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Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace announces solo tour

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    In recent months, Against Me! have experienced their share of inner-band turmoil. First, they were forced to cancel a U.S tour when they couldn’t find a replacement for drummer Max Weinberg, and shortly thereafter longtime bassist Andrew Seward exited for personal reasons. Despite the uncertainty, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace promised the band would continue on in support of their long-awaited new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, saying, “If I didn’t feel like I had something that I really needed to say with the album we’ve been working on for the past year then I’d humbly hang the hat and move on.”

    As it turns out, the material is so important to Grace that she’s taking the songs out on the road for a rare solo tour. (Grace previously went at it alone in 2008 behind her solo EP, Heart Burns). Billed as “Laura Jane Grace Sings The Transgender Dysphoria Blues”, the six-date jaunt will hit various cities along the Eastern Seaboard in mid-August.

    Each concert ticket will include a download of the True Trans 7″, stripped down acoustic versions of two album tracks. (The 7″ will also be for sale at each gig). Tickets for the tour go on sale July 12th at the band’s official website.

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    As for Against Me!, you can catch them at this year’s Riot Fest Chicago during the weekend of September 13th-15th and at Riot Fest Denver during the weekend of September 21st-22nd.

    “Laura Jane Grace Sings The Transgender Dysphoria Blues” 2013 Tour Dates:
    08/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
    08/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    08/13 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
    08/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    08/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
    08/16 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

    Below, watch Grace perform the track “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” from a March 2012 gig in Texas:

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