Tennis announce ‘Swimmer Tour’ with Molly Burch, new album due in February 2020

Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has announced a major North American headline tour heralding their highly anticipated fifth studio album SWIMMER, due out on Feb.14.

The first single from the album, and first new music in nearly three years, “Runner,” was released with news of the tour, along with a colorful companion video, directed by longtime collaborator Luca Venter and inspired by singer Alaina Moore’s love of “old musicals and all things Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Bob Fosse.”

“Runner” was called an “incandescent taste of Tennis’s upcoming fifth LP,” by Australia’s Happy, and Cool Hunting hailed the “Runner” video with advice to “Bliss out in technicolor. The visual treatment is full of sequins, night skies and satin—the ideal accompaniment for Moore’s falsetto, crescendoing synths, and lush production.”

Known as a captivating and charismatic live act, Tennis will celebrate the recent premiere of “Runner” with a much-anticipated headline performance at Atlanta, GA’s Over/Under Music Fest on Saturday, Nov. 23. The duo has spent much of its existence on the road, including sold-out headline runs, festival sets, tours alongside such like-minded artists as Father John Misty, Spoon, The Decemberists, and The Shins, and most recently, a sold-out summer double bill with Mumford & Sons at Englewood, CO’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.

Produced by Tennis and mixed by four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Claudius Mittendorfer (Panic! At The Disco, Parquet Courts), SWIMMER sees the Denver, CO-based husband and wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore elevating their distinctive pop approach to heretofore unexplored new heights, experimenting with atypical instrumentation, complex time changes, and an increased focus on lyrical storytelling fueled in part by a series of life-changing experiences that only served to strengthen their already powerful personal and creative bond.

“’Runner’ is the first song we wrote for our fifth record,” says Moore. “It began as a guitar riff Patrick recorded while we were living off-grid, anchored in a fisherman’s cove called San Juanico. The only instruments we had on board were an acoustic guitar and a drum sequencer, but the limitations seemed to work in our favor. Until that point, we had no clear vision for our writing. The demo Patrick recorded that day outlined our future, the first contours of our next record.”

In addition to their frequent live activity, Tennis has made a number of high profile media appearances, spanning NPR to NBC, while also collaborating on campaigns for top brands like Gucci, Madewell, and Vinyl Me, Please.

Tennis Swimmer Tour dates

November 2019
23 – Over/Under Music Fest – Atlanta, GA

February 2020
25 – Madrid Theatre & Cafe – Kansas City, MO
27 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
28 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
29 – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – Austin, TX

March 2020
2 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
4 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM 
26 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
28 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT
30 – Venue Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
31 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA

April 2020
1 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
3 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
4 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
8 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
10 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO 
16 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE 
17 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN 
18 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
20 – Majestic Theatre Center – Detroit, MI
21 – Deluxe at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
22 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
24 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
25 – Royale – Boston, MA
26 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
28 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
29 – The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
30 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

May 2020
1- Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
4 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
6 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
8 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
9 – Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, MO

All headline dates with Molly Burch

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