The Draft, the band featuring three-quarters of legendary punk band Hot Water Music, have announced a short two-week tour across the Eastern US this July. This will be the band’s first live shows in five years, with bassist Jason Black saying “We just decided, ‘why not?’ It’s a short, fun run and we like playing music together.” There is no further news as to whether this signals a forthcoming The Draft record at this time.

The dates are below.

7/17 – Washington, DC @ The Rock & Roll Hotel
7/18 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
7/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
7/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/23 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
7/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
7/26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird