Camp Cope – The Opener

Labels:Run For Cover Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:40
From the Album:The Opener
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rock,Specialty,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Feb 18 2019 12:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Mar 05 2019 00:00:00

“ 'The Opener' is a manifesto of survival" – PITCHFORK 

"Stunning and deeply gratifying" –NPR

"[Their] songs have an unrestrained gusto that will empower more women to tell their own stories" –The Guardian

Best of 2018 lists: Pitchfork, BillboardNPRThe GuardianStereogumBandcampBrooklyn Vegan & more. 

Watch live performances fromKEXPNPR Tiny Desk + Audiotree!

Airplay from: KDHX, KEXP, KNRK, Sirius The Loft, WFUV, WXPN + more!

Melbourne, Australia's Camp Cope are excited to announce their first full North America headlining tour. It kicks off in mid-April and sees the band playing some of their biggest shows on these shores to date including Brooklyn's Warsaw. 


Camp Cope's 2018 critically acclaimed, ARIA-nominated sophomore full-length How to Socialise & Make Friends (Run For Cover Records) anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth, resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself – with "The Opener" as the centrepiece. It celebrates the joys of being an independent unit and knowing who you are, and love felt towards friends; the women who shape you, and women working together to find strength in numbers.

The album received a slew of "Best of 2018" accolades including Brooklyn Vegan (#1 Best Album of 2018), Pitchfork (Best Rock Albums of 2018; ‘The Opener’ #24 Best Song of 2018), Billboard (#16 Best Rock Album of 2018), Bandcamp (#23 Best Albums of 2018), Stereogum (#41 Best Albums of 2018), The Guardian (Best Albums of 2018), and NPR (‘All Songs Considered’) Listeners Top 100 Albums of 2018).

Camp Cope is a band whose work far extends that which happens on stage, or in the recording studio. They use their resilience and strength to fight for the betterment for the music industry and related communities, and have proven that they aren’t afraid to put their heads on the chopping block to do so. Shortly after releasing their acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2016, Camp Cope launched the It Takes One campaign to say enough is enough: no more sexual and physical assault at shows. The widely-covered campaign continues to drive conversation around safe spaces at live music events, including the implementation of an ongoing safe spaces Hotline initiative at Laneway Festival in Australia.

They’re a band that takes action – they say no, they stand their ground, they take up space, and the audience can feel the power from those words. They unite in a space that is truly equal as they scream back every word, arms in the air, veins pulsating. You can feel it in the air. It doesn’t just feel like a show – it feels like an uprising.

Tour Dates:
4/19 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College
4/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
4/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
4/24 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
4/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
4/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
5/01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
5/03 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite
5/04 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/05 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/07 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
5/08 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
5/09 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
5/11 – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown
5/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/14 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
5/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
5/18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
5/21 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
5/22 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club


Shannon Kurlander
Head of Radio Promotion
Terrorbird Media


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