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The Fratellis @ Habana Calle 6, Austin, TX (SXSW) pics, Pete Townshend, The Police & Tour Dates

Fratellis @ SXSW

Judging by the size of the crowd, the Fratellis turned out to the ‘the band to see’ at our (Le Tigre / Brooklyn Vegan / NY2LON) day show during SXSW last Saturday (March 17, 2007).

Fratellis @ SXSW

Possibly due to contract limitations though, the usually rocking trio ended up playing their whole set acoustic – even the drummer sat there with a guitar and sang along. Ends up, it was great.

I saw them again since then though – not-acoustic at Mercury Lounge (pictures later), and I actually had trouble getting into it that time….which still leaves me struggling with an internal love/hate relationship with the iPod commercial band.

Anyway, they’re showing all the signs of being the next band out of the UK to blow up. In addition to a Brit Award, two quickly sold out shows in NYC (by the way, the Brooklyn show never happened), and mega-interest at SXSW, they’ve also got validation by The Who’s Pete Townshend, who, in Austin to give the SXSW keynote address, got up and played a song with them at the SPIN day party at Stubb’s…

The Fratellis & Pete Townshend @ Stubbs – March 16, 2007 (CRED)
Fratellis @ SXSW

…and the Fratellis seem to have also landed themselves a few opening slots on the upcoming classic rock punk Police reunion tour….

The Fratellis & The Police – Tour Dates
Wed 06/13/07 in Oakland, CA @ McAfee Coliseum
Thu 07/19/07 in Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Sun 08/05/07 in East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium

So, expect to keep hearing about the Fratellis, even if they’re too lazy to make it happen themselves. More tour dates below the rest of the pictures….

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

Fratellis @ SXSW

The Fratellis – 2007 Tour Dates
Apr 28 – Coachella Indio, California
May 5 – Marquee Theatre Tempe, Arizona
May 6 – House of Blues San Diego, California
May 8 – The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
May 9 – The Fillmore San Franciso, California
May 11 – Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
May 12 – Richard’s On Richard’s Vancouver, British Columbia
May 13 – The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Jun 13 – McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, CA *
Jul 19 – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA *
Aug 05 – Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ *

* w/ The Police

* Ferraby Lionheart @ Habana Calle, Austin, TX (SXSW) – pics
* posed photographs from the NY2LON party
* Fratellis don’t add Brooklyn show – ALBUM STREAMS
* Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys & Fratellis win Brit awards
* the UK’s The Fratellis | HOT OR NOT? | 2007 Tour Dates (NYC, SXSW)
* The Fratellis add 2nd NYC show

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