It’s now been 20 years since Canadian supergroup/musical collective The New Pornographers first came together, merging a wide range of talent and unique musical identities to craft an expansive power pop informed indie rock sound of their own, which, since their debut album Mass Romantic in 2000, has led to seven critically-beloved and hugely memorable releases. Just last month, the band unveiled their latest, Whiteout Conditions, which, despite the noticeable absence of key member Dan Bejar, is just as inspired, hook-laden, and essential as ever.
In support of their new release, the group have plotted numerous runs throughout North America and Europe stretching to the end of the year, and, filling in some holes, just tacked on a July 16 show at Exit/In, before they head out on a supporting run with Spoon. Their first Nashville show since 2014, this outing is slightly smaller than New Pornos performances of the past (which have been at Cannery Ballroom and The Ryman), which means you’ll get a rare chance to get up and close in personal. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. right here, and we suggest you grab them fast!