New Album Out June 8
New Song “Breakneck Speed” Streaming Now at
Coachella, Bonnaroo, Special Guest Dates with Passion Pit Confirmed

Newmarket Ontario’s favorite sons Tokyo Police Club have confirmed the title and release date of the band’s second full length album: Champ will be released June 8 on the band’s new U.S. label home mom+pop. The band has provided a sneak peek at the new record in the form of the track “Breakneck Speed,” currently streaming at at

Though coincidental, the title of the new song is more than apt, given the pace with which the months leading up to Champ’s release are filling up: The band will return to its rigorous touring regimen in early April, with international appearances including  April 17 at Coachella, June 11 at Bonnaroo, and a June run supporting Passion Pit concluding with an already sold out June 29 show at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell and a June 30 inaugural performance at NYC’s Governor’s Island.  In addition, Tokyo Police Club will spend late May and early June in Europe, including a headline appearance at the Immergut Festival in Germany. For further dates as they’re announced, more details and updates, check back at

Tokyo Police Club is Greg Alsop (drums), Josh Hook (guitar), David Monks (vocals, bass) and Graham Wright (keys/percussion). The band formed in 2005 and released the debut EP A Lesson In Crime the following year to instant and universal acclaim. One more EP, a digital-only single and a few world tours later, Tokyo Police Club’s first full length album, Elephant Shell was released in April 2008. Elephant Shell’s release was preceded by multiple sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto, and followed by appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and, yes, Desperate Housewives. Critical response to the full length was even more enthusiastic and diverse, with the likes of GQ, Elle, Spin, Rolling Stone and Men’s Health all giving thumbs up. The band toured relentlessly to support Elephant Shell, finally wrapping up in the U.S. at the August 2009 All Points West Festival.

Champ is Tokyo Police Club’s second full album and first for mom+pop, the independent label formed in 2008 by Cliff Burnstein,  Peter Mensch and Michael Goldstone. Burnstein and Mensch are the owners of Qprime, management for the likes of Metallica,  Red Hot Chili Peppers,  Snow Patrol,  Muse,  Silversun Pickups,  and The Mars Volta,  among others. Goldstone is a veteran A&R exec whose most recent tenure at Sire saw him sign Regina Spektor and Tegan and Sara. Other mom+pop artists include Metric and Sleigh Bells.  As with previous Tokyo Police Club records, Champ will be released in the UK and Europe by Memphis Industries, home of such artists as The Go! team, Field Music and The Ruby Suns.


April 6, 2010   Starlight – Waterloo, ON
Apr 7, 2010    Isaacs Bar and Grill – St. Catharines, ON
Apr 8, 2010     Rokbar – Hamilton, ON
Apr 9, 2010     The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
Apr 17, 2010    Coachella Music Festival 2010 – Indio, CA
Apr 27, 2010    Mr. Small’s Theater – Millvale, PA
May 29, 2010    Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, Germany
May 30, 2010    Uebel und Gefaehrlich – Hamburg, Germany
May 31, 2010    Lido – Berlin, Germany
Jun 1, 2010    Luxor – Koln, Germany
Jun 2, 2010     59:1 – Munich, Germany
Jun 4, 2010     Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
Jun 5, 2010     Botanique/Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
Jun 7, 2010     The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
Jun 8, 2010     Scala – London, UK
Jun 9, 2010     The Tabernacle (with Passion Pit) – Atlanta, GA
Jun 11, 2010    Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Jun 12, 2010    Club at Firestone (with Passion Pit) – Orlando, FL
Jun 13, 2010    The FIllmore (with Passion Pit) – Miami Beach, FL
Jun 14, 2010    The Ritz Ybor (with Passion Pit) – Tampa, FL
Jun 16, 2010    House of Blues (with Passion Pit) – New Orleans, LA
Jun 17, 2010    Warehouse Live (with Passion Pit) – Houston, TX
Jun 18, 2010    Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
Jun 19, 2010    Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
Jun 21, 2010    Palladium Ballroom (with Passion Pit) – Dallas, TX
Jun 23, 2010    The Pageant (with Passion Pit) – St. Louis, MO
Jun 25, 2010    Royal Oak Music Theater (with Passion PIt) – Royal Oak, MI
Jun 27, 2010    Mann Center (with Passion Pit) – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 29, 2010    Prospect Park Bandshell (with Passion Pit) – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 30, 2010    Governor’s Island (with Passion Pit) – New York, NY