Streetlight Manifesto

New Jersey's Streetlight Manifesto have announced what they are dubbing "The Beginning of the End" tour. Alongside the announcement of this tour also came news that the band would be headed in a new direction in regards to their touring schedule:

Today, it's time to announce to our fans and friends that we're turning the last page of this particular chapter of our lives. We've solidified plans to tour our well-traveled asses off for one last year, until the end of 2013, at which time we will be not necessarily be moving on from the band, but changing our approach to what we do with the majority of our time. More specifically, we will no longer be touring year round, nor will we be touring much at all anymore. We have decided to step away from the table before we get sick of our favorite meal; we've seen enough bands over the years grow old playing the same songs for decades, going through the motions, slowly fading, and more depressingly, continuing on for all the wrong reasons.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise as the band had finally set a date for the heavily delayed album The Hands That Thieve, which is now due out April 30, 2013.

Update: Empty Orchestra and Rodeo Ruby Love have been added to the tour

Apr. 27Geel, BelgiumGroezrock 2013
Apr. 28Berlin,GermanyMonster Bash
May. 18Freehold, NJThe Plaza Green at iPlay Americana
May. 25LeedsLeeds University
May. 26HatfieldUniversity of Herts
May. 27WolverhamptonWolverhampton Civic
Jun. 18New Haven, CTToads Place
Jun. 19Clifton Park, NYUpstate Concert Hall
Jun. 20Rochester, NYWater Street Music Hall
Jun. 21Cincinnati, OHBogarts
Jun. 22Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersection
Jun. 23Bloomington, ILThe Castle Theatre
Jun. 24Des Moines, IAWooly’s
Jun. 25Lawrence, KSThe Granada Theatre
Jun. 26Boulder, COFox Theatre
Jun. 28Reno, NVKnitting Factory Concert House
Jun. 29Santa Cruz, CAThe Catalyst
Jun. 30Ventura, CAVentura Theare
Jul. 1Las Vegas, NVFremont Country Club
Jul. 3Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
Jul. 6Little Rock, ARThe Rev Room
Jul. 7Nashville, TennesseeThe Exit / In
Jul. 9Raleigh, North CarolinaLincoln Theater
Jul. 10in West Springfield, VAEmpire
Jul. 11Lancaster, PAChameleon Club
Jul. 12Huntington, NYParamount Theater
Jul. 13Providence, Rhode IslandLupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Aug. 4AnapaKubana