Copeland, Lakeland’s favorite indie band, is going on a nationwide tour, its first in more than five years. The Lakeland-based band will play 25 major cities in 32 days beginning Nov. 5, ending the tour with a show at The Social in Orlando on Dec. 6.

Tickets go on sale Friday; prices have not been posted yet. VIP packages, already on sale, include $90 for the show, swag and a private acoustic set for no more than 20 fans at each stop. Another 10 fans will have access to all that plus twin vinyl. 

The band surprised fans last fall by releasing its fifth studio album, Ixora, six years after breaking up. Since then, they’ve played a 16-show tour with Parramore and a couple of dates near home, including a November show at The Social and a concert for hometown fans in April at a nearly sold-out Polk Theatre.

Tyler, Texas-based Eisley opens for Copeland on the upcoming tour. Also on the bill: Vancouver-based We Are the City.

A tweet from Eisley singer/songwriter Sherri DuPree Bemis and a reply from Copland leader Aaron Marsh of Lakeland:

`The tour starts in Nashville and takes the bands on a counter-clockwise tour of the U.S., stopping in cities like Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles (where they play at the storied Troubadour), New Orleans and Atlanta.

I’ve reached out to Marsh for comment and will add to this story when I hear back from him.

Check the video for Copeland’s “I Can Make You Feel Young Again,” released in May:

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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