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The Lawrence Arms are heading over seas to support their new 7 inch, Buttsweat and Tears

March 23, 2010 Southampton, UK Unit
March 24, 2010 Bristol, UK The Croft
March 25, 2010 Exeter, UK Cavern
March 26, 2010 London, UK Islington
March 27, 2010 Birmingham, UK Academy3
March 28, 2010 Middlesborough, UK The Crown Festival
March 29, 2010 Guildford, UK Boiler Room
March 30, 2010 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
March 31, 2010 Leeds, UK Cockpit
April 1, 2010 Cardiff, UK Barfly
April 2, 2010 Belfast, IRE Speakeasy
April 3, 2010 Dublin, IRE Whelans



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Neil Hennessy drummer of ( The Lawrence Arms / Smoking Popes / Falcon ) has announced his new project Council Trail.

"This one will be very different from all of the bands I've spent time with thus far. Mainly because I'm writing all of the material myself and will be singing and playing guitar! There are 15 songs written between '02-'09 already recorded that will be released in a variety of ways this coming year and I've written the majority of the first full length that will be recorded by the fall. I've played most everything on the first round of recordings, but that will change as a band gets created. I'm hoping to have a couple of songs up on this page within the month, and then a proper release sometime in the early spring!" - Hennessy

Check out their Myspace page here.

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The website for The Metro in Chicago lists a Lawrence Arms show on October 24th, 2009.


Brendan Kelly confirmed that this information is true and that the voting for the setlist will be up and running soon. He said that they will choose the top 4 voted songs from every album, he also said that voting will be done by email.


Brendan also announced that there will be more 10th anniversary shows at other locations, and that he just finished recording a song called “Inglorious Decay”


Unconfirmed Info From the Metro site:
All Ages Show


Doors open at 5:00 pm

Show starts at 6:00 pm



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the 10th anniversary celebration of the Lawrence Arms in their hometown; Chicago, IL. Tickets are $16. Their will be a vote to decide the official setlist for the show. The top 4 songs from every album will be picked. Vote by e-mailing your song picks to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The first 150 guests to arrive at The Lawrence Arms show at The Metro on Saturday, October 24 will receive an invitation to the Official MGD After Show Party with The Lawrence Arms featuring a special DJ set by the band—and a chance to win autographed Lawrence Arms merchandise! Afterparty guests must be 21+over.

The opening bands will include: The Menzingers, La Plebe, and Mike Park.

The Lawrence Arms are currently looking for fans to submit songs for their upcoming anniversary show. Co-vocalist Brendan Kelly explained:

"Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and vote for the song or songs you want to hear. You can vote for as many songs as you want, but if you’re really irritating, or you send in a whole setlist, or you’re demanding or you sound in any way like a dildo, I’m not counting your vote.
There are NO songs that are safe, meaning only the songs you vote for will be played, so don’t vote for obscure shit thinking that someone else is gonna do all the voting for 100 resolutions. If you don’t vote for it, it’s not getting played, understand?
Third, if you all vote and the winning setlist just absolutely sucks, we’re not gonna play it. This is the kind of thing that really shouldn’t have to be said, but everyone’s a fucking comedian now days, and there’s nothing like laying down a little contest with a few rules to bring the assholes out of the woodwork.
We’re gonna try to do a nice selection from all our records, which means that even if the top fifteen songs are all off one record, we’re only probably gonna play five of em, and then the tabulation will start again with the most voted for songs on the other records. This is mostly for 2 reasons. 1) I don’t want to play Ghost Stories front to back, and 2) it’s a fucking anniversary celebration type thing…it should have a retrospective vibe, don’tcha think?"

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 Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Oct 24 2009 6:00P
Metro Chicago, Illinois
Nov 5 2009 7:30P
Chaser’s Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov 6 2009 9:30P
the Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 7 2009 8:30P
Troubadour West Hollywood, California
Nov 8 2009 7:30P
Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
Nov 9 2009 7:30P
Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, California
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Nov 12 2009 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
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There appears to be another untitled Sundowner song on the youtube. It seems like it has been around for about a year but I’ve just come across it and we haven’t added it to the site yet.
Title: Untitled (possibly Homeward Bound)

Date: 01-11-08

Location: The Loft, Madison, WI

Originally from youtube user andreatobrazil

Download and what I can make out of the lyrics coming soon feel free to make an attempt at the lyrics and post them into the comments

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Brendan Kelly confirmed that he is trying to set up a 10th anniversary show for The Lawrence Arms.

Oh, and we’re gonna do a pretty rad Lawrence Arms tenth anniversary show this year. I just started booking it yesterday, and there are details to come, but let’s say it involves fan voting, free shit, a whole kaboodle of awesome surprises, felching, space docking, snoodling, a battle royal to the death featuring all our ex tour managers/merch dudes (my money’s on beef or Nader to take the whole thing). It’s gonna be SICK. But that’s all for another time.

Brendan mentioned that this is a show, the possibility of a tour is not out of the question. This may also be evidence that a new album may be coming along soon. We will add more details (date, time, ticket price, opening bands) when available.