The U.S. Open is happening this August in New York, but there’s another upcoming Tennis event you may want to mark down in your calendar.
Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley make up married rock duo Tennis, but the husband-and-wife team have never toured as just a two-piece. Usually, they’re backed by a full band. On Tuesday, however, they announced their first “Solo In Stereo” tour, which promises a run of stripped-down shows featuring just the two of them on stage. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 27, and the tour officially kicks off Oct. 4 in Santa Fe.
The shows won’t be acoustic, per se, but with just Moore and Riley on stage, the songs will likely feel more intimate. Tennis shared more info about the tour in a tweet, below, and revealed an example of what to expect during the tour by way of a paired-down rendering of their glitzy track “My Emotions Are Blinding,” further down.
Last year, Tennis released both an album, a poppy scenescape called Yours Conditionally, and an EP of everything else they couldn’t fit on the LP, titled We Can Die Happy.
Keep scrolling for Tennis’ tour dates. If you love this sporty duo, you’ll love Paste archival footage of them performing at South by Southwest circa 2012, which you’ll also find below.
Tennis Tour Dates:
14-16 – Denver, Colo. @ Grandoozy Music Festival
04 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf
05 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
06 – West Hollywood, Calif. @ Troubadour
07 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
13 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Cabaret
15 – Missoula, Mont. @ Top Hat Lounge
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
06 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
09 – Toronto, Ontario @ Longboat Hall
10 – Montreal, Québec @ Bar le Ritz PDB
11 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
13 – New York City, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge
14 – Washington D.C. @ The Black Cat
16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Aisle 5
17 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ 3rd & Lindsley