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The Middle East add 3rd NYC show & other 2010 tour dates

DOWNLOAD: The Middle East – Blood (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Middle East – The Darkest Side (MP3)

The Middle East’s 2nd US show was packed (more by Tim Griffin)
The Middle East

The Middle East‘s tour with Mumford & Sons has two NYC stops – May 17th at MHOW and May 18th at Webster Hall. Both are now sold out, and both are The Middle East playing opener.

It didn’t seem right to not let them also play their own show during their first visit to NYC. Conveniently, May 19th was a day off on the tour, so… BrooklynVegan is proud to present (again) The Middle East at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, May 19th. Tickets will go on sale Friday at noon. Opener TBD.

The Australian band will spend a total of two months touring North America in April, May and June. During that time (they tour for a month with Mumford and) they play Coachella, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. Two top-notch songs from their The Recordings of The Middle East EP, out now, are posted again above. All tour dates and a video of the group performing “Blood” for KCRW at SXSW, below…

The Middle East performing “Blood” – KCRW at SXSW

The Middle East – 2010 Tour Dates
4/14/10 Davis, CA @ University of California- Davis !
4/15/10 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater *
4/16/10 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant and Music Club %
4/18/10 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/19/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse ^
4/21/10 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington ^
4/22/10 Dallas, TX @ The Loft ^
4/23/10 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution ^
4/24/10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park ^
5/05/10 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
5/06/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club at Calvin College $
5/07/10 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick $
5/08/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum $
5/09/10 Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab $
5/11/10 Portland, ME @ Space $
5/13/10 Montreal, QC @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire #
5/14/10 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs #
5/16/10 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at TLA #
5/17/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
5/18/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
5/19/10 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
5/20/10 Washington, DC @ 930 Club #
5/21/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
5/22/10 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center #
5/24/10 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
5/25/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater #
5/29/10 Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/30/10 Vancouver, BC @ 560 Club #
5/31/10 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater #
6/02/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s #
6/04/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box #
6/05/10 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
6/07/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room #
6/09/10 Austin, TX @ Antone’s #
6/10/10 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues Cambridge Room #
6/12/10 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
! w/ Passion Pit & Mayer Hawthorne
* w/ Pavement
% w/ Beach House
^ w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Laura Marling
# w/ Mumford & Sons

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