Fischerspooner

"In conjunction with each album, FISCHERSPOONER develops a dynamic performance that theatrically realizes and furthers their creative concepts and ideas. Legend amongst outsider teenagers and sophisticated arts elite alike, the shows are renowned for their rich mix of art, dance, music and fashion. Hairy monsters, feathered chorus girls spitting blood, raucous new versions of their underground hits, and storms of glitter - a FISCHERSPOONER show is a phantasmagoric experience that is all the way live...

...Having returned to their independent roots in the creation of the music, the live show has similarly been developed in tandem over the years of writing the album. During this process, Spooner appeared with legendary experimental company The Wooster Group in their unique production of Hamlet. This led to a series of workshops with the entire Fischerspooner company being trained in many of the company's signature techniques, which are now integrated with their own brand of postmodern showmanship.

Longtime choreographer Vanessa Walters has created intricate and explosive dances that blend a vigorous future pop aesthetic with classical and modern technique. Musical director Ian Pai continues to trigger the FISCHERSPOONER song catalog, and new collaborator Andrew Schneider adds a new layer of detailed video art."...

Whether you agree on their own take, that, "a FISCHERSPOONER show is a phantasmagoric experience that is all the way live", you know it will at least be interesting. The new "Between Worlds" tour (that is referenced above) kicks off in Philly on May 6th, hits Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 7th, then Webster Hall on May 8th, and keeps going until it ends in Toronto on June 2nd. NYC tickets go on Am Ex presale on Wednesday and then regular sale on Friday. All dates below...

Fisherspooner - 2009 Tour Dates
6-May-09 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia
7-May-09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn
8-May-09 Webster Hall NYC
10-May-09 9:30 Club Washington DC
11-May-09 The Roxy Boston
13-May-09 The Loft Atlanta
15-May-09 Granada Theatre Dallas
16-May-09 HOB Houston
18-May-09 Ogden Denver
20-May-09 HOB San Diego
21-May-09 HOB Anaheim
22-May-09 Fillmore San Francisco
23-May-09 Avalon Los Angeles
25-May-09 Wonder Ballroom Portland
26-May-09 The Showbox@ The Market Seattle
29-May-09 First Ave Minneapolis
30-May-09 Metro/Smart Bar Chicago
31-May-09 Majestic Theatre Detroit
2-Jun-09 Phoenix Toronto