About The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable will hit the road for a headlining North American tour beginning on November 3rd in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to that, the band will headline the Emerge NME Radar tour in September and October, making stops at various venues throughout the UK. Currently the band is on the road in Australia with acclaimed bands The Temper Trap and Passion Pit. Headlining tour dates below.
The Joy Formidable was conceived by longtime friends Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd when they were both students in Wales. After they relocated to London and brought in drummer Matt Thomas, they got down to writing material for their upcoming debut album. The resulting sound melds the huge expanses of the band members' native Welsh countryside with the hectic nature of their new London home. That sound has won them the praise of the UK press and airplay on the UK's Radio 1. The band has been working in the studio on tracks recently with highly regarded producer/mixer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas) in anticipation of an early 2011 album release; a single from those sessions, "I Don’t Want To See You Like This," is due out this fall.
Feb 27 MondayChicago, IL, US Lincoln Hall
Mar 01 WednesdayNew York, NY, US Le Poisson Rouge
Mar 02 ThursdaySomerville, MA, US Once Ballroom