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UK band Esben & the Witch signed to Matador, play 1st US show tonight & other tour dates

by BBG

Esben & The Witch

Dramatic and ethereal, not to mention captivating, the recorded material from UK’s Esben & The Witch recall moments of Kate Bush, Bauhaus, Portishead, or the darker side of indie pop. The trio have signed with Matador and will welcome the new Marching Song 12″ on Oct 11th and a long-player next year, but in the meantime will hit the road for a string of US dates that will include THREE shows in NYC. One of those dates is TONIGHT (9/20) at Glasslands. It’s their first-ever US show and tickets are still on sale. Mon Khmer, Grooms, and Megafortress are also on the bill.

The second NYC show will be supporting Foals at the sold-out Bowery Ballroom on 10/1 (right before they head to Vegas for Matador 21) and the third will see the band supporting A Sunny Day In Glasgow at Knitting Factory on 10/26 (tickets).

Esben & The Witch recently dropped a video for the title track to the Marching Song 12″, dig on the video for that, as well as all tour dates below.


Esben and the Witch – “Marching Song” (Official Video)

ESBEN & THE WITCH – 2010 TOUR DATES
Sep 20 2010 Glasslands Gallery New York, New York
Sep 23 2010 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Sep 24 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Sep 25 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Sep 27 2010 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 28 2010 la sala rosa montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Sep 29 2010 Paradise Rock Club boston, ma
Sep 30 2010 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Oct 1 2010 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 3 2010 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
Oct 5 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 6 2010 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 8 2010 Walter’s on Washington Houston, TX
Oct 9 2010 The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Oct 10 2010 The Nightmare Dallas, TX
Oct 12 2010 Larimer Lounge denver, Colorado
Oct 14 2010 Casbah San Diego, Ca
Oct 18 2010 El Rey Theatre Chico, CA
Oct 19 2010 The Blank Club San Jose, Ca
Oct 20 2010 Bottom Of The Hill SAN FRANCISCO, Ca
Oct 21 2010 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Oct 22 2010 Venue Vancouver, Na, CANADA
Oct 23 2010 Neumos City Arts Music Seattle, Na
Oct 26 2010 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York, NY
Nov 4 2010 La Boule Noir Paris, France, FRANCE
Nov 10 2010 Electrowerkz London, Na, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 11 2010 The Deaf Institue Manchester, Greater Ma, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 12 2010 Captain’s Rest Glasgow, Glasgow Ci, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 14 2010 Leeds University Leeds, Na, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 27 2010Le Guess Who Festival Utrecht, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

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