Tokyo Police Club Release Final Single, Announce Farewell Tour

    Earlier this year, Toronto indie outfit Tokyo Police Club revealed that 2024 would be their last year as a band. Today, they’ve shared their two final tracks, ‘Just a Scratch’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can’, which were recorded with producer Jesse Turnbull. They’ve also announced a farewell North American tour. Listen to the band’s new songs and find the list of dates below.

    “Even in demo form, even before we knew they’d be our last releases as TPC, the songs FELT summative to me, full of everything that made me fall in love with this band in the first place,” the band’s Graham Wright shared in a statement. “I hear bits that we might have come up with in the garage back then, and other bits we could never have dreamed up until right now. I hear all the music we ever loved and all the music we ever made – and most importantly, I hear US, the four of us, the hivemind that is TPC, with all its ideas and enthusiasm.”

    Singer Dave Monks added: “I remember Graham sending me a drive folder full of instrumental loops and blips, and song tidbits, and digging through it like a treasure box. Dragging things into ProTools and moving them around in different ways, it’s something fun we had messed around with before on La Ferrassie and Feel the Effect. That’s why “Catch Me If You Can” has the drums dropping out a bunch of times in it; that was just part of the loop Graham sent, and I love how it adds to the arrangement in a way we wouldn’t naturally have come up with.”

    Talking about their final tour, drummer Greg Alsop said: “It’s been so awesome to have people reach out and share their feelings around the band ending and what this has meant to them over all these years. Connecting with everyone again in this way has been so uplifting and really given everything that’s to come over this year so much life and energy. I’m so glad that we still get to do what we’ve done for even a little bit longer – put out some music, play some shows and just be Tokyo Police Club.”

    And guitarist Josh Hook commented: “We have been so fortunate and privileged to have been able to share our music but even more to have had personal moments shared with us – from graduations to birthdays and onstage proposals. To still see the same familiar faces who have been coming out since the beginning of our touring days and to be connected with so many people through music over almost 20 years of life is truly an honour. This final tour will be the best retirement party anyone could ask for. Thank you so much for being with us on this wild ride.”

    Tokyo Police Club 2024 Tour Dates:

    Jul 4 – Ottawa, ON – Bluesfest
    Aug 1 – Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom
    Aug 3 – St. John, NB – 506 Festival
    Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
    Sep 17 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
    Sep 18 – Edmonton, AB – Midway
    Sep 20 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
    Sep 21 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
    Sep 23 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
    Sep 24 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
    Sep 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
    Sep 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
    Sep 29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater
    10/30 – Denver, CO – Summit
    Nov 01 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
    Nov 02 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
    Nov 03 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
    Nov 05 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
    Nov 07 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
    Nov 08 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
    Nov 09 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
    Nov 11 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
    Nov 12 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
    Nov 14 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
    Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
    Nov 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
    Nov 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
    Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
    Nov 27 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
    Nov 28 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
    Nov 29 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY [SOLD OUT]

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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