Marty Clear

We the Kings schedule St. Petersburg date

One of the biggest bands to ever come out of Bradenton is heading out on tour.

We the Kings, the great local alt-pop band that hit the big-time in 2007 with their platinum single "Check Yes Juliet," has announced a new tour Florida tour that kicks off in early December. They won't be coming to Bradenton, but they'll be in St. Petersburg on Dec. 13.

We the Kings were on the Vans Warped Tour this summer, but they'll be sounding quite a bit different on this road trip. The tour's called "Stripped" and the band will be playing acoustic versions of their songs.

The tour has one non-Florida stop, in Missouri on Nov. 8. Then in December We the Kings play six Florida dates, in Tallahassee (Dec. 4), Jacksonville (Dec. 5), Gainesville (Dec. 7), Fort Lauderdale (Dec. 12), St. Petersburg (Dec. 13) and Orlando (Dec. 14).

The St. Petersburg show is at Local 662, at 662 Central Ave.

The band's website ( says that "limited tickets" will be available Oct. 10, which is today. They'll run you $20 plus service charge.

For information, call 727-258-4829 or go to

-- Marty Clear