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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

The Kills

London's The Kills announce a 22-date US tour, beginning in Indio, CA at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on April 19th. Midnight Boom, the band's 3rd full length album was released last year on Domino Records... ...sets at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and tours with The Raconteurs and The Black Keys, have made The Kills [more popular]...

The Kills will release a new EP, entitled Black Balloon on April 14 (March 23 rest of world, on Domino everywhere), including the track from Midnight Boom as well as brand new acoustic tracks. In typical Kills fashion, the new video for "Black Balloon," directed by Kenneth Cappello, is another beautiful art piece incorporating exclusive backstage and tour footage shot in Super 8. View the video below

The new EP follows up January's iTunes Live Sessions EP, recorded at the end of the band's fall tour at Electric Lady Studio in NYC, which features live versions of "Sour Cherry" and "Getting Down,", acoustic versions of "Pull a U" and "Kissy Kissy" and a cover version of Willie Nelson's "Crazy."..

The band recently performed "Last Day of Magic" on the UK's most popular late night talk show, Friday Night with Jonathon Ross. Video below.

Special guest on all North American dates will be The Horrors, with Magic Wands opening on what will be [a] tour [in] the spring. [slightly modified PR]

The Kills, The Horrors and Magic Wands will play NYC shows at Webster Hall (5/2) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/4). Tickets for both of them go on Am Ex presale today at noon and then regular sale Friday.

The Kills were last in Brooklyn on October 3rd and 4th. They played Music Hall of Williamsburg two nights in a row with Magic Wands. Shortly before that they played a show at ACL where they revealed they had just lost their tour bus.

Pictures from the first of those two October Brooklyn shows (with setlist), the new tour dates, and the above-mentioned videos, below...

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The Kills - Black Balloon

The Kills - Last Day of Magic (Friday Night w Jonathan Ross)


The Kills - 2009 Tour Dates
3/14/09 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Zakk
3/15/09 Hamburg, Germany @ Ubel & Gefahrlich
3/16/09 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
3/17/09 Frankfurt, Germany @ Mousonturm
3/25/09 Auckland, NZ @ Transmission Room
3/26/09 Wellington, NZ @ SFBH
3/28/09 Sydney, Australia @ V Festival
3/29/09 Queensland, Australia @ V Festival
4/4/09 Victoria, Australia @ V Festival
4/5/09 Claremont, Australia @ V Festival
4/19/09 Indio, CA @ Coachella Arts and Music Festival
4/20/09 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *#
4/22/09 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater *#
4/23/09 Lawrence, @ KS Bottleneck *#
4/24/09 Austin, TX @ Emo's *#
4/25/09 Dallas, TX @ Granada *#
4/27/09 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's *#
4/28/09 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *#
4/30/09 Washington, DC @ 930 Club *#
5/1/09 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *#
5/2/09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *#
5/4/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *#
5/5/09 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *#
5/6/09 Montreal, Canada @ La Tulipe *#
5/7/09 Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix *#
5/8/09 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *#
5/9/09 Chicago, IL @ Metro *#
5/11/09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave *#
5/15/09 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *#
5/16/09 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore *#
5/17/09 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *#
5/19/09 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *#
5/21/09 Pomona, CA @ Glass House *#

* the Horrors
# Magic Wands

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Comments (17)

this is going to be amazing

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:58 AM

My favorite song by the Kills is "Somebody Told Me." Brandon Flowers is a great songwriter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 11:01 AM

Anonymous #2, you better be kidding me! Are you serious?

Posted by Dylan | February 4, 2009 11:40 AM

i like anonymous #2!!! S/He's funny!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 1:31 PM

First pic is actually the DJ BP Fallon - in Derby hat and Teddy Boy jacket - and his aide Shaun Hoffman.

BP's weekly radio show 'BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle' on BreakThruRadio.com available 24/7 here:
http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=5985

Posted by Seth | February 4, 2009 4:10 PM

thanks for posting, love black balloon.

Posted by Anna | February 4, 2009 5:09 PM

the kills played down from my venue (11th & 3rd) for the Tribeca Film Fest last year and there was a fire. How will they top it this year? I'll tell you because I'm down the block from the show right now!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 12:20 AM

great show. good energy throughout their set. I have to say that the crowd was above average. good mix of people that didn't seem uptight as per usual for webster hall...

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 12:28 AM

There was some HOT dancing going on at the MHOW show tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:20 AM

Is it just me? two people play to a drum machine and it becomes the most predictable, safest music.
This was just sad. But I was envious of their solid coke habit. Cockiest band I've seen in years,
and they had no right acting that way in my town.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:35 AM

agreed. the kills suck. i would say, more than any other band, definition of "hipster", in terms of aesthetic and the way they look. ugh. gross.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 3:23 AM

If you don't get it, you don't get it.

Midnight Boom was one of the best releases of 2008. Their live show is all about their chemistry and her performance. It's just not for everyone, I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 5:22 AM

The Kills killed it last night. Jeezus fuck they rocked. The Horrors new material is great too. BP Fallon is the coolest DJ.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 11:53 AM

The kills killed last night! Amazing live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 12:23 PM

They killed it alright. Killed it for me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 1:44 PM

Kills rawked! No gossip on Jamies fight on here,DAMN! Alison is sex.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 5:19 PM

when are they coming to europe again
it is such drag.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 4:07 AM

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