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  • 02/25/2009

Week in Tours: Atmosphere, Late of the Pier

Whether they're coming out of Italy clad in masks or hopping the pond armed with synthesizers, plenty of artists are headed Stateside this spring. Here are a few noteworthy tours about to kick off.

Late of the Pier

These four lovable lads from Nottingham, U.K. will head Stateside next month, for a few SXSW appearances and some North American shows in support of their debut full-length, Fantasy Black Channel. myspace.com/lateofthepier

03/18 - 03/2 Austin, TX - South by Southwest
03/24 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
03/26 Miami, FL - Gansevoort Hotel (DJ set)
03/27 Miami, FL - Vagabond Hotel (DJ set)
03/28 Miami, FL - Bicentennial Park
03/30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
04/01New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04/02 New Haven, CT - Yale
04/03 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B
04/04 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
04/07 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
04/08 Boston, MA - Paradise
04/09 Montreal, QC - Les Saintes
04/10 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
04/11 Chicago, IL - Congress
04/14 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
04/15 Portland, OR - Holocene
04/16 San Francisco, CA - Popscene
04/19 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Grounds

Video: "Heartbeat"

Simian Mobile Disco

Also leaving the U.K. for a handful of U.S. shows are James Ford and James Anthony Shaw. A new album is slated for release this year, and the duo has already issued a single and video in support of the album, so expect new tracks to be played at these shows. simianmobiledisco.co.uk

03/12 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
03/13 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
03/14 Mexico City, Mexico - MX Beat Sound Fest 2009
03/15 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
03/16 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
03/17 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03/28 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
04/17 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/18 Toronto, ON - The Guvernment
04/19 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
04/22 Boston, MA - The Paradise
04/23 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
04/24 Philadelphia, PA - Transit
04/25 Baltimore, MD - Sonar

Video: "Synthesise"

Bloody Beetroots

Look out for this masked Italian duo, whose Cornelius EP was recently released on Dim Mak. They'll be taking their punk-infused dance tracks to WMC first, before playing a few U.S. dates that end with an appearance at this year's Coachella festival. myspace.com/thebloodybeetroots

03/24 Miami, FL - Mansion
03/26 Miami, FL - Dim Mak Party @ Fontinue
03/28 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
03/28 Miami, FL - Louis
04/01 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
04/03 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04/04 Montreal, QC - S.A..T. w/ Steve Aoki
04/07 Boston, MA - Great Scott
04/08 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
04/15 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
04/16 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
04/17 El Paso, TX - 69 Lounge
04/18 Indio, CA - Coachella

Podcast: Bloody Beetroots Mini-Mix

Ghislain Porier
Meanwhile, Montreal's king of bounce will be playing his roughneck bass bangers around North America. Remember those ear plugs for these shows. ghislainpoirier.com

04/03 Ottawa, ON - Disorganised
04/09 Toronto, ON - Circa
04/10 Los Angeles, CA - Guatelinda
04/11 San Fransisco, CA - Elbo Room
04/15 Calgary, AB - Hi-fi Club
04/16 Vancouver, BC - The Astoria
04/17 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
04/18 Portland, OR - The Crown Room
04/24 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques

MP3: "Blazin Feat. Face T"

Atmosphere

Judging from its name, Slug and Ant's forthcoming When God Gives You Ugly tour will likely feature songs from 2008's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold and the recently reissued God Loves Ugly. myspace.com/atmosphere

04/09 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre *
04/10 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory *
04/11 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *
04/12 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *
04/14 Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater *
04/15 Tempe, AZ - Marquis Theatre *
04/17 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre *
04/18 Indio, CA - Coachella *
04/19 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst *
04/20 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre *
04/21 Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Resort and Casino *
04/23 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *
04/24 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
04/25 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
04/26 Victoria, BC - Element
04/28 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
04/29 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
05/01 Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
05/02 Regina, SK - The Riddell
05/04 Thunder Bay, ON - Rockhouse
05/06 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
05/07 London, ON - Music Hall London
05/08 Montreal, QC - Theatre Plaza
05/09 Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
05/10 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
05/12 Portland, ME - The Asylum
05/13 Boston, MA - House of Blues
05/15 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
05/16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/17 Richmond, VA - Toad's Place
05/18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
05/19 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
05/21 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
05/22 Omaha, NE - Slowdown

* = w/ P.O.S.

MP3: "Shoulda Known"

Pictured: Late of the Pier.

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