Indie Pop Band Tennis Will Return to the Wilma for a Headlining Concert in 2021

Retro indie pop band Tennis will return to the Wilma for a headlining concert on September 29, 2021 with support from Molly Burch.

The husband-and-wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore have been to Missoula a few times before. Most recently they played at the Top Hat in 2018 but they also played at the Wilma back in 2017 when they opened for The Shins.


PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for Tennis will be available online only from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, May 13th. A password will be provided via email after completing the sign up form below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome.All ages are welcome.

*Please note: This a new announcement. The performance in 2020 was canceled. Any tickets purchased for the 2020 performance will not be valid for the new performance.  Learn more.

About Tennis

I never learned how to swim.

In years of sailing, I never let the water touch me. The ocean was an abstract dread, an obliterating void as untenable as outer space.

In January 2018 we went on tour. After years of scraping by, we found our footing with our fourth record Yours Conditionally. It was a commercial success that set us up to to play the biggest rooms of our career. But three shows in, I developed a raging case of influenza. Each night I dragged myself onstage and croaked out the set in a delirium. After a particularly bad soundcheck, Patrick asked me if we should cancel the show. I couldn’t imagine giving up the thing we’d work so hard to achieve. “I’ll be on stage even if you have to mic my coffin,” I joked.

The next morning I fainted and had a seizure while grocery shopping for breakfast. Patrick carried me through the check-out lanes screaming for a doctor. I woke later in a hospital bed. Patrick leaned over me, crying. “That’s it,” he said. “I’m canceling the tour. I thought you were dead. We’re quitting the band. I’m going to be an accountant.” But I was on the mend. We missed two shows and pressed on.