The Beards Announce “Beards Across America” Fall Tour

Your new favourite band (if you have a beard) – MTV Guy Code Blog
Rarely has a band’s premise been simpler, or more masculine.” – IFC

Australia’s kings of totalitarian beard-rock (AKA The Beards) have announced a headlining North American tour for this fall. Officially titled the Beards Across America Tour, The Beards will take their fiercely pro-beard message to selected cities across the U.S. and Canada. All of this will be done in an effort to unite the bearded and ostracize the clean-shaven.

When the group formed in the latter part of the last decade, having a beard meant being subjected to abuse, slander, and discrimination in their home town of Adelaide, South Australia. The original intention of the band was to provide a voice for the bearded man. “We’d just always loved having beards,” explains bassist Nathaniel Beard. “We noticed that not many men were wearing beards and we thought maybe deep down these people really want to grow one but they’re too concerned about how their friends, partners, co-workers and employers would react. Turns out we were right.”

Since then, The Beards have gained a global cult following with their ever-expanding catalog of songs about beards. After three albums, three million hits on their YouTube channel, charting in Triple J‘s Hottest 100, worldwide tours (including performing at 2013’s SXSW, Canadian Music Week and The Great Escape), The Beards have become the world’s premier beard-related musical act. The fortunes of the average bearded man are starting to change. “These days, it’s far more acceptable to have a beard,” proclaims frontman Johann Beardraven. “That was us. We did that. But we’re only just getting started. Mark my words: we will not rest until all people have beards.”

Don’t miss this refreshingly original, hugely-entertaining live act as the Beards Across America Tour takes in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, L.A. and more.

10/15/2013 – 10/18/2013, New York, NY – CMJ Music Marathon
10/19/2013, Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge
10/20/2013, Boston, MA – Church of Boston
10/22/2013, Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion@ The Seahorse Tavern
10/24/2013, Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
10/25/2013, Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
10/26/2013, Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
10/28/2013, Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
10/29/2013, Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/30/2013, Portland, OR – Dante’s
10/31/2013, San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
11/1/13, West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
11/2/13, Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/3/13, San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

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