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2018
We Are the Champions of the World: The Best Of
2014
Metropole
2009
Buttsweat and Tears
2006
Oh! Calcutta!
2005
Cocktails & Dreams
2003
The Greatest Story Ever Told
2002
Apathy and Exhaustion
2001
Present Day Memories
2000
Ghost Stories
1999
A Guided Tour of Chicago
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The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day 2018
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
DEC
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The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: Shameless C The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: Shameless C 2018
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
DEC
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The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: PC Police The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: PC Police 2018
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
DEC
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The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day 2018
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
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The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day The Lawrence Arms Presents the Fourth Annual War On X-Mas: **Three Day 2018
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL, US) Find tickets
Lawrence Arms Dec 06, 2018
War on Xmas is exactly ONE WEEK AWAY, and now 2 outta 3 shows are sold out. We have some rare vinyl, making some wacky merch, and have more good stuff planned. Get them tix: https://riotfest.org/lawrence-arms-4th-annual-war-on-xmas/ Now watch 14yo Bella, who actually has talent, play a TLA song...
Lawrence Arms Nov 29, 2018
Last weekend Brendan went to the bar and made a video. This weekend he plays Chicago. More solo shows all over the land, so go get weird with him: 12/1 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village 12/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (with Sincere Engineer) 12/7 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE (with Sincere Engineer) 12/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds (with Sincere Engineer 12/28 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London 12/31 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 (with Garrett Dale) 1/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (with Sincere Engineer) 1/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident 1/19 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar 2/22 – Albany, CA @ Ivy Room 2/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside (with Joey Cape)
Lawrence Arms Nov 27, 2018
War on Xmas update: As of last week, Saturday is sold out. The others will too. But your lazy ass still has a chance to get into the puppet show if you act fast. Act fast. Also happening is (surprise!) the annual after-party hangover fix on Sunday with American Steel, The Lillingtons, and The Reaganomics. We get the day off, but your liver does not. War on Xmas tix: https://riotfest.org/2018/09/the-lawrence-arms-war-on-x-mas-2/ Matinee tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1795649
Lawrence Arms Oct 26, 2018
Today is huge, Lawrence Army. Today we land in Gainesville to play The Fest and it’s also the day that the new record from Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds is available via digital outlets. Get your stream on, get your download on, get “it” on. Street date for the vinyl is still BLACK FRIDAY, but you can hear these weird jams now on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, etc. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2gojpto5bWRGU0h0Acoalb iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/keep-walkin-pal/1437671245 Bandcamp: https://brendankellyandthewanderingbirds.bandcamp.com/
Lawrence Arms Oct 21, 2018
Hey slackers, we're playing THE FEST next weekend and we know our people are the "last-minute devil-may-care" crowd, so come on down to FL with us. And if you prefer less Euros/Southerners, there's always War on Xmas in December. Oh, with Halloween right around the corner we also think everyone should dress up as Neil. Fest tix: https://thefestfl.com/ War on Xmas tix: https://riotfest.org/2018/09/the-lawrence-arms-war-on-x-mas-2/
Lawrence Arms Oct 11, 2018
Hey hey, BK here. As some of you know, I have another project called the Wandering Birds and we have a new record coming soon and I'll be doing a bunch of shows to support it too. It's a really different vibe than the Arms or The Falcon, so sniff some glue, grab some tequila, turn off the lights, and open your mind. Or whatever, man. Check out this new song, written while sitting shotgun, cruising through small town Michigan in search for the titular beverage. Pre-order the CD/LP: http://redscare.storenvy.com/ Pre-order on Bandcamp: https://brendankellyandthewanderingbirds.bandcamp.com/ Upcoming solo shows: 10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 12/1 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village 12/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (with Sincere Engineer) 12/7 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE (with Sincere Engineer) 12/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds (with Sincere Engineer 1/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (with Sincere Engineer) 1/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident 1/19 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
Lawrence Arms Sep 12, 2018
Looks like our friends at Riot Fest, in an attempt to assure that this War On Xmas is victorious, have decided to create an “Unholy Trinity” pass, in which you can buy tickets to all three days and thereby avoid some fees and service charges and whatever else it is that Jesus makes you do when you take communion one wafer at a time, or whatever. Anyway, embrace your inner sinner and go full glutton with the Unholy Trinity War On Xmas pass and save money. Don’t say we never did nothing for ya. Links to single day tix: https://riotfest.org/2018/09/the-lawrence-arms-war-on-x-mas-2/ Unholy Trinity: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/the-lawrence-arms-presents-the-bottom-lounge-tickets/8713565
Lawrence Arms Sep 10, 2018
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, eh? We've assembled a team of 6 reindeer to pull this party sled (A Wilhelm Scream, Canadian Rifle, American Steel, Ramona USA, The Lillingtons, #TheLippies) and we're also raising some money for the ACLU, because nothing says War on Xmas like having the right to continue to say “War on Xmas.” Tix go on sale Wednesday, and we should remind you naughty elves that all 3 shows sold out last year. Seeya in December!
Lawrence Arms Sep 06, 2018
A few words from Brendan... "I like my steel made in America, my Stormtroopers dying to familiar Teutonic screams, and my ape men spotted on the moon. Unrelated: we have some War On Christmas news coming up on Monday, so strap down your dicks."
Lawrence Arms Jul 19, 2018
Germans. Is there anything they can’t do? For example, they just interviewed Beex about our upcoming European tour: 8/2 - Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Punk Music Festival 8/3 - London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town 8/4 - Duffel, Belgium @ Brakrock Ecofest 8/5 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli 8/6 - Trier, Germany @ Lucky's Luke 8/7 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 8/8 - Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 8/10 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday
Lawrence Arms Jul 10, 2018
Chris and Bren sat down with Alternative Press and managed to squeeze Porky's and Kierkegaard into the same sentence. UK + Europe shows start in 3 weeks: 8/2 - Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Punk Music Festival 8/3 - London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town 8/4 - Duffel, Belgium @ Brakrock Ecofest 8/5 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli 8/6 - Trier, Germany @ Lucky's Luke 8/7 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 8/8 - Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 8/10 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday
Lawrence Arms Jul 05, 2018
Hey hey, we're making a rare trip over to Europe next month and have an extra day in London on August 1st. Gives us some more time with your renowned Brown Sauce and a chance for me (Brendan, hi!) and SUNDOWNER to play a solo show. We invited Sam Russo too cuz we need to borrow his guitars. JK, Sam rules and he's bringing the Brown Sauce too. Tix for London with Sundowner + Bren + Sam: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444443 The Lawrence Arms in Europe: 8/2 - Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Festival 8/3 - London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town 8/4 - Duffel, Belgium @ Brakrock Ecofest 8/5 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli 8/6 - Trier, Germany @ Lucky's Luke 8/7 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 8/8 - Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 8/10 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday
Lawrence Arms Jun 11, 2018
What's next for The Champions of the World, you ask? Probably take our big-ass trophy down to THE FEST in October. Brendan and Chris (SUNDOWNER) will also be playing solo sets. And despite what you may have heard, Tony's penis is hardly deformed at all. Seeya in Gainesville! Go here for stuff: https://thefestfl.com/
Lawrence Arms Apr 26, 2018
Tour starts tomorrow. They be giving away tickets, records, and who knows what else. #Champs 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill -SOLD OUT- 5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill -SOLD OUT 5/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah -SOLD OUT- 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Lawrence Arms Apr 18, 2018
Many good hangs last week. Here's some party pics from the sold out show in Boston. We're bringing Red City Radio + Sincere Engineer out WEST next week, yo. 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill -SOLD OUT- 5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah -SOLD OUT- 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Lawrence Arms Apr 06, 2018
Whoa, first two shows were sold out. Boston and Jersey: y'all were great fun. Check out this Kerrang! interview if that's your thing and come party with us and Red City Radio + Sincere Engineer: 4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop -SOLD OUT- 4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro -SOLD OUT- 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill -SOLD OUT- 5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah -SOLD OUT- 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Lawrence Arms Mar 31, 2018
Here at TLA World HQ We'd like to celebrate the birth of 2 things today: First, We Are The champions of the World! Out on Fat Wreck Chords: the best of the Lawrence Arms. Second, Chris McCaughan: the best of McCaughan DNA, and our brother, sister, mother and secret lover until the end of time. Let's all party on behalf of the birth of these two paragons of excellence!
Lawrence Arms Mar 25, 2018
Hey champs, looks like we'll have some special(?) vinyl on this upcoming tour. Let's call the color... "Championship Bronze". It's pretty limited, so don't yell at anyone if you're late and miss out.
Lawrence Arms Mar 21, 2018
Check out "Black Snow", y'all. It's from the "Oh! Calcutta!" sessions and it was pretty cool to find this recording. It's like when you find an old Polaroid of how beautiful your dick used to be before you got old and gave up, and let flies lay eggs on it and stuff. I'm sure you relate. Also, weird to put out this release where songs that didn't even make it onto the old records are now the singles. It's like your grandma said: you're ugly now, but everyone gets ugly as they get old but at least you're clever. You'll be the most desirable boy at the nursing home.
Lawrence Arms Mar 02, 2018
Here's a lil video of beex n chris talkin about their recently released song from the upcoming We Are The Champions Of The World out on Fat Wreck Chords March 30. Get your tix to see TLA with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer NOW bc they be sellin out. xoxo
Lawrence Arms Feb 27, 2018
The 'We Are The Champions' tour is still weeks away, but shows have already started to sell out. That's all part of being the champs, you see. Grab tickets now so you can come party with us and Red City Radio + Sincere Engineer. Share this pic and YOU TOO will be a champion... 🏆🍆
Lawrence Arms Feb 21, 2018
Last week it was Sacramento who won the lottery, this week it's VEGAS who gets a turn inside the barrel. Yep, we've just added a show at Beauty Bar on May 2nd. More importantly, Noisey has a new song from the upcoming collection album. Check it. And come hang: 4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads 4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater 8/2 - Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Festival 8/3 - London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town 8/4 - Duffel, Belgium @ Brakrock Ecofest 8/5 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli 8/6 - Trier, Germany @ Lucky's Luke 8/7 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 8/8 - Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 8/9 - Caramagna, Italy @ Last One To Die 8/10 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday
Lawrence Arms Feb 19, 2018
We come to Europe for the English food but we stay for the German compliments. Seeya in August!
Lawrence Arms Feb 13, 2018
Ahem, RE: this upcoming tour with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer... one more lucky town has won the lottery: SACRAMENTO. That's right, you got yourself a night with the champs on April 29th. See the upcoming shows: 4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads 4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot) 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lawrence-arms-red-city-radio-sincere-engineer-holy-diver-tickets-43059279464
Lawrence Arms Jan 30, 2018
Hey hey! TLA world HQ here, and we’ve just been informed that as of March 30th, we will be officially awarded the title of Champions of the World, which, what an honor. To celebrate, we’re teaming up with Fat to launch a career retrospective thingy (think greatest hits for a band without hits), entitled “We Are The Champions Of The World” (seems appropriate, under the circumstances, right?), and doing some touring in support of this thing with the likes of some really swell acts who will undoubtedly perform many top-notch numbers each night as well. Uh, what else? Oh, there will be some unearthed demos and rare and unreleased tracks from the "Oh! Calcutta!" sessions on there, and I KNOW nobody buys music anymore, but sincerely, the double 12” of this is, hands down, the coolest packaging of any album we’ve ever made. Filled with behind the scenes anecdotes and insights from both beex and mccool, it’s a true fan’s must-have. Also, every 13th album is packaged with an 8 ball of uncut Colombian cocaine hidden in the sleeve. So, yeah. Let’s celebrate this world championshit in high style, with a mighty new collection of songs spanning all our albums, as well as rarities, demos and outtakes, and some touring. See y’all soon! "Champions of the World Tour" with Red City Radio + Sincere Engineer: 4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads 4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club 4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA 4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot) 4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/30 - SF, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/1 - SF, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater