We can’t get enough of Office and their delicious melodies and catchy hooks on A Night at the Ritz, so you can imagine our excitement at the news today that our favorite Chicago quintet will be returning to the road in December for a brief tour of the Midwest and West Coast. Also newsworthy is Office’s participation in the “Chicago Youth Owning Their Future” benefit concert at the House of Blues on January 12 with everyone’s favorite ‘concious rapper’ Common. After the jump, December tour dates, Chicago Public Radio series information and benefit details.

(Photo by Lindsey Conroy)

OFFICE are excited to announce that they’ll be back on the road this
December, supporting their critically-acclaimed label debut, A NIGHT AT
THE RITZ (Scratchie/New Line Records), praised by Pitchfork Media for
its “massive, instantly memorable” choruses and “bright and colorful”
production. Kicking off December 8th at Denver’s Larimer Lounge, the
tour will include such highlights as a Club NME party in Los Angeles,
and a performance at the legendary Popscene party in San Francisco,
before wrapping up on December 21st, with a headlining show at
Chicago’s Metro. Following a short break for the holidays, OFFICE will
share the House of Blues’ stage with rapper and fellow Chicagoan Common
for the “Chicago Youth Owning Their Future” benefit concert on January
12th; while on January ninth, the band will kick off a special series
supporting Chicago Public Radio at the Biograph Theater in Lincoln
Park. The series, which takes part over a six-month period, will
feature a wide range of cultural figures and issues in Chicago.

OFFICE’s tour dates are as follows (* denotes a show with Via Audio & Tigercity):

December 8: Denver, CO @ The Larimer Lounge *
December 11: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
December 12: Los Angeles, CA @ Club NME (Spaceland) *
December 13: San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
December 15: Portland, OR @ The Town Lounge *
December 16: Seattle, WA @ The High Dive *
December 19: Minneapolis, MN @ The 400 Bar *
December 21: Chicago, IL @ The Metro