Parquet Courts announce split seven-inches plus tour dates

The band will cover swap with Joey Pizza Slice and also release a live seven-inch with Big Ups

Parquet Courts have announced two forthcoming releases plus a string of tour dates throughout August and September.

On August 11 the band issue the ‘Parquay Courts / Joey Pizza Slice – Split 7″‘ via Wharf Cat Records.

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The cover swap seven-inch sees Vermont musician Joey Pizza Slice cover the band’s ‘Picture of Health’ from their second album, 2013’s ‘Light Up Gold’, followed by their take on his track ‘Pretty Girls’. It will be limited to 300 copies.

This will be followed by a live seven-inch with Brooklyn punk band Big Ups on August 14. Released via VERA/LIVE it will be limited to 500 copies.

The releases follow last year’s ‘Content Nausea’ album and their live album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man studios, ‘Parquet Courts Live at Third Man Records’, which was released in March. Listen to snippets from the live album here.

Parquet Courts have also announced European tour dates for August and September. The tour begins at London’s Birthdays on August 27 before the band head to Reading and Leeds festival on August 28, 29 respectively. See the full dates below.

Fans heading to any of the band’s gigs should remember their recent promise that any fan with a Parquet Courts tattoo gains free entry into their shows for life.

Posting on their website, the band said:


“Got a Parquet Courts tattoo? What the hell were you thinking? In order to shelter your fragile soul from the sting of deep, venomous regret, Parquet Courts are going to allow you free entrance, for life, into any Parquet Courts show*. *Does not include side-projects, solo performances, weddings, open mic nights, “talks”, etc.”

Parquet Courts play:

London Birthdays (August 27)
Reading Festival (28)
Leeds Festival (29)
Galway Roisin Dubh (September 2)
Limerick Ireland Dolan’s (3)
Belfast LL2 (4)
Stockholm Debaser Strand (8)
Oslo Blaa (9)
Copenhagen Pumpehuset (10)
Berlin Lollapalooza Berlin (12)
Vienna Chelsea (14)
Zagreb Culture Factory (15)
Ravenna Bronson (16)
Rome Monk (17)