Special Shows Announced 27 February 2012

We’re excited to announce two special small shows before our tour with Foster The People starts. The first is at Jillian’s of Albany on June 9. Tickets available here: http://ticketf.ly/wiQkWx. The second is at the Bowery Ballroom on June 10. Tickets are sold out, but stay tuned because we might have a surprise for you.

TPC Cover Swap and 10x10x10 Preorder! 04 October 2011

You’ve heard our covers, now it’s our turn to hear YOURS. We’re on the hunt for the best Tokyo Police Club cover—for more info and to enter your own, visit http://www.facebook.com/tokyopoliceclub?sk=app_190322544333196. Winners will be announced November 10th, and will receive our limited-edition covers book as well as 10 actual Polaroids taken by us in the studio!

Also, today marks the kick-off on preorders for the 10x10x10 covers album.  Visit the iTunes U.S. store for more info: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/10x10x10/id469546295

And get a limited-edition photo book personalized by the band at http://rcrddeals.com!

Ten Songs. Ten Hours. Ten Days. Ten Years. 10 August 2011

It’s been a little while since our last update, but we have some really exciting news to share with you…

Starting at 12pm PST on Tuesday, August 23rd, we’ll be working on a really cool project called “Ten Songs, Ten Hours, Ten Days, Ten Years.” We’re going to record 10 cover songs from the years 2001-2010 over the course of 10 days. That’s right - we’ll rehearse, record, mix, and release one song each day for ten days straight!

Here’s the release schedule and list of sites that will premiere each song:
August 24 - “2001” - EntertainmentWeekly.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 25 - “2002” - AlternativePress.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 26 - “2003” - AlternativePress.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 27 - “2004” - Spinner.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 29 - “2005” - Mashable.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 30 - “2006” - AVClub.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
August 31 - “2007” - AVClub.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
September 1 - “2008” - FliterMagazine.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
September 2 - “2009” - FilterMagazine.com - 1pm EST/10am PST
September 3 - “2010” - ARTISTdirect.com - 1pm EST/10am PST

We’ll be documenting and posting our progress on facebook.com/tokyopoliceclub, so make sure to check back each day to hear a new cover. We’re really excited to get started and hope you’ll join us for what should be a wild ride!

That’s all for now. See you soon!

SHIRTS vs SKINS 28 June 2011

Our keyboard player Graham made a record. All growed up! It’s called Shirts vs Skins, and it’s out in the US and Canada today! Check it!

TPC on Pandora’s Legends & Icons Series 08 June 2011

We’re featured in Pandora’s Legends & Icons series! Click HERE to listen to our mixtape and check out a few interviews with Graham and Dave!


Champ DELUXE, featuring new remixes by Passion Pit, RAC, Born Ruffians and Punches, is out now in Canada! Grab your copy here.

We’re playing at the JUNO AWARDS 23 March 2011

Tune in to CTV this Sunday, March 27 at 8pm for the 2011 JUNO AWARDS! We’ll be closing out the show after performances by some other great bands, including Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Chromeo, Down With Webster, Hedley, Johnny Reid, and Sarah McLachlan. Should be a great time!

Click here for all the details.

FREE In-Store Performances 21 January 2011

Next week we’ll be playing 2 In-Store performances with Two Door Cinema Club!

Here are the details:

January 25th, 2011
Criminal Records
1154 - A Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 215-9511

January 27th, 2011
Park Avenue Records
2916 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 447-7275

Check with the Record Stores for the most up-to-date info. Hope to see you there.

Download Our Coloring Book Posters! 14 January 2011

Our “Coloring Book” tour poster design contest is coming to an end. Now we need your help to color in the winners! Arrive at our upcoming shows early and help color in the three winning posters at the venue.  At the end of each show, the posters will be collected and posted on our Facebook Page. Make sure you tag yourself!

As the tour goes on, we’ll need your coloring skills online as well as on the road. We have all three winning tour poster designs below for you to download. Color them in either digitally or by hand and post them to Tokyo Police Club’s Facebook Page to be entered for a chance to win one of the signed posters colored by hand from each show!

Break out the crayons. Be creative. We look forward to checking out your work!


Vote for TPC!! 01 December 2010

We’re up for Artist AND Album of the year in the Verge/XM Music Awards!! Cast your vote HERE, it only takes a second…

New Tour Dates Announced with Two Door Cinema Club! 02 November 2010

Greetings, earthlings! Before we take off this week for a month-long tour of Europe, we have some exciting news for our friends in the U.S. and Canada: we’ll be hitting the road beginning January 13th for two weeks of co-headlining shows with the amazing Two Door Cinema Club!

Tickets are sure to sell quickly, so we’re offering our fans a chance to get them first through an exclusive presale. We’re even including an optional no-service-fee bundle that includes a limited edition poster, early entry to the venue and an autographed CD from one or both bands! Visit Artist Arena (username: tpc / password: tdcc) for more details—the presale begins TODAY at 3pm.

In honor of the tour, click HERE to download exclusive remixes from both bands, including a new version of “Favourite Colour” remixed by our pals in Aislyn!

In other news, we also recently visited our friends over at Daytrotter to record a few tunes—including a BRAND NEW SONG called “Top 5.” Check it out HERE. We’ve also released an acoustic session we did at Laundo Matinee, including tunes from Champ and an old favorite: check it out 

As always, visit TokyoPoliceClub.com for all the latest news and updates. And see below for a list of all our upcoming shows around the globe.

See you soon!

11/3 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
11/5 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
11/6 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut’s
11/8 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
11/9 - London, UK - Heaven
11/10 - Brighton, UK - Audio
11/14 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Bengkel Nitepark
11/17 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel and Gafaehrlich
11/18 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11/20 - Hague, Holland - Crossing Border Festival
11/21 - Koln, Germany - Luxor
11/22 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
11/23 - Munich, Germany - 59to1
11/25 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
11/26 - Frankfurt, Germany - DasBett
11/27 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal

12/2 - Toledo, OH - Mickey Finn’s Pub
12/3 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theater
12/4 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
12/6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
12/8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12/13 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep

1/13 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall*
1/15 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus*
1/16 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda*
1/17 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe*
1/19 - Boston, MA - Paradise*
1/20 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club*
1/21 - New York, NY - Terminal 5*
1/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre*
1/25 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade*
1/26 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar*
1/27 - Orlando, FL - The Social*

*w/ Two Door Cinema Club

NEW Tour, NEW Video, NEW Covers 02 September 2010

Hi all—we’re on a quick break from the road at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we’re resting! There’s all sorts of exciting things happening in the world of TPC.

We’ve got a brand new video for the song “Bambi” which you can check out HERE. It doesn’t have dogs this time, but it’s got a whole lot of us playing live—which is really the next best thing.

We’ve also recently announced a TON of tour dates, including our first full UK/EU run in support of “Champ.” In addition to headlining shows, we also have dates scheduled with Phoenix and The New Pornographers.  See below for a list of all our upcoming shows and ticket info.

Finally, we wanted to share a couple recent sessions we recorded on tour—both of which feature brand new cover songs!  First, click HERE for an acoustic session we recorded at KEXP in Seattle, including both old and new TPC favorites and our version of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”

We also stopped by the Onion offices in Chicago to participate in their Undercover series, where bands choose from a dwindling list of cover songs. By the time we got there, we only had two songs left to choose from—check out our version of Billy Squire’s “Everybody Wants You” HERE.

See you soon!
Josh, Greg, Dave and Graham

TOUR DATES - Click HERE for more info and tickets!
Sep 4 - Edmonton, AB
Sep 5 - Squamish, BC
Sep 21 - Detroit, MI
Sep 22 - Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 23 - Milwaukee, WI
Sep 25 - Thunder Bay, ON
Sep 26 - Winnipeg, MB
Sep 27 - Saskatoon, SK
Sep 29 - Calgary, AB
Oct 2 - Vancouver, BC
Oct 3 - Victoria, BC
Oct 10 - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14 - Chicago, IL (with The New Pornographers)
Oct 16 - Baltimore, MD (with The New Pornographers)
Oct 17 - Washington D.C. (with The New Pornographers)
Oct 18 - Richmond, VA (with The New Pornographers)
Oct 19 - Cheswick, PA (with The New Pornographers)
Oct 21 - Montreal, QC (with Phoenix)
Oct 22 - Toronto, ON (with Phoenix)
Nov 4 - Manchester, UK
Nov 5 - Dublin, UK
Nov 6 - Glasgow, UK
Nov 8 - Leeds, UK
Nov 9 - London, UK
Nov 10 - Brighton, UK
Nov 14 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov 17 - Hamburg, Germany
Nov 18 - Brussels, Belgium
Nov 20 - Hague, Holland
Nov 21 - Koin, Germany
Nov 22 - Berlin, Germany
Nov 23 - Munich, Germany
Nov 25 - Paris, France
Nov 26 - Frankfurt, Germany

“Bambi” Music Video! 23 August 2010

We may have just wrapped up a U.S. tour, but you can still see Tokyo Police Club perform—check out the new music video for “Bambi” HERE

Greetings From The Road! 05 August 2010

We’re about halfway through our summer headlining tour - thanks to everyone who has come out and helped to make these some of our best shows yet. We still have plenty of dates on the West Coast/Midwest/Canada coming up, so check the tour dates below to see when we’re coming to your town.

Not satisfied with just seeing us play live? Then get involved and challenge us to a Champ Championship on any of these upcoming dates - click here to challenge us to ANYTHING, and watch a video of the latest face-off here.

As we look towards the fall, we’re pleased to announce two HUGE shows with Phoenix in Canada: Oct 21 in Montreal and Oct 22 in Toronto. Tickets go on sale August 6th via Ticketmaster.

It’s hard to believe that our new album “Champ” has been out for two months already. If you still haven’t picked it up (or just need an extra for your mom/grandpa/favorite pet), the Amazon mp3 store has it available for just $5 until the end of August! Click here to download.

And in case you didn’t know, it’s SHARK WEEK!  Click here to visit our new web store, where you can buy our limited edition “shark shirt” and all the goodies we’ve had available on this latest tour.

Stay tuned to our blog for more footage from life on the road.

Hasta la vista, baby!

TOUR DATES - Click here for more info and tickets!
Aug 7 – Tucson, AZ
Aug 8 – San Diego, CA
Aug 12 – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14 – San Francisco, CA
Aug 15 – Portland, OR
Aug 16 – Seattle, WA
Aug 19 – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 20 - Chicago, IL
Sep 4 - Edmonton, AB
Sep 5 - Squamish, BC
Sep 21 - Detroit, MI
Sep 22 - Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 23 - Milwaukee, WI
Sep 25 - Thunder Bay, ON
Sep 26 - Winnipeg, MB
Sep 27 - Saskatoon, SK
Sep 29 - Calgary, AB
Oct 2 - Vancouver, BC
Oct 3 - Victoria, BC
Oct 21 – Montreal, QC (with Phoenix)
Oct 22 – Toronto, ON (with Phoenix)

New Tour! New Championships! 21 July 2010

Tokyo Police Club kicks off their U.S. summer tour this week—check out the Shows page to find out when the band is playing near you.

And since it went over so well the first time around, TPC will also be continuing the Champ Championship at various stops on this run. Submit your ideas on the homepage for a chance to challenge the band and win free tickets, signed CDs and more!

Hungry for more?  Check out the Blog page for the play-by-play of the first Champ Championship in New York City- featuring Matt from Matt and Kim!  And stay tuned to the blog all summer for more Champ Championship footage and updates from the band on the road.

“Champ” Released in the UK on July 19th! 16 July 2010

Attention UK fans: Tokyo Police Club’s new album “Champ” will be released in the UK this Monday, July 19th!  Pick it up from any of the excellent retailers below.

Memphis Industries Shop


iTunes with Bonus Track

Rough Trade with Bonus Disc

Picadilly with Bonus Disc

Watch TPC on Letterman! 02 July 2010

Did you miss Tokyo Police Club’s Letterman performance (or want to see it again)?  Check out “Boots of Danger (Wait Up)” here!

Listen to Champ RIGHT NOW! 03 June 2010

It’s still one week before our new album is released on June 8th, but you can hear all of “Champ” this very moment!

Head over to MySpace to stream “Champ” in its entirety.

Consider it our little present to you.  Enjoy!

Breakneck Speed Video 19 May 2010

Check out the brand new video for “Breakneck Speed” RIGHT NOW on MySpace!


New Website 13 May 2010

hey, this is our new website!!!!

welcome, to it.

remember anglefire and geocities? well it’s no more of that stuff. no clip art or .GIFs. no advertisements in the top-right corner. MY ABS ARE FINE, thankyou. so make youself at home, look around. notice how rad it is. it’s a gateway to all things tokyo police club: you can look at practical things like shows and news. and then you can also make your way to our blog, get to our twitter, or our facebook/myspace pages if you wanna talk to other people who like us or if you wanna stream us at a party because your friend doesn’t have our cd. although if that’s the case, i suggest the drink-in-their-face and door-slamming-exit approach.

thanks a lot to Pat Brumfield at Normalcy for making it awesome.

peruse away!


UK and European Dates Cancelled/Rescheduled 11 May 2010

Hi Folks,
We regret to inform you that we need to reschedule or cancel all UK/European shows from May 30th-June 8th. We’ve already managed to reschedule our London Scala date for July 15th and will do our best to reschedule all the other dates in a timely manner. Please note we’ll still be playing the Immergut festival. Thanks for all of your support.

U.S. Tour With Passion Pit 17 March 2010

You may have seen a few dates in Texas and New York pop up recently… but now, the cat’s out of the bag.

We’re beyond excited to let all of you know that we’ll be spending three whole weeks in June on the road with our friends in Passion Pit. The tour will start in Atlanta on June 9th and end with two blowout shows in New York City on June 29th and 30th.

A special fan presale for many of the shows will take place THIS WEDNESDAY (3/17) at Noon. Visit http://tixx1.artistarena.com/tokyopoliceclub for more info.

It’s been too long, we’ll see you soon.


Tokyo Police Club at the WINTER OLYMPICS 09 November 2009

We’re honored and excited to announce that Tokyo Police Club will be a part of the 2010 Winter Olympics festivities in Canada!

The band will be playing two shows during the Olympics in February, one at the Whistler Live! site outside Vancouver and the other at Holland Park in Surrey. We’ll announce more details shortly, but for now you can check out the official webpages for each of the shows below.

We’ll see you soon, dear Canada!



Listen to a new Tokyo Police Club song! 01 November 2009

Dave plays a new song, and a helicopter drops by to listen— check it out at the blog!