Scissor Sisters @ Stubb's SXSW 2010 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Scissor Sisters

After two albums that dominated the charts overseas, and barely grazed them here, the American pop scene has lately swung back in the Sisters' direction.

Dance music now dominates commercial U.S. radio for the first time since the late '90s, thanks to the kicked up heels of The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Ke, and Taio Cruz. For a group like the Scissor Sisters - who sound like a cross between the Bee Gees and a bunch of Lower East Side club kids in a Human League tribute band - that's great news.

Unlike their two previous CDs, which balanced foofy ballads with frilly club pieces, "Night Work" keeps the beats pumping and the subject mater, shall-we-say, nocturnal. Lead singer Jake Shears says he received inspiration for the CD during a peak moment in a Berlin night club. The resulting music sounds just as twitchy, erotic, and mad as that setting suggests. [Daily News]

With new record Night Work on the shelves (it came out June 28th) (I haven't listened to it yet), Scissor Sisters will be touring North American this August and September. They perform at NYC's Terminal 5 on Tuesday, August 24th with DJ Sammy Jo (who opens the tour). Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale Wednesday at 11am. General sale starts Friday at noon.

Their video for single "Fire with Fire," a recent live clip, the butt-cheek filled "Night Work" cover art, and all tour dates are below...

Night Work

Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire

Scissor Sisters - Filthy Gorgeous @ Paradiso Amsterdam 5 july 2010

Scissor Sisters - 2010 Tour Dates
8/21 Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
8/23 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
8/24 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/27 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
8/28 Boston, MA - House of Blues
8/29 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
8/31 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
9/02 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
9/03 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/04 Minneapolis, MN - Epic Nightclub
9/06 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
9/10 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre
9/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
9/12 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
9/14 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
9/15 Seattle, WA - The Showbox SODO
9/16 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park
12/03 Birmingham - LG Arena
12/06 Cardiff - Cardiff Arena
12/08 Glasgow - SECC
12/10 Newcastle - Newcastle Arena
12/11 Manchester - MEN Arena
12/12 Brighton - Brighton Centre
12/14 Nottingham - Nottingham Arena
12/15 London - O2 Arena

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