October 2021 Tour in France Postponed

Chers amis de France,
Je n’arrive pas à croire que je suis en train de taper ceci, deux semaines à peine avant notre spectacle à Lille. Mais nous venons d’apprendre que notre tournée française d’octobre prochain doit être repoussée. J’ai arrêté de compter le nombre de tournées que nous avons dû déplacer pendant cette pandémie, mais celle-ci est la plus difficile.
Cela nous brise le cœur. On voulait vraiment jouer ces concerts. Nous avons quand-même une bonne nouvelle: nous ferons une nouvelle série de dates plus longue en mai/juin 2022, et nous sommes convaincus que cette fois, nous pourrons monter à nouveau sur scène.
Je veux profiter de cette occasion, non seulement pour vous demander pardon pour nouvelle annulation et pour tous les arrangements que vous avez dû faire pour venir, mais aussi pour dire que nous ne considérons pas votre loyauté (ou celle de n’importe lequel de nos fans) pour acquise. Vous nous avez fait le meilleur des accueils et témoigné le plus grand des soutiens tellement de fois. Rien de tout ce qui nous arrive ne serait possible sans vous. Nous avons appris à connaître un grand nombre d’entre vous personnellement, mais on vous aime tous et on est conscients de la chance qu’on a.
Nous voulons rester positifs et nous espérons que vous le pourrez aussi. Portez-vous bien et rendez-vous au printemps prochain !
So much love,
Matthew Caws, au nom de Nada Surf
(on m’a aidé avec les accents et la grammaire, mais le message est le mien 💔🙏❤️)


Dear friends in France, 

I can’t believe I’m typing this, just two weeks before our show in Lille, but we’ve just learned that the October tour is being postponed. I have lost count of how many tours we’ve had to move during this pandemic, but this is the hardest one. 

We are heartbroken. We really wanted to play these shows. But we have good news: we have a new and longer set of dates in May/June 2022, and our confidence is very high that we’ll be able to take the stage then.

I want to take this opportunity not only to apologize for the cancellation and for effort of any plans you made, but to say that we don’t at all take your loyalty (or that of any of our fans) for granted. You have given us the greatest welcome and support time and time again. None of this would be possible without you. We have gotten to know a great number of you personally but you all mean the world to us. We know how lucky we are.

We’re going to stay positive and hope you can too. Stay safe and healthy and see you in the spring!

so much love,


“Cycle Through” / RSD

We’re super-excited about “Cycle Through,” which is a “Never Not Together” companion collection. 

As well as three new songs that there wasn’t room for on the album, it has an orchestra/choir version of “Looking For You,” the extended short-film version of “Just Wait,” and Spanish, French and acoustic takes on “So Much Love.” 
It will be available on vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day this coming weekend. 
It will be available everywhere physically and digitally later this fall. We’ll make more fuss about it then : ) Meanwhile, enjoy supporting your local record store!
xo Nada Surf

Rescheduled US Dates

We were hoping not to have to do this, but we’re officially rescheduling our April / May North American tour dates to November 2021. We are hopeful that these dates will happen. New shows are listed below. If we weren’t able to include your city on this run please contact the original point of purchase for a refund. Tickets for Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cambridge and Brooklyn go on sale Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience if you had already made travel plans.

Nov 3 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 4 Mr Small’s, Millvale, PA
Nov 5 Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
Nov 6 Cafe Campus, Montreal
Nov 7 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
Nov 8 Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
Nov 9 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 11 Old Rock House, St Louis, MO
Nov 13 Cedar Cultural Ctr, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 14 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Nov 15 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Nov 16 Otto Bar, Baltimore, MD
Nov 17 The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Nov 18 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Nov 19 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ
Nov 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (early show)

Nada Surf – Live at the Henry Fonda Theatre, 2006


In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of ‘The Weight is a Gift’ we’re excited to share this recently discovered vintage broadcast of a show from ‘The Weight Is A Gift’ tour.

Recorded in February of 2006 at Los Angeles’ Henry Fonda Theater, here’s the original broadcast along with some newly uncovered (and unaired footage!), in all its non-widescreen glory. (Please note, there are some cuts in the footage due to the commercial breaks that it originally aired with).

“Never Not Together” Twitter Listening Party

Join the band on Friday, December 18 at 10pm UK / 5pm EST / 2pm PST for a “Never Not Together” Tim’s Twitter Listening Party! twitter/LlSTENlNG_PARTY
if you’ve never participated in one of these, you might love it. everyone listens to the whole album at the same time while the band tweets out thoughts and stories and photos. a really cool way to hang out together apart!

“Never Not Together” Deluxe Version Release Day

The digital, deluxe version of “Never Not Together” is out today! It includes three new songs, an orchestral version of “Looking for You” and acoustic, Spanish and French versions of “So Much Love.” Stream or download the album here

Bonus Track Listing: 
  1. So Much Love – Acoustic
  2. Between the Wars
  3. Stories Going ‘Round
  4. Under the Linden Tree
  5. Looking for You  – Orchestral
  6. Tanto Amor (So Much Love)
  7. Tant d’Amour (So Much Love)

“Just Wait” Music Film / “Never Not Together” Deluxe Release

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We’re excited to announce the release of the “Just Wait” music film. Directed by Mark Pellington, the piece is interspersed with philosophical meditations written by Peter Caws and read by him and Matthew. 

It is an optimistic, philosophical film, hinting at themes of endurance and memory, patience and perspective.
Also, we’re announcing the release of a digital, deluxe version of “Never Not Together” on November 13th. It includes three brand new songs, an orchestral version of “Looking For You” and acoustic, Spanish and French versions of “So Much Love.” You can pre-save the album today and listen to the new song “Stories Going ‘Round” here.
Bonus Track Listing: 
  1. So Much Love – Acoustic
  2. Between the Wars
  3. Stories Going ‘Round 
  4. Under the Linden Tree
  5. Looking for You – Orchestral
  6. Tanto Amor (So Much Love)
  7. Tant d’Amour (So Much Love)
Photo credit: Jess Lomas

Statement Regarding Nada Surf’s show on Wednesday, March 11 at La Cigale in Paris

Suite aux nouvelles dispositions mises en place concernant le Coronavirus qui interdisent les rassemblement de plus de 1000 personnes en lieu confiné, nous avons décidé avec Nada Surf, de maintenir le concert à la Cigale, ce mercredi 11 mars.
Afin d’éviter une annulation ou un report, le groupe a décidé d’effectuer 2 représentations identiques dans la soirée : une à 19h00 et une à 21h15.
Nous ferons entrer une première moitié du public sur le concert de 19h00 et les personnes suivantes sur celui de 21h15.
Ces horaires correspondent au début de chaque concert, l’ouverture des portes pour celui de 19h00 se fera à 18h00 et à 20h45 pour celui de 21h15.
Nous demandons aux personnes pouvant arriver tôt de se présenter pour le premier concert afin d’assurer l’accès à tout le monde aux deux shows.
Merci d’avance de votre compréhension.

Due to the Coronavirus situation in France that forbid all closed events above 1000 people, we decided to maintain Nada Surf concert in Paris on Wednesday, March 11th.
In order to avoid a cancelation or report, the band decided to do two identical shows on the same night : one at 7.00pm and one at 9.15pm.
A first half of the audience will be able to get in for the first show at 7.00pm and the other half for the 9.15pm show.
Those are the timings when the band will get on stage, doors opening for the 7.00pm show will be at 6.00pm and at 8.45pm for the 9.15pm show.
We ask people that are able to be there early to come for the first show so we can guarantee access to the shows for everyone.
Thank you all for your understanding.


New “So Much Love” Video and Fan Contest

Check out the new video for ‘So Much Love’ here:

And today we’re announcing a fan video contest for the track. 
From Matthew:
“I’ve described this song so many different ways. It’s about good will between people, it’s about our ability to find positivity even while in difficult circumstances, about seeing beauty everywhere by working to reframe our judgement. We’re good at feeling good and we’re good at feeling bad and we can spend a lifetime navigating that. All this is why it would be so exciting for us to see your interpretation of the song!” 

The band will select one entry as the winning video and promote that video via their socials and web site. In addition, the winner will receive a Fender Player Telecaster from Fender Guitars and a selection of merchandise and vinyl from Nada Surf. Fans and video makers interested in submitting their work must post their work on YouTube on or before April 30th with the hashtag #SoMuchLove.

“I’ve always believed that how someone hears a song is just as valid as what the writer was feeling when they wrote it. If it makes you want to make something, please do, we’d be thrilled!”

‘Never Not Together’ Out Today!

So excited that our new album ‘Never Not Together’ is out today!
Stream or purchase the album here:
‘Never Not Together’ feels like an old friend open to new tricks. Familiar bittersweet flavours are sensitively tweaked but Nada Surf’s cathartic heartbursts remains in perfect harmony.” MOJO – 4 stars ★★★★
“What sets Nada Surf apart is the unguarded quality of singer-guitarist Matthew Caws’ songwriting, which dwells on love, friendship, and the desire for connection with a warmth and honesty that go perfectly with his melodies, steeped in the careful prettiness of the Go-Betweens and the no-frills formal consistency of Spoon.” Rolling Stone
“Majestic… From the moment the heartwarming jangle of ‘So Much Love’ starts this record off, these nine iridescent anthems serve to offer at least partial escape from the modern world. Matthew Caws’ deeply philosophical and moving lyrics seem to capture the very essence of life and humanity.” Record Collector – 4 stars ★★★★

‘Never Not Together’ Album Announce. New US + Canada dates added

We’re over the moon about the announce of our new album ‘Never Not Together’ out February 7th on Barsuk / City Slang Records. You can preorder the album and listen to the first single ‘Something I Should Do’ here: nadasurf.lnk.to/nevernottogether

Never Not Together Track Listing: 
1. So Much Love
2. Come Get Me
3. Live Learn and Forget
4. Just Wait
5. Something I Should Do
6. Looking For You
7. Crowded Star
8. Mathilda
9. Ride In The Unknown
May / June tour dates – on sale Friday, November 22
21 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
22 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
25 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
27 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
3 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
7 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag

Spring 2020 UK / EU Tour Dates

We’re excited to announce our Spring 2020 UK / EU tour dates. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 3rd at 11am CET. More dates will be announced soon. 

25 Feb Cambridge, UK J2
27 Feb Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
04 Mar Valencia, ES Sala Moon
05 Mar Murcia, ES Sala REM
06 Mar Madrid, ES La Riviera
07 Mar Bilbao, ES Antxokia
08 Mar Pamplona, ES Zentral
12 Mar London, UK Electric Ballroom
13 Mar Manchester, UK Academy 3
14 Mar Dublin, IE Button Factory
15 Mar Glasgow, UK St Luke’s

01 Apr Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
02 Apr Brussels, BE Orangerie Botanique
03 Apr Hannover, DE Swiss Life Hall*
04 Apr Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee*
05 Apr Vienna, AT Arena
06 Apr Stuttgart, DE Wizemann
07 Apr Milan, IT Santeria Toscana
08 Apr Zurich, CH Dynamo
09 Apr Munich, DE Mufatthalle
10 Apr Berlin, DE Columbiahalle*
11 Apr Berlin, DE Metropol
12 Apr Hamburg, DE Fabrik
14 Apr Stockholm, SW Nalen
15 Apr Oslo, NO John Dee
16 Apr Copenhagen, DK Vega
17 Apr Bremen, DK Pier 2*
18 Apr Dortmund, DE Warsteiner MH*

* Special Guests of Madsen

Photo: Annie Dressner

Jan / Feb 2020 US Tour Announce

After a long break from the road we’re excited to announce our first US tour in 2020.

We’ll be joined by some great support acts including Apex Manor, Aaron Lee Tasjan (solo) and Lees of Memory.

A fan pre-sale begins Wednesday at 11am local venue time (password: NADASURF), and general on-sale is Friday at 11am local venue time.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Ticket info: http://bit.ly/2xmBVsR

Photo credit: Annie Dressner