Imperial Teen's Concert History

Imperial Teen was formed in San Francisco in 1995 by Roddy Bottum (keyboard player for Faith No More), Lynn Perko, Jone Stebbins and Will Schwartz. A pop aesthetic of crunchy guitar riffs and classic boy/girl harmonies quickly developed, finding all four members switching off on instruments and taking turns behind the mic. The band had barely been playing together for six months when they landed their first record deal (London / Universal) and found themselves in the studio.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Aug 02, 2019 Imperial Teen / The Younger Lovers Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California, United States
Jul 24, 2019 –
Jul 27, 2019
Merge 30  
The Mountain Goats / Hiss Golden Messenger / H.C. McEntire / The Rock*A*Teens / Escape-ism / Superchunk / Fucked Up / Sacred Paws / Lambchop / Swearin' / Fruit Bats / Little Screams / Titus Andronicus / Wye Oak / A Giant Dog / Imperial Teen / William Tyler / Mike Krol / The Essex Green / Telekinesis / Ex Hex / Ibibio Sound Machine / Waxahatchee / Gauche / Destroyer / Spider Bags / Sneaks / The Spinanes / Apex Manor / Joyero / The Tip Tops Show all bands
Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
Jul 25, 2014 Merge 25 / Destroyer / Wye Oak / The Mountain Goats / Imperial Teen   Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
Jul 23, 2014 –
Jul 26, 2014
Merge 25: 25th Anniversary Music Festival  
Lambchop / Mount Moriah / William Tyler / Flesh Wounds / Superchunk / Reigning Sound / The Rock*A*Teens / The Clientele / Telekinesis / Hiss Golden Messenger / Amor De Dias / Destroyer / Wye Oak / The Mountain Goats / David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s / Imperial Teen / Hospitality / Saint Rich / Neutral Milk Hotel / Caribou / Teenage Fanclub / Teenage Fanclub / Bob Mould / Mikal Cronin / Ex Hex / The Love Language / Vertical Scratchers Show all bands
Multiple Venues (Durham/Carrboro) Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
Jul 23, 2014 –
Jul 26, 2014
Merge 25 Festival 2014   Unknown venue Durham, North Carolina, United States
Dec 31, 2013 Imperial Teen / Breeders Mohawk Park Austin, Texas, United States
Jun 16, 2013 IOW Festival 2013 Sunday  
Blondie / Bon Jovi / Imperial Teen / Young Guns / Paloma Faith / The Boomtown Rats / Kodaline / Alistair Barrie / Benny Boot / Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel / Little Angels
Seaclose Park Newport, Isle of Wight
Jun 13, 2013 –
Jun 16, 2013
Isle of Wight Festival 2013  
The Killers / Ellie Goulding / Bastille / Bon Jovi / The Script / Fun. / Bloc Party / Ben Howard / Blondie / Emeli Sandé / Jake Bugg / The Stone Roses / Paloma Faith / The Maccabees / Lianne La Havas / Rizzle Kicks / Sub Focus / Paul Weller / Bonnie Raitt / Everything Everything / Happy Mondays / Modestep / Delilah / The Boomtown Rats / Palma Violets / Benga / Young Guns / Republica / Kids In Glass Houses / Levellers / Alex Metric / The Farm / Willy Moon / Imperial Teen / Damian Lazarus / Russ Chimes / Steve Forbert / Liz Lawrence / The Blockheads / Hugh Cornwell / Tankus the Henge / The Greg Foat Group / Plastic Mermaids / Smokey Bastard / Ian Hunter & The Rant Band / Knocking Ghost / Newton Faulker / Pip Mountjoy / Bitr8 / The Bear Social / Ba•Dow / Weatherkings / Floella Grace (Band) Show all bands
Seaclose Park Isle of Wight, England
Oct 13, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012  
M83 / Girl Talk / Public Enemy / Best Coast / Toro Y Moi / Wild Belle / Grimes / The xx / Ty Segall / Joanna Newsom / Los Campesinos! / Porter Robinson / Divine Fits / Tycho / The Presets / SBTRKT / K.Flay / Gossip / Matthew Dear / Hospitality / Imperial Teen / The Coup / Dirty Ghosts‏ / AraabMuzik / The War on Drugs / Trevor Powers Show all bands
Treasure Island San Francisco, California, United States
Oct 13, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012   Treasure Island San Francisco, California, United States
Oct 13, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Treasure Island Music Festival 2012   Treasure Island San Francisco, California, United States
Sep 27, 2012 –
Sep 29, 2012
Midpoint Music Festival 2012  
Grizzly Bear / Lord Huron / Andrew Bird / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Sleigh Bells / Best Coast / Dinosaur Jr. / The Growlers / Dirty Projectors / The Antlers / Tennis / Cloud Nothings / Wild Belle / Hundred Waters / Shovels & Rope / The Walkmen / Craft Spells / Lower Dens / Julia Holter / Here We Go Magic / Hospitality / Night Beds / Frankie Rose / Laetitia Sadier / Zeus / White Arrows / Carousel / Eternal Summers / Army Navy / Imperial Teen / JC Brooks Band / Willis Earl Beal / You Won't / Stepdad / Sean Bones / TEEN / Rich Aucoin / Pomegranates / Golden Boy / Cold Showers / The Black Belles / Wooden Wand / Pujol / Cheyenne Marie Mize / Tim Easton / The Two Man Gentlemen Band / Sidewalk Chalk / Holy Ghost Tent Revival / Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys / Lightning Love / Stagnant Pools / Dirty Bourbon River Show / F. Stokes / Belle Histoire / Demo's / Denney and the Jets / Bethesda / Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor / Yearbook Committee / Enemy Planes / Bonesetters / Young Heirlooms / Old Hundred / Hume / Sam Goodwill / Blackboard Nails / Jonas Friddle and the Majority / Dawn Hiatt / Len's Lounge Show all bands
Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Jul 21, 2012 UMS
Imperial Teen
3 Kings Tavern Denver, Colorado, United States
Mar 14, 2012 –
Mar 17, 2012
SXSW 2012  
Paul Williams / Shawn Fanning / Sean Parker / Alex Winter / Michael Kiwanuka / Alabama Shakes / HoneyHoney / Brendan Benson / Fiona Apple / Bleu / Christopher Cross / Guy Forsyth / Doug Benson / Allen Stone / Ed Sheeran / Vintage Trouble / ZZ Ward / fun. / Pete Holmes / Hacienda / Jack Black / Lionel Richie / Eve 6 / Cage The Elephant / The Dunwells / Freedy Johnston / Gary Clark, Jr. / Todd Snider / JD McPherson / Bruce Springsteen / Ann & Nancy Wilson / Steven Greenberg / Bob Gruen / J. Roddy Walston & The Business / Zak Waters / Dan Dyer / Gardens & Villa / Shannon McNally / The Little Willies / Hellogoodbye / Kaiser Chiefs / Diane Birch / The Stone Foxes / 50 Cent / Tenacious D / Skrillex / Van Hunt / Say Anything / Punch Brothers / Ben Kweller / Blitzen Trapper / Jason Sklar / Hudson Moore / Zak Waters / Imperial Teen / The Sheepdogs / Kat Edmonson / Asher Roth / Jack White / Shooter Jennings / Tom Morello / Rhett Miller / Tia Carrera / Tyrone Wells / The Cult / Nikka Costa / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Keane Show all bands
Multiple Venues Austin, Texas, United States
Feb 21, 2012 –
Feb 26, 2012
Noise Pop 2012  
The Flaming Lips / Grimes / Sleigh Bells / Die Antwoord / Surfer Blood / Built to Spill / The Dodos / Wye Oak / Matthew Dear / Cursive / The Budos Band / Class Actress / Two Gallants / Cate Le Bon / Jolie Holland / Thao / Archers Of Loaf / The Lonely Forest / Imperial Teen / Craig Finn / Christie Front Drive / She’s / Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames / Laura Veirs and the Tumble Bees Show all bands
San Francisco, California, United States
Jul 22, 2009 –
Jul 26, 2009
XX Merge 2009  
Spoon / She & Him / M. Ward / The Magnetic Fields / Wye Oak / Destroyer / Telekinesis / Lambchop / Superchunk / The Clientele / The Rosebuds / Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band / Imperial Teen / Lou Barlow / American Music Club / Polvo / Richard Buckner / The Broken West / The Essex Green / The Ladybug Transistor / The Music Tapes / Radar Brothers / Versus / Oakley Hall / spent / Guv'ner / Pipe / Erectus Monotone / Matt Suggs / Tenement Halls / Portastic Show all bands
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Jul 22, 2009 –
Jul 26, 2009
XX Merge: Merge Records 20th Anniversary  
Pure / Lou Barlow / Oakley Hall / The Clientele / The Magnetic Fields / The Rosebuds / Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band / The Broken West / Richard Buckner / Guv'ner / Versus / 3Ds / Superchunk / The Essex Green / Spent / Lambchop / Polvo / Pipe / Spoon / The Music Tapes / Portastatic / Matt Suggs / Tenement Halls / Radar Bros. / Telekinesis / Eretus Monotone / Ladybug Transistor / M. Ward / Destroyer / Imperial Teen / Wye Oak / American Music Club / She & Him Show all bands
Cat's Cradle; Orange County Social Club; and Memorial Hall at UNC Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
Mar 14, 2007 South By Southwest - Merge Records Showcase
The Broken West / The Rosebuds / Oakley Hall / Imperial Teen / The Ladybug Transistor
Antone's Austin, Texas, United States
Aug 29, 2003 –
Sep 01, 2003
Bumbershoot 2003   Unknown venue Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 25, 2003 –
Mar 03, 2003
Noise Pop 2003  
Cat Power / OK Go / M. Ward / Calexico / The Mountain Goats / Minus the Bear / Rooney / Joanna Newsom / The Donnas / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Tortoise / The Von Bondies / Camper Van Beethoven / Har Mar Superstar / The Blood Brothers / John Vanderslice / The Dirtbombs / Folk Implosion / Crooked Fingers / Film School / Imperial Teen / Smog / Hot Rod Circuit / The Locust / Kelley Stoltz / Trans Am / Tsunami Bomb / Starflyer 59 / Dead Moon / Mia Doi Todd / The Jealous Sound / The Go / Creeper Lagoon / The Velvet Teen / Nicolai Dunger / Erase Errata / No Knife / Onelinedrawing / The Cuts / The Court And Spark / The Librarians / Nik Freitas / Tussle / Hockey Night / Communique / Milemarker / Peggy Honeywell / Hudson Bell / Crime In Choir / Pattern / The Roots Of Orchis / Time Spent Driving / Built Like Alaska / Fast Forward / Citizens Here and Abroad / Stratford 4 / Western / Ill Lit / The Rattlesnakes / Alaska (UK) / Eleventeen / On the Speakers / The Sermon / Truxton / The Rum Diary / The Swords Project / The Kirby Grips / Downway / The Pleased / Firecracker / Replicator / The Junior Panthers / Trackstar / Under A Dying Sun / Madelia / Fojimoto / Fields Of Gaffney / Whysall Lane / Ceramic Isles Show all bands
San Francisco, California, United States
Jul 16, 2002 The Breeders / Imperial Teen / poster children Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
Oct 23, 2001 The Breeders / Imperial Teen Slim's San Francisco, California, United States
Sep 03, 1999 –
Sep 06, 1999
Bumbershoot 1999  
Black Eyed Peas / Death Cab for Cutie / Queens of the Stone Age / The Roots / Cake / Violent Femmes / Macy Gray / Pavement / Everlast / Steve Winwood / Jimmy Cliff / Emmylou Harris / Indigo Girls / R.E.M. / Tom Tom Club / Sonic Youth / Loudon Wainwright III / Saul Williams / Son Volt / janis ian / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / the Gourds / Cibo Matto / Alejandro Escovedo / Oleander / Robyn Hitchcock / Rocket from the Crypt / The Pretty Things / Imperial Teen / Los Van Van / Roy Harper / Tuck and Patti / Oliver Mtukudzi / BeauSoleil / Olodum / Red Elvises / Kathy Griffin / Sinead Lohan / Billy Bragg and the Blokes / Lo'jo / The Rankins / Mojo Nixon And The Toadliquors / The Damnations TX / Pharoah Sanders Quartet / Mickey Hart And Planet Drum / Iqu / Kate and Anna McGarrigle / Sista Monica / Bachir Attar / Moon Zappa / The Master Musicians Of Jajouka Featuring Bachir Attar / Danny Hoch / Other Star People / David Guterson / Source of Labor / Sinad Lohan / Victor Hernandez Cruz / Rennie Harris / Daddy Billy Bragg & the Blokes Show all bands
Seattle, Washington, United States
Sep 02, 1999 –
Sep 06, 1999
Bumpershoot 1999  
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Sonic Youth / Violent Femmes / Jimmy Cliff / Everlast / Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt / Cake / Steve Winwood / Tuck & Patti / Sista Monica / Oleander / Mojo NIxon & the Toadliquor / Danny Hoch / David Guterson / Los Van Van / Imperial Teen / IQU / Jumbalassy / HB Radke & The Jet City Swingers / Swamp Mama Johnson / Pink Martini / Dusty 45's / Pete Krebs / Pearl Django / Indigo Girls / Murder City Devils / The Souvenirs / Mickey Hart's Planet Drum / The Fastbacks / R.E.M. / Death Cab for Cutie / Black Eyed Peas / Tom Tom Club / Loudon Wainwright III / The Pretty Things / Rocket from the Crypt / Moon Zappa Show all bands
Seattle Center Seattle, Washington, United States
Aug 27, 1999 Imperial Teen / Dealership / 7th Standard Big Shots Roseville, CA
Jun 02, 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers / blink-182 / Kid Rock / Orgy / Silverchair / Sugar Ray / Lo Fidelity Allstars / Pennywise / Smash Mouth / Cake / Limp Bizkit / Moby / The Living End / Lit / Imperial Teen   Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, California, United States
May 24, 1999 Extreme Fest '99 Fort Wayne Coliseum Expo Center Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
May 23, 1999 KPNT Pointfest 11  
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Blink-182 / Hole / Silverchair / Orgy / 2 Skinnee J's / Lit / Econoline Crush / Die Symphony / Citizen King / Imperial Teen / Mesh / The Flys / Bellyfeel
Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States
May 19, 1999 Hole / Imperial Teen   Roseland Ballroom New York, New York, United States
Aug 01, 1998 Imperial Teen / Anna Waronker / Go National   BoJangles Sacramento, California, United States
Nov 09, 1996 The Lemonheads / Imperial Teen / Frosted First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 09, 1996 The Lemonheads / Imperial Teen / Frosted First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 09, 1996 The Lemonheads / Imperial Teen / Frosted First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 06, 1996 Imperial Teen / The Lemonheads Cabaret Metro Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sep 06, 1996 Lush / Imperial Teen   The Edge Nightclub Palo Alto, California, United States
Jul 16, 1996 Imperial Teen First Avenue and 7th St Entry - Mainroom Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jul 06, 1996 Imperial Teen Press Club Sacramento, California, United States
Jun 14, 1996 –
Jun 14, 1996
Live 105 BFD 1996  
No Doubt / Garbage / Jewel / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Cast / Dishwalla / The Afghan Whigs / Local H / Lush / Stabbing Westward / Crumb / Imperial Teen / Dance Hall Crashers / The Mr. T Experience / Sammy / Howlin' Maggie / Skankin' Pickle / Brackett / The Mieces Show all bands
Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, California, United States
Apr 30, 1996 The Amps / Imperial Teen LaLuna Portland, Oregon, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 2 concerts
2014 3 concerts
2013 3 concerts
2012 7 concerts
2009 2 concerts
2007 1 concert
2003 2 concerts
2002 1 concert
2001 1 concert
1999 7 concerts
1998 1 concert
1996 9 concerts
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