Wavves Picks Himself Back Up for North American Tour, Plays Toronto and Montreal

Wavves Picks Himself Back Up for North American Tour, Plays Toronto and Montreal
Now synonymous with controversy, Wavves dude Nathan Williams attracted a lot of attention with his breakdown at the Primavera Festival earlier this year. Besides opening up about a drug problem then removing the statement from his blog, the drama invited attention from everyone, including the Black Lips' Jared Swilley, who told Williams to "go back to school or move back in with his parents and sit down and think about things."

Fortunately, a lot of the drama has calmed down, and Williams seems to be resuming his touring life with Wavves. While it's unclear whether his long-time friend Ryan Ulsh will remain the drummer, the band have announced a sprawling North American tour that will last from the end of August to the middle of October.

Along the way, Wavves will be met by Cali rockers and Exclaim! faves Ganglians, who will join them for most of the tour, including their Canadian dates in Toronto and Montreal.

Williams is also working on new material, including a collaboration with octopus-like Hella drummer Zach Hill. In an interview with Pitchfork, Williams elaborated on the project, saying, "We were just at first kind of fucking around and having fun. I don't know if we are going to record a record. I don't know if it's going to be Wavves or if it's going to be something else, but we're going to get together and do something."

Tour dates:

8/28 San Diego, CA - Street Scene
9/5 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
9/6 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
9/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
9/14 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
9/15 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
9/16 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
9/17 Grinnell, IA - Gardner Lounge (Grinnell College) *
9/18 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival *
9/19 Madison, WI - Forward Music Festival *
9/20 Chicago, IL - Chopin Theater *
9/20 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
9/21 Detroit, MI - Majestic Cafe *
9/22 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo *
9/23 Montreal, Quebec - Friendship Cove *
9/24 New York, NY - Santos Party House *
9/25 New York, NY - Todd P show *
9/27 Boston, MA - Great Scott *
9/29 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
9/30 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
10/1 Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel *
10/2 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
10/3 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
10/4 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
10/6 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's *
10/9 Dallas, TX - Pastime Lounge *
10/10 Austin, TX - Emo's *
10/15 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room *
10/16 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
10/17 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *

* with Ganglians