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Voxtrot replacing The Coral on the Arctic Monkeys tour

Ramesh signing autographs in France – Aug 17, 2007 (CRED)
Ramesh signing autographs

Some may have already noticed that The Coral suddenly disappeared from the upcoming Arctic Monkeys tour that includes a sold-out show at Central Park Summerstage in NYC (and also included a separate Coral show at Mercury Lounge). Well, good news for those who like Voxtrot. The Austin band will be taking The Coral’s place. That means Voxtrot‘s upcoming NYC schedule looks something like this at the moment:

Sep 5 @ Summerstage (opening for Arctic Monkeys)
Oct 14 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The Little Ones (TIX)
Oct 15 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ 1990s (TIX)

All Voxtrot tour dates (and more info) below….

From Voxtrot:

Oh, it’s crazy times here at Voxtrot HQ. We were just getting ready for a couple of weeks back home, when the Arctic Monkeys rang up to see if we’d join them on their US tour. We said yes, of course. How could we pass that up? Unfortunately, as a result, it means that we’re cancelling the rest of our European dates as well as the US west coast. The US dates will be rescheduled before the end of the year.

The UK single for "Firecracker" just got pushed back a week and will now be released on September 3rd. The a-side is a slightly reworked version of the track, while the b-side is called "Honey Bee", and was pulled from the LP sessions. It will be available on CD and 7-inch formats. If you pick it up via iTunes, you recieve a third song as well, called "Loan Shark". The two b-sides are currently streaming on Myspace.

We stopped by MTVu to film a Backstage Pass segment, which was pretty fun! You can see the results HERE.
We also played Siren Festival later that week, played skeeball with Lavender Diamond for, and sat down for a chat with Filter TV.

For those of you who don’t know about the new record yet, we’re happy to fill you in. Our first full-length record is finally in stores worldwide! We recorded it with the amazing Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Luna) in Austin and NYC. The record is 11 tracks long, eponymously titled Voxtrot, and can be found via Playlouder/Beggars Group just about everywhere. We also want to point out that if you purchase the vinyl LP, you receive a coupon for a free digital/MP3 copy of the record. If you pick it up through iTunes, you get two bonus songs, “New Love” and “Loan Shark” as an iTunes Exclusive.

All eight Reaching For The Lasers mini-documentary episodes are now up! If you haven’t seen them yet, you can find them at, where you can also hear clips of the new record, find free desktop wallpaper and AIM icon downloads.

Wed 5 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage AA ¢ SOLD OUT
Thu 6 – Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel AA ¢
Tue 11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall AA ¢
Wed 12 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom AA ¢
Thu 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre AA ¢
Sun 16 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom AA ¢
Mon 17 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre AA ¢¥
Tue 18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues 18+ ¢
Fri 21 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre AA ¢
Sat 22 – Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre AA ¢
Tue 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium AA ¢
Thu 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium AA ¢
Fri 28 – Eugene, OR @ Mcdonald Theatre AA ¢
Sat 29 – Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theatre AA ¢
Sun 30 – PNE Forum @ Vancouver, BC AA ¢

Wed 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club 18+ %
Thu 4 – Chicago, IL @ Metro 18+ %
Sat 6 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat AA %£
Sun 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church AA %*
Tue 9 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club AA %*
Wed 10 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox 19+ %*
Thu 11 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa AA %*
Fri 12 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street AA %*
Sat 13 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs 18+ %*
Sun 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 16+ %
Mon 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 21+ *

AA = All Ages
¢ = w/ Arctic Monkeys
¥ = w/ Queens of the Stone Age
* = w/ 1990s
% = w/ The Little Ones
£ = w/ House & Parish

* more Voxtrot

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