The Joy Formidable Release New Single, Announce Intimate Tour

The Joy Formidable

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable are gearing up for what could be a massive 2013 for the band by blowing the lid off the final months of 2012. The band looks to capitalize on the strong buzz they’ve rightfully earned over the past few years on the strength of their gargantuan-sounding debut, The Big Roar.

The first US single from the new album, Wolf’s Law, hit rock radio stations on Wednesday. The song, titled “This Ladder Is Ours,” will see an official release on October 9, but you can stream it below. If you were a fan of The Big Roar, you already know damn well to crank up the volume for this one!

In addition to news of the single, the band has unveiled some new tour dates. After opening for Muse on a string of European dates, The Joy Formidable will hit the states for an intimate tour populated by small and non-traditional venues such a hot band. Don’t believe the tour will be intimate? Check the Chicago date at Top Note Theater. That rarely played venue clocks in at a 100-person capacity.

These guys have a reputation as a phenomenal live band with one of the loudest sounds around. You’d be wise to jump on these tickets early if they’re coming to your city. As a bonus, you’ll be privy to a wide selection of cuts from Wolf’s Law more than a month before the album is released.

First Listen: “This Ladder Is Ours”

*Videos below tour dates

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates:

10/16 – Montpellier, France @ Park & Suites Arena*

10/18 – Paris, France @ Bercy*

10/20 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio de Deportes*

10/24 – Glasgow @ SECC*

10/26 – London @ O2 Arena*

10/27 – London @ O2 Arena*

10/30 – Birmingham @ LG Arena*

11/01 – Manchester @ MEN Arena*

11/08 – New York, NY @ School Night at The Bowery Hotel

11/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ “Communion” at Littlefield

11/14 – Chicago, IL @ Top Note Theater

11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Preservation Hall West / The Chapel

11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy – EDGE Jingle Bell Concert Series

11/28 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s – WBRU 43rd BIRTHDAY BASH

12/01 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park – 97X Next Big Thing

12/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park  – WXXJ BIG TICKET

12/06 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom – KNRK December to Remember

*Supporting Muse

“Cholla” Video:

Preview Track “Wolf’s Law” Video:

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