Dead Man’s Bones Announces A US Tour

Talent shows? Children's Choirs? Best Tour Ever?

Last week we learned that Dead Man’s Bones, the band made up of Ryan Gosling and Zack Shields, will be releasing their debut album this Fall and we also got to hear the first single from the album, a song titled My Body’s A Zombie For You. Today we learn that Dead Man’s Bones will be hittin’ the road on a US tour that will feature performances with children’s choirs in each of the cities as well as a talent show as the opening act made up of local performers. How freakin’ cool is that?


When Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields bring their Dead Man’s Bones project to your town, they aren’t coming alone. Oh no. On their very first tour, scheduled for this October, the actor/musician duo will bring the songs of their debut album to life with the help of a local choir in each of the twelve spots they’re hitting. As Gosling and Shields explained to us, their self-titled debut (out October 6 on Anti-) was recorded with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir. But they can’t bring all those kids on the road with them. Hence, a new group in every city. To make the experience even cooler, the opening act for the shows will be a talent show, organized by the band and featuring local talent in each city. Wow.

Damn, that is very cool. I’m hoping to be able to catch these guys on tour. If I see them in LA they’ll prolly be performing with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir and I would LOVE to see that. After the jump, check out the full list of tourdates to see if DMB will be comin’ your way …

10-14 Cambridge, MA – Brattle Theatre
10-15 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10-16 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
10-17 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10-19 Montreal, Quebec – Le National
10-20 Toronto, Ontario – The Music Gallery
10-21 Chicago, IL – Schubas (early show)
10-21 Chicago, IL – Schubas (late show)
10-23 Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
10-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue
10-25 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10-27 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
10-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

OMG … I love that some of the venues are churches! I love what I’ve heard of Dead Man’s Bones‘s music so I’m sure their live shows will be just as entertaining. Can’t wait to see them … I’d suggest you check ‘em out if they’re comin’ your way.

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  1. joanna

    i couldn’t believe how talented ryan is when i saw him performing on a youtube vid. i would definitely check him out if he came into town. His voice is great, not to mention the boy is totally HAWT!!

  2. Jessica

    Maybe rachel will come to the toronto one!!

  3. Kendra

    I’M SO EXCITED!!! I’ll be hitting up the LA show fo shizzy!!

  4. tatiana

    This is some bullshi*. They’re coming no where near my town. :(

  5. Christine

    ahh thats so cool! wish I could go see them!

  6. jessica

    I’d say that’s not just a US tour Trent…

  7. yea

    lol to jessica

    and to anyone in new york, it seems that le poisson rouge hasn’t yet posted anything about this upcoming show and the band is not anywhere on their website. maybe it’s a private show, which is so sad.

  8. SuziLee

    This may just drag my a$$ to a church here in Philly!! LOL
    Can’t wait!!

  9. Jen

    Thanks Trent! I never would have known, but thanks to you I just bought tickets for the Seattle show, its at a cool, intimate supper club type venue, should be amazing.

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