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Dirty Beaches & Frankie Rose going on tour (dates)

Dirty Beaches at the Seaport last month (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dirty Beaches

One man rockabilly-via-Suicide act Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) and Frankie Rose last teamed up earlier this year at Bowery Ballroom. They’re now set to go on a tour together that includes an opening slot on Peter Hook‘s tour in Toronto on September 24. They won’t be on Peter’s NYC date when he and his band perform Closer at Irving Plaza (9/13), but they do have two of their own NYC shows happening September 17 at Glasslands and September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (8/5) at 7 AM and tickets for the Mercury show go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (8/3) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Frankie Rose recently contributed her take on “Soma” to Stereogum‘s Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It. She said of her contribution:

“To be honest this was the first time had ever actually sat down and listened to the strokes! Maybe that sounds crazy like I have been living in a bush or something, but true! The trick was how best to make the song my own. I decided slowing it down and taking out some of the garage elements might be interesting. Adding a synth was helpful. The harmonies keep the chorus moving forward like the original, and yet totally different. Take note, there is a little homage in the guitar at the end. Can you guess for whom?”

Any guesses? All dates and a video below…

Dirty Beaches live at the Seaport 7/1/11

Dirty Beaches — 2011 Tour Dates
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – Skybar at The Mondrian
08/19 San Francisco, CA – The Velvet Room
09/09 Portland, OR – Music Fest Northwest
09/17 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery*
09/19 Washington, DC – DC9*
09/20 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
09/21 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
09/23 Montreal, QC – Il Motore (Pop Montreal)*
09/24 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
09/27 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
09/29 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog*
09/30 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur*
* w/ Frankie Rose & The Outs

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