Titus Andronicus celebrates The Monitor’s 10th anniversary by hitting the road on a North American tour. The independent rockers will perform the entire groundbreaking 2010 album on the 15 City Ride, which kicks off in November.
The milestone anniversary celebration was originally scheduled for 2020 but has been canceled due to the global coronavirus pandemic. “As the 10th anniversary came and went, I considered giving it all up,” leader Patrick Stickles said in a statement. “But my audience has helped me endure so much during this difficult time, and knowing how much they themselves had to endure, I couldn’t ignore or deny that they deserve a little treat. After so many years of doing what I want, for once I’m going to give people what they want.
To add to the moment, Titus Andronicus is also releasing a 10th anniversary reissue of The Monitor on vinyl. The special LP will feature the originally planned transitions between tracks as well as a limited number of pressings with the embossed cover exhausted. A separate color variant of the album will also be available later this summer via Vinyl Me Please. Pre-orders for the vinyl LP are underway and tickets for the tour can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Once they are sold out, you can purchase them here.
And that’s not the only treat for fans. In anticipation of the tour and re-release, the band also dropped the 2009 demo version of the flagship album “Titus Andronicus Forever”. Check out tour dates and artwork, and stream the “Titus Andronicus Forever” demo below.
In March, longtime Titus Andronicus keyboardist Matt “Money” Miller, who played on many of the band’s albums (including The Monitor), passed away at the age of 34. Last December, the rock group also contributed to their interpretation of “Indigo Girls”. Closer To Fine ”to Merge Records cover album Going to Georgia in support of Georgia Senate Runoffs.
Dates of the 2021 tour of “The Monitor Revisited” by Titus Andronicus:
03/11 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
04/11 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
05/11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
06/11 – Albany, NY @ Lark Hall
07/11 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/11 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
12/11 – Chicago, Illinois @ Subterranean
11/14 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
11/20 – New Haven, CT @ College St. Music Hall
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg