[Cover photo courtesy of the artists]

Welsh Alt-Rock band The Joy Formidable have announced the band’s Into The Blue Deluxe Edition, out digitally on September 14, 2022. The release will include two new songs as well as new artwork to commemorate the deluxe edition. They’ve also released a new lyric video for “Somewhere New”, one of several videos that will be released leading up to a US tour.

On the Deluxe Edition, The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan says:

It’s been a strange feeling, to release an album (in 2021) & not get the chance to share it live with an audience, especially an album like Into the Blue that has a lot of live energy. We feel like it deserves that moment and we wanted to re-visit the recorded version with some new tracks ahead of the tour. Will be nice to get out there with The Front Bottoms, Cuffed Up and Tres Leches.

The Joy Formidable have also announced U.S. Fall tour dates supporting Into The Blue. The tour will begin on September 3rd, 2022, in Austin, TX at Empire Control Room and hit New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. The tour also includes festival performances at Riot Fest in Chicago on September 17 and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY on September 25.

Ritzy Bryan has the following to add about the upcoming U.S. run:

We finally get to see you North American friends  We’ve missed you so much. It’s been almost three years since our last full length tour of the USA & Canada. The interim bore a new album – Into the Blue, some beautiful online shows & a much grown back catalogue within our TJF Music Club. We’ve been busy & connected but time to come together again, with gusto & a degree of madness with three packed months of headline, festival and support shows.

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates
09.03- Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room +
09.04 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips +
09.06 – Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar  +
09.07 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club +
09.09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club +
09.11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
09.12 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage +
09.14 – Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s *
09.15 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater *
09.16 – Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live *
09.17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09.18 – Grand Rapids, RI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe *
09.20 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s *
09.21 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal  *
09.22 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall *
09.25 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
09.26 – Denver, CO @ Summit *
09.27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Even Center  *
09.28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
09.30 – Spokane, WA @Knitting Factory *
10.01 – Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theater *
10.03 – Reno, NV @ Cargo *
10.04 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst *
10.05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery *
10.06 – Venice, CA @ The Venice West 
10.07 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Music Hall *
10.09 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theater*
10.11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
10.12 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater *
10.17 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *
10.18 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #
10.21 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow #
10.22 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge #
10.25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall #
10.27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
10.28 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair #
10.29 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom #
10.31 – Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI #
11.01 – Univeristy City, MO @ Duck Room #
11.02 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room #
11.06 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
11.07 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studio #
11.09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
11.11 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets #
11.12 – San Diego, CA @ SODA Bar #
11.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre #

* with The Front Bottoms

# with Cuffed Up

+ with Tres Leches