Tennis pack the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles amidst colorful lights and ’70s vibes

At a packed Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the curtains rose at exactly 10:15 to welcome Tennis. I arrived fashionably late, but managed to make my way through the excited crowd just in time to catch the Denver based indie dream pop duo’s first song, “No Exit.”

The colorful lights along with the rhythm of the song (and of course, frontwoman Alaina Moore’s hair) made for a perfect night of swaying to the band’s 70s vibes.

Tennis’ latest independent release is We Can Die Happy, a five-song EP that was released less a week before the show. The EP touches base on human emotion and relationships while keeping steady hand on the ethereal, timeless, and almost throwback sound that fans have grown familiar with.

By the time Tennis had finished both their set and encore, the clock was nearing 12AM. Instead of drifting to the responsiblities that awaited them in the morning though, it was clear that everyone’s mind was still living in the dreamland that the band created.

Upcoming Tour Dates: 
Nov. 24 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
Nov. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Nov. 27 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Nov. 29 – Eugene, OR – Hi-Fi Music Hall
Nov. 30 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Dec. 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater
Dec. 2 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
Jan. 6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 10 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Jan. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan. 13 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan. 15 – Indianapolis, IN – the Hi-Fi
Jan. 16 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 18 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club Theatre
Jan. 19 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Jan. 20 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Jan. 21 – Boston, MA – Royale (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jan. 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Jan. 30 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Feb. 1 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
Feb. 2 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Feb. 3 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

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Tennis pack the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles amidst colorful lights and ’70s vibes

At a packed Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the curtains rose at exactly 10:15 to welcome Tennis. I arrived fashionably late, but managed to make my way through the excited crowd just in time to catch the Denver based indie dream pop duo’s first song, “No Exit.”

The colorful lights along with the rhythm of the song (and of course, frontwoman Alaina Moore’s hair) made for a perfect night of swaying to the band’s 70s vibes.

Tennis’ latest independent release is We Can Die Happy, a five-song EP that was released less a week before the show. The EP touches base on human emotion and relationships while keeping steady hand on the ethereal, timeless, and almost throwback sound that fans have grown familiar with.

By the time Tennis had finished both their set and encore, the clock was nearing 12AM. Instead of drifting to the responsiblities that awaited them in the morning though, it was clear that everyone’s mind was still living in the dreamland that the band created.

Upcoming Tour Dates: 
Nov. 24 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
Nov. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Nov. 27 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Nov. 29 – Eugene, OR – Hi-Fi Music Hall
Nov. 30 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Dec. 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater
Dec. 2 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
Jan. 6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 10 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Jan. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan. 13 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan. 15 – Indianapolis, IN – the Hi-Fi
Jan. 16 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 18 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club Theatre
Jan. 19 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Jan. 20 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Jan. 21 – Boston, MA – Royale (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jan. 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Jan. 30 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Feb. 1 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
Feb. 2 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Feb. 3 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

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