The Ghost Inside announce U.S. tour with support from local bands only

The Ghost Inside have announced what may very well be one of the coolest tours for this fall season. All bands start out as local bands, obviously, and the Ghost Inside want to help those bands—who are in the same starting spot they once were—get some stage time opening for a bigger band that could ultimately help kickstart their career. Dubbed 'The Locals Only Tour,' the run kicks off on October 23 in Santa Cruz, California and wraps a month later in San Diego following over 20 dates across the U.S.

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Of the purpose for the tour, the band says, “We're putting the spotlight on each local scene and giving bands from there the opportunity to open up every night.” As far as how the tour will come together, the band mentioned in a response to a user's inquiry on Facebook, “Promoters are handling all the stuff with the locals. We wanted to do it at first but it would have been insane.”

You can find all dates for the tour below along with an announcement video from the band where they explain where this idea came from and what they hope to accomplish with this outing. 

Locals Only tour dates:

10/23 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/24 Reno, NV @ PB&J's
10/26 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/28 Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
11/1 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/3 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/4 Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
11/5 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/7 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/9 New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11/10 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
11/12 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/14 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
11/16 Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
11/17 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/18 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Sports Cafe
11/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
11/21 Upland, CA @ The Grizzly Den
11/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
11/24 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage