Ithaca Debut New Video, Announce First-Ever US Tour


London-based outfit Ithaca will hit the United States for the first time later this year on the “Y’all Fear Us” tour. The 12-date tour will see Ithaca debut at Louder Than Life festival before completing dates on the East Coast, Southwest and West Coast. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday.

In addition to the tour, Ithaca shared a music video for “Fluorescent” from their last album, 2022’s They Fear Us. The video features an appearance from comedian Ed Gamble, who emcees before the performance.

Speaking to MetalSucks about They Fear Us last year, Ithaca vocalist Djamila Boden Azzouz explained the album’s themes.

“I think even the very essence of the record itself, even the title, comes from a very strong sense of just recognizing your own value and your own worth. And really for us in the band as individual people, just recognizing how far we’ve come and letting people know that we’re not afraid to really just unapologetically be who we are. 

“I think there are a few moments on the album that kind of talk about women’s issues and queer issues, self image, really sort of questioning who you are. In our band, we have queer people and brown people and fat people, and we all have such a big wealth of experience with those issues.

“I think the themes are a lot about self-discovery and trying to just figure out where you fit into these groups of people and how you view yourself versus how other people view you and how you’re treated by other people. And I think the reason that is so essential for us is because after being abused and treated badly for so long, we’re realizing we hold the power and now it’s time for sweet payback.”

Sep 23 – LOUSVILLE Louder Than Life Festival
Sep 24 – NEW YORK St Vitus
Sep 26 – WASHINGTON DC Pie Shop
Sep 27 – RALEIGH School Kids Records
Sep 28 – ATLANTA 529
Sep 30 – DALLAS Three Links
Oct 01 – AUSTIN Spiderhouse
Oct 03 – TUCSON 191 Toole
Oct 04 – LOS ANGELES 1720
Oct 05 – ANAHEIM Chain Reaction
Oct 06 – SAN FRANCISCO Neck of the Woods
Oct 07 – SACRAMENTO Aftershock Festival

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