Can’t wait to see this one. Norma Jean has announced through their Facebook more tour dates. If you haven’t seen them yet (after 10+ years), now would be a good time as Wrongdoers is one of their best ever. From their post:

The cat is out of the bag (which is a bummer because cats are the worst). Some of the dates for our November headliner have gotten out, so screw it… We’ll be out in November with Vanna, KEN mode, and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo! This tour is going to rule SO much! More dates to be announced! Here’s what we have so far. Help us spread the word!

  • 11/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
    11/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    11/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
    11/19 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
    11/20 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
    11/21 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
    11/23 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
    11/26 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
    11/29 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
    11/30 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
    12/3 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
    12/4 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
    12/5 Detroit, MI @ Modern Skatepark
    12/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
    12/7 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
    12/9 Amityville, NY @ Revolution
    12/10 Springfield, VA @ Empire
    12/11 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
    12/12 Harrisonburg, VA Blue Nile

More dates will be added.


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