The Drones to tour the USA

Music News | Mar 4th, 2009

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The Drones will be embarking on a US tour this month in support of their recently released album, Havilah. Dates include shows with The War on Drugs and Band of Horses, as well as several shows in Austin during SXSW.

Havilah, like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars. Singer Liddiard’s incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry 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 U.S last got to glimpse The Drones during their tours with Built To Spill and The Meat Puppets last year. Now, after a blistering festival season in Australia, The Drones are jumping on a jet plane and heading to the USA. Havilah is available now through ATP Recordings.

The Drones will be touring in the following cities:

03.15 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA [Aussie BBQ]
03.16 – Aardvark – Fort Worth, TX
03.17 – ATP Event – Austin, TX [SXSW]
03.18 – Little Radio/Topspin Event – Austin, TX [SXSW]
03.20 – Aussie BBQ – Austin, TX [SXSW]
03.20 – Karma Lounge – Austin, TX [SXSW]
03.21 – Spider House – Austin, TX [SXSW]
03.26 – Bell House – New York, NY [Aussie BBQ]
03.28 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
03.29 – TT the Bears – Boston, MA*
03.30 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY*
04.01 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
04.02 – Piano’s – New York, NY
04.07 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
04.09 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
04.12 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
04.13 – Some Lounge – Portland, OR
04.15 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA**
04.17 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA**
04.18 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA

*With The War On Drugs
** With Band of Horses

For more, visit the band’s Myspace page here.