Posted in music | tour dates on February 27, 2012

by Andrew Marinaccio

DOWNLOAD:Dirty Three - Rising Below (MP3)

Dirty Three

In 2012, the sagacious Australian instrumental trio Dirty Three are awakening after seven years of inactivity. But that isn't to say Warren Ellis, Jim White, and Mick Turner have sat and idled since releasing their 2005 effort Cinder. While Ellis lent his searing violin work and gutteral, post-industrial guitar squelches to Nick Cave's Bad Seeds and Grinderman, repsectively, White and Turner continued recording moody jams as the Tren Brothers, also lending their rustic virtuousity to the touring lineups and records of artists like Cat Powers, Bill Callahan, and PJ Harvey.

Which brings us to Dirty Three's latest album, Toward the Low Sun. The record is out officially this Tuesday (2/28) via Drag City, and will be supported by a slew of Australian dates throughout March (including the band's first visit to the Sydney Opera House).(Whether Ellis will shave for the fancy gig or not is to be seen). NPR is streaming the full album. Download the first single, "Rising Below" above. The cover art is pictured below.

The band also announced their participation in a premier UK musical event, No Direction Home Festival, a spiritual counterpart to England's End of the Road Festival (which the Dirty Three are also playing this year that was developed by the same creative team. Situated on the fringes of Sherwood Forest, No Direction Home hopes to provide a relatively subdued and intimate alternative to mega-fests like Glastonbury, and features a cinema, literature venue, and various hands-on workshops for invidiuals and families alike in addition to their two sound stages.

But before Dirty Three tackles those English festivals, they're slated to play All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror UK event in May, the first of two ATP sets on their schedule. Curated by Mogwai (who just announced their own festival appearance), the London gig will also include performances by Slayer playing the entirety of Reign in Blood, The Afghan Whigs, Melvins, Sleep, Mudhoney, Codeine, and Yuck.

The recently reunited Afghan Whigs will then head to Asbury Park, NJ in September for frontman Greg Dulli's curated I'll Be Your Mirror, with Dirty Three in tow. The Whigs will headline the event, which also features The Roots, Jose Gonzalez, The Antlers, and Sharon Van Etten, among others. These two shows aren't Dirty Three's first foray with ATP, having curated their own lineup in 2007 with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds headlining. Cave returned the favor with his own 2009 curation, having the trio perform their 1998 Steve Albini-produced LP Ocean Songs at an ATP in Australia. They also played it at ATP NY the same year.

Tickets to ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in NJ are ON SALE NOW.

Dirty Three dates are listed below...

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Dirty Three

Dirty Three - 2012 Tour Dates
March 9-- The Astor, Perth, Australia
March 14 -- The Powerstation, Auckland, Australia
March 16 -- The Palace, Melbourne, Australia
March 17 -- One Perfect Day Festival, Mossvale, Australia
March 18 -- Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Australia
March 21 -- Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
March 22 -- The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
May 25 - 27 -- Alexandra Place (Mogwai/ATP I'll Be Your Mirror), London, England
June 8 - 10 2012 -- Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England
August 31 - Septemeber 2 -- Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorest/Wilshire, England
September 21 - 23 -- Asbury Park (Greg Dulli/ATP I'll Be Your Mirror), New Jersey, USA

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Comments (48)

They played Bowery Ballroom last time around; have to imagine that they'll do something similar. It would suck if ATP was their only gig in the area.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:35 PM

Now we know what Corky from Life Goes On has been doing since the show ended.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:42 PM

Saturday is already sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:50 PM

I saw them in concert many many years ago and I was blown away. I was somewhat hesitant about how well their music would be performed live, but I was wrong in my doubt. Excellent performers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:51 PM

tour! tour! tour!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:52 PM

ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:53 PM

Can't wait to see them at ATP

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:54 PM

So stoked to see them on ATP Saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 12:55 PM

get your facts straight. nick cave did not curate in 2009. flaming lips and atp did. dity three played on the atp curated day. cave joined dirt three and played with them during their set.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:00 PM

Looking back at old ATP threads, funny to see there were just as many "ATP is not as good as last year" posts as there are today.

Figures.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:09 PM

Don't post any dumb fuck retarded misinformation about ATP. If you have any questions, direct them to ME. Also nobody better be a dumbfuck moron and buy tickets for this in advance because they always let people in for free anyway. Whoever says this lineup is going to suck is a retarded nitwit because it's going to rule.

Posted by Angry ATP Fan | February 27, 2012 1:13 PM

"Saturday is already sold out."


You are an idiot plain and simple. Saturday is certainly not sold out. This round of tickets are gone. They put more and more as the months get closer to ATP. And you can get daily and three day tickets for less than face the week of the show.

If you have no clue what you are talking about then do not make a comment.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:14 PM

It's amazing there are enough people who insist this is worth the money to propigate it for another year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:18 PM

@ 1:14

ATP commented on their FB page that NO additional tix will be released for Saturday. Weekend passes are still available. Moron!

YOU are an idiot plain and simple. Saturday IS certainly sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:32 PM

"They put more and more as the months get closer to ATP."

ATP has always been very strict about capping off ticket sales. No more Saturday tix means NO MORE Saturday tix. Dunce!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:34 PM

1:18- You are stupid, your logic is juvenile and your taste in music is hardly as 'cool' or 'hip' as you project yourself to be. Poser!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:36 PM

1:32 and 1:34, you 2 are the idiots to believe anything ATP says. They said the same thing last year. Oh the Jeff Mangum Friday show was sold out months in advance right? Oh the Jeff Mangum Monday special show sold out right away. And what did they do but put more on sale for both closer to the date. Suddenly tix became available. So shut the fuck up. ATP has never once sold out in Kutshers or last year in Asbury Park.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:41 PM


1:41- They do not release more tix, they just re-sell the ones that people were denied due to failure to pay correctly/ CC problems.

ps - U mad bro?????????????????????????????

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:48 PM

Yo 1:41, someone called you a dunce.....BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:50 PM

BOTH OF YOU SHUT THE HELL UP

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:51 PM

1:48-Not mad, just laughing at you hard. Sure that must be it what you say. Tons of people months later have pay/CC problems. Months after they are charged for the tickets.
What a dumb motherfucker you are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:51 PM

i have walked up and bought ATP tickets at the door at Kutshers. i saw people doing the same at Asbury.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:52 PM

Who cares??! Buy a ticket and GO!!! ATP RULES and this lineup will just keep getting better!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:01 PM

1:52-Shhhhh you know what. Let these so called smarties think they know what they are talking about. Let them think Saturday is sold out and more tix won't be put up later. Let them think when promoters like Bowery Presents tells them a show is sold out it really is sold out. That they won't put more tix on sale and have tix available at the door. Better they just remain stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:01 PM

1:14 - you are an idiot

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:11 PM

1:41 - they never released more Friday Mangum passes after those sold out. They were always sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:12 PM

2:12-Another shit head who is lying through his teeth. Of course they released more tickets. Were you actually there that Friday night? Cause I was and they had tickets for sale at the box office.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:15 PM

They also had more Friday passes for sale in the weeks before.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:16 PM

2:15 - yes I was there you dumbfuck. They were selling tix for Sunday's Mangum show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:18 PM

1:41 = tool

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:20 PM

Far as I could tell, 3day pass with the Fri Mangum show were S/O, weekend passes with Sunday Passes were not sold out as the Sunday sales really suffered last year. Sunday Mangum show has tickets on sale for most of the weekend.

Not sure why BV commenters get in such pussy fights over this shit. ATP provides a great concert experience regardless of ticket sales...it seems to not be about ticket sales, and well, that works for me.

Also, I would guess ATP as a whole promoter recoups losses from their very successful shows in London.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:22 PM

2:18 is SO mad! Getting worked up over an anonymous discussion?? HAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAH!!!! What a loser!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:23 PM

2:23 - I'm sitting here cracking up, certainly not getting worked up LOL

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:25 PM

I went to ATP last year and I bought a Jeff Mangum Friday show ticket at the box office the day of the show. Anyone saying otherwise is lying or does not know what they are talking about.

Also the 3 day passes for both Friday and Sunday Mangum were available over and over weeks leading up to the show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:30 PM

Get back on topic fuckers. The new album is really good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:31 PM

IAMA Dirty Three fan and have liked these guys for over 3 months AMA

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:38 PM

2:23- Don't tell me that I'm getting worked up, you brain dead hipster trash know-nothing. My pulse is so slow that I could pass for dead. I'm just sitting here cracking up about how you all think you're so fucking smart. You all probably rent hotel rooms like stupid ass morons when there are plenty of FREE cardboard boxes to sleep in all around Asbury Park. How do you dipshits manage to turn on a computer to write this shit?

Posted by Angry ATP Fan | February 27, 2012 2:47 PM

2:47 = SOOOOOOOO mad! Loo-oo-ooser!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:50 PM

Hey, I'm the real 2:18. 2:47 is pretending to be me!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:51 PM

@2:25 - laugh now, cry later

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:51 PM

This thread is particularly agitated as opposed to the usual BV hate brigade. Whoa.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 3:02 PM

2:50 = 2:47. Bastard is pretending to be me!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 3:11 PM

ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP ATP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 3:47 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 3:56 PM

@2:47 - new poster here.. umm, who wants to sleep in a cardboard box? considering how much money i make in my corporate job, i'll take the best hotel room i can get. i blow my nose into $1 bills

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 6:37 PM

Hope they add another local show like they did last time. That bowery show after that ATP where Nick Cave showed up was one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 9:05 PM

@2:25 - laugh now, cry later

Posted by Souq | March 4, 2012 10:44 AM

dirty three is amazing

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 3:58 PM

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