Posted in music | tour dates on July 6, 2010

Scissor Sisters @ Stubb's SXSW 2010 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Scissor Sisters

After two albums that dominated the charts overseas, and barely grazed them here, the American pop scene has lately swung back in the Sisters' direction.

Dance music now dominates commercial U.S. radio for the first time since the late '90s, thanks to the kicked up heels of The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Ke, and Taio Cruz. For a group like the Scissor Sisters - who sound like a cross between the Bee Gees and a bunch of Lower East Side club kids in a Human League tribute band - that's great news.

Unlike their two previous CDs, which balanced foofy ballads with frilly club pieces, "Night Work" keeps the beats pumping and the subject mater, shall-we-say, nocturnal. Lead singer Jake Shears says he received inspiration for the CD during a peak moment in a Berlin night club. The resulting music sounds just as twitchy, erotic, and mad as that setting suggests. [Daily News]

With new record Night Work on the shelves (it came out June 28th) (I haven't listened to it yet), Scissor Sisters will be touring North American this August and September. They perform at NYC's Terminal 5 on Tuesday, August 24th with DJ Sammy Jo (who opens the tour). Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale Wednesday at 11am. General sale starts Friday at noon.

Their video for single "Fire with Fire," a recent live clip, the butt-cheek filled "Night Work" cover art, and all tour dates are below...

Night Work

Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire

Scissor Sisters - Filthy Gorgeous @ Paradiso Amsterdam 5 july 2010

Scissor Sisters - 2010 Tour Dates
8/21 Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
8/23 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
8/24 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/27 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
8/28 Boston, MA - House of Blues
8/29 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
8/31 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
9/02 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
9/03 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/04 Minneapolis, MN - Epic Nightclub
9/06 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
9/10 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre
9/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
9/12 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
9/14 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
9/15 Seattle, WA - The Showbox SODO
9/16 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park
12/03 Birmingham - LG Arena
12/06 Cardiff - Cardiff Arena
12/08 Glasgow - SECC
12/10 Newcastle - Newcastle Arena
12/11 Manchester - MEN Arena
12/12 Brighton - Brighton Centre
12/14 Nottingham - Nottingham Arena
12/15 London - O2 Arena



Comments (7)

amazing news!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 2:35 PM

insane they play arenas in the UK vs. Terminal 5 in NYC


Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 2:36 PM

will there be a website presale besides Amex?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 2:47 PM

I'm actually surprised they are giving any serious time to touring in the US. Face it, they have a gay following in the US and not much more. Whereas in Europe they aren't considered a "gay" band. It's a real shame that once in the US you're marked a gay act, your prospects drop off a cliff (with few exceptions).

I don't believe we'll ever see SS headlining MSG anytime soon.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:31 PM

I wouldn't want to see them at MSG anyway, they are a club band, better for us if they keep playing intimate shows. a couple of years back they played the Theatre at MSG, that was lots of fun

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:42 PM

it's the same with kylie minogue-- she's a mega superstar in the rest of the world, but in america she's a gay act.

as a gay man & music enthusiast who happens to be huge fans of both of these artists, i'm fine with it. as long as they have lucrative careers in the rest of the world, i have no problem if they only play to gay audiences in the states. it means we'll continue to get to see them in intimate venues while they sell out arenas & stadiums in other parts of the world!

what do the masses know anyway?! in this country, arenas are sold out by bullshit acts like nickelback & dave matthews. when you consider that, i'd rather kylie & scissor sisters only play to the taste-making gays.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 3:51 PM

agree with you, sometimes bigger venues are not necessarily better

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2010 4:19 PM

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