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Orca Team touring with Laetitia Sadier and will be here for CMJ too (dates)

by Bill Pearis

Orca Team

Charming, danceable Seattle trio Orca Team have already been through NYC twice this year, not to mention just about everywhere else in North American and the UK, but have just announced another North American tour than can only be described as massive where the band will criss-cross the continent twice between now and Thanksgiving, with two separate visits to the Big Apple.

The band will open for Laetitia Sadier on her upcoming tour (a smart pairing) that includes two stops in NYC: Mercury Lounge on September 21 (tix) and Knitting Factory on September 22 (tix). Orca Team will then be back around CMJ, with a show at Muchmore’s on October 18 and the Happy Happy Birthday to Me label showcase at Public Assembly on October 20. All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Orca Team’s terrific new album, Restraint, is one of 2012’s underheard gems and you can stream it below via Spotify. And they’re a great live band too, so do try and make it one of the dates below. Chances are they are playing near you.

Orca Team – 2012 Tour Dates
9/01: Seattle, WA – Live on KEXP Audioasis (8:30pm)
9/07: Seattle, WA – The Rendezvous
9/08: Seattle, WA – Slim’s Last Chance (Ear Fest II)
9/09: Spokane, WA – Neato Burrito Baby Bar
9/10: Helena, MT – Lewis & Clark Brewery
9/12: Fargo, ND – The New Direction
9/14: La Cross, WI – The Root Note
9/15: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
9/16: Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
9/18: Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
9/19: Montreal, QU – Pop Montreal
9/20: Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
9/21: New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
9/22: Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
9/23: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/24: Atlantic City, NJ -The Boneyard
9/25: Washington, DC – DC9
9/26: Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe
9/27: Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
9/28: Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
9/29: Madison, WI – The Terrace (University of Wisconsin)
9/30: Minneapolis, MI – The 400 Bar
10/01: Rapid City, SD – Romans Imperial Inn
10/02: Missoula, MT – The Badlander
10/03: Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/04: Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/05: San Francisco, CA – The Bottom of the Hill
10/06: Reno, NV – The Holland Project
10/08: Fort Collins, CO – GNU
10/09: Denver, CO – The Lion’s Lair
10/10: Denver, CO – Unit E
10/11: Albuquerque, NM – The Gold House
10/12: Amarillo, TX – The 806
10/13: Oklahoma City, OK – The 51st St. Speakeasy
10/15: Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
10/18: Brooklyn, NY – Muchmore’s 10/19: Easthampton, MA – Flywheel Arts
10/20: Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly (CMJ – HHBTM Showcase) 10/22:
Charlottesville, VA – The Garage
10/23: Roanoke, VA – The Bazaar
10/24: Boone, NC – The Black Cat
10/25: Athens, GA – New Earth Music Hall
10/26: Birmingham, AL – The Forge
10/27: Pensacola, FL – Sluggo’s
10/28: New Orleans, LA – The Circle Bar
10/29: Houston, TX – Walters
10/30: San Antonio, TX – Boneshakers
11/03: Las Cruces, NM – The Trainyard
11/04: Tucson, AZ – The District Tavern
11/05: San Diego, CA – Bar 11
11/07: Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
11/08: Fullerton, CA – Burger Records
11/09: Sacramento, CA – Bows + Arrows
11/11: Oakland, CA – Sugar Mountain
11/12: Arcata, CA – The Shanty
11/13: Portland, OR – Valentines
11/14: Seattle, WA – The Comet

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