Ellis since 1996 has been a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Ellis and Turner have both released solo albums. In addition, Turner and White have released several EPs as The Tren Brothers, and appear as backing musicians on albums by Cat Power, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and PJ Harvey (White drums). Turner is also an internationally exhibited painter with his own work gracing the covers of all of their major albums except Sad & Dangerous. He also runs the band's own record label Anchor & Hope. In 1999, Dirty Three with Low recorded an In the Fishtank session for Konkurrent records.Australia's Dirty Three (Warren Ellis on violin, Mick Turner on electric guitar, Jim White on drums) will be playing a handful of U.S. shows in September. That includes one on Sunday, September 13th at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at noon. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.
Dirty Three have released albums on Touch & Go Records and have toured with Sonic Youth, Pavement, Throwing Muses, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Devendra Banhart and Shannon Wright to name just a few.
The NYC gig comes two days after the group's appearence at ATP NY, where they'll perform their album Ocean Songs in full. Also at that festival are the reunited Jesus Lizard who also just announced a NYC show or two of their own.
All tour dates, below...
Dirty Three - 2009 Tour Dates
Thu Sep 10 - Boston, MA Institute of Contemporary Art
Fri Sep 11 - Monticello, NY All Tomorrow's Parties
Sun Sep 13 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Mon Sep 14 - Minneapolis, MN Southern Theater
Tue Sep 15 - Minneapolis, MN Southern Theater
Thu Sep 17 - Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Fri Sep 18 - Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe
Sat Sep 19 - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall