The sultry soft rock of Cigarettes After Sex is coming to a city near you! After the release of their debut eponymous album last year, the band has been traveling around the country, and even internationally, to share the music with fans. See their full North American tour schedule below and download the Thrillcall app to enter to win tickets!

Win tickets to see Cigarettes After Sex on tour!

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Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s debut album, a gorgeously cinematic work released via Partisan Records last June. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” and the subsequent re-discovery of an earlier Cigarettes EP (‘I.’) from 2012, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfillment of the feelings in the short works.”

That sense of fulfillment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following – for Gonzalez, The Smiths were a reference point.

To mirror their woozy romanticism in music, Gonzalez rejected conventional studio routes for his band, which numbers Randy Miller on bass, Jacob Tomsky on drums and Tubbs on keyboards. Taking influence from The Cowboy JunkiesThe Trinity Session (recorded in a church, single microphone), Cigarettes recorded most of the album in three days at the Sweatshop rehearsal space, Bushwick. The exception is “Each Time You Fall in Love,” which was recorded in the Beekman’s stairway after hours, the ghosts of screen lovers channelled in every warm note. Like the best movie, Cigarettes After Sex holds you in a hell of a spell. (source: Partisan Records)

Thrillcall is giving away tickets to select dates along Cigarettes After Sex’s tour, shown below in red. To enter for your chance to win, download the Thrillcall app and create a profile. We will email winners the day before the show.

Cigarettes After Sex Tour

3/27 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
3/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
3/29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
3/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
3/31 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theatre
4/2 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/5 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
4/6 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
4/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
4/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
4/13 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Athenaeum
4/14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
4/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/17 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
4/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
4/20 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
4/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
4/24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
4/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
4/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
5/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren