Over the past six months, indie-pop band Tennis has been busy touring in the states and abroad to promote their sophomore album “Young & Old.” The husband-and-wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley will stop by D.C. on Oct. 8 to play a headlining set at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
As of late, the now four-piece band has been on a short break, finding comfort in their hometown of Denver, Colo. but will soon hit the road again and return to touring. Their set at the Rock & Roll will be their second at the venue, though their previous show didn’t go as smoothly as planned. The first time Tennis performed at Rock & Roll Hotel, Moore was sick and ended up choosing an audience member to join her onstage and help sing “Marathon,” a single from their 2010 debut album, “Cape Dory.” The second time at Black Cat, the band struggled with sound problems.
“We have a history of really awkward shows in D.C.,” Moore told the Eagle.
Concert attendees should expect Tennis’ sound live to deviate from that on the album.
“Some elements [of the album] can’t be duplicated live,” Moore said.
She points to “Young & Old” single “It All Feels The Same” as her favorite new song to play live.
“Live performances are always such a rewarding experience,” Moore said.
Tennis fans won’t need to wait long to hear more from Moore and Riley, as the band plans to return to the studio this winter after their tour ends.
“I’m really excited. This is our last tour of the year for this record,” Moore said. “I am so proud of how far we’ve come … I never expected for us to be here.”