Nikki Darlin healing, Those Darlins announce more dates
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Those Darlins' Nikki @ Mercury Lounge in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
This past weekend [May 15-16], Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday [May 14th] at The Nelsonville Music Festival in Ohio.
What happened? Darlins wear cowboy boots. Cowboy boots and country fields can make even the baddest darlin come down hard... and Nikki is bad. She will have surgery later this week and recover throughout June.
[Those Darlins wrote on May 18th]
Nikki is all stitched up and the band plans to go on with its tour dates set for June and beyond (though they were forced to postpone their Australian tour scheduled for May). They held a benefit show on May 22nd which featured a special three-piece+guests version of the Darlins to raise money for her hospital bills (you can donate here).
Their tour dates lined up for the summer are in the South and Midwest - they'll make their way to NYC for a Bowery Ballroom show on Thursday, September 16th (a venue they played in February). Also on the bill are the Strange Boys and Gentleman Jesse. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 2nd at noon. All tour dates (including Austin City Limits in October) are below...
You can watch a recent short documentary on the band, as well as live clips from them at SXSW (playing with Deer Tick), below...
Those Darlins feat Deer Tick @ Deer Tick Presents Party at Threadgills, SXSW 2010
Those Darlins @ Deer Tick Presents Party at Threadgills, SXSW 2010
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Those Darlins - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 11 Blueberry Hill's Duck Room St. Louis, mo
Jun 12 North Stage Chicago, IL
Jun 18 The Northside Tavern - FREE Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 19 The Brass Rail w/ Electric Panda & The Sacred Broncos Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Jun 26 Helen Keller Festival Tuscumbia, Alabama
Jun 26 JD's Bar & Grill w/Satan's Youth Ministers Sheffield, AL
Jul 09 Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson, MS
Jul 10 The Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
Jul 17 Master Musicians Festival Somerset, KY
Aug 27 Whispering Beard Folk Festival morningview, KY
Sep 16 Bowery Ballroom w/The Strange Boys & Gentleman Jesse New York, NY
Sep 23 Pygmalion Music Festival Champaign-Urbana, IL
Oct 08 Austin City Limits Austin, TX