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The Babies hitchhike in “Mess Me Around” video; their tour starts this weekend (updated dates)

by Bill Pearis

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Onetime Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters offered The Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking in 1984 and now, 29 years later, Brooklyn’s The Babies have their own advice on the subject via the new video to their song “Mess Me Around.” That track is one of the standouts from last year’s terrific, Our House on the Hill. You can watch how their experience bumming rides below.

The band will be piling in their own van soon, as their North American tour kicks off this weekend. That tour will swing through their hometown next weekend for a show at Glasslands on April 27 with Waxahatchee and Harlem spinnoff Las Rosas. That is a rock-solid triple bill and tickets are still available.

After their North American jaunt wraps up, The Babies head to Europe to play Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival and a bunch of other dates, all of which are listed below.

The Babies – “Mess Me Around”

The Babies – 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 19 – Somerville, MA – Starlab
Apr 20 – Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University
Apr 21 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
Apr 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Apr 23 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Apr 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Apr 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Apr 26 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West
Apr 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
May 03 – Albany, NY – Valentines
May 04 – Bennington, VT – Bennington College Sunfest
May 25 – PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL
May 26 – Grenoble – Le Ciel
May 27 – Strasbourg – Le Troc Cafe
May 28 – Paris – Le Point FMR
May 29 – Nantes – Stereolux
May 30 – Limoges – La Fourmi
May 31 – Switzerland Lausanne – Le Romandie Club
June 1 – Italy Modena – Mattatoio, carpi (modena)
June 2 – Switzerland Luzern – Radio 3Fach Voliere Bar
June 3 – Germany Munich – Kafe Kult
June 4 – Austria Vienna – Arena
June 5 – Czech Republic Prague – K4
June 6 – Germany Dresden – Ostpol
June 7 – Germany Berlin – Monarch
June 8 – Sweden Malmo – Debaser
June 9 – Stockholm – Debaser
June 10 – Gothenburg – Roda Sten
June 12 – Denmark Copenhagen – Huset-KBH
June 13 – Germany Hamburg – Astra Stube
June 14 – Germany King Georg
June 15 – Holland Utectht – Ekko
June 16 – Holland Amsterdam – Paradiso
June 17 – Belgium Kortrijk De Kreun
June 18 – Holland Groningen – Vera
June 19 – Bristol – Start the Bus
June 20 – London – Lexington
June 21 – York – The Duchess
June 22 – Brighton – Greenstore

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