Cartel announces tour, 10 year anniversary of debut album


By Alan Ho

Hard to believe it has been ten years already when a then pop-punk upstart stormed the music world with their groundbreaking debut album.   Fast forward to 2015 and Cartel is still going strong!  The group announced yesterday (February 3) that they will celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut album Chroma with a headlining tour and perform each and every song from the album at each of the tour stops.  The group will be joined by Hit The Lights in their East Coast and Midwest legs while TEAM* and Driver Friendly will be traveling with the pop-punkers in its entirety. 

The tour kicks off April 9th in Minneapolis; pre-sales begin tomorrow (Wednesday February 4) at and general public tickets will be available beginning Friday February 6 at 3 pm ET on the same site.  Cartel will perform Chroma in its entirety for the first time at the 2015 South By So What?! festival in QuickTrip Park on Friday, March 20 (tickets are available now).

To also celebrate the ten year mark for the groundbreaking release, Cartel will be releasing a long awaited band-approved edition of Chroma on vinyl via Field Day Records.  The official release features include 180g double vinyl, a first pressing of white vinyl, and a gate fold in die-cast slip. Only 1000 copies were made for the initial pressing. Pre-sale for the vinyl begins this Wednesday, February 4th at

Here are the tour dates:


3/20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What

3/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Note: not a ‘Chroma’ show)

*Supporting Mayday Parade, The Maine, Frank Iero and Driver Friendly


4/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

4/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

4/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room

4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

4/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

4/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner

4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

4/18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

4/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

4/21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

4/25 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater


5/06 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub

5/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

5/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

5/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

5/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

5/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater

5/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

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