Happy Happy! Mt. Joy announce first ever UK/European tour

Released in the U.S. to some nice critical acclaim earlier in the year, LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece Mt. Joy will release their self-titled, debut album physically in the UK through Dualtone/Entertainment One on 27th July. The band, who have racked up 37 million Spotify plays to date, have also just announced their first ever UK and European tour in October/November, in addition to the previously confirmed sold-out London show and a couple of festival appearances in July. Tickets for the Autumn tour on sale on Friday 29th June at 9AM at mtjoyband.com

Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says. But then the songs took off, they took over the world and lived happily ever after, the rest being history as they say.  Here are those dates.

Mt. Joy 2018 Dates UK and Europe

October 
Mon 29th – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Tue 30th – SWG3 – The Poetry Club – Glasgow, UK
Wed 31st – Jimmy’s – Manchester, UK

November
Thu 1st – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – London, UK
Sat 3rd – Heartbreakers – Southampton, UK
Sun 4th – Prince Albert – Brighton, UK
Tue 6th – Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
Thu 8th – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 9th – Artheater – Cologne, Germany
Mon 12th – Badehaus – Berlin, Germany
Tue 13th – Orangehouse – Munich, Germany
Wed 14th – Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
Fri 16th – La Parenthese – Nyon, Switzerland

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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