Aqueous have had a huge year in 2017, touring from coast-to-coast, performing in support of Umphrey’s McGee, rocking their own headlining club dates, and playing to packed stages at national festivals like Peach Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival. After a relentless year on the road, it comes as welcome news that the Buffalo-bred band will return to their hometown for a special performance on New Year’s Eve. On Sunday, December 31, Aqueous will ring in the new year at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.Last month, the band released a brand new studio single, “Weight of the Word,” which is Aqueous’ first studio cut since their 2014 album Cycles. Earlier this year, Aqueous released their live record, Element Pt. I, which compiles fan-selected cuts from their 2017 Spring tour. The second installment, containing selections from their Spring 2017 run, as well as those from this Summer, is expected in the coming months.See below for a full list of Aqueous’s tour dates, and join them in celebrating 2017 while welcoming 2018 at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY. Tickets are currently on sale and available here.AQUEOUS // Tour Dates9/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam9/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry9/14 – Madison, WI – The Frequency9/15 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Mousetrap9/22 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/23 & 9/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Comes Alive9/29 – Glens Falls – The Summit – Queensbury Hotel9/30 – Canton, NY – Java Barn10/24 – Wilmington, NC – The Calico Room10/25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House10/28 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween10/31 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco11/1 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt11/2 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall11/3 – Covington, KY – Octave11/4 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street11/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall11/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café Back Room11/18 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply Parliament Room12/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom1/17 – 1/22 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise
“As you know, I pulled out of the tournament yesterday in support of racial injustice and continued police violence,” Osaka said in a statement first reported by Britain’s The Guardian and The New York Times.”I was [and am] ready and prepared to concede the match to my opponent.”However, after my announcement and lengthy consultation with the WTA and USTA, I have agreed at their request to play on Friday.”They offered to postpone all matches until Friday and in my mind that brings more attention to the movement. Topics : “I want to thank the WTA and the tournament for their support.”In her statement on Wednesday, Osaka had said she was not ready to play tennis following the Blake shooting.”Before I am an athlete, I am a black woman. And as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka said.”I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction.”Her move came after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game over the shooting, forcing the league to halt Wednesday’s schedule of postseason fixtures. Japan’s Naomi Osaka reversed her decision to withdraw from the WTA Western & Southern Open semi-finals on Thursday, saying she will now play the match that has been rearranged for Friday.The two-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement on Wednesday that she had pulled out of her last-four clash with Belgium’s Elise Mertens in protest at the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.However, after WTA and ATP chiefs announced a suspension of play at the tournament following anger over Blake’s shooting, Osaka said she has now changed her mind.