The Joy Formidable announce 10-year anniversary tour of ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’

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The Joy Formidable have come a long way. Ten years on from their debut album, ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’, the Welsh three-piece have racked up quite a loyal following over the years, including none other than Dave Grohl. To celebrate the anniversary, the Joy Formidable has released two new acoustic versions one of their most popular songs, one in English, and one in Welsh. Stream “Whirring”/”Chwyrlio” below.

On the new release, Ritzy explains; “We’ve been through such a lot as a band over the years, it’s been a really reflective studio session, returning to the old recordings and transforming them into these beautiful stripped back, intimate versions. It’s exciting hearing them in the Welsh language because now they have new life too and can be a celebration of language as well as memory.”

The band has also announced an anniversary tour for ten years of ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’, dubbed The Ten Years Floating Tour”. They will also be heading out this fall on the recently-announced co-headline acoustic shows with Devotchka. Here are those dates, and you can put in your ticket requests here.

The Joy Formidable tour dates:
* with Devotchka       ^ Pasadena Daydream Festival with The Cure, Pixies, Mogwai and more
August 31 – Pasadena, CA @ Brookside At The Rosebowl ^
September 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
September 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas *
September 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room *
September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater *
September 24 – Norman, OK @ Opolis *
September 25 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room *
September 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater *
September 28 – McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Caverns Live *
 
September 29 – Millville, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre *
September 30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
October 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
October 2 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch *
October 3 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
October 4 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers *

November 29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

November 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

December 3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

December 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

December 7 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow

December 10 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

December 12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

December 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo

December 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

December 17 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

December 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

December 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel