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Tigers Jaw takes self-titled 10th anniversary tour home to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Oct. 19

Tigers Jaw takes self-titled 10th anniversary tour home to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Oct. 19
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Tigers Jaw has been through a lot since the indie rock band formed in Scranton in 2005. When three-fifths of the group quit in 2013 after releasing three albums, their future seemed uncertain, but vocalist/guitarist Ben Walsh and vocalist/keyboardist Brianna Collins pressed on with 2014’s “Charmer,” and last year’s “Spin”, which rewarded them with critical and commercial success and a whole new level of fame.

Now the band is looking back on those early days by celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakout self-titled album with a nationwide tour that kicks off in Amityville, New York on Sept. 13 and returns home on Friday, Oct. 19.

Presented by the Gallery of Sound and Magnus Productions, the all-ages concert will be held in the lodge at Montage Mountain Resorts (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) with opening acts The Sidekicks and Cherry. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Patrons must be 21+ to drink.

Tickets, which are $17 in advance or $19 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Eventbrite.

Tigers Jaw announced the coast-to-coast tour on Monday with a personal message recalling their local history posted to all their social media accounts:

Ten short years ago, we released our self titled album. Recorded on nights and weekends at JL Studios in Wyoming PA during our high school years, it was our first time setting foot in a studio. The raw energy and youthful intuition (or lack thereof!) of those songs are the monument of a really special and formative time for us. There were no rules, no preconceived notions of how anything should sound, nothing more complicated than some friends making music together because it was fun. Lucky for us, it’s still fun, and fulfilling, and amazing that we get to travel and make music. After all these years, these songs still resonate strongly with us and with so many others, so we have decided to honor it with an anniversary tour.

We will play a set of various songs from other albums, and then finish the set by playing the self titled album, sequentially in its entirety. Joining us on this tour are some bands/friends that have been in our lives dating back to the time when this album was released. We are so excited for these shows, and are so grateful for all the support and love we have been shown over the years. Special thank you to Run For Cover Records (who have helped us bring this album in various formats to so many people), Photobooth Records (who originally pressed the vinyl), Prairie Queen Records (who helped us make the 2008 tour ep for our tour with Title Fight because the CDs weren’t ready in time), and Prison Jazz Records (basically the reason tigers jaw started in the first place).

Tickets go onsale this Friday at 10am local time and all links can be found at tigersjaw.com BUT if you sign up for our mailing list on our website now, you just might get early access to buy tickets!

See you this fall!

-Brianna and Ben

The band recently toured overseas in the United Kingdom, then hopped on a North American run with Philadelphia pop punkers The Wonder Years after releasing a free retro-style video game online to promote their latest album on Atlantic Records’ new imprint, Black Cement Records. “Spin” was recorded with Philadelphia producer Will Yip, who also recorded “Charmer” at Studio 4 in Conshohocken. As the curator of Black Cement, Yip chose Tigers Jaw as the first band to be featured on the label.

Read a review and see photos of Tigers playing the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center last December here and see photos of them opening for Dashboard Confessional at the Alt 92.1 Snow Show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in January here.