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Bayside have announced the 21 Years Of Bad Luck tour, with a setlist culled from across the band’s career. Originally set to kick off in 2020, the event will commemorate the group’s first two decades as well as the release of their ninth full-length album, Interrobang.

The tour launches August 28. Bayside will also make a September 18 appearance at Riot Fest in Chicago, their fourth appearance since 2013. The tour also features support from other genre-defining acts Senses Fail and Hawthorne Heights. In addition, San Diego pop punk band the Bombpops have replaced Can’t Swim as the third act on the bill.

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In May, the band first teased an upcoming tour on Twitter after sharing a Las Vegas show scheduled for September 28. Lead singer Anthony Raneri emphasized the information connected to a tour after fans apparently missed the cue. “I thought the hints were clear but maybe not,” Raneri wrote in a tweet. “We are going on tour. Fly to Vegas if you want to go to Vegas but not if you think that’s the only show we’re playing this year.”

During the pandemic, the band released their third stripped-down record, Acoustic Volume 3 via Hopeless Records. In addition to the release, they also performed a livestream anniversary show for their 2010 album Killing Time. 

Having released new material on an almost yearly, sometimes semi-annual, basis, fans can expect a lot from the upcoming tour.

“While many bands would coast on their past success,” the band wrote in a press release. “Bayside rejects the premise and proves time and again that the best is yet to come.”

As a celebration for their longevity, the 21 Years Of Bad Luck tour promises a “career-spanning set” featuring tracks old and new from across their diverse discography. 

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With a devoted following, Bayside are consciously aware of their role as a genre-defining group. To find local openers for the tour, the group hosted a battle-of-the-bands in 2019 for up-and-coming artists.

“More than anything, we want to stoke out the bands because that’s what we needed when we were younger,” Raneri said in a 2019 interview. “It wasn’t so much opportunities. It wasn’t so much a big break as it was we needed to keep going. We needed to keep trying.”

“A lot of times when you’re starting out as a band and a lot of your shows aren’t that well attended, you start to feel like you’re spinning your tires and not going anywhere and all this sacrifice isn’t paying off,” Raneri continues. “But then you get in front of a bunch of people and you play your music, and [if] they like it, that tells you as a band you’re doing the right thing—that spark is really important for young bands just to keep going.”

Raneri acknowledges the difficult path that led to the newly announced tour.

“We had to rebook this tour four times and that’s only going to make it sweeter when it finally happens,” Raneri says. “Can’t wait to finally get a chance to celebrate our milestone with good friends and the best fans.”

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Pre-sale tickets and VIP bundles for the 21 Years Of Bad Luck tour are available on the band’s website, while general tickets go on sale June 10. You can find tour dates below.

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21 Years of Bad Luck tour dates:

08/28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
08/29 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
08/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Heaven @ The Masquerade
09/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live!
09/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
090/4 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/07 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
09/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
09/11 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/12 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
09/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
09/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/21 – Dallas, TX @ GMBG
09/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
09/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
9/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
9/28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
9/29 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
10/1 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
10/5 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater