After finishing a six-date opening stint with Pearl Jam in June, political punk-rockers Ted Leo and The Pharmacists will be on the road again...

After finishing a six-date opening stint with Pearl Jam in June, political punk-rockers Ted Leo and The Pharmacists will be on the road again this fall. The trio’s latest tour opens September 30 at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL, and wraps just after Election Day on November 5 at Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA.

The group will team up with socially-conscious kindred spirits Against Me! and Future of the Left for 26 shows through October 28 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning with the October 30 gig at the Casbah in San Diego, CA, indie rockers Titus Andronicus will step in to finish the remaining six shows on The Pharmacists’ run.

Based out of Washington, DC, frontman Ted Leo is known for being outspoken in political matters and frequently updates the band’s Web site with his musings on the current political climate in the U.S. These issues often appear in Leo’s music, as well, most notably in the band’s 2007 single “Bomb. Repeat. Bomb.”

The Pharmacists are touring in support of 2007’s “Living with the Living,” their fifth album and first release with Touch and Go Records. The record, a follow-up to 2004’s “Shake the Sheets,” debuted at No. 109 on the Billboard 200 and featured the band’s signature blend of punk and indie rock.


Ted Leo and The Pharmacists itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 30Birmingham, ALWorkPlay Theatre *
October 1Atlanta, GAThe Masquerade *
October 2Hilton Head, SCStages *
October 3Saint Petersburg, FLJannus Landing *
October 4Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse Of Blues *
October 5Gainesville, FLCommon Grounds *
October 7Greensboro, NCGreene Street *
October 8Washington, DCBlack Cat *
October 9Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory *
October 10Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom *
October 11New York, NYWebster Hall *
October 12Boston, MAWilbur Theatre *
October 14Cincinnati, OHBogart’s *
October 15Ames, IAPeople’s *
October 16Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue *
October 17Chicago, ILRiviera Theatre *
October 18Detroit, MIThe Majestic *
October 20Omaha, NEThe Slowdown *
October 21Englewood, COGothic Theatre *
October 22Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue *
October 23Boise, IDKnitting Factory *
October 24Seattle, WAThe Showbox at the Market *
October 25Portland, ORRoseland Theatre and Grill *
October 26Sacramento, CAEmpire Events Center *
October 27San Francisco, CAThe Grand *
October 28Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern *
October 30San Diego, CACasbah +
October 31 Tuscon, AZClub Congress +
November 2Norman, OKThe Opolis +
November 3Columbia, MOBlue Note +
November 4Bloomington, INBuskirk-Chumley Theatre +
November 5Pittsburgh, PADiesel +

* with Against Me! and Future of the Left
+ with Titus Andronicus

Last Updated on September 10, 2008 by By Allison Reitz