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Titus Andronicus announces new album and big batch of acoustic shows

(Photo: Getty Images, Frazer Harrison)
(Photo: Getty Images, Frazer Harrison)

If Titus Andronicus (or “+@” as the band stylizes it) can be counted on for one thing, it’s to bring some motherfucking fire to pretty much everything it does—there’s probably never been a rock opera about manic depression more intense than 2015's The Most Lamentable Tragedy, for instance—but the band and frontman Patrick Stickles seem to be slowing things down for A Productive Cough, a new album that was just announced today. The reveal came with a music video for the first single, “Number One (In New York),” which opens with Stickles looking a bit like a man of the woods and singing over a quiet piano melody that gradually builds into a significantly more elaborate beast. There’s no guitar-shredding and no cathartic “fuck you” shouts, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking that usual Titus Andronicus fire:

A Productive Cough will be available on March 2, and it’ll be accompanied by what a press release says is the band’s “first-ever ‘acoustic’ tour” in the U.S., with Stickles accompanied by pianist Alex Molini. The press release also describes it as a “quiet evening with +@,” but, again, that may undersell how rowdy things could get. The full list of tour dates is below.


Titus Andronicus Tour 2018

3/7—Kingston, NY—BSP Kingston

3/8—Boston, MA—The Sinclair

3/9—Providence, RI—AS220

3/10—Burlington, VT—Arts Riot

3/11—Montreal, QC—Bar Le Ritz

3/13—Toronto, ON—Great Hall

3/14—Detroit, MI—El Club

3/15—Chicago, IL—Subterranean

3/16—Madison, WI—The Frequency

3/17—St. Paul, MN—Turf Club

3/18—Omaha, NE—Slowdown

3/19—Denver, CO—Globe Hall

3/20—Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge

3/22—Boise, ID—Treefort Festival

3/23—Seattle, WA—Crocodile

3/24—Portland, OR—Mississippi Studios

3/27—Sonoma, CA—Gundlach Bundschu Winery

3/28—San Francisco, CA—The Chapel

3/29—Santa Cruz, CA—Crepe Place

3/31—Los Angeles, CA—Bootleg Theater

4/2—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar

4/3—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar

4/6—Ft. Worth, TX—Ridglea Room

4/7—Austin, TX—Barracuda

4/8—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall

4/10—Birmingham, AL—Saturn

4/11—Atlanta, GA—Masquerade

4/12—Durham, NC—The Pinhook

4/13—Washington, DC—Rock and Roll Hotel

4/14—Philadelphia, PA—UArts Black Box

4/15—Brooklyn, NY—Murmrr Ballroom