The Sidekicks announce dates with Hop Along, The Gaslight Anthem (2013)

Ohio indie rockers The Sidekicks have announced a late summer tour with Philadelphia’s Hop Along, which kicks off August 24 in Chicago IL. The band will also lend support on a string of The Gaslight Anthem’s fall tour dates, starting September 6.
The Sidekicks have been a band since the members were 15, quite literally learning how to play their instruments by playing together. The result has been a musical and personal relationship that has inevitably transformed over the years, braving lineup and stylistic changes, geographic relocation, and just plain growing up.
School separated the members, with half the band living in Columbus and the other half in Cleveland. The Soggy Dog House was started by drummer Matt Climer, and served as a focal point to both the band and the Cleveland DIY punk scene. They released So Long, Soggy Dog in 2007, and Weight Of Air in 2009 through Red Scare Records. The band’s newest release, Awkward Breeds sees the band coming to terms with the maturation they have endured together, while stylistically departing from the pop-punk that nurtured them. Favoring a Pinkerton-esque approach, the band still holds on to the spirit of the DIY punk scene while exploring the ambitions they’ve discovered throughout their extensive musical relationship.
Here are the dates:
Jul 26          Grog Shop w/ Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cleveland, OH
Aug 18         Weapons of Mass Creation Fest    Cleveland, OH
Aug 24         Beat Kitchen w/ Hop Along Chicago, IL
Aug 25         Mac’s Bar w/ Hop Along Lansing, MI
Aug 26         ANAF Hall w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Guelph, Canada
Aug 27         The Mansion House w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer St. Catharines, Canada
Aug 28         Hard Luck Bar w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Toronto, Canada
Aug 29         II Motore w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Montreal, Canada
Aug 30         University of New Hampshire (Memorial Union Building) w/ Hop Along Durham, NH
Aug 31         The Space w/ Hop Along Hamden, CT
Sep 02         Middle East  w/ Hop Along  Cambridge, MA
Sep 03         First Unitarian Church w/ Hop Along      Philadelphia, PA
Sep 04 Asbury Lanes w/Hop Along  Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 05 Saint Vitus w/ Hop Along Brooklyn, NY
Sep 06         Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/ The Gaslight Anthem Providence, RI
Sep 08         The Paramount w/ The Gaslight Anthem Huntington, NY
Sep 09         The Norva w/ The Gaslight Anthem Norfolk, VA
Sep 11         Bogarts w/ The Gaslight Anthem Cincinnati, OH
Sep 12         Mr. Small’s w/ The Gaslight Anthem Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13         Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ The Gaslight Anthem Millvale, PA