Armor for Sleep first teased fans over the weekend when they shared a cryptic teaser on social media, and now they’re officially announcing their plans. As was much speculated the band will be going out on tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their seminal album, What to Do When You Are Dead.
This, of course, is not the first time the band has reunited since their disbandment in 2009: first in 2012 at Bamboozle, and then in 2015 for an eight-show celebration of the 10th anniversary of What to Do When You Are Dead.
“I started Armor for Sleep when I was an anti-social 17-year-old,” Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen reflects ahead of their upcoming return. “I had no band members, just a band name and a couple songs I recorded in a studio by myself. I honestly had no grand plan for the band, but when people started reacting to the first demos that were recorded, I was just kind of curious to see where it would go. I was very happy and fortunate to have recruited Anthony, P.J., and Nash who would all share in the band and in the creative process with me.”
“What To Do When You Are Dead is the thing we created that never seems to go away,” he continues. “For me, personally, revisiting the album is a bookmark to a time in my life that would ultimately shape everything about the person that I am today. We are all extremely humbled that this album has meant so much to so many people over the years, and we’re honored that we’re going to get the chance to come back again and play some shows to celebrate it and rock out with everyone.”
Tickets for all dates will go on sale this Friday, February 28th at 10am local time. Head here for more details on tickets, and find all of the announced dates below.
06/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
06/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
06/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
06/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
06/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
07/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
07/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
07/23 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
07/24 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
07/25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
08/07 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Hell
08/09 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
08/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
08/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
08/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café