by Bill Pearis
Scottish band The View caused a bit of a stir in 2007 with their single "Wasted Little DJs" and for being somewhat enfant terribles (they were all in high school at the time). Since then, they've released four albums, including last year's Cheeky for a Reason and you can stream a few tracks from that below.
All four of their albums were Top 20 hits in the UK, but America hasn't paid much attention (or maybe it's the other way around). That hasn't detered them adn the band will be going on a fairly extensive North American tour which includes two shows in NYC: April 6 at Knitting Factory and April 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both Knit and Bowery go on sale Friday (2/1) at noon, with an AmEx presale happening for the Bowery show today (1/31) at noon.
All tour dates are listed below.
The View - "The Clock"
The View - "How Long"
The View - 2013 Tour Dates
02.28 SEATTLE - THE CROCODILE
03.01 VANCOUVER - MEDIA CLUB
03.02 PORTLAND - DANTE'S
03.05 SAN FRANCISCO - THE INDEPENDENT
03.06 WEST HOLLYWOOD - TROUBADOUR
03.08 SAN DIEGO - SODA BAR
03.12 DALLAS - THE CAMBRIDGE ROOM @ HOUSE OF BLUES
03.18 SAINT LOUIS - OFF BROADWAY NIGHTCLUB
03.19 KANSAS CITY - CZAR BAR
03.22 MINNEAPOLIS - 7TH STREET ENTRY
03.23 MILWAUKEE - TURNER HALL BALLROOM
03.24 MADISON - THE FREQUENCY
03.26 CHICAGO - SCHUBAS TAVERN
03.27 DETROIT - MAGIC STICK LOUNGE
03.28 COLUMBUS - THE BASEMENT
03.29 TORONTO - LEE'S PALACE
03.30 MONTREAL - IL MOTORE
04.02 PHILADELPHIA - KUNG FU NECKTIE
04.03 WASHINGTON - DC9
04.05 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
04.06 BROOKLYN - KNITTING FACTORY
04.07 NEW YORK - BOWERY BALLROOM