DiS is 8 in October, and as well as the special one-off birthday events we've organised, remember that we've also got a package tour heading out around the UK to celebrate this landmark anniversary. It's not long now (two weeks in fact!) 'til the Shred Yr Face tour hits the road so without further ado, here's a quick reminder of what's in store:
Video: Los Campesinos!, Behind The Scenes (DVD clip)
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Video: No Age, ‘Eraser’
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Times New Viking
Video: Times New Viking live in New York
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And the dates are...
14 Brighton Komedia (£12/14; 01273 647100; tickets; 14+)
15 Liverpool Carling Academy 2 (£10; 0151 707 3200; tickets; all ages)
16 Leeds Irish Centre (£10/12; 08700 600100; tickets)
17 Dublin Whelans (13 euros; tickets; 18+)
18 Glasgow School of Arts (£10/12; tickets)
20 London Electric Ballroom (£10; 020 7403 3331; ; tickets; 14+)
21 Bristol Fleece (£10; ; tickets; 18+)
22 Manchester Academy 3 (£10; ; tickets; 14+)
And there's more! If you get yourself down to one of the Coalition group of independent record stores (find your nearest here) and purchase a release by any of the three associated labels (Matador, Wichita and Sub Pop), you'll get a free 15 track sampler - five from each imprint. But that's not all! A limited 7" featuring a track from the three bands will also be available:
1. Los Campesinos! - 'Death to Los Campesinos! (Death To Napoleon III Remix)'
2. No Age - 'Revolving Credit for Kitty'
3. Times New Viking - 'Anything Could Happen'
Still not enough? A unique limited edition silk screened poster and exclusive T-shirt commemorating the tour by Seattle artist Carlos Ruiz will be available at the shows and at the shops. Phew. Not satisfied? You want some free instore performances as well!? Okay, here you go:
14 Brighton Resident - No Age
16 Leeds Crash - Times New Viking
19 London Pure Groove (3pm)
19 London Beyond Retro (5pm)
19 London Rough Trade East (7pm)
22 Manchester Picadilly - Los Campesinos!
There's three (count 'em!) for you lucky Londoners, but who's playing where in the capital? 'Tis a secret, for now. Check the tour mini-site for wristband information.
DiScuss: Which show are you off to? Got your tickets? Who are you most looking forward to seeing?