The Joy Formidable at Venue

Joy Formidable Venue Vancouver concert photo

The Joy Formidable at Venue, Vancouver, March 26 2013. Christopher Edmonstone photo.

Photos – The Joy Formidable at Venue, Vancouver, March 26 2013

– photos by Christopher Edmonstone

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable returned to Vancouver last night. The Ritzy Bryan-fronted band is currently on tour in support of its second full-length album, Wolf’s Law. The Big Roar, The Joy Formidable’s debut, was released in 2011.

The new record has been receiving heaps of praise. Rolling Stone said the new songs are “wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge.” Magnet wrote that “[Wolf’s Law] is a sonic step forward, with more emphasis on orchestration… and dynamics.”  In a four-star review, The Guardian hailed the album for its diversity and noted that the song “Silent Treatment” is “the velvet glove that softens the blows of the iron fists on either side.”

Read our 2011 interview with The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable recently released a video for the Wolf’s Law song “Little Blimp”.

Opening the show was Guards, the new band from former Willowz lead singer Richie Follin. The band also features keyboardist Kaylie Church and Loren Humphrey. The group has one EP and recently released full-length, In Guards We Trust.

Kaylie Church Guards concert photo

Kaylie Church with Guards opening for The Joy Formidable at Venue, Vancouver, March 26 2013. Christopher Edmonstone photo.

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The Joy Formidable tour dates:

3/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/30 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
4/1 – Sauget, IL @ Pops
4/2 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
4/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/6 – Columbus, OH @ CD102.5 Day
4/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
4/8 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
4/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
4/12 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
4/13 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
4/14 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/23 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
4/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/26 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard Hall
4/27 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
4/29 Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
4/30 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
5/01 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/03 Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Fest
5/04 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/05 Tampa, FL @ State Theater
5/06 Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/09 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/10 Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Art Center
5/11 Richmond, VA @ The National

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