The Drones announce brief USA tour

Music News | Aug 6th, 2009

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Melbourne’s The Drones will be embarking on a brief US tour this September, with stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. They will also be playing the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in upstate New York. Their latest album, Havilah, was released earlier this year on ATP Recordings.

Havilah, like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars and singer Gareth Liddiard’s incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry, this time on the nature of, in no particular order, the moon (Penumbra), divorce (The Drifting Housewife) and the acquisition of godlike power and the cult of John Frum (I Am the Supercargo). It’s an album that’s brimful of the innovation and artistic integrity that has made The Drones one of Australian rock’s most critically acclaimed acts here and overseas during the past four years.

THE DRONES TOUR DATES

09-09 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
09-11 Monticello, NY – ATP Festival
09-15 Chicago, IL – Schubas
09-16 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
09-17 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
09-18 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

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