOLStar-Ledger, etc., propelling the band to tour with Bad Books, Say Anything, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Dashboard Confessional, among many others.

The Front Bottoms is Brian Sella (vocals/guitar), Mathew Uychich (drums), Tom Warren (bass), and Ciaran O’Donnel (keys/trumpet/guitar). Talon of the Hawk was released via Bar/None Recordson May 21, 2013.


w/ Manchester Orchestra
Nov 08 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Nov 09 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 10 The National Richmond, VA
Nov 12 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Nov 13 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Nov 14 World Café Live Wilmington, DE
Nov 15 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
Nov 16 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Nov 17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Nov 19 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
Nov 20 The Castle Theater Bloomington, IL
Nov 21 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Nov 22 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Nov 23 Southgate House Newport, KY
Nov 24 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
Dec 27 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY SOLD OUT
Dec 28 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT


Hot Chocolate Tour 2014
Jan 09 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 11 Durty Nellies Palatine, IL
Jan 12 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Jan 13 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, Co
Jan 14 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 16 Oakland Metro Oakland, CA
Jan 17 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 18 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Jan 19 Ventura Theatre Upper Deck Ventura, CA
Jan 21 The Gasworks Albuquerque, NM
Jan 22 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 23 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Jan 24 The Limelight San Antonio, TX
Jan 25 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jan 26 High Dive Gainesville, FL
Jan 28 Tremont Music Hall – Casbah Charlotte, NC
Jan 29 The Lab Alexandria, VA
Jan 30 89 North Patchogue, NY
Jan 31 Blast Furnace @ ArtsQuest Bethlehem, PA
Feb 01 The Met Pawtucket, RI