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The Radio Dept cancel a show, Young Prisms touring w/ them

by Bill Pearis

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Radio Dept
Radio Dept

The Radio Dept.‘s Webster Hall show on February 3, which was added less than a month ago, has been un-added. Tickets to that show will be honored at the band’s Feb. 2 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg which still has tickets available. It’s the second date on the enigmatic Swedes’ first-ever North American tour. All dates are at the bottom of this post.

A week before their tour kick-off (Jan 25), The Radio Dept release Passive-Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 which culls eight years worth of non-LP, out-of-print greatness onto CDs (or two vinyl platters). Some of their best tracks appeared on their EPs, and though it’s not 100% completist, it’s still well worth picking up.

Young Prisms
Young Prisms

In other news, San Francisco’s Young Prisms have been picked as The Radio Dept.’s openers for this tour. The band’s gauzy sound will make for a nice appetizer before the Swedish main course. They were good at Glasslands back in November when they played with fellow Bay Area noise merchants Weekend. Young Prisms’ debut, Friends For Now, is out next Tuesday (1/18) on Kanine Records. You can get a taste of the LP above.

Prior to their stint with The Radio Dept., Young Prisms will tour with SF pals Melted Toys who’ll have a record out on Underwater Peoples in the near future. After their dates with Radio Dept., YP head to Europe to tour with Surfer Blood and No Joy. All Young Prisms 2011 dates are after the jump.

Young Prisms

The Radio Dept – 2011 North American Tour
Feb 01 Washington D.C. Rock N Roll Hotel
Feb 02 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 04 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
Feb 05 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Feb 07 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Feb 08 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Feb 09 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Feb 12 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Feb 13 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Feb 14 Sacramento, CA Luigis * New date
Feb 15 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Feb 19 Mexico City, MX Teatro de la Ciudad

Young Prisms – Friends for Now

Young Prisms

Young Prisms – 2011 Tour Dates
01.19 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (record release show)
01.20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite *
01.21 San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse *
01.22 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture Gallery *
01.24 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr. *
01.25 Dallas, TX @ City Tavern *
01.26 Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
01.27 Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club *
01.28 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
01.29 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub *
01.31 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
02.01 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^
02.02 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
02.03 New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
02.04 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East ^
02.05 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus ^
02.07 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place ^
02.08 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^
02.09 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
02.12 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café ^
02.13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
02.15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
02.16 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre ^
03.02 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 +
03.04 Birmingham, UK @ Academt 2 +
03.05 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts +
03.06 Newcastle, UK @ Academy 2 +
03.08 Brighton, UK @ Digital +
03.08 London, UK @ Scala +
* w/ Melted Toys
^ w/ Radio Dept.
+ w/ Surfer Blood, No Joy

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