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The Frights

The Frights Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 100,506
Category Alternative, Surf Rock, Surf, Punk, Rock
Concerts
Jun
28
Union Stage
Washington
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Jun
29
White Eagle Hall
Jersey City
Tickets
Jul
01
Space Ballroom
Hamden
Tickets
Jul
02
Paradise Rock Club
Boston
Tickets
Jul
03
The Rockaway Hotel
East New York
Tickets
Aug
30
Aviator Nation Dreamland
Malibu
Tickets
Aug
31
Pappy & Harriet's
Pioneertown
Tickets
Sep
01
AREA15
Las Vegas
Tickets
Sep
03
The Nile Theater
Mesa
Tickets
Sep
04
Launchpad
Albuquerque
Tickets
Sep
06
Mohawk Austin
Austin
Tickets
Sep
07
Tulips FTW
Fort Worth
Tickets
Sep
08
Paper Tiger
San Antonio
Tickets
Sep
10
Lowbrow Palace
El Paso
Tickets
Sep
11
191 Toole
Tucson
Tickets
Sep
13
SOMA
San Diego
Tickets
About The Frights
Since their 2013 self-titled debut, The Frights have embodied a carefree vulnerability, setting their most awkward and painful feelings to a wildly joyful surf-punk sound. On their fourth studio album Everything Seems Like Yesterday, the San Diego-based band twist that dynamic to deliver their most emotionally direct body of work to date: a collection of songs written and performed solely by Carnevale, each track matching its stripped-back simplicity with both raw outpouring and intense reflection. The follow-up to their 2019 album Live at the Observatory, Everything Seems Like Yesterday first took shape through a handful of songs Carnevale wrote on acoustic guitar back in fall 2018. “Hypochondriac was the first time I’d ever written that way, and it felt really therapeutic,” he says, referring to the band’s 2018 Epitaph debut. “It pushed me to get much more into the craft of songwriting—as opposed to mostly writing songs for people to mosh to—and it felt right to keep going with that on this record.” Although he originally intended to release that acoustic material as a solo album, Carnevale had a change of heart upon sharing his new songs at a series of shows in San Diego and L.A. “All the guys in the band came out and the response was pretty positive, so I started to think this might be something more than a bunch of songs to put online for free,” he says. Envisioning the album as a natural evolution for The Frights, Carnevale soon enlisted Dotson as a producer, and the two bandmates set off to record at Carnevale’s grandmother’s cabin in Idyllwild, California. Kicking off with the sweetly offbeat folk of “24,” Everything Seems Like Yesterday documents a particularly challenging year of Carnevale’s life—a period that began with the release of Hypochondriac on August 24, 2018 (i.e., Carnevale’s 24th birthday). “A lot of these songs are about friends who are gone now, either in the sense that they passed away or that we don’t speak anymore,” Carnevale points out. “Our songs have always involved some kind of looking back over the past, but this one feels like the first time where I’m dealing with those situations and growing from them. I don’t want to say it’s more mature—because I don’t know if I actually am more mature—but it feels a little healthier than the songs where I’m more caught up in nostalgia, and wishing things could just go back to the way they used to be.” During their time at the Idyllwild cabin—a free-flowing but rigorously productive week in late-April 2019—Carnevale and Dotson purposely laid down the entire tracklist to Everything Seems Like Yesterday in exact sequence. In that process, they eschewed all digital production methods in favor of using a field recorder to capture a wide array of ambient sounds. “There were no plugins on the whole record; we wanted to force ourselves to be as creative as we could,” Carnevale says. To that end, the two musicians ended up relying on everything from pinecones to pots and pans to construct the album’s percussive components, in addition to introducing such sonic elements as the crunching of fallen leaves and the thump of tennis ball thrown against the cabin wall. And while recording the beautifully untethered “Simple and Strange,” Carnevale found his performance disrupted by an incoming call on the cabin landline—then left that ringing in the track’s final version. (“Every time I go up to Idyllwild my dad will always call to fuck with me—like, ‘I’m watching you…’, so we just figured it was him,” Carnevale recalls. “But when we picked up the phone during that take no one was there, and we never actually figured out who was calling.”) With recording in sequence giving Carnevale the motivation to “make each song better than the last,” Everything Seems Like Yesterday ends on the heavy-hearted but hopeful “25”: a harmonica-laced number whose distinctly lo-fi aesthetic stems from some trickery on Dotson’s part. “When I was done writing that one I told Richard to come listen, and without telling me he turned on the field recorder—and that’s the take we ended up going with,” says Carnevale. “So what you’re hearing on the album is the first time I ever even played that song out loud.” In creating the more starkly composed songs heard throughout Everything Seems Like Yesterday, Carnevale made a point of placing a more careful focus on his lyrics, partly drawing from his burgeoning love of poets like Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, and Sylvia Plath. “If you can read a song as a poem and still get the same feeling from it, you know you’ve done something right,” he says. “I’m sure I have plenty of songs from the old days that would really lack something if you took away the music and the melody, but these new songs feel more connected to when I first started writing—back before the main concern was mostly just trying to get people to dance.” As they gear up for the release of Everything Seems Like Yesterday, The Frights are building up the album’s tracks in order to accommodate the unhinged energy of their live performance. But for Carnevale, the album will always maintain an undeniable intimacy. “When this was going to be a solo record, I had it in the back of my mind that it would really just be for my friends and my family,” he says. “And to be completely honest, that’s still 100 percent what I want from this album. There’s a lot of stuff on there that’s about things that people close to me have gone through, and in a way the songs are just me trying to talk through them, and get a very personal message across without really worrying about anything else.”
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Genres
Alternative, Surf Rock, Surf, Punk, Rock
Band members
Marc Finn - Drums, Jordan Clark - Guitar, Mikey Carnevale - Guitar, Richard Dotson - Bass
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What fans are saying
Gaby
4 / 5
They did a great set and had a fun ambiance. The crowd was a little out of control but other than that, it was great!
Spreckels Organ Pavilion San Diego, CA
Feb 17, 2020
Daniela Flores
5 / 5
LOVELY CONCERT, EVERYONE DANCE AND SCREAMED IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! THEY WERE FUNNY AND FRIENDLY, GOT MY VINYL SIGNED! 🫶🏻loved every second of it.
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music Berkeley, CA
Feb 26, 2024
Drake
4 / 5
Such a great show! The Frights were insane along with openers Just Friends and Hunny. The Story So Far was great as well!
The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Nov 07, 2019
Carson
5 / 5
So sixk to go to the first show in 2 1/2 years. Great band and it was just a ton of fun.
SOMA San Diego, CA
May 09, 2022
Angelina
5 / 5
Amazing performers! The show was super fun, they played a lot of their biggest hits. That man’s voice is beautiful.
The Fox Theater Pomona Pomona, CA
Mar 06, 2024
ashley
5 / 5
there is nothing like the high that you feel when you’re placed front and center of a frights pit
Spreckels Organ Pavilion San Diego, CA
Feb 17, 2020
Gracie
5 / 5
i’m so grateful there was an earlier show! i got to be front row it was truly amazing !!
Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Oct 09, 2018
Ethan
5 / 5
The sickest show that I’ve been to! Honestly glad I went and I met some cool people
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Nov 06, 2018
Sam
5 / 5
Hella litty. Both Hunny and The Frights put on an amazing stage performance. Would totally see them again.
The Abbey Orlando, FL
Sep 26, 2018
Sean
5 / 5
Cant complain about a free show with free yerba mate and great songs, Tungs was a great finisher.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion San Diego, CA
Feb 16, 2020
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The Frights Tour Cities
San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ Mesa, AZ Hamden, CT Boston, MA Albuquerque, NM Fort Worth, TX San Diego, CA Austin, TX El Paso, TX Malibu, CA Jersey City, NJ Las Vegas, NV

Frequently Asked Questions About The Frights

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is The Frights on tour?

Yes, The Frights is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming The Frights concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The The Frights tour is scheduled for 16 dates across 13 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is The Frights scheduled to play?

The Frights is scheduled to play 16 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the The Frights tour start?

The Frights’s tour starts Jun 28, 2024 and ends on Sep 13, 2024. They will play 13 cities; their most recent concert was held in Washington at Union Stage and their next upcoming concert will be in Tucson at 191 Toole.

What venues is The Frights performing at?

As part of the The Frights tour, The Frights is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 28 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Jun 29 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Jul 01 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
Jul 02 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Jul 03 - East New York, NY @ The Rockaway Hotel
Aug 30 - Malibu, CA @ Aviator Nation Dreamland
Aug 31 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
Sep 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ AREA15
Sep 03 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
Sep 04 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Sep 06 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin
Sep 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips FTW
Sep 08 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 10 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Sep 11 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sep 13 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
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