Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Vaselines Announce North American Tour

The Vaselines don't rush the creative process. The legendary band plan to release their sophomore album Sex With an X , their first in over twenty years, on September 14. In celebration, the band have announced tour dates.

The Vaselines Fall Tour Dates:
Wed 15 Sep 2010 Edinburgh Bongo Room
Thu 16 Sep 2010 Newcastle Other Room
Fri 17 Sep 2010 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sat 18 Sep 2010 Liverpool Static Gallery
Sun 19 Sep 2010 Cardiff Millenium Music Hall
Mon 20 Sep 2010 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tue 21 Sep 2010 Bristol Thekla
Wed 22 Sep 2010 London The Scala
Thu 23 Sep 2010 Manchester Deaf Institute
Fri 24 Sep 2010 UK Glasgow Oran Mor

North American Shows:
Sat Oct 02, Washington, DC 9:30 Club w/ Teenage Fanclub
Sun Oct 03, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church Basement
Tue Oct 05, Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
Wed Oct 06, New York, NY, Webster Hall
Fri Oct 08, Mexico City, MX Vive Cuervo Salón w/ Belle and Sebastian
Sat Oct 09, Guadalajara, MX, Teatro Estudio Cavaret
Mon Oct 11, Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
Tue Oct 12, Atlanta, GA, The Earl
Wed Oct 13, New Orleans, LA, One-Eyed Jacks
Thu Oct 14, Houston, TX, Warehouse Live Studio
Fri Oct 15, Dallas, TX, The LOFT at the Palladium
Sat Oct 16, Austin, TX, Emo’s Outside
Tue Oct 19, Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box at Fonda w/ Superchunk and Telekinesis
Wed Oct 20, San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall w/ Dum Dum Girls
Sat Oct 23, Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret w/ Dum Dum Girls
Sun Oct 24, Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom w/ Dum Dum Girls
Wed Oct 27, Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater w/ Dum Dum Girls
Thu Oct 28, Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
Fri Oct 29, Detroit, MI, Magic Stick w/ Dum Dum Girls
Sat Oct 30, Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern
Sun Oct 31, Montréal, QC, La Sala Rossa

A brief history:
About The Vaselines:
Formed in Glasgow in 1987, The Vaselines released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on the 53rd & 3rd label. Splitting up in 1989 (in the same week their album was released), they might have faded into obscurity but for the intervention of a certain band from Seattle. Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, helping to fuel a growing after-the-fact appreciation of their seedy, two-and-a-half chord, garage pop manifesto.

Founding members Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee remained musically active throughout the intervening years: the former with Captain America aka Eugenius and finally as a solo artist; McKee with Painkillers and Suckle.

Eugene and Frances collaborated intermittently in the intervening years. They toured jointly and played a few of the old songs together in the wake of their respective solo project releases in 2006. But an acclaimed, unannounced appearance at a fundraiser in Glasgow's Mono for Malawi Orphan Support in 2008 was the real catalyst for their latest, exciting bout of creativity.

Ensuing tours of America (including a stand-out appearance at Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary festival, SP20), Brazil, Japan and some UK festival dates saw The Vaselines “re-connect” with wildly appreciative audiences who had blinked and missed them the first time round. Buoyed by the success of their live return, the two punk rock chums decided to go back into the studio.

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