Empires are thrilled to release their major label debut Orphan next Tuesday September 23 on Chop Shop / Island Records.

The quartet have been touring non-stop for the last two years winning over a wide range of concertgoers with a stimulating live show The Riverfront Times calls “tailor-made for the festival/stadium atmosphere … [their] meticulously crafted songs gave a strong impression of familiarity, melding the sonic muscle of ’90s alt-rock with the heartbreaking sentimentality of ’80s new wave.”

Following a recent tour with The Chain Gang of 1974 and stellar performances at Bonnaroo and Hangout, Empires are looking forward to playing dates with Augustines, performing at this year’s Austin City Limits and spending the rest of the 2014 on the road.

Empires are the first new act signed under the recent partnership between Alex Patsavas’ Chop Shop and Universal’s East Coast Label Group.

Stay tuned for more news!

Tour Dates:

9/17 – Los Angeles, CA at the Troubadour #
9/18 – San Francisco, CA at the Independent #
9/20 – Bend, OR at Old St. Francis School #
9/21 – Seattle, WA at the Showbox #
9/22 – Portland, OR at the Wonder Ballroom #
9/26 – Chicago, IL at the W Hotel
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH at Midpoint Music Festival $
9/28 – Springfield, IL at Radon Lounge
10/1 – Columbia, MO at Mojo’s
10/2 – Kansas City, MO at the Record Bar
10/4 – Austin, TX at Austin City Limits
10/10 – Austin, TX at Stubbs Jr. %
10/11 – Austin, TX at Austin City Limits
10/17 – Akron, OH at Musica
10/18 – Columbus, OH at the Rumba Cafe
10/19 – Grand Rapids, MI at Founders Brewing Company
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN at 7th St. Entry
10/23 – DeKalb, IL at the House Cafe
10/24 – Champaign, IL at Error Records
11/7 – Pontiac, MI at the Pike Room
11/8 – Pittsburgh, PA at the Smiling Moose
11/9 – Philadelphia, PA at the Barbary
11/11 – Boston, MA at Church of Boston
11/13 – Hoboken, NJ at the W Hotel
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right
11/15 – Washington, DC at DC9
11/16 – Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle Back Room

# w/ Augustines
$ w/ OK Go
% w/ the Chain Gang of 1974