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Currently touring the Pacific Rim with a few Euro/UK one-offs on the horizon, the gentlemen of Spoon will soon announce cities and venues for an April 2008 victory lap of the United States.

2007 is now universally regarded as the year of Spoon: The band’s sixth full-length studio album, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, was released July 10 on Merge to raves from everyone from TIME and THE NEW YORKER to PITCHFORK and STEREOGUM to MEN’S HEALTH and ELLE and all points between.

Last year was also a year of firsts for Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga was the first Spoon album to debut in the top 10, while Oct. 6 marked the band’s debut appearance on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. They got some sweet photos out of that deal too.

The year closed with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga atop year-end best lists including NPR, GQ (”The Best Music of 2007″ lead), NEW YORK (#3 Best in Pop Music), ROLLING STONE (#10 album), PITCHFORK (#7 album), BLENDER (#12 album), ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (Top 10 Viral Video), SPIN (#9 album), HARP (#6 album), THE ONION, PASTE, the WASHINGTON POST and many more-as evidenced by the HYPE MACHINE “2007 Music Blog Zeitgeist” index of the blogosphere’s most discussed artists and albums, which ranked Spoon #5 artist and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga #5 album.

Spoon is comprised of Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey and Rob Pope. The band’s debut album Telephono was released in 1996 and was combined with the 1997 EP Soft Effects for a recent re-release. Other Spoon full-lengths have included A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007).

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Third New York And Second Los Angeles Shows Added By Popular Demand
Following on one of the most well received 16 minutes of music in recent history (2006’s A Lesson In Crime EP), Ontario’s favorite sons TOKYO POLICE CLUB now confirm the release date(s) of their first full-length album, Elephant Shell as April 22 on Saddle Creek in North America and May 5 on Memphis Industries in the UK.

Tokyo Police Club was formed in 2005 by David Monks (vocals, bass), Josh Hook (guitar), Graham Wright (keyboards), and Greg Alsop (drums). Released shortly thereafter, the aforementioned debut EP immediately elicited raves from Entertainment Weekly (”We can hardly wait for the full length” A-), Rolling Stone (”If only all young guitar bands were smart enough to rock out this fast”), Interview, Blender, and Nylon among others. Since then, TPC has been touring virtually non-stop, pausing only to release last year’s Smith EP and digital-only single “Your English Is Good,” and of course to record Elephant Shell.

The complete track listing for Elephant Shell is: “Centennial,” “In A Cave,” “Graves,” “Juno,” “Tessellate,” “Sixties Remake,” “The Harrowing Adventures Of…,” “Nursery Academy,” “Your English Is Good,” “Listen To The Math,” “The Baskervilles”.

Demand for Tokyo Police Club’s recently announced dates has resulted in the addition of second and third shows in the Los Angeles and New York areas, respectively. See below for all confirmed North American dates. This extensive tour will be followed by a UK/Europe run beginning in late May.

Mar. 18, 2008 Call The Office – London, ONT
Mar. 19, 2008 Birdy’s Bar and Grill – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 20, 2008 Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS
Mar. 22, 2008 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 24, 2008 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 25, 2008 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Mar. 26, 2008 Troubadour – Hollywood, CA
Mar. 27, 2008 Troubadour – Hollywood, CA (new date)
Mar. 28, 2008 Soma – San Diego, CA
Mar. 29, 2008 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 31, 2008 Meridian Red Room – Houston, TX
Apr. 1, 2008 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Apr. 3, 2008 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
Apr. 4, 2008 Studio A – Miami, FL
Apr. 5, 2008 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
Apr. 8, 2008 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Apr. 9, 2008 The Spot – Cleveland, OH
Apr. 18, 2008 Barrymore’s Music Hall – Ottawa, ON
Apr. 19, 2008 Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire – Montreal, QC
Apr. 20, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Apr. 21, 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 22, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (new date)
Apr. 24, 2008 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Apr. 26, 2008 Pearl Street Night Club – Northampton, MA
Apr. 28, 2008 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 29, 2008 Black Cat – Washington, DC
Apr. 30, 2008 Big Orbit’s Soundlab – Buffalo, NY
May. 4, 2008 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
May. 5, 2008 Metro – Chicago, IL
May. 6, 2008 Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
May. 8, 2008 Garrick Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
May. 9, 2008 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
May. 10, 2008 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
May. 11, 2008 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
May. 12, 2008 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
May. 16, 2008 Plaza Club – Vancouver, BC
May. 17, 2008 Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC
May. 18, 2008 Neumos – Seattle, WA
May. 19, 2008 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
May. 22, 2008 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
May. 23, 2008 Slowdown – Omaha, NE


We Sing of Only Blood or Love out now on Fat Possum

“Louisiana banshee turns gloomy outlook into gutter-rock gold” –SPIN
“Talented, individual, and somewhat freaky..” –PITCHFORK
“We Sing of Only Blood or Love is the heavy-psychedelic-R&B-gospel-blues album of the year.”–DECIBEL

After a successful fall tour with Queens of the Stone Age and appearances at the Austin City Limits festival and Lollapalooza, Dax Riggs will return to the road with select US dates throughout the month of February, starting at the intimate Frankies Inner City club in Toledo, Ohio.

After the demise of his former band, the critically acclaimed deadboy & the Elephantmen, Dax ventured forth by releasing his solo debut last summer, We Sing of Only Blood or Love (Fat Possum). Praise quickly followed, with accolades from publications including the New York Times, Esquire, Interview, the Los Angeles Times, a prominent ‘Breaking Out’ feature in Spin magazine, and Top 10 of 2007 rankings from Decibel and the Chicago Daily Herald. Catch Dax on the road and see it all for yourself before he heads back into the studio.

Drummer Andy McLeod will join Dax once again, with other touring members to be announced shortly.

Tour dates:
02/01/08 – Toledo, OH – Frankies Inner City
02/02/08 – Akron, OH – Barfly
02/04/08 – Lexington, KY – The Dame
02/05/08 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
02/07/08 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
02/08/08 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
02/09/08 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
02/10/08 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues/Cambridge Room
02/12/08 – Little Rock, Arkansas – Sticky Fingerz
02/15/08 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
02/16/08 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
02/18/08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown, Jr.
02/19/08 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador
02/20/08 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
02/21/08 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
02/22/08 – New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
02/23/08 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s

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Jimmy Eat World and Paramore have just confirmed a U.S. co-headline tour scheduled to kick off in March. Full schedule, on-sale dates and support acts will be announced shortly.
Said Jimmy Eat World singer Jim Adkins, “We’re very excited for the upcoming tour with Paramore. We got to know them last December while playing festivals together. They put on a great show and we think it’s going to be an awesome bill.” Adds Hayley Williams (Paramore), “If it all ends tomorrow, we will be happy knowing that we got a tour with the band that gave us a reason to play music.”

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Having sold a staggering 163,000 tickets in 24 hours to their June 6 & 7 stand at Wembley Stadium, the Foo Fighters have now been nominated for the two top international categories of the 2008 BRIT Awards: Best International Album and Best International Group. The nominations were announced today at London’s Roundhouse.

The BRIT-nominated Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, is the band’s sixth studio album. It was released September 25, 2007, and entered the UK chart at #1 with the biggest first week sales by an international artist in 2007 and the biggest first week sales in the history of iTunes UK.

The nominees in both categories are:

International Group:

Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon


Arcade Fire

White Stripes

International Album:

Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Kings Of Leon: Because Of The Times

The Eagles: Long Road Out Of Eden

Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

Kylie Minogue: X

The 2008 BRITs will be broadcast live on ITV 1 from Earl’s Court on February 20th.


With In Rainbows having debuted today at #1 on the U.S. charts, RADIOHEAD has confirmed the cities to be visited on the band’s upcoming North American tour.

The tour will take place in two segments, one prior to and one following the recently announced summer tour of the UK and Europe.


Los Angeles
New York
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
St Louis
Washington DC

Exact dates and venues will be announced at a later date.


Having just completed the annual circuit of alternative radio shows, Jimmy Eat World has announced a brief run of US tour dates with Foo Fighters. The bands will team up for seven shows before Jimmy Eat World embarks on a six week European headline tour.

With tour dates already scheduled into March, ’08 is looking to be as busy a year for Jimmy Eat World as 2007 was. In October the band released their fifth album Chase This Light, which Entertainment Weekly called “a master class in hard-rocking for the soft-hearted”. Paste described the new album as “sophisticated, toothsome power pop”, and Harp declared that “if modern rock radio doesn’t spend the next year milking Chase This Light for hits, it’s not the band’s fault.”

Jimmy Eat World’s dates with Foo Fighters are below. For more information on the tour and Chase This Light, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man 212 343 0740 or

1/16 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
1/17 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
1/19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
1/20 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
1/22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
1/23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
1/25 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum


Theatrical screenings scheduled around US

“Haunting and majestic… more art-house movie than concert rockumentary” – Los Angeles Times
“one of the most visually stunning music documentaries ever” – Cleveland Free Times
“stupidly gorgeous” – Pitchfork

Sigur Ros have confirmed a number of theatrical screenings of their new documentary film Heima, which was released on DVD Nov 20. All the screenings will be in high-definition with 5.1 surround sound audio, so audiences can fully appreciate the splendor of this remarkable film.

Heima – which translates as both “At Home” and “Homeland” – chronicles a series of free concerts Sigur Ros played in their native Iceland over the course of summer 2006. Combining both the biggest and smallest shows of their career, the entire tour was filmed, and now provides a unique insight into one of the world’s most fascinating and inscrutable bands captured live while exploring their natural habitat like never before. The film was by Nick Fenton with direction from the Oscar-nominated Dean DeBlois. The DVD release includes the film along with a second disc of live performances from all over Iceland, and there is a deluxe edition of the package that includes a 112 page hard bound photo book. Hvarf/Heim, a companion double CD package that includes music from the film along with other new recordings is also available in stores now.

Currently confirmed screenings are as follows. Tickets for each are available via, and stay tuned to for further confirmations.

12/18, 7:30pm – San Francisco CA – Embarcadero Center Cinema
12/18, 7:30pm – Denver CO – Chez Artiste
12/19, 8pm – Boston MA – Kendall Square Cinema
12/19, 8pm – Atlanta GA – Midtown Art Center
12/20, 8pm – Austin TX – Dobie Theatre
12/20, 8pm – Seattle WA – Metro Cinemas

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Grammy-Nominated “The Pretender” Sets Record for Weeks At #1 Alternative

Foo Fighters have added two more dates to their upcoming early ‘08 arena tour in support of their sixth studio album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The two new dates, March 3 at San Diego’s Cox Arena and March 5 at the Forum in Los Angeles, along with previously announced dates February 1 at the Reno Events Center and February 2 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena will go on sale this Saturday at

2007 has been a banner year for Foo Fighters, most recently for the highest profile Grammy nominations of the band’s 12-year-plus career: Their five nods this year include their first ever in the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories. This makes the Foos’ career Grammy take a potential nine when the band attends the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles-Their previous wins being One By One and There Is Nothing Left To Lose for Best Rock Album in 2004 and 2000, “All My Life” for Best Hard Rock Performance win in 2003, and the “Learn To Fly” video’s 2000 Short Form Music Video Grammy.

Additionally, the Grammy-nominated first single from the current album, “The Pretender” just set the record for most weeks at #1 atop the Alternative radio chart. The track’s 17th week run at #1 surpasses the previous three-way tie at 16 weeks held by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day and Staind. Elsewhere on the chart, current single “Long Road To Ruin” moves to #2 Most Increased in the format.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace was released September 25th to the biggest worldwide fanfare of the Foo Fighters’ career. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY awarded the record an A, calling it “Perfect” and noting “The band has taken everything it’s always done best and brought it to the next level.” Elsewhere, EchoesÅ entered the UK chart at #1 with the biggest first week sales by an international artist in 2007 and the biggest first week sales ever on iTunes UK. More recently, the band announced and instantly sold out a 163,000 capacity two-night stand at Wembley Stadium.

Foo Fighters’ U.S. tour dates are as follows:

1/16 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
1/17 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
1/19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
1/20 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
1/22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
1/23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
1/25 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
1/26 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
1/28 – Fayetteville, AR – Barnhill Arena
1/29 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center
2/1 – Reno NV – Reno Events Center
2/2- Oakland CA – Oracle Arena
2/18 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
2/19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
2/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Spectrum
2/24 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
2/25 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
2/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
2/28 – Council Bluffs IA – Mid America Center
3/2 – Glendale AZ – Arena
3/3 – San Diego CA – Cox Arena
3/5 – Los Angeles CA – Forum

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The Bedlam In Goliath Out Jan. 29, 2008 On Universal

“‘Wax Simulacra’ bursts open with wild, ascending guitars and erratic soprano vocals· If this is the band’s version of calm, we can’t wait for the storm”- ROLLING STONE
Following up on the recent announcement of their New Years Eve headline extravaganza at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco, The Mars Volta have confirmed their first dates of 2008, beginning Jan. 9 in Burlington VT and running up to just before the Jan. 29 release date of their new The Bedlam In Goliath.
The first of the shows to go on sale will be January 14th at New York City’s Terminal 5, tickets for which will be available beginning TOMORROW, December 8th at 12 Noon at The remaining shows go on sale the weekend of December 15th.

Like previous Mars Volta efforts De-Loused In The Comatorium and Frances The Mute, The Bedlam In Goliath is a thematically linked whole, the songs chapters in a bigger story, inspired by real people, places and events. The Bedlam In Goliath chronicles The Mars Volta’s time with the “Soothsayer” a/k/a the Ouija board owned by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and its mutation from a source of amusement during the tour supporting the band’s Amputechture album into a malevolent psycho-spiritual force that nearly tore the group apart, collectively and individually.

The Mars Volta was formed by guitarist/producer/arranger Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and lyricist/vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and issued its first recorded work, the Tremulant EP in 2002. The band has since released three full-length albums, De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003), Frances The Mute (2005)–both of which have been certified gold–and Amputechture (2006). The Bedlam In Goliath will be The Mars Volta’s fourth studio album. Like Frances The Mute and Amputechture, it was produced by the band’s own Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.

The full January itinerary is as follows:
January 9th – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
January 11th – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
January 12th – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
January 14th – New York, NY – Terminal 5
January 17th – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at the TLA
January 18th – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
January 19th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
January 21st – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
January 23rd – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
January 25th – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
January 27th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

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