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Tokyo Police Club play private record release show tonight (win tix) before leaving on tour – 2010 dates, new video, stuff


Tokyo Police Club kick off their tour with Passion Pit in Baltimore on Wednesday (June 2nd). They’ll be in Virginia on June 8th which is the day their new album Champ (cover art above) is released, and they won’t be back in NYC until the end of the month when they open for Passion Pit in Prospect Park and on Governors Island. To remedy that situation a bit, they’re playing their own headlining show at the Studio at Webster Hall tonight (June 1st) (flyer above). Members of the press and other friends were invited to the gig. And I have five pairs of tickets to giveaway too. Details on winning them, the band’s new new video, all dates & stuff, below…

Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed

farewell sweet T. Dot 1 June 2010

i’m sitting now on the command deck of our bus, though i keep being corrected and informed it’s a “lounge”. can’t blast klingons in lounge position…

and i’ve already forgotten to date this entry in the captains log.

so this is our first night on the bus as we embark on the first official “CHAMP: Panoramic Booty Call” tour. we’re playing a special show for some friends in new york [tonight] and then we start up with passion pit, who are all good friends of ours. except for that guy who plays the keyboards…

so what’s it like on our bus? graham is playing mr. tambourine man on the uke and greg is abiding the lyric by tapping along on his bourine-ed tam. we’re already halfway the first bottle of red wine, having thought better of smashing it on the front of the bus in ceremony. bus company would not have been psyched. nor would star fleet.
so if you’re coming if you’re coming to see us/passion pit on the tour then great, and if we’re not coming to you on this tour then don’t worry because we’re gonna be touring “CHAMP: Let The Good Times, Troll…” for a long time.

speaking of which, let us know if you have any good tour names. “passion pit support tour” isn’t blowing my mind, and we need a title worthy of the tours’ awesomeness. will anything ever top the strokes’ “wicked sceptre” tour?

stay tuned for VLOGS>>>>>>>>>>

talk soon,


Tokyo Police Club – 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 2, 2010 – Ram’s Head Live (with Passion Pit) – Baltimore, MD
Jun 3, 2010 – 9:30 Club (with Passion Pit) – Washington, DC
Jun 7, 2010 – The Norva (with Passion Pit) – Norfolk, VA
Jun 8, 2010 – The National (With Passion Pit) Richmond, VA
Jun 9, 2010 – The Tabernacle (with Passion Pit) – Atlanta, GA
Jun 11, 2010 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Jun 12, 2010 – Club at Firestone (with Passion Pit) – Orlando, FL
Jun 13, 2010 – The FIllmore (with Passion Pit) – Miami Beach, FL
Jun 14, 2010 – The Ritz Ybor (with Passion Pit) – Tampa, FL
Jun 16, 2010 – House of Blues (with Passion Pit) – New Orleans, LA
Jun 17, 2010 – Warehouse Live (with Passion Pit) – Houston, TX
Jun 18, 2010 – Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
Jun 19, 2010 – Stubb’s (with Passion Pit) – Austin, TX
Jun 21, 2010 – Palladium Ballroom (with Passion Pit) – Dallas, TX
Jun 23, 2010 – The Pageant (with Passion Pit) – St. Louis, MO
Jun 25, 2010 – Royal Oak Music Theater (with Passion PIt) – Royal Oak, MI
Jun 27, 2010 – Mann Center (with Passion Pit) – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 29, 2010 – Prospect Park Bandshell (with Passion Pit) – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 30, 2010 – Governor’s Island (with Passion Pit) – New York, NY
July 23 Nod Experiment Festival – Jackson, MI
July 24 Grog – Cleveland, OH
July 25 Town Ball Room – Buffalo, NY
July 27 Black Cat – Washington, DC
July 28 The Basement – Columbus, OH
July 29 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
July 31 Record Bar – Kansas City, KS
Aug 1 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Aug 3 Bluebird – Denver, CO
Aug 4 In The Venue – Salt Lake City
Aug 5 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 7 Plush – Tuscan, AZ
Aug 8 Casbah – San Diego, CA
Aug 12 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 Aladdin – Portland, OR
Aug 16 Neumos – Seattle, WA
Aug 19 Varsity – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 20 Metro – Chicago, IL

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO TONIGHT’S TPC SHOW @ THE STUDIO: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: TPC). Include your first and last name. Five winners will be chosen randomly and contacted ASAP.

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