photo credit: Andrew de Francesco

Very cool that The Heavy are back.  Some of you got to know them thanks to their sleeper hit “How You Like Me Now?” from their last album The House That Dirt Built.  But if you’re like me, you fell in love with their standout track, “Short Change Hero,” which become iconic when it was used in the trailer for the Batman: Arkham City. As Kelvin Swaby sings, “This ain’t no place for no hero to call home.”  And those of you who’ve played Arkham City know just how appropriate that is.

The new album, The Glorious Dead, was released last week, and they’ll be kicking off their North American tour tonight with a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman!  Set your DVR’s!

In the meantime, make plans to check out the guys on tour next month:

Aug. 30 – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Sept. 01 – Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA

Sept. 02 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR

Sept. 04 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

Sept. 05 – The Blank Club, San Jose, CA

Sept. 07 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 08 – Casbah, San Diego, CA

Sept. 10 – Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM

Sept. 11 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

Sept. 13 – Red 7, Austin, TX

Sept. 14 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX

Sept. 17 – Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO

Sept. 18 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI

Sept. 19 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Sept. 20 – Double Door, Chicago, IL

Sept. 21 – Magic Stick- Detroit, MI

Sept. 22 – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI

Sept. 23 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON

Sept. 25 – Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, QC

Sept. 26 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

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