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Sunny Day Real Estate

Sunny Day Real Estate Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 95,985
Category Rock
Concerts
Mar
13
Liberty Hall
Lawrence
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Mar
14
Beer City Music Hall
Oklahoma City
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Mar
16
SPIN at Stubb’s (Daytime Show)
Austin
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May
01
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh
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May
03
High Dive
Gainesville
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May
04
Shaky Knees Festival 2024
Atlanta
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May
07
Howard Theatre
Washington
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May
09
Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia
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May
10
Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia
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May
12
Big Night Live
Boston
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May
15
Irving Plaza
New York
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May
16
Irving Plaza
New York
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Aug
14
The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Dallas
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Aug
17
Summit Music Hall
Denver
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Aug
20
The Showbox
Seattle
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Aug
21
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Portland
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Aug
23
The Showbox
Seattle
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Aug
24
The Showbox
Seattle
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Sep
22
Bourbon & Beyond 2024
Louisville
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Sep
25
House of Blues Chicago
Chicago
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Sep
28
The Fillmore Minneapolis
Minneapolis
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Oct
11
Best Friends Forever Festival 2024
Las Vegas
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Oct
15
August Hall
San Francisco
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Oct
18
The Belasco Theater
Los Angeles
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Oct
19
The Belasco Theater
Los Angeles
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About Sunny Day Real Estate
Sunny Day Real Estate was an alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. The band helped bring the emo subgenre from an underground musical phenomenon to a wider audience. The band's lineup was Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitars), Dan Hoerner (guitar), Nate Mendel (bass) and William Goldsmith (drums). The core of Sunny Day Real Estate formed in 1992, originally under the name Empty Set. Empty Set consisted of Dan Hoerner (guitar, vocals), Nate Mendel (bass), and William Goldsmith (drums). They released a 7-inch, Flatland Spider, before a tumultuous period of musical chairs and name changes. In that timeframe, Mendel took a break to tour with another band, Hoerner took over the bass, and the group was joined by Jeremy Enigk, a high school friend of Goldsmith. Before long, Enigk ascended as the permanent frontman of the band. Where Hoerner's vocal style had been in the rougher, hardcore vein, Enigk's higher-pitched, somewhat strained vocal style added greater emotional depth to the band's songs. When Mendel returned, the complete band settled on the name Sunny Day Real Estate. They released another 7-inch, Thief, Steal Me a Peach in 1993. The band's debut album, Diary, released by indie label Sub Pop in 1994, was greeted with numerous positive reviews. That September, the band performed lead single "Seven" on an episode of The Jon Stewart Show. A few days later, they taped several songs for MTV's 120 Minutes. Through November and December, the band undertook a US tour with Shudder to Think and Soul Coughing in support of the album. The band projected an enigmatic presence to the public. While supporting Diary, the band allowed only one publicity photo and granted just a single interview. (Though, strangely, the band posed for an advertisement for department-store chain Nordstrom. In a 1998 interview with Norm Arenas of Texas Is the Reason, Hoerner explained that the band made up a fake band name and brought in a fake lead singer for the ad shoot, only to have the store stick their real band name on the ad.) For most of its early days, the band also refused to play a show in California, for reasons that were never fully explained. When the band was asked to perform at the 1994 Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles for radio station KROQ, Hoerner refused to join them, leaving Enigk, Mendel, and Goldsmith to perform the show as a trio. After finishing their 1994 US tour, the band regrouped to begin recording the follow-up to Diary. While the events surrounding the sessions have not been publicly discussed, the band was clearly enduring internal conflict. Rumors abounded that the root cause was Enigk's sudden conversion to Christianity. In early 1995, the band announced that it was disbanding, with Goldsmith and Mendel leaving to join Dave Grohl's fledging Foo Fighters. There was much talk but little really known about the reasons for the break-up. While many fans focused on Enigk being a reborn Christian, Enigk and other band members later downplayed that aspect. In a letter addressed "To Seth and other readers", Enigk responded to rumors regarding his faith. Dismissing the connection between his conversion and their break-up, Enigk wrote, "I took a shot on calling upon God. He answered me. My pain was gone. I was full of joy. I had hope again. . . . I must say that the true God is the one who is in the Bible, Jesus Christ," and, "I would be a fool to say that he hasn't worked miracles in my life." In November of 1995, Sub Pop released the band's second album, bearing only the label Sunny Day Real Estate. The album was released without cover art or liner notes, and was distributed by Sub Pop as LP2. It has also occasionally been referred to as "The Pink Album", a reference to its solid pink cover. When Sub Pop contacted the band for artwork for the release, the band had nothing to offer, so Goldsmith suggested that they "make it pink". The album included the songs recorded during the brief sessions, as well as tracks such as "Rodeo Jones" that were recorded during the sessions for Diary. After the break up, Enigk pursued a solo career, releasing his first solo album in 1996. Hoerner moved out to a farm in rural Washington, while Mendel and Goldsmith continued with the Foo Fighters. In 1997, following a dispute with Grohl during the sessions for the second Foo Fighters record, Goldsmith departed the band, but Mendel remained. In 1997, Sub Pop began pressing Enigk and Hoerner about the possibility of releasing a "rarities" record of Sunny Day Real Estate material, including the band's early 7-inch releases and otherwise unreleased songs, such as the band's unused contribution to The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack. Given that there wasn't quite a full album worth of material, the band decided to regroup to record a few new songs. While working on the songs, the quartet realized that whatever had driven them apart was behind them, and decided to continue working on new material, eventually signaling to Sub Pop that they wanted to release a full new album. Initially, Mendel intended to quit the Foo Fighters to rejoin Sunny Day full-time, but hedged for several months on actually quitting. Just before starting the recording sessions for the album, Mendel turned down the opportunity, noting that he didn't want to leave what he had with the Foo Fighters for a potentially tenuous reunion. In September of 1998, the band released How It Feels to Be Something On. For the album, the remaining trio replaced Mendel with Jeff Palmer, formerly of the Mommyheads. Fans were surprised by the mellower, more mature vibe presented on the record in songs such as the title track and "Every Shining Time You Arrive". On the album, Hoerner took the opportunity to write about his environmental concerns in "100 Million". On tour a few months later, Hoerner dropped hints that their disappointment in Mendel's decision not to rejoin the band was the subject of the song "The Shark's Own Private Fuck". While supporting the album, Sub Pop approached them about the possibility of filming the band for a live release. Two shows were documented, one on video and one on audio, in the form of Live. In the weeks after their release, the band noted its displeasure with the video and CD, complaining that Sub Pop did not allow them final approval on the artwork or on the final mixes. Having fulfilled their contractual obligations, the band left the label. The search for a new label was a lengthy and arduous process. Several major labels were eager to sign the band, but the division within the band between remaining true to their indie roots and signing up for the big leagues wrecked the process. The situation was so difficult that it resulted in the departure of long-time manager Greg Williamson. Finally, the band signed with Time Bomb Recordings, an independent label distributed by BMG. With Time Bomb, the band hoped to have the best of both worlds: the freedom of an indie label backed by the wider distribution of a major label. The band joined with long-time Hüsker Dü sound engineer Lou Giordano to record The Rising Tide, released in June of 2000. The band had high hopes for the release, and subsequently undertook a lengthy US tour. At the end of the tour, the band expressed its desire to finally reach out to its European fans by undertaking its first overseas tour. However, on the eve of the tour, Time Bomb pulled its tour funding, claiming that they simply could not afford to support the band overseas. It turned out that the label had invested a substantial amount of money in supporting Peter Searcy's Could You Please and Thank You, and the album had performed so poorly that the label was almost completely broke. Not only could they not support Sunny Day Real Estate overseas, they could no longer fund the band, period. Some weeks later, the label ceased operations. Disillusioned and disappointed, the band retreated home, and subsequently announced their disbanding. After their second disbanding, Hoerner again retreated to his farm in Washington, eventually working with Chris Carrabba on tracks for Dashboard Confessional. In 2002, Enigk and Goldsmith reunited with Mendel to form a new band, called The Fire Theft, releasing their first self-titled album in 2003. While they had the option of retaining the Sunny Day Real Estate name, the trio decided that it was time to leave the past behind them and start fresh. (Mendel remains with Foo Fighters, joining The Fire Theft when his schedule allows it.) In 2006 Enigk reignited his solo career by recording and releasing the LP World Waits on his own label, Lewis Hollow Records. Following the October 17 release, Enigk embarked upon a supporting solo tour of the U.S. using material from his 2006 release, as well as his decade-prior solo album, Return of the Frog Queen.
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What fans are saying
John
5 / 5
The band was great. The crowd was great. Everyone seemed to appreciate it. It was a fantastic performance.
Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Aug 28, 2023
Cameron
4 / 5
AMAZING show, the lights guy kept shining directly into the second balcony and blinding us
Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Mar 18, 2023
Dave
4 / 5
Awesome show, paid a lot of attention to The Rising Tide.
Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Mar 20, 2023
Tyler
5 / 5
Absolutely stellar. A perfect set list as well.
The Studio at the Factory Dallas, TX
Feb 27, 2023
Randy
5 / 5
Awesome show!! Still great after all these years!
Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Aug 25, 2023
Jason
5 / 5
Awesome show, sound was perfect! Great energy!
Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 02, 2023
Brandon
4 / 5
Awesome show! Glad that they’re back!!
The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
Apr 30, 2023
Neil
4 / 5
Perfect venue for a perfect band.
Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Aug 27, 2023
Ashlee
5 / 5
Amazing!! They sounded great.
The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Apr 07, 2023
William
5 / 5
Great live band!!
First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Apr 23, 2023
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Sunny Day Real Estate Tour Cities
San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Los Angeles, CA Denver, CO Philadelphia, PA Raleigh, NC Louisville, KY Oklahoma City, OK New York City, NY Gainesville, FL Lawrence, KS Austin, TX Chicago, IL Boston, MA Atlanta, GA Dallas, TX Washington City, DC Minneapolis, MN Las Vegas, NV Portland, OR

Frequently Asked Questions About Sunny Day Real Estate

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Sunny Day Real Estate on tour?

Yes, Sunny Day Real Estate is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Sunny Day Real Estate concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Sunny Day Real Estate tour is scheduled for 25 dates across 20 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Sunny Day Real Estate scheduled to play?

Sunny Day Real Estate is scheduled to play 25 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Sunny Day Real Estate tour start?

Sunny Day Real Estate’s tour starts Mar 13, 2024 and ends on Oct 19, 2024. They will play 20 cities; their most recent concert was held in Lawrence at Liberty Hall and their next upcoming concert will be in Seattle at The Showbox.

What venues is Sunny Day Real Estate performing at?

As part of the Sunny Day Real Estate tour, Sunny Day Real Estate is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Mar 13 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
Mar 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
Mar 16 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 01 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 03 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Central Park
May 07 - Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
May 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 12 - Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
May 15 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 16 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug 14 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Aug 17 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Aug 20 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Aug 21 - Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Aug 24 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep 22 - Louisville, KY @ Highland Festival Grounds
Sep 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
Sep 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
Oct 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Oct 15 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Oct 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
Oct 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
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