Posted in music | tour dates on November 15, 2011

Smith Westerns at MHOW in October (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Smith Westerns

After releasing their sophomore LP Dye It Blonde at the beginning of this year, Smith Westerns have gone on a number of tours in support of it, most recently opening for Arctic Monkeys which culminated in a MHOW show at the end of last month. They'll continue in 2012 with a headlining tour that will bring the band back to NYC on January 31 on Webster Hall with Porcelain Raft and Bleached. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/16) at noon. Other dates on this tour haven't been revealed yet, but the tour announcement should come soon. Meanwhile those from the band's hometown of Chicago can catch them for free on 12/2 at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Speaking of Porcelain Raft (aka Mauro Remiddi), he recently signed to Secretly Canadian and will release his debut full length, Strange Weekend, on the label on January 24. You can stream album track "Put Me to Sleep" below, along with the album's tracklist. The show with Smith Westerns takes place during a break in Porcelain Raft's European tour with M83. All Porcelain Raft dates are listed below.

All dates, song stream, and tracklist below...

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Porcelain Raft - "Put Me to Sleep"
Put Me To Sleep by Porcelain Raft

Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend Tracklist:
1 Drifting In and Out
2 Shapeless & Gone
3 Is It Too Deep for You?
4 Put Me to Sleep
5 Backwords
6 Unless You Speak From Your Heart
7 The End of Silence
8 If You Have a Wish
9 Picture
10 The Way In

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Porcelain Raft -- 2012 Tour Dates
01/17 Bristol, England Trinity ^
01/18 Manchester, England Ritz ^
01/19 Glasgow, Scotland The Arches ^
01/20 Leeds, England Cockpit ^
01/21 Birmingham, England HMV Institute ^
01/22 Brighton, England Concorde ^
01/31 New York, NY Webster Hall %*
02/16 London, England Shepherds Bush Empire ^
02/22 Hamburg, Germany U&G ^
02/23 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega ^
02/24 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller ^
02/25 Stockholm, Sweden Berns ^
02/27 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia Club ^
02/29 Malmo, Sweden Kulturbolaget ^
03/04 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna ^
03/05 Munich, Germany Hansa 39 ^
03/06 Milan, Italy Magazzini Generali ^
03/09 Barcelona, Spain Bikini ^
03/10 Madrid, Spain Shoko ^
03/11 Porto, Portugal Hard Club ^
03/12 Lisbon, Portugal Lux Club ^
03/14 Bordeaux, France I Boat ^
03/15 Paris, France La Cigale ^
03/16 Metz, France Trinitaries ^

^ with M83
% - with SMith Westerns
* - with Bleached
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Smith Westerns -- 2011 Tour Dates
Fri 12/02/11 Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Chicago IL
Tue 01/31/11 Webster Hall, New York, NY

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Bleached -- 2011 Tour Dates
11.17.11 Thu Los Angeles, California Echo w/ Hunx and his Punx
11.20.11 Sun Palm Springs, California ACE Hotel (Palm Springs) w/ Hunx and his Punx
01/31/11 Tue , New York, NY, Webster Hall

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Comments (37)

must've gotten donated replacement equipment or benefited from good insurance

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:37 PM

they're the worst live show I've ever seen. the lead singer sang like he just jumped out of a pool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:45 PM

stick a fork in these assholes

THEY'RE DONE

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:50 PM

How is it they are playing Webster Hall? Some strange things are happening in this city's music scene.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:53 PM

This Webster Hall show is going to bomb. This shitty band was never all that popular to begin with, then that festival collapse shit happened and they went into hiding.

now... NOBODY CARES: GIVE UP.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:54 PM

FUCK this fucking band. Go back to your mom's house in Chicago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:57 PM

lol all our prays lol

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 3:58 PM

Some junior booking agent is going to get fired for booking this show. Nobody wants to buy tickets to see these clowns.

Shit is going to be bleak at Webster Hall.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:00 PM

This band is kidding itself. If this show even ends up really happening at that club, it's going to be depressing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:06 PM

fuck this band of trust-fund brats.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:27 PM

give it up dumbasses. everybody's sick of this band

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:40 PM

Not that big of a fan but are they ACTUALLY trust-fund brats?

Also, is anyone else severely annoyed by the lead singers haircut?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:53 PM

@337 too funny!!
@most agreed... this band SUCKS!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:58 PM

hey band: kill yourselves

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 4:58 PM

Hey commenters: you all fucking suck and your comments blow. You should obviously do us all a favor and kill yourselves, right?

You are all like, 23, right?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 5:52 PM

23?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 5:55 PM

oh man fuck off. this band is the worst

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 6:43 PM

regardless of what you think of their live show, dye it blonde was a really great album.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 6:45 PM

horrible band, and they're huge douches in person

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 7:16 PM

you have got to be fucking kidding me

this band is trying to come back after that stage collapse sitch?

no fucking way. you guys are through

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 7:34 PM

Is Webster Hall the new Bowery/MHoW?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 8:13 PM

Wait..., that's a dude in the picture above?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 8:48 PM

Not sure. I think it's a Thai ladyboy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 9:17 PM

7:34- keeping thinking that. most people will actually remember the stage collapse itself

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 10:23 PM

wa wa wawa whiney

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2011 11:26 PM

dye blonde has two good songs, a bunch of crap, and an oh yoko cover, that doesn't count as a great album. also ive played with them and will second the huge assholes comment

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 12:04 AM

This band is still around?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 12:22 AM

they are the next kings of leon just you wait, their twitter even said it

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 12:56 AM

most hated band in indie rock?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 1:00 AM

Fuck this band- the only shit replayed on alternative radio every other song. They must average 100 plays a day on any alternative radio station.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 1:48 AM

It's all paid placement, both when you hear them on "indie" radio and when you see them opening for arctic monkeys, and when you see them in press.

they have no fanbase, it's all just push by their publicity co

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 2:43 AM

Alternative radio stations still exist?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 10:09 AM

they actually are trust fund brats

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 11:44 AM

11:44= jealous of trust fund brats

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 12:30 PM

every date stamp on this thread = hates this band

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2011 3:55 PM

"Nobody wants to buy tickets to see these clowns." But they don't look like clowns, they even look handsome.

Posted by cables electriques | February 14, 2012 12:06 PM

I love the color of the hair

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 7:04 PM

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