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In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their first record, Boys Like Girls will be playing their fan-favorite self-titled debut album in its entirety from front to back this August in select cities, and will be releasing a special edition band-approved vinyl copy of the record. The album, which yielded 3 hits at Top 40 radio, was originally released on August 22nd, 2006, and gave rise to the band’s multi-platinum career.
Included on the record were the singles “The Great Escape,” which catapulted the band into the mainstream (RIAA-certified Platinum, Top 10 at Top 40 radio, #1 on then-cultural-scoreboard Total Request Live, etc); “Hero/Heroine,” the nostalgia-tinged second single which was certified Gold by the RIAA; and “Thunder,” also an RIAA Gold single.
The band will be performing the album in its entirety in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Sayreville, New Jersey, Columbus OH, and Chicago. The vinyl, which is a limited pressing of 500 copies, will be individually hand-numbered, and features a tri-color vinyl to match the record’s art, along with a special throwback collage from the band’s early years.
Ticket pre-sale for the tour begins today, Tuesday 5/10, at 10AM local time, along with the vinyl pre-sale (limited to 100 copies), which is being released by Field Day Records. General tickets will be available to the public on Friday 5/13 at 10AM local time.
8/5 - Boston MA @ House of Blues
8/6 - New York NY @ PlayStation Theater
8/7 - Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/10 - Philadelphia PA @ The Fillmore
8/11 - Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/12 - Chicago IL @ Vic Theatre