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RARE AMERICANS ANNOUNCE YOU’RE NOT A BAD PERSON, IT’S JUST A BAD WORLD OUT AUGUST 19TH VIA EMPIRE

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Rare Americans are thrilled to announce their upcoming release You’re Not A Bad Person, It’s Just A Bad World due out August 19th via Empire. The band is also proud to be donating $1 to Pink Shirt Day (PinkShirtDay.ca) for each pre-save received. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise bullying awareness, as well as support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. With the goal of raising $50,000 for the cause, Rare Americans recently released a limited-run t-shirt for fans to purchase, each sale marking an additional dollar to be donated to charity. Rare Americans are thrilled to announce their upcoming release You’re Not A Bad Person, It’s Just A Bad World due out August 19th via Empire. The band is also proud to be donating $1 to Pink Shirt Day (PinkShirtDay.ca) for each pre-save received. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise bullying awareness, as well as support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. With the goal of raising $50,000 for the cause, Rare Americans recently released a limited-run t-shirt for fans to purchase, each sale marking an additional dollar to be donated to charity.

Across nine tracks, You’re Not A Bad Person, It’s Just A Bad World grapples with the harsh state of the world and the toll it can have on an individual’s well being and mental health. Through a cathartic blend of pop punk and alternative rock, Rare Americans find solace in high-energy despair as they maneuver through a grim reality. Along with the announcement, the band shares the latest single, “Moving On” with an accompanying Crooked City Studios animated music video that depicts the emotional residue of an ended relationship.

“The hardest part is letting go of someone you love, even when you know in your heart it’s the right decision. Relationships are scary. Loss hurts. Trusting someone new takes courage. These are often things in one’s personal life that people sometimes forget about, but they can be the biggest contributors to mental health.”

Completely selling out a first ever North American tour months in advance (even after adding additional shows and upgrading venus in certain markets)  is only one part of the incredible story behind the band, which has grown a massive and passionate fanbase with their all-in-it melodicism and inventive audio/visual storytelling. Their music and message has resonated with a new generation of music fans, cementing them as a force to be reckoned with.

Since their debut in 2018, the band has amassed over 350M+ global streams, 2M+ social media followers, 1.35M Spotify monthly listeners and 680K YT subscribers, a 2020 Juno for their song “Brittle Bones Nicky”, a song featured in Warner’s Scoob! The Movie soundtrack, and a spot on the Billboard Top 100 album charts for their album RA2.

A large part of the band’s appeal has been their use of visual media to tell the gripping stories behind their songs. Rare Americans have gone all in on building an animated universe to pair with their musical output, making their fandom unique among other contemporary artists when it comes to how they engage with the group’s catalog. Recently, Rare Americans announced an investment in this approach, launching Crooked City Studios in partnership with the award-winning Toronto based independent animation studio Solis Animation. The two parties had already collaborated on 16 animated narrative music videos for Rare Americans and have big plans for the future together, including two original animation projects “Crooked City” and “Brittle Bones Nicky”.

Rare Americans began its journey while James and his older brother of 11 years Jared, a co-writer but not performing member in the band, write some songs together,” to which Jared responded, “Fuck that, what about an entire album?” A week and a half later, the two of them had created 15 songs in what would later become their eponymously-titled debut album. Since then, Rare Americans have rounded out the crew with the addition of Slovak guitarists Lubo Ivan and Jan Cajka, and drummer Duran Ritz.

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2022 Tour Dates:

SEPTEMBER

07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Midtown
11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)
14 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
15 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
18 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
20 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
21 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
23 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
24 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
30 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

OCTOBER

01 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
04 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
08 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
13 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
15 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
18 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
20 – Omaha NE @ Slowdown
22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
25 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory