AS IT IS: ON TOUR

BY TÉA VAN ACKEN

PHOTO BY CAMI LIBERTY

PHOTO BY CAMI LIBERTY

Unafraid and on the rise, the British pop punk band As It Is ventures on a North America tour this month, in support of their third studio album, The Great Depression. The tour kicked off January 17th in Los Angeles, and comes to an end February 22nd in Anaheim, California. The triumph of an album has been streamed over 13 million times on Spotify, and upholds the theme of the toxic romanticization of depression. Within the album, band members Patty Walters, Patrick Foley, Benjamin Langford-Bliss, Alistair Testo, and Ronnie Ish paint pictures of a brave subject in the form of poetic neo-emo melodies. If you are in search of a grunge, alternative, catchy band to check out, make sure to see As It Is on tour. You can find tickets on the band’s official site here.

Jan. 24 / Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street

Jan. 25 / San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar

Jan. 27 / Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

Jan. 29 / Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar

Jan. 31 / Nashville, TN @ The End

Feb. 1 / Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)

Feb. 2 / Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

Feb. 5 / Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Feb. 6 / Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

Feb. 7 / Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

Feb. 9 / Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents

Feb. 10 / Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

Feb. 11 / Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

Feb. 13 / Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache At Intersection

Feb. 14 / Columbus, OH @ Woodland’s Tavern

Feb. 15 / Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

Feb. 16 / St. Louis MI @ Fubar

Feb. 17 / Kansas City, MO @ Encore At The Uptown

Feb. 19 / Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

Feb. 20 / Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock

Feb. 21 / Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl

Feb. 22 / Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction