Tokyo Police Club
Gabe’s — Saturday, Sept. 24; doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 25, at noon for Tokyo Police Club’s just-announced show at Gabe’s Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 24. The band, a Canadian foursome comprised of lead singer/bass player and principal songwriter Dave Monks, drummer Greg Alsop, keyboardist/guitarist Graham Wright and guitarist Josh Hook, is touring in support of their new, self-released EP Mellon Collie and the Infinite Radness, which came out on Apr. 8. Doors are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 day of show, and the show is 19+.
Tokyo Police Club’s fuzz-laden, quintessentially Canadian rock has been winning followers since the band formed in 2005. The Ontario natives are now a full 10 years on from their debut, the EP A Lesson in Crime. Since then, they have weaved in and out of each other’s lives, pursuing solo projects and work in other disciplines.
The new EP, says Monks, in their official tour bio, “redefin[es] how we work creatively and as a band.” They’re exploring “what it’s like to be different places and to work together as adults and with a time limit, and how that makes things more exciting, and lighter, or more stressful. It brought a new energy and there was a creative time limit to it; we’re more firing it off and trying to capture lightning in a bottle.”