Thrice’s Farewell Tour – Spring 2012

I think I’m finally O.K. with talking about it…  Back in November of 2011, the Thrice guys announced that they would be going on hiatus.  Although they were specific that it’s merely a break from being a full-time band and not a break-up, us fans know what this portends.  I’m so sad knowing there will be no new Thrice to look forward to.

But since I’ve already had about 3 months to mope about it, I’ll focus on the future instead.  Recently Thrice announced the dates for their Farewell Tour.  It pains me to say those two words in the same sentence, but I’m grateful that they decided to let us have one last huzzah.

In fact, Thrice has decided to pull out a bunch of old songs this time, and have asked us what we want to hear.  Click through to their online poll to give your input.  I’m going to share one of the many on my list of must-hear songs.

“So Strange I Remember You”

So strange I remember you in protest of a prayer
Falling back from seas we fear to sail
I swear I saw the shooter, gold teeth and a double dare
Postmortem warnings seem inclined to fail

Feigning an apology
Those words they never left your lips
Those five years in Bermuda
Slide by like the lights of passing ships

So strange that I remember you
Knee deep in Nietzche’s lies
My throat was an open grave
I drank your stained glass eyes

And they taste like dead cathedrals
That are crumbling beneath a weight
Ten thousand jaded tourists
Who’ve traded in their hearts and hands for
Disposable cameras
Set to document decay
Set to capture just enough of life
To catalogue the things we throw away

Breathing the fumes of our machines
We’ve lost our way
Breathing through television dreams
If we could only see us now
If we could only see us now

The words of the dead ring in our ears
But it’s only a lie
The voice in your head brings you to tears
But you don’t know why
The words of the dead ring in our ears
But it’s only a lie
The voice in your head brings you to tears
But it’s only a lie
Yes, it’s only a lie isn’t it?

And, Thrice tour dates for 2012:

04/29 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock
04/30 – London, England @ Forum
05/04 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues-San Diego
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
05/06 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
05/08 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/09 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
05/10 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
05/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
05/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
05/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
05/16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
05/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
05/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
05/22 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
05/23 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
05/24 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre Times Square
05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
05/26 – Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
05/27 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
05/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
05/30 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/01 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
06/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
06/05 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
06/06 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
06/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox @ The Market
06/10 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
06/13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
06/14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
06/15 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
06/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live