Posted in music | tour dates on January 4, 2011

by Bill Pearis

The Wombats

Liverpool trio The Wombats will soon be back in America for the first time in almost three years, playing Glasslands on Jan. 17 and Mercury Lounge on Jan. 18. Before they hit NYC, they play Satellite in Los Angeles on 1/12 and the Rickshaw Stop on 1/13. The band's second album, This Modern Glitch is out in April and contains last year's UK Top 20 single "Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)" and new single "Jump in the Fog," and videos for both are at the bottom of this post.

The Wombats are best known for "Let's Dance to Joy Division" -- also a UK hit -- which came out in 2007, around the time of their last visit here, when they played the Annex in March 2007. Their first album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, came out in England later that year and saw an American release a year after that. While their lyrics lean towards pop culture referencing/novelty territory too ofter, they do have some catchy tunes.

The Glasslands show also features Sigmund Droid and US Royalty; the Mercury Lounge show is with Dream Diary and the Ambassadors. Below are a few Wombats videos and tour dates.

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The Wombats - Jump Into the Fog

The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)

The Wombats - Kill the Director

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division

The Wombats - 2011 Tour Dates
12 Jan 2011 The Satellite - Los Angeles
13 Jan 2011 The Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco
17 Jan 2011 Glasslands - Brooklyn
18 Jan 2011 Mercury Lounge - New York
29 Jan 2011 Skins Party @ O2 Academy - Oxford
04 March 2011 Academy - Manchester SOLD OUT
05 March 2011 Academy - Newcastle SOLD OUT
06 March 2011 Fat Sams Live - Dundee
07 March 2011 Picture House - Edinburgh
09 March 2011 Met University - Leeds
10 March 2011 HMV Institute - Birmingham
11 March 2011 Leadmill - Sheffield
13 March 2011 UEA - Norwich SOLD OUT
14 March 2011 Hammersmith Apollo - London
17 March 2011 Solus - Cardiff
18 March 2011 Academy - Bristol SOLD OUT
19 March 2011 Spring & Airbrake - Belfast
20 March 2011 The Academy - Dublin
22 March 2011 Verftet - Bergen
23 March 2011 Folken - Starvanger
24 March 2011 Sentrum - Oslo
25 March 2011 Driv - Tromso
26 March 2011 Byscenen - Trondhiem
28 March 2011 Nosturi - Helsinki
29 March 2011 Debaser Medis - Stockholm
14 April 2011 Le Trianon - Paris
16 April 2011 Live Music Hall - Cologne
17 April 2011 Capitol - Offenbach
18 April 2011 Astra - Berlin
20 April 2011 Docks - Hamburg
21 April 2011 Tonhalle - Munich
22 April 2011 Gasometer - Vienna
23 April 2011 Komplex - Zurich
24 April 2011 Les Docks - Lausanne
26 April 2011 Oosterpoort - Groningen
27 April 2011 Melkweg - Amsterdam
21 May 2011 Sala Apolo - Barcelona
22 May 2011 Joy Eslava - Madrid
23 May 2011 Trix - Antwerp
25 May 2011 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome
26 May 2011 Tunnells - Milan
17 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen
18 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen
19 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen
25 March 2011 Driv - Tromso
26 March 2011 Byscenen - Trondhiem
28 March 2011 Nosturi - Helsinki
29 March 2011 Debaser Medis - Stockholm
14 April 2011 Le Trianon - Paris
16 April 2011 Live Music Hall - Cologne
17 April 2011 Capitol - Offenbach
18 April 2011 Astra - Berlin
20 April 2011 Docks - Hamburg
21 April 2011 Tonhalle - Munich
22 April 2011 Gasometer - Vienna
23 April 2011 Komplex - Zurich
24 April 2011 Les Docks - Lausanne
26 April 2011 Oosterpoort - Groningen
27 April 2011 Melkweg - Amsterdam
21 May 2011 Sala Apolo - Barcelona
22 May 2011 Joy Eslava - Madrid
23 May 2011 Trix - Antwerp
25 May 2011 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome
26 May 2011 Tunnells - Milan
17 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen
18 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen
19 June 2011 Hurricane/Southside Festival - Scheessel/Neuhausen

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Comments (4)

jump into the fog

jump into the fog

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2011 1:26 PM

When?

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2011 1:38 PM

gross.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2011 1:54 PM

what happened to these guys? pretty gloomy now..

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2011 2:42 PM

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