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the Breeders (covered by Thermals) – tour dates w/ Times New Viking (new album, MP3), Whispertown 2000 (in NYC)

DOWNLOAD: Times New Viking – Time No Hope (MP3)

Breeders

Since we last spoke, The Breeders have expanded the dates and added openers to their August tour. Joining them at first will be Times New Viking (who have an MP3 off their forthcoming record, Born Again Revisited, above), and then Whisptertown 2000, who will be opening both of the Breeders’ NYC shows at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows, happening August 18th and 19th, are still on sale.

Though the Breeders didn’t play the Pitchfork Festival over the weekend, if you were there you did hear their song “Saints” coming off the stage courtesy of The Thermals, who also covered Sonic Youth’s “100%,” Nirvana’s “Sappy” and Green Day’s “Basket Case.”

After the show, Harris and bassist Kathy Foster told Spinner they’ve been playing the Nirvana and Breeders songs fairly often, but the other two were new. “Those are all of our favorite songs,” Foster said. “We were a little nervous, but it was really fun.”

Harris said he wasn’t sure how ‘Basket Case’ would pop. “Pitchfork’s such a hipster thing,” he teased. “You’ve got to play it a little cooler. And it’s Chicago too, so you gotta be cool. But we’re not embarrassed to love Green Day.”

They also played the Breeders and Nirvana covers at their last Brooklyn show. All tour dates, and TNV album art and release info, below…

“Born Again Revisited” –out 9/22/09 on Matador
Times New Viking

The Breeders – 2009 Tour Dates
Wed Aug 05 – Newport, KY The Southgate House *
Thu Aug 06 – Indianapolis, IN The Vogue *
Fri Aug 07 – St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill *
Sat Aug 08 – Lawrence, KS Bottleneck *
Sun Aug 09 – Omaha, NE Slowdown *
Tue Aug 11 – Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe **
Wed Aug 12 – Madison, WI Majestic Theater **
Thu Aug 13 – Chicago, IL Metro **
Fri Aug 14 – Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom **
Sat Aug 15 – Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace **
Mon Aug 17 – Boston, MA Paradise **
Tue Aug 18 – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom **
Wed Aug 19 – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom **
Fri Aug 21 – Washington, DC Black Cat **
Sat Aug 22 – Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge **
Sun Aug 23 – Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
* w/ Times New Viking
** w/ Whispertown 2000

Whispertown 2000 – 2009 Headlining Tour Dates
Sep 11 End of the Road Festival Dorcet, UK

Times New Viking – 2009 Headlining Tour Dates
Jul 22 magic stick detroit, Michigan
Jul 24 rubbles bar/MIDWEST FEST mt. pleasant, Michigan
Aug 10 walker art center/ loring park minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 15 ruby tuesdays columbus
Aug 23 newport music hall columbus, Ohio
Sep 16 buffalo bar cardiff
Sep 17 nice & sleazy glasgow
Sep 18 auntie annie’s belfast
Sep 19 whelan’s dublin
Sep 20 korova liverpool
Sep 21 the basement york
Sep 22 the corner manchester
Sep 23 cargo london
Sep 24 freebutt brighton
Sep 26 festaal kreuzberg berlin
Sep 28 paradiso amsterdam
Sep 30 st ex bordeaux
Oct 02 circulo de bella artes madrid
Oct 03 la 2 barcelona

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