Smoke Fairies at iTunes Festival (via iTunes UK)
Smoke Fairies kick off a tour with Rasputina later this month. As mentioned, the tour does not include any NYC dates, but Smoke Fairies will return to NYC on August 22 at Rockwood Music Hall (one of the two NYC venues they played last time they were here).
Smoke Fairies recently played iTunes Festival in London with Seasick Steve. Seasick Steve records on Jack White's Third Man Records, the same label that released Smoke Fairies' "Gastown/Riversong" 7" in 2009. Jack played with Seasick Steve at the festival, along with his Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. If you missed the show, you can watch the whole thing at iTunes along with performances by Beady Eye, Cat's Eyes, Paul Simon, Arctic Monkeys and others. The iTunes Fest presents a new show every day in July. Upcoming shows include Mogwai, Coldplay and Moby.
Jack also recently collaborated with underground hip hop mainstay Black Milk. You can read Black Milk's account of the experience at his blog and stream the songs. The 7" is available at Black Milk's webstore.
Updated Smoke Fairies dates and videos below...
The White Stripes- Signed D.C. (Vault #8, Previously Unreleased)
I've Been Loving You Too Long (Vault #8, Previously Unreleased)
Smoke Fairies -- 2011 U.S. Tour Dates
July 29 Key Club * Los Angeles, CA
July 30 SLO Brewing Co * San Luis Obispo, CA
July 31 Great American Music Hall * San Francisco, CA
August 4 WOW Hall * Eugene, OR
August 5 Doug Fir Lounge * Portland, OR
August 6 Tractor Tavern * Seattle, WA
August 8 The Railyard * Billing, MT
August 11 Bourbon Theater * Lincoln, NB
August 12 Blue Moose Tap House * Iowa City, IA
August 13 7th Street Entry * Minneapolis, MN
August 14 Shank Hall * Milwaukee, WI
August 16 Underground * Sandusky, OH
August 18 The Red Palace Washington, DC
August 19 First Unitarian Side Chapel Philadelphia, PA
August 22 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
* Rasputina Dates