Los Campesinos at The Parish (more by Tim Griffin)
Los Campesinos (who recently toured with Parenthetical Girls who are now out on tour with Perfume Genius), are embarking on a string of thirteen mid-Atlantic/Southern dates in June which includes THREE dates in the NYC AREA (an area they skipped last time around). Those shows are Maxwell's on 6/21, Le Poisson Rouge on 6/22 and Brooklyn Bowl on 6/23. All tickets go on sale Friday, 3/30 at noon, get Maxwell's tickets here, LPR tickets here, and Brooklyn Bowl tickets are here. All dates are listed below.
In other news, Gareth of Los Campesinos will join one of his heroes for a string of shows in the UK...
For as long as I've listened to music, my favourite band has been The Beautiful South. The way in which I've loved them has evolved and grown, but they have consistently been the band that I wanted to sing along to when I was young, and the lyrics that I have wanted to emulate since I began writing. The words of Paul Heaton, in The Beautiful South, The Housemartins and in his solo work have been the high-water level that I've attempted to breakthrough...It's safe to say, if it were not for Paul Heaton, I would never have wanted to write lyrics.UK fans can catch Gareth singing some of his favorite songs at some of the dates below.
So it is with great pleasure I announce my involvement in a Paul Heaton show this coming July. Paul Heaton's The 8th' and 'Paul Heaton & Friends - Greatest Hits set' - Two Shows in One Night will involve a performance of Paul's 70 minute long 'New Soul Opera' (in which I will be singing a solo, among other bits) and then a performance by Paul (and his guests) of some of his Greatest Hits, spanning his whole career.
All dates and a video for "Songs About Your Girlfriend" from last year's Hello Sadness, below...
Los Campesinos! - Songs About Your Girlfriend
LOS CAMPESINOS - 2012 TOUR DATES
Mar 27 - O2 ACADEMY 2, LIVERPOOL (14+) *
Mar 28 - LIQUID ROOM, EDINBURGH (14+) *
Mar 29 - ACADEMY 2, NEWCASTLE (14+) *
Mar 30 - WATERFRONT, NORWICH (14+) *
Mar 31 - LEADMILL, SHEFFIELD (14+) *
Apr 2 - FLECHE D'OR, PARIS *
Apr 3 - BOTANIQUE ROTONDE, BELGIUM *
Apr 4 - PARADISO, AMSTERDAM *
Apr 19 - NEW SLANG, KINGSTON (18+)
Apr 20 - JACK DANIEL'S MUSIC DAY, MADRID
May 5 - LIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL, LEEDS
June 16 PLUSH, ST, LOUIS, MO (18+)
June 17 HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL, LOUISVILLE KY (18+)
June 19 THE ORANGE PEEL, ASHEVILLE NC (18+)
June 20 THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND VA (21+)
June 21 MAXWELL'S, HOBOKEN NJ (ALL AGES)
June 22 LE POISSON ROUGE, NEW YORK NY (ALL AGES)
June 23 BROOKLYN BOWL, BROOKLYN NY (21+)
June 24 BRILLOBOX, PITTSBURGH PA (21+)
June 26 OTTOBAR, BALTIMORE MD (ALL AGES)
June 27 CAT'S CRADLE, CARRBORO NC (ALL AGES)
June 28 MASQUERADE, ATLANTA GA (ALL AGES)
June 29 BEACHMAN THEATRE, ORLANDO FL (ALL AGES)
June 30 BARDOT, MIAMI FL (21+)
July 21 DEER SHED FESTIVAL, NORTH YORKSHIRE
* with TALL SHIPS