Diet Cig Is “Thriving,” Thanks for Asking—Stream New Single, LA Date at Teragram Oct. 22

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Diet Cig — Photo by Emily Dubin

In case you were wondering, Diet Cig is doing great. On their new single, lead singer Alex Luciano is almost too eager to convince us of that fact. “Thriving” is the second cut from the band’s forthcoming record, Do You Wonder About Me?, due out May 1 on Frenchkiss Records. They will be headed on an extensive tour across Europe then North America; Diet Cig’s last stop will be at the Teragram Ballroom on October 22.

““Thriving” is a cathartic, campy release of feelings. It’s about the duality of absolutely THRIVING without someone but also desperately wanting them to notice you doing so. Inspired by the melodrama of reality TV and musical theater, we wanted the song to bounce back and forth between a lavish personal anthem and the anguish of feeling forever beholden to others opinions.”  

Diet Cig is the perfect dose of pop-punk. “Thriving” is a song that puts all their principles front-and-center, from their dedication to crunching guitars to Luciano’s deceptively delicate vocals, which are a Diet Cig hallmark. As the opener, the new track defines their record: an ode to youth where they wallow in nostalgia and vulnerability.

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Diet Cig Tour

Apr 30 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East (instore/album release show)
May 2 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
May 4 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
May 5 – Manchester, UK @ YES
May 6 – London, UK @ Camden Assembly SOLD OUT
May 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer # ^
May 15 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat # ^
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # ^
May 18 – Providence, RI @ The Met # ^
May 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair # ^
May 21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz # ^
May 22 – Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club # ^
May 23 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground # ^
May 24 – London, ON @ Rum Runners # ^
May 26 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx # ^
May 27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # ^
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line # ^
May 29 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill # ^
May 30 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar # ^
June 2 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar # ^
June 3 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle # ^
June 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell # ^
June 5 – Durham, NC @ Motorco #
June 6 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern #
June 24 -28 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
Oct 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Oct 6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward
Oct 7 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Oct 8 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
Oct 10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Oct 14 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Oct 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct 18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Oct 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

# = w/ Sad13
^ = w/ Thin Lips

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