After a long, cold, depressing and boring Winter, things are looking up once again. We got quite a few UK dates lined up, South By Southwest 2009 appearances and even a Canada tour date in the pipeline!
PRE-SXSW UK TOUR DATES:
- Friday 6th March: Blowout club @ Chorlton Irish Club, Manchester (doors 9pm, http://www.myspace.com/blowoutmusic)
- Wednesday 11th March: Liverpool Calling pre-SXSW Party @ The Leaf Cafe, Liverpool (w/ The Manhattan Love Suicides + special guests, doors 8pm, £3 entry. COME! http://www.myspace.com/liverpoolcalling )
- Thursday 12th March: Start The Bus, Bristol
- Friday 13th March: Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2009!
- Thursday, March 19th: Dirtblonde DJ Set, Alternative Press VIP Cocktail Party @ Terrace 59 (rooftop above the Speakeasy, 4pm-7pm, 412 D. Congress Ave. )
- Saturday, March 21st: Dirtblonde’s South By Southwest official showcase gig @ Emo’s Annex, onstage 9pm (w/ Enter Shikari, Hot Leg + more) 600 Red River St, Austin TX.
The Alternative Press party (hosted by the Alternative Press magazine) is usually one of the most popular daytime events at SXSW, and few British bands are ever asked to participate (such as The Horrors a couple years ago)! Last year, Does It Offend You, Yeah? were on DJ duties. At SXSW 2009, it’s Dirtblonde’s turn! Crazy...
OTHER FORTHCOMING DATES:
- Thursday 9th April: Lost Music Presents…@ The Gramaphone, London: With The Manhattan Love Suicides.
- Friday 10th April: The Marquee Club, Hertford: details TBC
And, finally, we've been booked to play at the North By Northeast festival in Toronto, Canada. Hopefully we'll manage to actually get there, maybe do some more dates in the US (at least in New York) but who the hell knows...
17th June - 21st June: North By Northeast (NXNE) Music Festival, Toronto, Canada (more details TBA)