Cursive’s 2015 tour will come hot on the heels of Saddle Creek’s November 24th, 2014 release of an expanded, deluxe reissue of their 2003 breakthrough album, The Ugly Organ.
Each night’s setlist will feature songs culled from across the band’s seven albums – including their most recent, 2012’s I Am Gemini– in addition to drawing heavily from The Ugly Organ. A cellist will also accompany the band throughout the tour to perform on any The Ugly Organ-era songs.
Cursive is the longtime trio of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums). The band is known for their vital, magnetic live show, earning rave reviews from outlets including the Cleveland Scene’s C-Note music blog (”[Tim Kasher’s] effect on the crowd was chilling last night…Cursive was focused and on-spot, composed and gripping”), Nuvo Weekly (“…the five-piece slashed through a near-perfect set of songs from their last nine years of albums”), and the Orlando Sentinel’s Soundboard blog (“…the band still knows how to rock on stage…[Cursive] thrashed away with an abandon that heightened the passion of Kasher’s dense, emotionally charged wordplay.”).