Joan of Arc announce US tour for first new album in 5 years (assuming their old van still passes emissions)!

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A heady and triumphant couple-a weeks ago, the entire world huddled around their family PCs to view breaking news concerning the triumphant return of Joan of Arc after five years’ worth of interminable silence with their impending new album, He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands (which is still a-comin’ ‘round the mountain on January 20, 2017 via Joyful Noise).

Now, two weeks on, deep in the somber, doleful, gathering dark of mid-October, the world is a very different place. A scarier place. An anxious place, where nervous Joan of Arc fans wait and endlessly click “repeat” on the video for the album’s first single “This Must Be The Placenta,” hoping against hope for the announcement of some Joan of Arc 2017 tour dates to accompany this new record.

Yeah.. Well. Um. Here ya go, ya weirdos: a whole, legit US headlining tour starting on January 24 in Indianapolis, IN, with shows in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Austin, and more! Tickets go on sale at 12 PM EST on Friday, October 21. And for you extra-loopy emo-fiending locals, the band is also doing a hometown show in Chicago (with freakin’ American Football and Low!) at The Vic Theatre on October 29.

Thanks for your time. Now, don’t worry, here’s that video again:

Joan of Arc on the road again:

10.29.16 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre w/ American Football, Low
01.24.17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
01.25.17 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
01.26.17 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
01.27.17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
01.29.17 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
01.30.17 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
01.31.17 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
02.01.17 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
02.02.17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
02.03.17 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
02.04.17 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
02.06.17 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
02.07.17 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
02.08.17 – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe Collective
02.09.17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
02.10.17 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
02.11.17 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
02.13.17 – Portland, OR – Analog Cafe
02.14.17 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project