Posted in music | tour dates on July 15, 2009

Polyphonic Spree...
Polyphonic Spree

Southern Comfort will host a series of free shows beginning this August. The tour's two main headliners will be Ghostland Observatory and the Polyphonic Spree. DJ Lord of Public Enemy is set to open. The tour will bring the Polyphonic Spree to NYC's Webster Hall on October 1st.

What's the catch? You'll have to sign up for Soco's text messaging list to receive a ticket code.

SoCo is also involved in a new video series on Playboy.com called "Uncovered." That features musicians performing acoustic covers of their favorite artists -- the first edition, up now, is Dinosaur Jr. playing The Cure's "Just Like Heaven." Upcoming acts include Black Lips, A Camp, The Dears, Patterson Hood and Phosphorescent (who just announced a Brooklyn show). A partial list of who's playing what, with the SoCo tour's schedule and all upcoming Ghostland Observatory dates, below...

Playboy Uncovered partial lineup
A Camp (Nina Persson of The Cardigans) performing "Psycho" by Leon Payne
Murray Lightburn of The Dears performing "Doctor Blind" by Emily Haines of Metric
Dinosaur Jr. performing "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers performing "Range War" by Todd Rundgren

Southern Comfort underCOVER - 2009 Tour Dates
08/20 - San Diego, CA - Birchland Park Theatre GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
08/27 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony POLYPHONIC SPREE *
09/10 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY
09/17 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club POLYPHONIC SPREE *
09/24 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom POLYPHONIC SPREE *
10/01 - New York, NY - Webster Hall POLYPHONIC SPREE*
10/08 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/15 - St. Louis, MO - The Pagent GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/22 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY *
10/29 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY*
* w/ DJ Lord of Public Enemy.

Ghostland Observatory - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 17 Whitewater on the Horseshoe New Braunfels, Texas
Jul 18 Whitewater on the Horseshoe New Braunfels
Jul 25 Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, Alabama
Aug 07 Summer Sonic Music Festival Tokyo
Aug 17 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, California
Aug 18 Fox Theatre Pomona, California
Aug 22 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, Georgia
Sep 04 Arkansas Music Pavilion Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sep 05 Project 30-90 New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 03 ACL FESTIVAL Austin, Texas
Oct 31 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, Texas

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Comments (15)

Ghostland = seriously the gayest band ever.

Posted by Brussel Sprout | July 15, 2009 1:42 PM

Isn't drinking against Polyphonic Spree's weird religion?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:45 PM

Dinosaur Jr. will show up to the opening of an envelope

Posted by emceebard | July 15, 2009 1:51 PM

"Ghostland = seriously the gayest band ever."

"gay" is supposed to be some kind of insult here?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:58 PM

remember the Skoal ROAR tour?

Posted by 90s nostalgia | July 15, 2009 2:09 PM

wait. how does one get on the list for the polyphonic spree show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:10 PM

Boy your really love promoting NY music. It is as if you don't have an open mind to better music just because it is from outside of NY. I ought to send you a fart in the mail.

Posted by Fart Mail Man | July 15, 2009 2:12 PM

"wait. how does one get on the list for the polyphonic spree show?"

are you serious? did you not read the freaking article?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:13 PM

That was some pretty funny banter from DJr. before the video, but just how much are they getting paid to schill for porn and alchohol? That is some sadass shit right there.

Posted by alien.soundtracks | July 15, 2009 2:21 PM

So Co is to whiskey what Playboy is to porn...

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 2:52 PM

It's been too long since The Spree.

Posted by Travis | July 15, 2009 3:03 PM

ha... j mascis is so lazy he couldn't even bother to come up with a new song to cover.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 3:13 PM

standing through Rooney at T5 to see the Spree was a test of will. I barely survived

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 3:22 PM

polyphonic spree and ghostland...wht both those bands SUCK

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:09 PM

The Spree is a great band - not a weird religion.
You guy s are fucking losers bitching about a FREE SHOW with FREE BOOZE - get a dick and use it!

Posted by Mike Dolan | August 20, 2009 6:28 PM

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