After posting yesterday that Montreal would be the first show, Britt Daniel posted this message on the Divine
Is it weird to be in a band where you’ve made a record but you’ve never played in front of an audience? We’ve certainly played together a lot — starting at the end of last year with a couple weeks of let’s see what happens and drink vodka and eat Russian ice cream at a place called LA Rehearsal in Little Armenia. Then in January when Dan came to stay with me and Sam visited and we all wrote songs & rehearsed them every day for a couple months. And then when we recorded (usually live) in the studio with Nick Launay. And really, the answer is yes. It is weird. Doing shows is the most immediate part of the whole deal and for me it’s a huge chunk of the equation of why being in a band is so great. I do feel kinda mental not having been able to do that yet. So is it good timing that pretty soon we’ll finally be doing some shows? Yes. And I personally am real happy that this band’s first show will be in the the town where I’ve played more gigs than any other, the place I’ve spent most the years of my life, the city that always welcomes me back with enthusiasm and affection (with the exception of that one time at the Beauty Bar) — Austin, Texas. Divine Fits will be playing at Beerland on Tuesday August 1 with The Young opening. I think they’re putting tickets up next week? I hope so. I’m ready to feel normal again.
Tickets went on sale and the show is already sold out! You can keep trying the ticketing link to see if anything gets released. No word yet on official tour dates but we hope to hear something soon!