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'BIZARRO' TOUR NEWS UPDATE : JUST 1 MONTH TO GO !
As revealed in our February newsletter, during 2010 The Wedding Present will be playing their classic major label debut long-player 'Bizarro' live across Europe, Japan and North America. This will include the band playing in Croatia for the first time ever.
The North American tour kicks off a month from today with the historic first ever live performance of 'Bizarro' in San Diego on April 1st. and so we thought this would be a good opportunity to send out a special news bulletin with updates on some of these shows. Further details of the 'Bizarro' Tour can be found at the 'concerts' page of our web site : scopitones.co.uk
There is also a full list of all the confirmed appearances below these news stories...
NORTH AMERICA / APRIL
Tickets are selling fast for the North American leg and Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey has already sold out. In other news: 'Girl In A Coma' are unfortunately now unable to support The Wedding Present in San Francisco.
JAPAN / MAY
Surprise special guests have been added to the bill for The Wedding Present's concert at O'West in Tokyo on May 7th.
Meanwhile, Wedding Present bass player Terry de Castro will be performing a solo concert at the Shibuya '7th Floor' in Tokyo on May 8th. at which David Gedge will also be DJ-ing.
GERMANY / AUGUST
The Wedding Present's appearance at the Boot Boo Hook Festival near Hanover has now been definitely confirmed for August 20th.
THE UK / AUGUST
The Wedding Present have just announced that they will be playing at Tunbridge Wells Forum on August 18th. Meanwhile, Cinerama will support The Wedding Present in Holmfirth on the 26th.
'Short Fuse' have been added to 'At The Edge Of The Sea' - the one day Brighton mini-festival curated by David Gedge on August 28th. Short Fuse is a live literary cabaret group which puts on themed nights of new short fiction. Since it began in Brighton in 2007, it has attracted a cult following and a reputation for bringing some of the most shocking, surprising, boundary shaking and moving short fiction to local audiences. For 'At The Edge Of The Sea,' Short Fuse are gathering some of their best writers to perform stories based on David Gedge song titles.
LIVE 2010 : FORTHCOMING WEDDING PRESENT CONCERTS : BIZARRO COMES OF AGE !
1 : San Diego CA, USA - Casbah with Ringo Death Starr
2 : Los Angeles CA, USA - Troubadour with Ringo Death Starr
5 : Austin TX, USA - Emo’s with Ringo Death Starr
7 : Atlanta GA - Earl with The Jet Age
9 : Washington DC, USA - Black Cat with The Jet Age
10 : Hoboken NJ, USA - Maxwell’s with The Jet Age SOLD OUT
11 : New York City NY, USA - Bowery Ballroom with Girl In A Coma
12 : Cambridge MA, USA - Middle East Downstairs with Girl In A Coma
14 : Toronto ON, Canada - Horseshoe Tavern with Girl In A Coma
15 : Pontiac MI, USA - The Pike Room at The Crofoot with Girl In A Coma
16 : Chicago IL, USA - Double Door with Girl In A Coma
17 : Minneapolis MN, USA - 400 Bar with Girl In A Coma
20 : Vancouver BC, Canada - Biltmore Cabaret with Girl In A Coma
21 : Seattle WA, USA - Crocodile with Girl In A Coma
22 : Portland OR, USA - Doug Fir Lounge with Girl In A Coma
24 : San Francisco CA, USA - Independent plus 2 supports
30 : Zagreb, Croatia -Theatre &TD
7 : Tokyo, Japan - O’West with Qomolangma Tomato and surprise special guests
8 : Tokyo, Japan - Terry de Castro solo concert at Shibuya 7th Floor with Yojimbo and a DJ set from David Gedge [NB: This is NOT a Wedding Present concert]
16 : Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
17 : Yorkshire, UK - the Deer Shed Festival at Baldersley Park in Topcliffe
18 : Tunbridge Wells, UK - Forum
20 : Hanover, Germany - the BootBooHook Festival
26 : Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome with Cinerama
28 : Brighton, UK - David Gedge’s “At The Edge Of The Sea Mini-Festival” at Concorde 2 with Cinerama, Sharks, and other bands TBC… plus a DJ set by Rocker from Dandelion Radio… and short story readings by Short Fuse.
Continental Europe : October 11th - November 13th : to be confirmed
The United Kingdom & Ireland : November 16th - December 7th : to be confirmed
With any concert dates there can always be last minute changes… so please check with the venue before making travel arrangements.
As is usual on a North American tour, The Wedding Present have been inundated with invitations to perform at radio stations and in record stores. At the time of this newsletter the following events had been confirmed :
April 5th - while in Texas, the band will be recording a session for WOXY.com [an independent radio station based in Austin] which will be transmitted at 1400 [Central Time] on April 7th.
April 7th - while in Georgia, the band will be playing in the Criminal Records record store at 1154, Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, at 5PM [www.criminalATL.com
April 11th - while in New York, David [and possibly other band members] will be guests on 'Atlantic Tunnel' which is broadcast on East Village Radio between noon and 2PM [Eastern Time]. East Village Radio broadcasts live from a store-front DJ booth in NYC's East Village. Acoustic performances have been mentioned...
April 16th - while in Illinois, the band will have their yet-to-be-worked-out version of The Rolling Stones' '19th Nervous Breakdown' filmed by AVClub.com, the arts-and-entertainment branch of The Onion. AVClub say: "We won't know for sure when it will air until closer, but sometime in early May is most likely".
April 21st - while in Washington [the state, not the city], the band will be recording a session for KEXP [a public radio station based in Seattle (where David Gedge lived for 18 months) whose website is kexp.org
]. This session will be transmitted live, live, live at 4PM [Pacific Time].
Enjoy The Ride!
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