Posted in music | tour dates on June 14, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Cate Le Bon

Welsh charmer Cate Le Bon's show at Mercury Lounge back in February remains my favorite show of 2012 so far. When I saw she was playing Pop Montreal in September I hoped we might get another North American tour and today learned the answer is yes, with two stops in NYC: September 21 at Mercury Lounge and September 22 at Union Pool. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday, June 22 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/20) at noon. No word on advance tickets to the Union Pool show.

Cate Le Bon will also release a new EP, CYRK II, around the same time, which will be out August 21 via The Control Group. It consists of songs recorded during the same sessions that produced CYRK (one this year's finest platters) but were left off for thematic reasons. The six songs on CYRK II are all a little more confessional lyrically but have the same pastoral-folk-meets-Velvet-chug vibe. You can check out the artwork and tracklist below.

When Cate was here in February she filmed a live session in All Souls Church and you can watch the performances from that below, along with a list of all upcoming tour dates.

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CYRK II

Cate Le Bon - CYRK II
1. What Is Worse
2. The Eiggy Sea
3. That Moon
4. Seaside, Lowtide
5. January

Cate Le Bon - 2012 Tour Dates
09/18 Toronto, ON The Rivoli
09/19 Montreal, QC Ukrainian Federation *
09/21 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
09/22 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
09/23 Washington DC The Red Palace
09/24 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
09/25 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
09/28 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
09/29 Austin, TX Red 7
10/02 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater

*= w/ Laetitia Sadier

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Comments (9)

YTIN.ASNIL© is aroused by this!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 3:29 PM

Cate Le BONE

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 3:41 PM

^ i think you spelled her name incorrectly.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 3:50 PM

Saw her a few months back - great gig! looking forward to this EP

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 4:11 PM

The real YTIN.ASNIL© thinks AIDS was gods way of killing the gays!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 4:19 PM

YTIN.ASNIL© here. If i keep posting eventually a woman will touch me, yes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 4:24 PM

You should add to the article that Cate is opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre on these dates at these venues in England next month: (from the BJM website):
07 July 12 London - Shepherds Bush Empire - w/ Cate Le Bon
08 July 12 Manchester - Ritz Ballroom - w/ Cate Le Bon
09 July 12 Birmingham - Academy 2 - w/ Cate Le Bon

Posted by Tom Devine | June 15, 2012 1:49 AM

YTINASNI.L lives, and is not impressed with this anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 2:00 AM

she looks great for her age. Just saying.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 11:04 AM

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