Active Child Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

Active Child, the musical project of choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, are pleased to announce U.S. tour dates for the months of April and May. The tour will begin on April 27 at The Glass House in Pomona, CA, before heading across the southern U.S. and up the East Coast with stops at venues in Dallas, Washington D.C., and Boston. Active Child will also play two nights in a row in New York City, first at Bowery Ballroom on May 10 and then on May 11 for a special, intimate Mercury Lounge performance. The tour will feature support from electronic artist Balam Acab, and will be Active Child’s last U.S. tour before he begins recording the follow-up to his debut album, You Are All I See. For a complete list of tour dates, see below.

Active Child also recently released the newest music video for his song “Hanging On.” The song is a spacey, ethereal beauty featuring Grossi’s gorgeous vocals and an undeniable r&b bounce, while the music video keeps its focus on the shimmering beauty of the natural world, creating a powerful juxtaposition that sneaks up on you. You can watch the video below:

“Hanging On” is the second single from You Are All I See, Active Child’s debut record released in August 2011 through Vagrant Records, and rereleased with a Deluxe Edition in November. You Are All I See has earned glowing praise from critics. All Music Guide gave the album 4.5 stars, noting “2011 is a year for strong albums in general, and You Are All I See deserves to be ranked among the best.” The Boston Phoenix said it “…has dozens of moments that are nothing short of breathtaking.” Pitchfork Media noted “Active Child’s sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” Following one of Active Child’s sets in his hometown of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times said it “heralded one of the most original and ambitious sounds in Los Angeles this year,” and LA Weekly said “It was unlike anything else being played around Los Angeles and makes Active Child one of the most interesting bands to watch this year.” The album and its songs were included numerous year-end best-of lists, including Buzzbands, Filter Magazine, Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine.

Tour Dates
Apr 27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
Apr 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
Apr 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Apr 30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company *
May 02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis *
May 03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall *
May 04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
May 05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle *
May 09 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
May 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
May 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
May 15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
May 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Saloon *
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
May 20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *

* With Balam Acab

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