Alternative rock and ska veterans from Orange County, The RX Bandits, played a solid show to fans in Ft Lauderdale as they set out on a new tour.

RX Bandits, formed in 1995, consists of original members Matt Embree (vocals/guitar) and Chris Tsagakis (drums). The current lineup is rounded out by Steve Choi (guitar) and Joseph Troy (bass), both who joined in 2001.

The band kicked off their North American headline tour at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Culture Room on July 12. The tour includes The Dear Hunter as co-headliner and will feature RX Bandits playing a mix of new and old material.

RX Bandits put on a great show to a packed house in the Culture Room. Their set with onstage energy. The audience was singing along and moshing. These guys know how to put on a good show and the fans responded accordingly.

In support was The Dear Hunter from Providence, Rhode Island. This band is composed of Casey Crescenzo (Vocals, Guitar), Nick Crescenzo (Drums, Vocals), Robert Parr (Guitar, Vocals), Connor Doyle (Guitar), Nick Sollecito (Bass), Maxwell Tousseau (Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals), and Matt Fazzi (Guitar). The Dear Hunter was a good solid group. Their progressive sound resonated well with the crowd and were a suitable opener for the night.

Photos by Keith Johnson

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Upcoming tour dates:
July 16 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
July 17 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
July 18 Springfield, VA Empire
July 19 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
July 20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
July 22 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
July 23 Boston, MA House of Blues
July 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
July 26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
July 27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 28 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
July 30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Aug 1 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Aug 2 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
Aug 4 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Aug 5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Aug 7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Aug 8 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
Aug 10 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Aug 11 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Aug 13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Aug 15 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Aug 16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Aug 17 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live