Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) announces ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ solo acoustic tour

July 2, 2013
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Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced a short run of solo acoustic dates in Aug., billed as “Laura Jane Grace Sings The Transgender Dysphoria Blues.”

Though this marks Grace's first solo tour since coming out as transgender, the singer previously toured solo on several occasions, while still living as Tom Gabel, and released a solo EP, Heart Burns, in 2008.

Tickets for Laura's solo tour go on sale next Friday, July 12, and will be available on Against Me!'s website. Tickets will include a digital download of True Trans, an upcoming 7″ featuring two stripped down tracks from Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

Check out Grace's solo dates, below.

Aug. 10 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 11 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Aug. 13 – Fete Lounge – Providence, RI
Aug. 14 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Aug. 15 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 16 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Against Me! recently finished tracking their new album, which features guest performances from Fat Mike and Atom Willard. Though they considered releasing music under a different name, following the recent departures of both drummer Jay Weinberg and bassist Andrew Seward, the band determined Transgender Dysphoria Blues too important not to release under the Against Me! mantra. No release date for the album has been set, but is expected to be announced soon.

The only full band Against Me! shows currently scheduled are the Chicago and Denver dates of Riot Fest, Sept. 13 and 21, respectively.

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.