Cursive embarking on unlikely tour with Mastodon

Posted May 1st, 2007 by eric · No Comments

Billboard recently spoke with Cursive leader Tim Kasher about the odd billing of his band with an alt-metal tour: “I questioned it at first and was kind of intimidated,” Kasher tells “Like, why would we play a metal show? But I kind of like the idea of where they’re going with it. I met one of the Mastodon members and he was pretty credible and a nice gentleman. That goes a long way for us as far as this business. I guess I based it off, the bands are credible and respectable, so I think they’re good people to associate with.”

It is a bit of a left-field pairing, but Kasher seems to welcome the challenge of trying to convert kids who are expecting an abrasive show. Not that Cursive’s back catalog is filled with meandering slow jams or anything, but the band’s most recent record, Happy Hollow, follows a more experimental musical lead, focusing mainly on its lyrical theme of hypocrisy in religion.

So, don’t expect Cursive to weigh its set down with its older, more abrasive past. The band is curious to see what happens without catering to the crowd’s need for ear-splitting volumes.

And if you miss Cursive on this tour you might not have to wait four years to see it again, as Kasher admits, “I think we’re trying to not do a hiatus this time.”

Kasher’s other band, The Good Life, has an album already in the can called Help Wanted Nights due in September, for which Kasher also wrote a screenplay. And with his recent move from his beloved Omaha to Los Angeles, one might assume he has big Hollywood plans.

Cursive on tour with Mastodon and Against Me!:

05/01/2007 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern LG

05/02/2007 San Francisco, CA – Warfield

05/04/2007 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR

05/05/2007 Seattle, WA – The Fenix

05/06/2007 Boise, ID – Big Easy

05/08/2007 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

05/11/2007 Minneapolis, MN – The Myth

05/12/2007 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

05/13/2007 Detroit MI – State Theatre

05/14/2007 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

05/15/2007 Toronto, ONT – Kool Haus

05/17/2007 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom

05/18/2007 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

05/19/2007 Boston, MA – Avalon

05/21/2007 Columbus, OH – Lifestyles Pavilion

05/22/2007 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

05/23/2007 Baltimore, MD – Sonar

05/25/2007 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues

05/26/2007 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

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