Joanna Gruesome just released a solid new album called Peanut Butter, but the Cardiff indie rockers have also announced some major changes. Vocalist Alanna McCardle has announced that she’s leaving the group for reasons related to mental-health. She posted a statement on Facebook that reads, “Lately, my mental health problems have become a lot worse and I’ve gone through a pretty shitty time. I’ve realised I need to actually take some time out to focus on some kind of ‘recovery’, so I won’t be singing in Joanna Gruesome anymore.” You can read the full statement here.
In the meantime, the band will be continuing on with two new vocalists—Kate Stonestreet of Glasgow punk band Pennycress, and Roxy Brennan of Two White Cranes and Grubs—and they’ve announced a fall tour that will take them throughout North America. Check out those dates below.
Joanna Gruesome tour dates:
10/24 Chicago IL – Schubas Tavern
10/25 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
10/26 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
10/27 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/28 Cambridge MA – The Middle East (Upstairs)
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
10/30 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
11/1 Washington, DC – DC9
11/2 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
11/3 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/4 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
11/6-8 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/9 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11/13 Portland, OR – Analog Cafe
11/14 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
11/15 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
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