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THE WRECKS to embark on Robot Army headlining tour

Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit THE WRECKS are ready to begin their first ever headlining tour later this month. The band's upcoming "Robot Army" North American tour will begin on October 24th in San Francisco, CA and conclude on December 16th in Seattle, WA.


Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit THE WRECKS are ready to begin their first ever headlining tour later this month. The band’s upcoming “Robot Army” North American tour will begin on October 24th in San Francisco, CA and conclude on December 16th in Seattle, WA. The nearly two month long run will be split into three different legs, with a different support package joining the group for each. Leg #1 (Oct. 24 – Nov. 4) will be with Vesperteen and The Technicolors, Leg #2 (Nov. 5 – Nov. 19) with Mainland and The Technicolors, and Leg #3 (Nov. 29 – Dec. 16) with Brick & Mortar and lovelytheband. Tickets for all dates of the “Robot Army” tour are on sale now at

THE WRECKS – “Robot Army” Headlining Tour
Leg #1 w/ Vesperteen and The Technicolors
  • Tuesday, October 24th – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • Wednesday, October 25th – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
  • Thursday, October 26th – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (The Parish)
  • Friday, October 27th – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
  • Saturday, October 28th – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
  • Sunday, October 29th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • Tuesday, October 31st – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
  • Wednesday, November 1st – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
  • Thursday, November 2nd – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
  • Friday, November 3rd – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • Saturday, November 4th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Leg #2 w/ Mainland and The Technicolors
  • Sunday, November 5th – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
  • Tuesday, November 7th – Nashville, TN @ The End
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
  • Thursday, November 9th – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
  • Friday, November 10th – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
  • Saturday, November 11th – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • Sunday, November 12th – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
  • Wednesday, November 15th – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • Thursday, November 16th – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East – Upstairs
  • Friday, November 17th – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
  • Saturday, November 18th – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room (Studio)
  • Sunday, November 19th – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Leg #3 w/ Brick & Mortar and lovelytheband
  • Wednesday, November 29th – Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck
  • Thursday, November 30th – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
  • Saturday, December 2nd – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
  • Sunday, December 3rd – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
  • Monday, December 4th – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
  • Wednesday, December 6th – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
  • Thursday, December 7th – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
  • Friday, December 8th – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
  • Saturday, December 9th – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
  • Tuesday, December 12th – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
  • Wednesday, December 13th – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
  • Thursday, December 14th – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
  • Friday, December 15th – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
  • Saturday, December 16th – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project

Los Angeles-based indie rock band The Wrecks root from Thousand Oaks, CA. The group consists of Nick Anderson (vocals/guitar), Nick Schmidt (guitar), Westen Weiss (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass), and Billy Nally (drums). Heavily influenced by groups such as The Pixies, The Strokes, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend, this 5-piece isn’t afraid to blend undeniably catchy choruses, with self-deprecative, honest lyrics and vocals that pull you right to the center of each song.

The homemade “We Are The Wrecks” EP was self-released in March 2016. After hundreds of spins on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, and features on some of Spotify’s biggest rock playlists, the band signed to Another Century/Sony Music in December of 2016. Their debut single “Favorite Liar” broke the Top 40 on alternative radio, has over 6 million plays on Spotify, and spent almost a dozen weeks in the top 10 of Alt Nation’s Alt-18 Countdown. After signing their record deal, The Wrecks sought out to record a new EP in Los Angeles. 3 weeks into recording, and after blowing almost the entire EP budget, the band decided the music was going in the wrong direction and threw the EP away.

“I just felt that we had strayed too far from the core of the band’s sound,” says frontman Nick Anderson. “It sounded like we were trying really hard to get on the radio or something, and I feel like that rarely gets you on the radio anyway.” So after getting their label and management on board, The Wrecks decided to move into Anderson’s grandmother’s house in his small hometown (Wellsville, NY) to work on the new record in a barn studio that their friend Patrick Barry owns. Co-produced again by Nick Anderson and Andrew D’Angelo, The Wrecks say their new upcoming EP “comes from a genuine place, and is something we’re all truly proud of.”



Michelle is an award-winning professional journalist/managing editor/editor whose career has spanned more than 30 years with many notable national and international publications. She is married to an Episcopal priest who thinks it is awesome what his significant other does for a living.

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