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)
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....
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
* 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