Bravery Kick Off Tour, Plan Video With Animals

Band no longer fazed by big crowds.

MIAMI — The Bravery are finally learning to brave performing.

"When we first started we'd play in front of 200 people and we were nervous," singer Sam Endicott said while in Miami for the MTV Video Music Awards (see "Green Day Hug G-Unit, Neptunes Hand Out Ice Cream -- Backstage At The VMAs"). "Now we just played for 60,000 people and it didn't faze us. We're getting better."

And look for the Bravery to only improve further, as the New York dance rockers have just launched a two-month headlining tour of North America. Maximo Park, the (International) Noise Conspiracy and VHS or Beta are opening on various dates of the trek.

"Our live show is pretty different from the record, so we're excited," guitarist Michael Zakarin said. "People are surprised by the energy."

Just in time for the tour, the Bravery are releasing "Unconditional" as the third single from their self-titled debut album. The song first appeared on the band's Unconditional EP last year and has been a live favorite ever since.

"The idea of it was I was thinking about how when you're a kid you get this unconditional love and you spend the rest of your life trying to find that, but you can't because everyone's in it for their own thing," Endicott said. "It's kind of cynical."

The Bravery are also thinking past "Unconditional" to their fourth single, "Public Service Announcement."

"We're planning a dance video, but I don't want to talk too much about it," Endicott said. "There's going to be animals, possibly claymation."

The Bravery tour dates, according to their spokesperson:

  • 9/15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/16 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/17 - Devore, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen / KROQ Inland Invasion
  • 9/18 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
  • 9/19 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/21 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/22 - Fayetteville, AR @ University of Arkansas (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/23 - Dallas, TX @ Trees (with Maximo Park)
  • 9/24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark/ X96 Big Ass Show
  • 9/25 - Austin, TX @ Zilker Park/ Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • 9/27 - Mexico City, MEX @ Auditorio Nacional
  • 9/28 - Guadalajara, MEX @ Hard Rock Live
  • 9/30 - Monterrey, MEX @ Cafe Iguana
  • 10/2 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/3 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/4 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/5 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/6 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/ Eagles Club (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/8 - Northfield, MN @ Skoglund Athletic Center (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/9 - Decorah, IA @ Regents Center (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/11 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/12 - Montreal, QC @ Spectrum De Montreal (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/13 - Boston, MA @ Avalon (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/16 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon
  • 10/17 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
  • 10/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/20 - New York, NY @ Roseland (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (with the (International) Noise Conspiracy)
  • 10/22 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/23 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/25 - Columbia, SC @ Headliners (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/26 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/ In (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/27 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/28 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre (with VHS or Beta)
  • 10/31 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
  • 11/4 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues