Smartpunk Labelmates Virginity and The Dreaded Laramie Announce Co-Headlining Spring Tour Dates



The tour, which the bands jokingly call “The Dreaded Virginity Tour,” spans Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. The shows are an exciting run of dates following their appearances at Smartpunk Records’ showcase at SXSW, which is being held in March.

Their setlists will feature new songs and old fan favorites as both bands anticipate a big year ahead.

“We’re so excited to get out on the road with The Dreaded Laramie. We’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with them several times and it’s always a blast. I feel like every band has a band or two they really get along with and connect with and TDL is definitely one of those bands for us. We’re buds. They are also just one of the best live bands to see right now. They’re so energetic and good at setting an atmosphere of fun. Virginity doesn’t get the opportunity to tour that often, so to be able to do it with folks we really like is great. We have a new record coming out this summer and we’re really looking forward to road-testing some of these new tunes and going to quite a few cities we’ve never been to.” —Casey Crawford, Vocalist of Virginity

Guitarist Chris Pfister followed up with “I’ll be there — just tell me what song is next.”

“This is a total dream tour. We were actually big fans of Virginity before we met them. I’ve been keeping up with the band since I heard their incredible album POPMORTEM a few years ago. Last year it was really exciting (and I was kind of starstruck) when we were planning a tour in Florida and they agreed to play the Orlando date with us. We totally hit it off at that show–on top of being an amazing band, they’re wonderful people–and it’s unbelievably cool that we now get to call Virginity friends, labelmates, and tourmates!” — MC, Vocalist of The Dreaded Laramie

4/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Ideal Sports Bar w/ New Junk City + Big Computer

4/20 – Greenville, SC @ Swanson’s Warehouse w/ Sawyer Norman + Sitris

4/21 – Savannah, GA @ The Sentient Bean w/ Off Work + Crimson Fever

4/22 – Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof w/ Newgrounds Death Rugby + Never Any Ordinary

4/23 – Daytona, FL @ Tir Na Nog w/ Porch Coffin + Orange Blossom Trail 

4/24 – Tampa, FL @ Hooch And Hive w/ Post Sex High + NowInColor*

4/26 – Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s w/ Mikey Erg! + Off Day + Trust Fall

4/27 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub + Lil Indies – Fanarchy Fest w/ Mikey Erg! + Tightwire + Rational Anthem + Vicious Dreams + more!

4/29 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room w/ Arbor & 76th Street*

* = No Virginity

Smartpunk has been a recognizable name in the scene for a long time (Remember that sponsored Warped Tour stage?!). After exchanging several hands and countless ideas of what it could and should be, they decided to start a record label in 2016 with the main idea of focusing solely on reissuing records that have been out of print or never on vinyl. After all, they’re a label of vinyl dorks themselves! After releasing Set Your Goals‘ Mutiny and Gameface‘s Good, they started to venture into signing newer bands. They actively balance in between many worlds — putting out amazing music from friends and bands that rock, reissuing older titles, and partnering with other incredible labels in our scene and doing exclusive color variants of their releases.”Since forming the record label, Smartpunk Records has released timeless albums such as Less Than Jake‘s AnthemNominee‘s LowlifeRIVALS’ Sad Looks Pretty on MeVirginity‘s POPMORTEM, and melodic skate punkers The Swellers My Everest.