Tokyo Police Club Drop Two Singles, Believed to be Their Last, Announce Final Tour

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Release – Tokyo Police Club has released what are expected to be their two final singles, “Just A Scratch” and “Catch Me If You Can,” and announced a two-part run of tour dates across North America.

Earlier this year Tokyo Police Club announced 2024 would be the group’s last year as a band.

The band said the four Toronto dates are sold-out (Nov. 26-29, 2024), but ticket sales for the rest of the North America shows are underway. Tickets are available via [pw: TPC4EVER] and to the general public this Friday, March 15.

The new tracks, “Just A Scratch” and “Catch Me If You Can” were recorded at Taurus Recording in Toronto, with producer Jesse Turnbull.

“I got the first demo of these tracks at my parent’s old house, after spending the day helping them pack to move away from the town where I grew up – the town where TPC met and formed,” Graham Wright said about the new tracks. “I listened on phone speakers, sitting on the edge of an air mattress in an empty room in an empty house, remembering the countless days and nights spent in garages and basements and bedrooms, writing and jamming and daydreaming about rock and roll glory – becoming a band.”

“I remember Graham sending me a drive folder full of instrumental loops and blips, and song tid-bits, and digging through it like a treasure box,” Dave Monks said. “Dragging things into ProTools and moving them around in different ways, it’s something fun we had messed around with before on La Ferrassie and Feel the Effect. That’s why ‘Catch Me If You Can’ has the drums dropping out a bunch of times in it; that was just part of the loop Graham sent, and I love how it adds to the arrangement in a way we wouldn’t naturally have come up with.”

Discussing heading back out on tour one last time together, drummer, Greg Alsop and guitarist, Josh Hook offered:

“It’s been so awesome to have people reach out and share their feelings around the band ending and what this has meant to them over all these years. Connecting with everyone again in this way has been so uplifting and really given everything that’s to come over this year so much life and energy. I’m so glad that we still get to do what we’ve done for even a little bit longer – put out some music, play some shows and just be Tokyo Police Club.” – Greg Alsop

“We have been so fortunate and privileged to have been able to share our music but even more to have had personal moments shared with us – from graduations to birthdays and onstage proposals. To still see the same familiar faces who have been coming out since the beginning of our touring days and to be connected with so many people through music over almost 20 years of life is truly an honour. This final tour will be the best retirement party anyone could ask for. Thank you so much for being with us on this wild ride.” – Josh Hook

Tokyo Police Club tour dates

Tokyo Police Club formed while in High School in Newmarket, Ontario just north of Toronto. The band would be hailed by the likes of GQ (“Strokes-caliber catchiness”) and Rolling Stone magazine (“…poised to become the biggest Canadian export since Molson.”), after bursting onto the scene with the wildly successful 2006 EP A Lesson In Crime, 16 minutes of exuberant indie rock that established them as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning “blog rock” scene.

Their debut LP, 2008’s Elephant Shell, was released on legendary Omaha indie label Saddle Creek Records and supported by appearances at Coachella, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza, a full U.S, arena tour supporting Weezer, the 2nd of 3 appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, and even landed on the hit U.S. TV show, ‘Desperate Housewives’.

In 2010 they joined forces with acclaimed producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile) to record Champ, which spawned the hit singles “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” and “Bambi”, and went on to become an enduring fan favorite. The group reunited with Schnapf in 2018 on what will now be their final album, TPC.

With “Just A Scratch” and “Catch Me If You Can” the guys highlight what made their chemistry so special over nearly 20 years.

Tour Dates:
07/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Bluesfest
08/01 – Halifax, NS @ Marquee Ballroom
08/03 – St. John, NB @ 506 Festival
09/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/17 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
09/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
09/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
09/23 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
09/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
09/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Summit
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
11/02 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/05 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/07 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
11/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
11/09 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/12 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
11/14 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/26 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/28 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]
11/29 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY [SOLD OUT]

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