Downtown Boys have announced a run of European tour dates next month, kicking off at the Gambeat Weekend festival in Barcelona, Spain. Before they head out they’ll play a one-off show in Brooklyn, New York, on September 12, debuting several new songs; their first since their work on the 2020 documentary Miss Marx. Check out the full list of dates below.
Of their new music, the band said in a statement:
Downtown Boys’ last LP was 2017’s Cost of Living. Since its release, its members have pursued other projects: guitarist Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco put out The Vital Cord in 2019 and the History Solved EP in 2022, and bassist Mary Regalado has been performing in Gauche, who dropped A People’s History of Gauche in 2019.
DeFrancesco, a long time labor organizer, has also worked extensively with the United Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW). The musician advocacy organization recently called for SXSW to increase artist payments, prompting a recommendation from the Austin Parks and Rec Board to the City Council.
09-12 Brooklyn, NY – TBA
09-16 Barcelona, Spain – Gambeat Weekend Festival
09-17 Paris, France – Petit bain
09-19 Turin, Italy – Blah
09-20 Macerata, Italy – Dong
09-21 Napoli, Italy – TBA
09-22 Perugia, Italy – Piattaforma
09-23 Bologna, Italy – Covo Club
09-24 Busto Arsizio, Italy – Circolo Gagarin
09-26 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
09-27 Bochum, Germany – Die Trompette
09-28 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko
09-29 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang