Preoccupations aka Viet Cong to play the Fine Line on 10/4


When post punk band Preoccupations last were in the Twin Cities they played under their old name Viet Cong, and had to deal with some protests due to it. Their new name is a bit tongue in cheek (which I love) and they just released a self titled album a few weeks ago. Their tour supporting it will bring them to the Fine Line on 10/4. Tickets are still available HERE.
When the four members of Preoccupations wrote and recorded their new record, they were in a state of near total instability. Years-long relationships ended; they left homes behind. Frontman Matt Flegel, guitarist Danny Christiansen, multi-instrumentalist Scott Munro and drummer Mike Wallace all moved to different cities. They resolved to change their band name, but hadn’t settled on a new one. And their road-tested, honed approach to songwriting was basically thrown out the window.

Image Credit: Alessio Boni

Tour Dates:

Sep 28   Rickshaw Theatre            North Vancouver, Canada

Oct 01   MacEwan Ballroom         Calgary, Canada

Oct 03   West End Cultural Centre             Winnipeg, Canada

Oct 04   Fine Line Music Cafe       Minneapolis, MN

Oct 05   Thalia Hall            Chicago, IL

Oct 07   Pike Room @ The Crofoot            Pontiac, MI

Oct 08   Danforth Music Hall        Toronto, Canada

Oct 11   Theatre Fairmount          Montreal, Canada

Oct 12   The Sinclair         Cambridge, MA

Oct 14   Warsaw                Brooklyn, NY

Oct 15   First Unitarian Church    Philadelphia, PA

Oct 16   Rock & Roll Hotel              Washington, DC

Oct 18   Masquerade (Hell Stage)              Atlanta, GA

Oct 19   Gasa Gasa           New Orleans, LA

Oct 21   The Mohawk     Austin, TX

Oct 22   Club Dada            Dallas, TX

Oct 25   Valley Bar            Phoenix, AZ

Oct 26   The Irenic            San Diego, CA

Oct 28   The Roxy Theatre            West Hollywood, CA

Oct 29   The Independent            San Francisco, CA

Nov 01  Mississippi Studios          Portland, OR

Nov 02  Neumos               Seattle, WA