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Sleigh Bells, The Kills and more are playing free shows in Hudson River Park; new Fleetwood Mac tribute LP on the way

Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 in Feb 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells and The Kills will separately headline two Converse City Carnage concerts/skateboard events happening at Hudson River Park. The Sleigh Bells show happens Saturday July 21 and is with Jel and Mr. Dream; The Kills show happens August 18 and is with Black Bananas and Viva Viva.

Both shows are free but you do need physical tickets which can be ordered via Ticketmaster on June 22 starting at noon. You can also pick up tickets at Converse’s Soho and Garden State Plaza retail locations.

Both shows are part of two-day events. The skateboarding part will take place on Fridays (July 20, August 17) and features Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, along with the entire Converse Skateboarding team. You can read more about it here. Leading up to City Carnage, Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skate Park will get a facelift courtesy the sneaker folks.

The City Carnage show is part of Sleigh Bells expanded summer tour and all current dates — some of which are opening for Refused — are listed below.

Fleetwood Mac

In related news, The Kills are featured on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The Kills tackle karaoke favorite “Dreams” and elsewhere on the compilation you can hear Mac songs covered by Lee Ranaldo & J Mascis, Antony, New Pornographers (streaming below), Washed Out, Matt Sweeny & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Best Coast, Lykke Li, Craig Wedren & St. Vincent, Tame Impala, MGMT and more. The album’s out August 14 — tracklisting and bad cover art is below.

‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me’ A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’ Tracklist:
1). “Albatross” – Lee Ranaldo Band Featuring J Mascis (4:16)
2). “Landslide” – Antony (3:33)
3). “Before The Beginning” – Trixie Whitley (4:46)
4). “Oh Well” – Billy Gibbons & Co. (4:45)
5). “Rhiannon” – Best Coast (3:07)
6). “Think About Me” – The New Pornographers (2:56)
7). “Angel” – Marianne Faithfull (4:59)
8). “Silver Springs” – Lykke Li (4:11)
9). “Gold Dust Woman” – Karen Elson (5:43)
10). “Storms” – Matt Sweeney And Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (4:46)
11). “Straight Back” – Washed Out (3:44)
12). “That’s All For Everyone” – Tame Impala (3:43)
13). “Sisters Of The Moon” – Craig Wedren with St. Vincent (3:45)
14. “Dreams” – The Kills (4:46)
15). “Gypsy” – Gardens & Villa (4:40)
16). “Tusk” – The Crystal Ark (5:30)
17). “Future Games” – MGMT (9:02)

Sleigh Bells – 2012 Tour Dates
7/2/12 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ** %
7/3/12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues ** %
7/5/12 Montreal, QC @ Corona %
7/6/12 Ottawa, ON @ Lebreton Flats Park (Ottawa Blues Festival)
7/7/12 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ** %
7/9/12 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ** %
7/10/12 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ** %
7/12/12 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club %
7/13/12 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Fest
7/14/12 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
7/16/12 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage %
7/17/12 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater ** %
7/18/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ** %
7/20/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
7/21/12 New York, NY @ Converse City Carnage NYC (Free Show) +
7/22/12 Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Paviliion # @
8/15/12 Paredes de Coura, Portugal @ Paredes De Coura Festival
8/18/12 Hasslet, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
8/19/12 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
8/21/12 Glasgow, Scotland @ Oran Mor
8/22/12 Edinburgh, Scotland @ Liquid Room
8/24/12 Reading, England @ Reading Festival
8/25/12 Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival
8/28/12 Seattle, WA @ The Paramount *
8/29/12 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
8/31/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
9/1-2/12 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
9/27/12 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
9/29/12 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
* With Refused
** With Class Actress
% With Jel
# With Hot Chip
@ With James Murphy (DJ set)
+ With Rye Rye, Jel and Mr. Dream

The Kills – 2012 Tour Dates
6/22 Solidays Festival. Paris. France.
6/23 Rock A Field Festival. Roeser. Luxembourg. BUY
7/04 Heineken Open’er. Gdynia. Poland.
7/06 Beauregard Festival. Saint Claire. France.
7/11 La Pinede. Antibes. France.
7/12 Pont du Gard Festival. Vers-Pont-du-Gard. France.
7/13 Musilac Festival. Aix Les Bains. France.
7/15 Alive Festival. Lisbon. Portugal.
7/20 Luzern Hall (Blue Balls Festival). Luzern. Switzerland.
7/21 Paleo Festival. Nyon. Switzerland.
8/13 Mayan Theater. Los Angeles, CA. United States. BUY
8/14 Mayan Theater. Los Angeles, CA. United States.
8/18 Hudson River Park, NYC

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