Beth Orton (who returned to form on her latest CD) played Webster Hall in April. Stereogum and David Byrne were there. She'll be back to play the same venue on July 12, 2006. Tickets are on sale.

In semi-related news, Beth's guitarist Emmett Kelly "will be releasing his debut album under the name 'The Cairo Gang' on Narnack Records". The Cairo Gang is currently & controversially on tour with The Fall. They play Knitting Factory on June 1st and Southpaw the next day.

All dates below...

BETH ORTON (more dates TBA soon)
06/24/06 London, UK Hyde Park
07/23/06 Benicassim, SPA Benicassim Festival
07/12/06 NY, NY Webster Hall
07/17/06 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
07/24/06 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

CAIRO GANG & THE FALL
May 25th Salt Lake City, UT - THE DEPOT
May 26th Boulder, CO - BOULDER THEATER
May 27th Kansas City, MO - RECORD BAR
May 29th Minneapolis, MN - VARSITY THEATRE
May 30th Chicago, IL- LOGAN SQUARE AUDITORIUM
June 1st New York City, NY - KNITTING FACTORY
June 2nd Brooklyn, NY - SOUTHPAW