The band decided to dust off the old album and give it a proper release tour, playing it from front to back for a special 10-day run. All dates with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers. Special edition limited-edition covers available on the tour.
In 2009, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) released their debut LP, What It Takes to Move Forward, which, alongside fellow acts like Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, and Into It. Over It., helped give rise to the now burgeoning “Emo Reivial” scene. After it went out of print, the demand for a repress began growing and growing, until at last, Count Your Lucky Stars tracked down the missing pieces to make it a reality. The reissue features reworked album art and two additional bonus tracks, along with the updated and correct sequential order.
What It Takes to Move Forward Tour
JAN 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
JAN 30 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
JAN 31 – Lansing , MI @ TBA
FEB 02 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave
FEB 03 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
FEB 04 – Somerville, MA @ Cuisine En Local
FEB 05 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
FEB 06 – New York, NY @ Palisades
FEB 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House
FEB 08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - What It Takes to Move Forward Reissue