Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 9, 2009

words by Bill Pearis, LC photos by Leia Jospe

Sky Larkin
Sky Larkin

Leeds UK trio Sky Larkin, who I've talked about before, are coming back to the U.S. soon. Their March-April tour includes a run at SXSW, an East Coast mini-tour (including March 23 at Mercury Lounge with the Grates), and finally a bunch of dates with fellow UK band Los Campesinos! (who are also playing Coachella while they're here in April, and who recently completed a North American tour with Titus Andronicus).

Sky Larkin's debut album, The Golden Spike, which they recorded last year in Seattle with John Goodmason (The Long Winters, Sleater-Kinney), was released last month in England and comes out in the U.S. in April. It's chock-full of super-catchy songs, like "Beeline" to which you can watch the video below. I've seen them a few times and they're definitely worth catching, and are nice folks too.

Los Campesinos! don't have any future NYC shows scheduled, but when they were here less than a month ago they played two nights in a row at Bowery Ballroom. Pictures from one of those shows, and all tour dates (SL & LC!), below...

Sky Larkin - "Beeline"

Los Campesinos! @ Bowery Ballroom...

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Sky Larkin - 2009 Tour Dates
March 14th LA, Spaceland
March 16th LA, Box8 Factory, Mixtape Music Party
March 18th SXSW - Hype Machine / Sup magazine party (time tbc)
March 18th SXSW - Wichita showcase 12am
March 19th SXSW - Wichita / Mixtape Party, 7600-7699 Stillridge Drv, 4.45pm
March 20th SXSW - Music for Listeners Party - 3.15pm
March 21st SXSW - British Embassy Yorkshire party - 1.40pm
March 23rd NYC, Mercury Lounge w/ The Grates -9pm
March 29th Philadelphia, PA.Theatre of Living Arts * +
March 30th South Burlington, VT.Higher Ground *
March 31st Montreal.QUE La Sala Rosa *
April 1st Toronto, ONT Opera House *
April 2nd Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
April 3rd Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall *
April 4th Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Café *
April 5th Omaha,NE Waiting Room *
April 7th Denver, Blue Theatre *
April 10th Seattle, WA Nuemos Crystall Ball *
April 11th Vancouver, BC Richards on Richard *
April 12th Portland Orm Wonder Ballroom *
April 15th San Francisco, CA Slims *

* w/ Los Campesinos!
+ w/ Ponytail

Los Campesinos! - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 29 - Theatre Of Living Arts (with Ponytail) Philadephia *
Mar 30 - Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont *
Mar 31 - La Sala Rosa Montreal, Quebec *
Apr 1 - Opera House Toronto, Ontario *
Apr 2 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan *
Apr 3 - Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin *
Apr 4 - Fine Line Cafe Minneapolis, Minnesota *
Apr 5 - Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska *
Apr 7 - Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado *
Apr 10 - Neumo's Seattle, Washington *
Apr 11 - Richard's On Richards Vancouver, British Columbia *
Apr 12 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon *
Apr 13 - Harlow's Sacramento, California *
Apr 15 - Slim's San Francisco, California *
Apr 16 - Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Jul 11 - Alive! Festival Lisbon

* w/ Sky Larkin



Comments (13)

Fans of These Bands should check out Fight Like Apes from Ireland.

They're playing Mercury Lounge on the 13th and also Pianos on the 16th.

SXSW too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:23 AM

Apparently LC are huge dicks. I have a friend who worked with them. Says they treat people like shit, Arcade Fire-style.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 11:07 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 11:08 AM

11:07 I met them. They were super friendly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:05 PM

11:07 - They were hanging out at Beauty Bar after the show. They were really nice.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:13 PM

Did anyone score with the chicks in LC?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:48 PM

LC! are great folks, friendly as can be- has to be misinformation.
Sky Larkin make a trip worth while, loving their album.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 1:00 PM

I sorely have to disagree. Garreth spent at least 20 minutes talking with me and my buddies, and Tom and I had a nice discussion about Pavement.

Posted by Ray | March 9, 2009 2:38 PM

I can't wait to see Sky Larkin play the first ever Yorkshire showcase at SXSW on 21st March at the British Music Embassy.

OK I'm a Yorkshire-man. I am proud

Listen you also get Rolo Tomassi, Wild Beasts, Talk To Angels and Paul Marshall. Brought to you by the good people at Chocolate Fireguard Records!

Posted by james | March 10, 2009 5:20 AM

Anyone know if anyone is opening for them? I was at the last CC/Presets show which was amazing, just curious if anyone else is playing with them, given the dirt cheap $18 ticket price.

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