Silversun Pickups have announced a string on North American tour dates following the release of their ‘Neck Of The Woods‘ album in May.
The band will launch the tour at X-Fest in Calgary on September 1st, with dates continuing for the majority of the month before a final show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on the 20th. A trio of festival appearances in Toronto, Dover and Kansas City are also due for July and August.
Writing on their official website at the time of ‘Neck Of The Woods’ release, Silversun Pickups described the album thus:
“From inception to fruition, a series of happy accidents led Silversun Pickups to the transcendent Neck of the Woods. Every step on the journey was marked by true synchronicity in action – the stars aligned, clouds parted, the cosmos smiling down upon the band.”
Calgary, AB @ X-Fest (1)
Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom (2)
Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl (4)
Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre (6)
Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW (9)
Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre (12)
Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (16)
Papillon, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheatre (17)
Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre (20)
Los Angeles’ Silversun Pickups appeared on the Late Show…with David Letterman yesterday evening (June 4th) – a performance of ‘Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)‘ can be viewed via YouTube below.
Danger Bird Records is releasing Silversun Pickups‘ follow-up to 2009′s Grammy-nominated Swoon on Tuesday. Check out the band’s website for cool limited edition yellow vinyls as well as the traditional CD and digital download package. Even better you can stream the LA based indie rock quartet’s album before it comes out in stores below.
On their website the band wrote following about the album:
From inception to fruition, a series of happy accidents led Silversun Pickups to the transcendent Neck of the Woods. Every step on the journey was marked by true synchronicity in action – the stars aligned, clouds parted, the cosmos smiling down upon the band. For their part, Silversun Pickups take a more pragmatic view.
“Some people believe in The Force,” Aubert says, “but I’m more like Han Solo – I think it’s just dumb luck! We definitely prepared for if the luck came, but that doesn’t mean that anything we did necessarily had that much to do with how well things went. I don’t know what we did to deserve it, but we’re thankful.”
Catch the band on Jimmy Kimmel on May 8th, or better yet, go out and see them live if they’re coming to a city near you:
MAY 04 THE OBSERVATORY SANTA ANA, CA
MAY 05 KROQ WEENIE ROAST IRVINE, CA
MAY 08 JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE LOS ANGELES, CA
MAY 09 AMOEBA RECORDS (IN-STORE) SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MAY 25 GORGE AMPHITHEATRE GEORGE, WA
JUN 01 KJEE SUMMER ROUND-UP SANTA BARBARA, CA
JUN 02 THE SHORELINE MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
JUL 05 THE MOOSE’S TOOTH ANCHORAGE, AK
JUL 14 DOWNSVIEW PARK ALLEN ROAD TORONTO, CANADA
SEP 01 XFEST CALGARY, CANADA
SEP 02 SONIC BOOM EDMONTON, CANADA
Independent LA based rockers Silversun Pickups have been nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy Award. In the history of the Grammys only 10 fully independent bands have ever been nominated for music’s most coveted award.
Lead singer Brian Aubert explains, “This was never something in our sights. We have never even had a fantasy about this. It just wasn’t on our radar. However, we do feel insanely proud of our label and everyone involved with us. The nod from the Grammys makes us feel real warm inside. We’re astonished, excited, and completely humbled by it.”
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