UK indie rock legend The Wedding Present has line up a 21-date North American tour that begins September 18 in San Diego, CA and...

UK indie rock legend The Wedding Present has line up a 21-date North American tour that begins September 18 in San Diego, CA and concludes October 17 in Austin, TX.

The band is supporting the May release “El Rey,” its first new album since 2005’s “Take Fountain.” For the new album, the band reunited with noted producer Steve Albini, with whom they worked with on their renowned 1991 release, “Seamonsters.”

The album was penned while frontman David Gedge was living in Los Angeles. “I’ve been living in West Hollywood for the last year or so, and while I’m not going to claim that this is my ‘L.A.’ album, there are some references,” Gegde told MOJO magazine. “I suppose the themes are lust, jealousy, betrayal, regret, obsession, super-heroes… the usual. We chose to record with Steve this time because the new songs were sounding very guitar-ry and quite dark. It’s been good. As you’d imagine, really; Albini knows his stuff.”

The Wedding Present live lineup includes Gedge (guitar and vocals), Terry de Castro (bass), Graeme Ramsay (drums), and Chris McConville (guitar).

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The Wedding Present itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 18 Casbah San Diego, CA
September 19 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
September 21 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
September 23 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
September 24 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
September 25 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
September 26 Media Club Vancouver, B.C.
September 29 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
October 1 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
October 2 Crofoot (Pike Room) Pontiac, MI
October 3 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ONT
October 4 Babylon Ottawa, ONT
October 5 Le National Montreal, ONT
October 6 Middle East Cambridge, MA
October 8 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
October 9 Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
October 11 Black Cat Washington, D.C.
October 12 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
October 14 The Earl Atlanta, GA
October 15 The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
October 17 The Mohawk Austin, TX