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Melt Banana with Melt Banana Lite – 2009 Tour Dates

by Black Bubblegum

Melt Banana
Melt Banana

Japanese noise-punk-grind oddity Melt Banana have a 7″ EP/3″ CD on the way via Init Records (pre-order that here) and a live CD due via their label A-Zap (preorder that here). If you have an odd aversion to USPS (what with anthrax and such) then mosey on down to Bowery Ballroom to pick up a copy in person on 11/23. Tickets are on sale. The tour is billed as “Melt Banana with Melt Banana Lite“. Insound has some details as to the origin of “Lite”:

Melt Banana Lite is not the usual Melt Banana: there are drums and vocals, but no guitars – instead samplers and synth. It is different, but at the same time, one definitely feels Melt Banana when one listens to it… Melt Banana Lite shows another face of Melt Banana, with more flexible, concentrated and free minds. They have stepped forward, attempting to discover new possibilities for their music.

No word on who will sit behind the kit for Melt Banana, but it won’t be one time live drummer Dave Witte, as he will be on a US tour with Municipal Waste. You can also catch Dave this Friday (10/4) at Cake Shop when he plays with Burnt By The Sun.

Full Melt Banana tour dates, and a live video, below…

Melt Banana Live at The University of Tokyo 9/19/09

10/29 Visalia,CA at Cellar Door
10/30 San Francisco,CA at Slims
11/01 San Diego,CA at Casbah
11/03 Tucson,AZ at Plush
11/04 Phoenix,AZ at Hollywood Alley
11/06 Denton,TX at Haileys
11/07 Austin,TX at FFF Fest
11/08 San Antonio,TX at Rock Bottom Bar
11/09 Houston,TX at Walters
11/10 New Orleans,LA at Republic
11/11 Pensacola,FL at Sluggo’s
11/12 Birmigham,AL at Bottle Tree Cafe
11/13 Athens,GA at 40 Watt Club
11/14 Gainesville,FL at Common Grounds
11/15 Tampa,FL at Crowbar
11/16 Orlando,FL at Back Booth
11/18 Columbia,SC at New Brookland Tavern
11/19 Chapel Hill,NC at Local 506
11/20 Washington,DC at Rock and Roll Hotel
11/21 Baltimore,MD at Ottobar
11/22 Philadelphia,PA at First Unitarian Church
11/23 New York,NY at Bowery Ballroom
11/24 Boston,MA at Middle East Downstairs
11/25 Hamden,CT at The Space
11/27 Buffalo,NY at Mohawk Place
11/28 Detroit,MI at The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
11/29 Cleveland,OH at Grog Shop
11/30 Chicago,IL at Bottom Lounge
12/01 Minneapolis,MN at 7th Street Entry
12/02 Madison,WI at High Noon Saloon
12/03 Iowa City,IA at Picadur
12/04 Sioux Falls,SD at Nutty’s
12/05 Omaha,NE at Waiting Room
12/07 Denver,CO at Bluebird Theater
12/08 Salt Lake City,UT at Urban Lounge
12/10 Missoula,MT at Badlanders
12/11 Seattle,WA at Chop Suey
12/12 Portland,OR at Dante’s
12/15 Pomona,CA at Glasshouse
12/16 Los Angeles,CA at Troubadour

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