Posted in music | tour dates on January 21, 2009

Glasvegas @ Bowery Ballroom - Jan 6, 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)

For all its profile and glamour, the Brits nomination list is never much of a surprise, given how closely it tends to mirror sales charts.

Coldplay and Duffy's four nominations are the music industry's way of acknowledging their contribution to the coffers with the bestselling British albums last year.

It is also the only way to explain the elevation of cheerful, cheesy populists Scouting for Girls.

Critically lauded bands such as Glasvegas, Hot Chip and Portishead have been overlooked, yet a comedy outfit with the boisterousness of a showband at a rugby club have gained three nominations.

Some may cast a suspicious eye on the role played by chairman of the Brits Committee, Ged Doherty, who is also head of Sony (Scouting for Girls' record company). But conspiracy theories about backroom deals are erroneous. [Telegraph]

The nominees for Best International Group are AC/DC, the Killers, Kings of Leon, MGMT and Fleet Foxes.

Glasvegas have added a March 28th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. That's two days before their previously-announced show at Webster Hall. Tickets for Brooklyn go on sale Friday. Webster is still currently on sale. All dates below...

Glasvegas - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 21 - Big Cat Osaka
Jan 29 - University Liverpool
Jan 30 - Academy - SOLD OUT Glasgow
Jan 31 - Academy - SOLD OUT Glasgow
Feb 1 - Academy - SOLD OUT Newcastle
Feb 3 - Academy Sheffield
Feb 4 - Academy Birmingham
Feb 6 - Academy - SOLD OUT Manchester
Feb 8 - Academy Leeds
Feb 10 - Engine Shed Lincoln
Feb 11 - Rock City Nottingham
Feb 12 - UEA Norwich
Feb 14 - University Cardiff
Feb 15 - Academy Bristol
Feb 16 - Dome Brighton
Feb 17 - Academy - SOLD OUT Oxford
Feb 19 - Pyramid Centre Portsmouth
Feb 20 - Corn Exchange Cambridge
Feb 21 - Academy - SOLD OUT Brixton
Feb 27 - Zenith - with Oasis Munich
Feb 28 - Karlstorbahnhof - with Oasis Heidelberg
Mar 1 - Hallenstadion - with Oasis Zurich
Mar 2 - Peniche Le Sirius Lyon
Mar 3 - Bercy - with Oasis Paris
Mar 5 - Pumphusset Copenhagen
Mar 6 - Debaser - SOLD OUT Stockholm
Mar 7 - Storan - SOLD OUT Gothenburg
Mar 8 - Rockefella - SOLD OUT Oslo
Mar 23 - The Parish New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 24 - The Loft Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 25 - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Mar 26 - Black Cat WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Mar 27 - The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
Mar 28 - Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Mar 30 - Webster Hall NY
Mar 31 - Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 2 - La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Apr 3 - Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Apr 4 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Apr 6 - The Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Apr 7 - Varsity Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 9 - Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
Apr 10 - Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 12 - Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 13 - Neumos Seattle, Washington
Apr 14 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Apr 16 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California



Comments (13)

It's funny, because "a comedy outfit with the boisterousness of a showband at a rugby club" describes Glasvegas perfectly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 11:47 AM

Glasvegas not nominated because they suck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 12:30 PM

People on this blog love to hate. Listen to an album before you hate. It's actually pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 12:36 PM

Can I refill anyone's cup? Perhaps those 2 girls sharing 1 cup?

Posted by Doo-Doo Brown Hatorade | January 21, 2009 12:37 PM

We went to see Scouting for Girls at SXSW last year against advice and they are one of the only bands I have come away from a gig totally despising. They suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 12:47 PM

They play Glasvegas at any NY lounge when they are done spinning all the Interpol, Joy Division and even Killers CD

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 12:54 PM

frankly, Glasvegas didn't deserve to be nominated as they are a pitiful dollar store version of the marychain with hideous lyrics.

Hot chip are all hype and actually really quite dull.

The portishead record doesn't deserve to be nominated just because it actually got released. Sure, they are all probably better than scouting for girls, but then it's a POP MUSIC award.

Hot Chip don't have a mass appeal (not for an album)- hipster cred maybe.
Portishead- no radio play....not exactly radio friendly.

The brits has never been about the best music, its been about unit shifters...thats why u2 are playing.

Posted by ro | January 21, 2009 1:57 PM

"Liar, Liar...pants on Fire.."

Best boy band of 08 into 09.

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