The Movielife

The Movielife Announce New Tour

The Movielife will be performing Has a Gambling Problem and 40 Hour Train Back to Penn on their upcoming tour.


Fri Mar 15: Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bazaar
Sat Mar 16: Philadelphia PA at The Foundry
Sun Mar 17: Boston MA at The Sinclair
Tue Mar 19: Washington DC at Rock & Roll Hotel
Wed Mar 20: Virginia Beach VA at Peabody’s
Fri Mar 22: Orlando FL at Soundbar
Sat Mar 23: Atlanta GA at The EARL
Sun Mar 24: Nashville TN at The End
Tue Mar 26: Dallas TX at Prophet Bar
Wed Mar 27: Austin TX at Barracuda
Fri Mar 29: Phoenix AZ at Rebel Lounge
Sat Mar 30: San Diego CA at Soda Bar
Sun Mar 31: Los Angeles CA at The Roxy
Tue Apr 2: Santa Ana CA at Constellation Room
Thu Apr 4: San Francisco CA at Slim’s
Fri Apr 5: Portland OR at Paris Theatre
Sat Apr 6: Seattle WA at The Sunset Tavern
Mon Apr 8: Salt Lake City UT at Kilby Court
Tue Apr 9: Denver CO at The Globe
Thu Apr 11: St. Louis MO at Blueberry Hill
Fri Apr 12: Chicago IL at Subterranean
Sat Apr 13: Detroit MI at El Club
Sun Apr 14: Cleveland OH at Mahall’s
Tue Apr 16: Toronto ON at Hard Luck Bar
Wed Apr 17: Buffalo NY at Rec Room
Fri Apr 19: Asbury Park NJ at House of Independents
Sat Apr 20: Amityville, NY at Amityville Music Hall
New York-based rock band The Movielife are excited to announce its Spring 2019 headlining tour in which the band will perform its classic releases Forty Hour Train Back To Penn and The Movielife Has A Gambling Problem front-to-back. The tour will begin in Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bazaar on Friday, March 15 and visit major markets in both the U.S. and Canada through Saturday, April 20 where the tour will culminate with a hometown performance on Long Island at the Amityville Music Hall. Travis Shettel of Piebald will provide support on the entire tour. “So excited to play these tunes,” frontman Vinnie Caruana said of the upcoming run. “I haven’t sung some of them since 2002-2003. Having Travis on the bill is just a cherry on top. LET’S HAVE IT!” More information on the tour can be found on the band’s Facebook page HERE, and a full listing of dates can be found below with tickets available this Friday.

The story of Cities In Search Of A Heart officially began three years ago when, after spending a decade on their own projects—Caruana’s I Am The Avalanche and Reilly’s Nightmare Of You—the duo started playing shows together as The Movielife again. “The two of us became close friends again and we both felt like we had learned so much about songwriting since the early 2000s that we should do another record together,” Caruana recalls, speaking from his home in Brooklyn. “We had a great reaction to our reunion shows in 2014 but felt that instead of keeping it on a purely nostalgic level we wanted to write a record together that people could get into today.” Not wanting to taint the band’s legacy or recycle the past, the duo were faced with the monumental task of figuring out exactly who The Movielife are now, which was no easy task.

Caruana and Reilly initially struggled with writing the record until they had the realization that they simply needed to make a new album that captured the punk spark that had been so prevalent in all of their previous releases. From the driving, melodic rocker “Mercy Is Asleep At The Wheel” to the fuzzed-out pop perfection of “Laugh Ourselves To Death” and the orchestrally-tinged acoustic ballad “Pour Two Glasses,” the album shows that The Movielife have crafted a collection of songs that’s as captivating as it is catchy. This album speaks to the very simple yet relatable attributes of what it means to be human during an unprecedented time in human history, so take it all in and hold on tight.

Jason Tate
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