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Published: 2017/09/07

Dopapod Announce New Album, Fall Dates, 2018 Hiatus

Dopapod have announced they will release a new album, MEGAGEM, next month, along with a batch of fall tour dates that will take the band to New Year’s Eve and into 2018, when they will take a year-long hiatus to “refocus on themselves.”

The new record will be released on October 27, and the lead track, “Plaese Haalp,” is now available for “name your own price” download and can be heard in the in-studio video below.

The band’s ensuing tour will start out with a Northeast run that hits Philadelphia, New York, Burlington and more before moving to the Midwest, Colorado and more and rounding out with a New Year’s Eve show at Boston’s Paradise.

Dopapod will then embark on a year-long hiatus, inspired by the TED Talk The Power of Time Off, which outlines the benefits of closing up a company and having employees work on their own projects for a year once in a while.

“Every seven years this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year,” says keyboardist Eli Winderman. “When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement. MEGAGEM and the fall tour are our way of seeing everyone before we take some time to work on other parts of our lives. In doing so, we hope the progress we make in our personal lives will cross over into Dopapod. From all of the other bands who we’ve come up with, to all of the music fans that have shown us such incredible support over the years, we just want to say thank you. Dopapod would be nothing without you.”

See the band’s fall tour dates below and pre-order MEGAGEM here.

Dopapod Tour Dates

October 26 Philadelphia, PA — Theater of Living Arts
October 27 New York, NY — Irving Plaza
October 28 New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall
October 29 Burlington, VT — Higher Ground Ballroom
October 31 Saratoga Springs, NY — Putnam Den
November 1 Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Iron Works
November 2 Ann Arbor, MI — The Blind Pig
November 3 Kalamazoo, MI — Bells Eccentric Cafe Back Room
November 4 Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue Theatre
November 7 Iowa City, IA — Gabe’s
November 8 Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
November 9 Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
November 10 Chicago, IL — Park West
November 11 Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
November 12 Morgantown, WV — 123 Pleasant Street
November 15 Richmond, VA — The National
November 16 Raleigh, NC — Lincoln Theatre
November 17 Asheville, NC — Salvage Station
November 18 Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse
November 19 Charleston, SC — Charleston Pourhouse
November 30 Ft. Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
December 1 Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater
December 2 Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater
December 5 Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic Lounge
December 7 Lexington, KY — Cosmic Charlies
December 8 Columbus, OH — Woodlands Tavern
December 9 Columbus, OH — Woodlands Tavern
December 10 Columbus, OH — Woodlands Tavern
December 13 Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
December 14 Washington, D.C. — Gypsy Sally’s
December 15 Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
December 16 Syracuse, NY — The Wescott Theater
December 30 Providence, RI — Fete Ballroom
December 31 Boston, MA — Paradise

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