Posted in dance | music | tour dates on August 12, 2009

Rapture

Dear Fans and friends,

I've been meaning to catch you up on what' s been going on in Rapture world. First off, I'm sad to say that at the begining of April our buddy Mattie Safer decided to leave the band. We are sad to see him go but it seems it is the best for all of us. Since then Luke, Vito and I have been on a creative tear. We've been working out of our little Brooklyn make shift studio, writing, demoing and jamming. I'm pretty damn excited to share the fruits of our labor with you. But its still gonna be a minute before we hit the studio for real. On the other hand, I am very pleased to announce that the people of the great continent of Australia will be some of the first to hear some of our new material live, when we arrive late September for Parklife festival. In the meantime, keep an eye on this blog and another on your neighborhood dance party, who knows maybe we'll be spinnin'.

Lotsa Love,
The Rapture

That message, which we previously posted, was originally blogged by the Rapture on July 14th. The Australian dates they reference kick-off on September 26th, but those down under won't be the first people to hear the new material live. That honor goes to NJ (and Baltimore). The show is September 11th at the Stone Pony. Golden Filter opens. Tickets are on sale. All dates below...

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Rapture

The Rapture - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 11 - The Stone Pony Asbury, New Jersey
Sep 12 - Taxlo @ Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 26 - Parklife Brisbane-Riverstage and Botanic Gardens Brisbane, Queensland
Sep 27 - Parklfe Perth-Wellington Square Perth, Western Australia
Oct 3 - Parklife Melbourne-Birrarung Marr Melbourne, Victoria
Oct 5 - Parklife Sydney-Kippax lake, Moore Park Sydney, New South Wales
Oct 5 - Parklife Adelaide-Botanic Garden Adelaide, South Australia

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Comments (14)

These guys need to stop, especially now that Mattie is gone. This shit is tired.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 8:10 PM

Mattie is playing bass for Julian Plenti, he was on Fallon at least.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 8:34 PM

ooopen up your heeeeaaart..

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 8:49 PM

next big thing 2002 yo!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 9:29 PM

What the fuck are with these shows?

NYC please, although without Mattie, I don't know. Fuck, I loved these guys.

Posted by Donkey Boner Jr | August 12, 2009 9:49 PM

$53 for two tickets, four tickets for $70...wtf.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 10:05 PM

they probably wanted to play some off the radar shows to test their stuff out, but at the same time make some money while doing so.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 10:35 PM

ha remember when they opened up for daft punk and their drum machine malfunctioned

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 10:39 PM

MEHttie safer

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 11:31 PM

this band has always been very, very lame. as was the majority of "dancepunk" from the early part of this decade.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 1:34 AM

What isn't lame?

Posted by Question Man | August 13, 2009 8:39 AM

1. So long as Gabe Andruzzi is there to bang that cowbell - I'm game.
2. The show in Baltimore is only $10.
3. I'm sure a friend of theirs will be filling in on bass. The better question is, "Will they be doing the songs that Mattie sang?" like Sister Saviour.

Posted by Colonel K | August 13, 2009 8:48 AM

you should go just for The Golden Filter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 2:56 PM

The song is pretty bad when it's all said and done, and that has NOTHING to do with how old they might be.

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:07 PM

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