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Fratellis @ SXSW

Judging by the size of the crowd, the Fratellis turned out to the 'the band to see' at our (Le Tigre / Brooklyn Vegan / NY2LON) day show during SXSW last Saturday (March 17, 2007).

Fratellis @ SXSW

Possibly due to contract limitations though, the usually rocking trio ended up playing their whole set acoustic - even the drummer sat there with a guitar and sang along. Ends up, it was great.

I saw them again since then though - not-acoustic at Mercury Lounge (pictures later), and I actually had trouble getting into it that time....which still leaves me struggling with an internal love/hate relationship with the iPod commercial band.

Anyway, they're showing all the signs of being the next band out of the UK to blow up. In addition to a Brit Award, two quickly sold out shows in NYC (by the way, the Brooklyn show never happened), and mega-interest at SXSW, they've also got validation by The Who's Pete Townshend, who, in Austin to give the SXSW keynote address, got up and played a song with them at the SPIN day party at Stubb's...

The Fratellis & Pete Townshend @ Stubbs - March 16, 2007 (CRED)
Fratellis @ SXSW

...and the Fratellis seem to have also landed themselves a few opening slots on the upcoming classic rock punk Police reunion tour....

The Fratellis & The Police - Tour Dates
Wed 06/13/07 in Oakland, CA @ McAfee Coliseum
Thu 07/19/07 in Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Sun 08/05/07 in East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium

So, expect to keep hearing about the Fratellis, even if they're too lazy to make it happen themselves. More tour dates below the rest of the pictures....

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

The Fratellis - 2007 Tour Dates
Apr 28 - Coachella Indio, California
May 5 - Marquee Theatre Tempe, Arizona
May 6 - House of Blues San Diego, California
May 8 - The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
May 9 - The Fillmore San Franciso, California
May 11 - Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
May 12 - Richard's On Richard's Vancouver, British Columbia
May 13 - The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Jun 13 - McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, CA *
Jul 19 - Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA *
Aug 05 - Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ *

* w/ The Police

Previously
* Ferraby Lionheart @ Habana Calle, Austin, TX (SXSW) - pics
* posed photographs from the NY2LON party
* Fratellis don't add Brooklyn show - ALBUM STREAMS
* Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys & Fratellis win Brit awards
* the UK's The Fratellis | HOT OR NOT? | 2007 Tour Dates (NYC, SXSW)
* The Fratellis add 2nd NYC show

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Comments (2)

Saw them play a *smokin'* rock version of Goldfrapp's "Ooh La La" at the Filter Courtyard at SXSW.

Posted by Bob F. | March 25, 2007 8:43 AM

The Fratellis were incredible at the Filter courtyard. Has anyone found any good footage of the "ooh la la" cover? I've only seen a blurry video from that day so far.

Posted by Jules | March 25, 2007 7:32 PM

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