22-20s Announce US Tour Dates With Alberta Cross, Cage The Elephant

posted May 16, 2010

22-20s Announce US Tour Dates With Alberta Cross, Cage The Elephant

Having just introduced their "brand new smoking great material" (Back Beat, Seattle) to North American audiences on a recent tour with Band of Skulls and the Whigs, 22-20s have confirmed another slew of dates that will take them through the June 22 release of their first album for tbd records, "Shake/Shiver/Moan." The dates kicked off May 5th and include a handful of dates with Alberta Cross, followed by a full month supporting Cage The Elephant. Barely a week later, the band made its US TV debut May 13 on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit.

22-20s are a British rock band, originally formed in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, who disintegrated scarcely two years after their acclaimed 2004 self titled debut LP. In 2008, a reconstituted version of the band reformed around the founding nucleus of singer/guitarist Martin Trimble, bassist Glen Bartup and drummer James Irving, adding Dan Hare on guitar and backing vocals.

Secretly touring the UK under the alias of one their new song titles "Bitter Pills," 22-20s showcased a wealth of radically new material ranging from the uptempo rock of single and digital live EP namesake "Latest Heartbreak" and album title track "Shake/Shiver/Moan" to the classic morning-after bluespop of "Let It Go" and "4th Floor." The "Latest Heartbreak" live EP is currently available for free download.

"Shake/Shiver/Moan," the first 22-20s album to feature the Trimble/Bartup/Irving/Hare lineup, will be released by tbd in the US on June 22, and will feature the studio versions of the tracks from the live EP and six other brand new 22-20s numbers. The album's release will be followed by further North American touring throughout 2010.


  • May 19 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
  • May 21 -St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
  • May 22 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House
  • May 24 -Columbus, OH - The Basement
  • June 1 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
  • W June 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • June 4 - Washington D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel


  • June 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Wasted Space
  • June 9 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
  • June 10 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
  • June 14 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
  • June 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
  • June 17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
  • June 18 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
  • June 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
  • June 21 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
  • June 22 - Colorado Springs - Black Sheep
  • June 24 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
  • June 25 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant