Adding in four different parts of the country, the Mega Deaf Tour featuring He is Legend and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster has expanded its reach and will be running for the bulk of August. The two bands (plus Oh, Sleeper) are also playing the Dirty South three-date, three-city tour (*). Dates below:

  • 7/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • 7/26 Ybor City, FL @ Orpheum
  • 7/27 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
  • 7/29 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • 7/31 San Antonio, TX @Limelight
  • 8/1 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar*
  • 8/2 Dallas, TX @ Trees*
  • 8/3 Houston, TX @ Walters*
  • 8/6 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
  • 8/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
  • 8/9 La Jolla, CA @ Porter’s Pub
  • 8/10 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
  • 8/11 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
  • 8/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 8/13 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
  • 8/14 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 8/15 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
  • 8/16 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
  • 8/17 ST. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
  • 8/19 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
  • 8/20 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
  • 8/21 Lousiville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
  • 8/22 Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunken Horse Pub


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