Friendly Fires @ the BV party @ Pianos on Oct 23, 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
Friendly Fires

Soft Pack (Muslims) @ the BV party @ Pianos on Oct 23, 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
The Soft Pack

White Lies, one of the most hotly tipped new British bands of 2009, confirmed that potential with a No. 1 debut for their first album, "To Lose My Life" (Fiction/Polydor) on the new U.K. album chart. Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" (Interscope/Universal) started a third week atop the singles survey.

White Lies was known as Fear Of Flying until about a year ago. The band has released three singles so far under its current name, of which the most successful, also titled "To Lose My Life," edges 35-34 this week. Its instant album chart success came as the Script's self-titled Phonogenic/Sony BMG debut slipped 1-3, while Kings Of Leon's "Only By the Night" (Hand Me Down/Sony BMG) held at No. 2. [Billboard]

Friendly Fires, The Soft Pack and White Lies have joined forces for a North American tour presented by NME. That includes two nights in a row at Bowery Ballroom in March. Tickets for both shows go on sale today at noon. All dates below...

The Soft Pack - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 31 - KEN CLUB San Diego, California
Feb 4 - THE ECHO w/ Crocodiles Los Angeles, California
Feb 7 - THE CASBAH w/ Christmas Island, Cement Fix San Diego, California
Feb 13 - THE ECHO w/ Tijuana Panthers Los Angeles, California
Feb 15 - 'NME Brats' at Carling Academy Islington w/ The Black Lips London, London and South East
Feb 17 - White Heat at Madame JoJo's w/ Women London, London and South East
Feb 18 - THE DEAF INSTITUTE w/ The Black Lips Manchester, Northwest
Feb 19 - VICE presents at the OLD BLUE LAST London
Feb 20 - Rockfeedback/Whitelight at The Lexington London
Feb 26 - MOSHI MOSHI at Hoxton Bar and Grill London

Friendly Fires, the Soft Pack & White Lies - 2009 NME Tour Dates
March 24 Washington, DC, Black Cat
March 25 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
March 26 NYC, Bowery Ballroom
March 27 NYC, Bowery Ballroom
March 28 Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
March 30 Montreal, QUE, Les Saints
March 31 Toronto, ONT, Lee's Palace
April 01 Ann Arbor, MI, Blind Pig
April 02 Indianapolis, IN, Radio Radio
April 03 Chicago, IL, Double Door
April 04 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
April 07 Seattle, WA, Neumo's
April 08 Vancouver, BC, Richard's on Richards
April 09 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
April 11 San Francisco, CA, Slims

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