No matter what we’re calling them, the band known these days as Preoccupations and once upon a time as Viet Cong deliver one motherfucker of a live experience. Ben Stas shot their October 2016 gig at The Sinclair for Vanyaland, and the Calgary post-punk band have spent the past year showing off new album, the wonderfully-titled New Material.
Luckily for all involved, Preoccupations are headed back to Boston this fall on a co-headlining tour with Protomartyr, and it drops by Brighton Music Hall in Allston on November 26. Just when you thought this fall couldn’t get any busier, eh?
Dive in New Material via Spotify below, and scan all the Preoccupations and Protomartyr dates in flyer and list form.
Featured Preoccupations image by Pooneh Ghana.
Preoccupations 2018 Tour Dates:
September 12: Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House #
October 14: Moreno Valley, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
November 23: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace * ^
November 24: Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club * ^
November 26: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * ^
November 28: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw * ^
November 29: Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage * ^
November 30: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry * ^
December 01: Columbus, OH @ The Basement * ^
December 03: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place * ^
December 04: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig * ^
December 06: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall * ^
December 07: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room * ^
December 08: Kansas City, KS @ The Record Bar * ^
December 10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
December 12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall ^
December 13: Boise, ID @ The Olympic ^
December 14: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
December 15: Vancouver, BC @ Venue ^
December 16: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
December 18: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
December 19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater ^
* w/ Protomartyr
^ w/ Rattle
# w/ Moaning