Islands Spreading Vapours Across the Land


With the release of their second record on ANTI- next week, Islands are set to hit the road to spread love, valour, compassion and a busload of wanderlust across these United States and, ugh, Canada. Nick Diamonds, freshly reunited with former Islands and the Unicorns co-conspirator Jamie Thompson, better known as J'aime Tambeur, will bring Vapours to the people during a six week tour, which finds them headlining dates, as well as playing shows with Psychedelic Furs and the Happy Mondays. Yes, the Happy Mondays. While we can't confirm whether or not Tony Wilson will be tour managing the Mondays, we can safely assume that a) Shaun Ryder will tweak out at some point and b) Bez may pull some ridiculous stunt like bungee jumping off the dam from Goldeneye or, ya know, blowing Shaun Ryder's feces off Nick Diamond's wrist band for $20 and a Butterfinger.

Tour Dates Below:

09.16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09.22 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
09.23 Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl
09.24 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
09.25 Athens, GA @ Caledonia
09.26 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
09.27 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
09.28 Tampa, FLA @ Ritz Ybor *
09.29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *
09.30 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
10.02 Atlanta, Georgia @ Masquerade *
10.03 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend *
10.04 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva *
10.06 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
10.07 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
10.09 New York, New York @ Roseland Ballroom *
10.10 Cambridge, MA @ House of Blues *
10.12 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
10.13 Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's *
10.15 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10.18 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
10.19 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10.20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10.21 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10.22 Davis, CA @ UC Davis (Oddfellows Lodge)
10.23 Berkley, CA @ UC Berkley (Lower Sproul Plaza;Early free show)
10.23 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10.24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
10.25 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
10.27 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10.28 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
10.29 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
10.30 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
10.31 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's Bar
11.01 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House
11.02 Baltimore, MD @ G-Spot
11.03 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11.04 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)
11.05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11.06 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza
11.07 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

* w/ Psychedelic Furs and The Happy Mondays

Islands Spreading Vapours Across the Land