Experimental Rock Ensemble Thank You Scientist Announces National Tour with Bookending NY Gigs

Earlier this summer, the experimental 7-piece rock ensemble Thank You Scientist released their critically acclaimed third studio effort, Terraformer, which debuted at Number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Fans of the New Jersey group will have plenty of chances to catch them this fall as they embark on their first full-fledged national headlining tour, with the tour kicking off (Rochester, November 7) and ending (NYC, December 14) in the Empire State. 

“We are unreasonably excited to announce our first full-fledged US tour for our latest release–the inconveniently long, yet suspiciously charming Terraformer,” shared TYS bandleader and guitarist Tom Monda. “An unexpected byproduct of our years of sloggin’ it out is the incredible network of friends we’ve made across the country, friends whose support make it possible for us to keep creating, even under occasionally dire circumstances, and can’t wait to visit all of you across the country this winter.”

“We promise these shows will be an incredible celebration for us and the fellow weirdos we’ve met on this strange journey,” continued Monda. “To make this event even more ‘extra special-er,’ we’re bringing along some of our dearest friends in the biz:  Bent Knee and The Tea Club.” 

Bent Knee joined Thank You Scientist for their Northeast run earlier this year. As Monda explains, “The Tea Club is a band I have loved and admired for years, so much so that I coerced them to join us on our first ever US tour many years ago! Their lineup has since expanded to include my brother on drums, making this tour figuratively and literally a family event. Don’t sleep on this or you’re grounded.” 

Since the release of Terraformer, Thank You Scientist has spent the summer touring throughout the United Kingdom and recently recorded a live EP, Live At Backroom Studios, featuring three additional string players and complete video footage of live performances for “Son of a Serpent” and “Anchor.”

Thank You Scientist Fall Tour Dates

11/7 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/8 – Akron, OH – Musica
11/9 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
11/10 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
11/14 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
11/15 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/16 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/19 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
11/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
11/21 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
11/22 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/23 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz, San Jose
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
11/25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
11/27 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
11/29 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
11/30 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
12/1 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
12/3 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory at The Masquerade
12/4 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/6 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
12/7 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/8 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
12/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
12/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/12 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
12/13 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
12/14 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge