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  • 04/12/2007

The Week In Tours

XLR8R presents its weekly roundup of artist tours worth leaving the comfort of your apartments to see. Here’s a look at what’s coming your way, post-tax season.

After releasing Tears of the Valedictorian (Absolutely Kosher), Canadian indie rockers Frog Eyes will make audiences across the U.S. leap to its leftfield organ-pop. Meanwhile, the DFA’s resident Casio-punks Hot Chip will annihilate America, supporting their eclectic installment for !K7’s acclaimed DJ Kicks series. Kingston-born dancehall star Richie Spice exudes his posi-rasta vibes from Stowe, VT to Milano, Italy, supporting his In the Streets to Africa release, and Rhymesayers’ Islamic albino Brother Ali rallies troops for two solid months with his heated, indie-angst raps. It’s go-time.


Frog Eyes
4/14 Victoria, BC: Logan‘s Pub
5/1 Seattle, WA: Crocodile
5/2 Portland, OR: Holocene
5/4 San Francisco, CA: Bottom of the Hill
5/5 Los Angeles, CA: Spaceland
5/6 San Diego, CA: TBA
5/7 Phoenix, AZ: Paperheart
5/8 Tucson, AZ: Plush
5/10 Denton, TX: Rubber Gloves
5/11 Austin, TX: Emo‘s
5/12 Houston, TX: Proletariat
5/13 Baton Rouge, LA: TBA
514 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn
5/15 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
5/16 Washington, DC: Rock and Roll Hotel
5/17 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda‘s
5/18 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
5/20 Boston, MA: Middle East
5/22 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa
5/24 Toronto, ON: Sneaky Dee’s
5/25 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
5/26 Bloomington, IN: The Bluebird
5/27 Chicago, IL: Schubas
5/28 Minneapolis, MN: 7th St. Entry
5/29 Fargo, ND: Aquarium
5/30 Winnipeg, MB: Collective Cabaret
6/1 Edmonton, AB: Velvet Underground
6/2 Calgary, AB: Marquee
6/6 Vancouver, BC: Media Club
6/8 Victoria, BC: Logan's Pub


Hot Chip
4/20 New York, NY: Webster Hall
4/21 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club     
4/22 Asheville, NC: Orange Peel     
4/25 Austin, TX: Antone’s     
4/26 Dallas, TX: Granada Theater     
4/28 Indio, CA: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival         
6/11 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom         
6/12 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore Auditorium         
6/13 Los Angeles, CA: Henry Fonda Theater         
6/15 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo Music Festival         
6/16 Lawrence, KS: The Granada Theatre     
6/17 Englewood, CO: Gothic Theatre         
6/19 Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom         
6/20/07 Seattle, WA: Showbox


Richie Spice
4/14 Stowe, VT: Rusty Nail Bar & Grill
4/15 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt    
4/16 New Haven, CT: Toad's Place    
4/17 New York, NY: SOB's
4/18 Virginia Beach, VA: Jewish Mother
4/19 Asheville, NC: Stella Blue
4/20 Cincinnati, OH: Annie's
4/21 Bladensburg, MD: Caribbean Crossroads
4/22 Charlotte, NC: Tremont Music Hall    
4/23 Winston-Salem, NC: Ziggy's
5/8 Amsterdam, NL: Melkweg     
5/9 Groningen, NL: De Oosterpoort         
More European Dates TBA


Brother Ali
4/12 Mankato, MN: What's Up Lounge     
4/13 Iowa City, IA: Picador     
4/14 Omaha, NE: Solkol Underground     
4/16 Aspen, CO: Belly Up     
4/17 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre     
4/19 Menomonie, WI: Memorial Student Center    
4/20 Madison, WI: The High Noon Saloon
4/21 Chicago, IL: Subterranean
4/22 Bloomington, IN: Bluebird Nightclub     
4/23 St. Louis, MO: The Gargoyle     
4/24 Louisville, KY: Uncle Pleasants     
4/25 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig     
4/27 Indio, CA: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
2/28 Columbus, OH: Skully's Music Diner     
4/29 Cleveland Heights, OH: Grog Shop     
5/1 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground Lounge     
5/2 Cambridge, MA: The Middle East     
5/3 New York, NY: Knitting Factory     
5/4 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church     
5/5 Baltimore, MD: The Ottobar     
5/6 Charlottesville, VA: Starr Hill Music Hall     
5/8 Carrboro, NC: Cat's Cradle
5/9 Wilmington, NC: The Soapbox Laundrolounge
5/10 Mt. Pleasant, SC: The Village Tavern     
5/11 Orlando, FL: The Social     
5/12 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn     
5/14 Birmingham, AL: The Nick     
5/15 New Orleans, LA: The Parish @ House of Blues     
5/16 Austin, TX: Emo's     
5/17 Albuquerque, NM: Launchpad     
5/18Tucson, AZ: Club Congress     
5/19 Flagstaff, AZ: Orpheum Theatre     
5/20 Pomona, CA: The Glass House     
5/22 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern     
5/23 Los Angeles, CA: Troubadour     
5/24 San Luis Obispo, CA: Downtown Brew     
5/25 San Francisco, CA: Slim's     
5/26 Reno, NV: The New Oasis     
5/29 Eugene, OR: WOW Hall     
5/30 Portland, OR: Hawthorne Theater     
5/31 Seattle, WA: The Vera Project     
6/1 Bellingham, WA: The Nightlight     
6/2 Missoula, MT: The Badlander     
6/4 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge
6/5 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater     
6/6 Kansas City, MO: The Record Bar     
6/7 Des Moines, IA: Vaudeville Mews
6/8 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue     

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