Passion Pit Support Dates, Bonnaroo, Headline Dates Running Throughout Summer

Champ Championship Contest Underway

DOM Remixes “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)”

Tokyo Police Club released their sophomore effort Champ on Mom + Pop today. The second full length offering from the Newmarket Ontario quartet whose previous releases include 2008’s Elephant Shell album and the 2006 debut EP, A Lesson In Crime, Champ hasn’t even taken 24 hours to generate some of the most enthusiastic critical reactions of the band’s career to date. The New York Post commented “it’s nice to hear a group smart enough to recognize they have a good thing going,” adding that David Monks’ vocal growth “makes him sound like he’s living the experiences of each song as he sings them”; The Atlanta Music Guide raved “Tokyo Police Club could quite possibly be Ontario’s finest exports since maple syrup” and called Champ “the top down, head bopping playlist for the summer”;  while The Dallas Morning News hailed Champ’s ability to “stealthily slip underneath your skin.”

The band is currently supporting with Passion Pit on a tour whose conclusion will see them play before more than 10,000 fans over the course of two New York shows. Following those shows, Tokyo Police Club will immediately embark on headlining dates taking them across North America and through the summer (full dates below).

Embracing the spirit of the record (and making for some extracurricular fun on tour), Tokyo Police Club recently threw down the challenge to their fans to participate in the Champ Championship, issuing the following statement: “Challenge us to something. Anything. Ping pong. Baking. Mario. Nerf guns. Hockey. Unicycling. Catching grapes in your mouth. You name it. When we come to your town on tour we’ll make it happen. This summer, it’s on.”  Fans can enter their ideas at and winners will have access to tickets, merchandise, etc. as well as the chance to meet the band while competing in whatever activity they submitted, as fans did in New York June 1 for a rousing and well-documented round of Beer Pong.

Champ’s first single “Wait Up (Boots of Danger),” recently remixed by Passion Pit, has also been reinterpreted by Dom, whose take–as well as download the original version-can be heard at and/or

Jun, 8, 2010 The National (With Passion Pit) Richmond, VA
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

Headlining Dates
July 23 Nod Experiment Festival – Jackson, MI
July 24 Grog – Cleveland, OH
July 25 Town Ball Room – Buffalo, NY
July 27 Black Cat – Washington, DC
July 28  The Basement – Columbus, OH
July 29 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
July 31 Record Bar – Kansas City, KS
Aug 1 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Aug 3 Bluebird – Denver, CO
Aug 4 In The Venue – Salt Lake City
Aug 5 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 7 Plush – Tuscan, AZ
Aug 8 Casbah – San Diego, CA
Aug 12 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 Aladdin – Portland, OR
Aug 16 Neumos – Seattle, WA
Aug 19 Varsity – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 20 Metro – Chicago, IL
(All Dates With Support From Freelance Whales)