The Pink Spiders tour dates announced

Music News | Aug 29th, 2008

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Brendan O’Brien-Produced Indie Release Sweat It Out Drops September 23rd

The Pink Spiders, the Nashville-based band with the explosive sound and attitude to burn, is hitting the road across the nation this fall in support of the September 23rd independent release of their latest album, Sweat It Out. Kicking off on September 11 in the band’s hometown of Nashville, and continuing through November 8 in Miami, the cross-country headlining trek also includes a stop in Baltimore for the second annual Noise in the Basement Creative Conference (to support independent music retail stores) on September 19th, where The Pink Spiders will share the bill with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Pretenders. In addition, The Pink Spiders will play a series of October dates in support of fellow rockers Sherwood.

With heavyweight producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen) at the helm, Sweat It Out is the band’s first album on Pink Spiders frontman Matt Friction’s own label Mean Buzz, via Adrenaline Music. Giving fans a taste of what’s to come, the new album’s first single and video “Gimme Chemicals” – which screams “summer party anthem” – will be hitting the airwaves shortly. Prior to the album release, the band is selling pre-order “survival” packs that contain the album along with a Pink Spiders T-shirt, 5-Song digital EP, sunglasses and a condom.

Recently the group wrapped up another stint (their second) on this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour, which was followed by dates on their own headlining tour. Major press outlets across the nation–including USA Today, Blender and Spin–have already heaped praise on The Pink Spiders. Rolling Stone declared that “the Spiders are ready to spin a power-pop revolution,” while MTV News said “the Pink Spiders’ rock and roll assault is under way. You’ve been warned.” Entertainment Weekly described the group as “the ideal blend of sweetness and crunch,” and Billboard was impressed by their “web of gritty rock’n’roll, catchy riffs and flashy looks.”

Infamy and chaos has followed The Pink Spiders since they first stormed onto the Nashville music scene in 2004 with their self-released debut The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over, which immediately led to the band’s first indie deal less than 6 months after forming. The guys quickly generated a big buzz with their 2005 indie label release Hot Pink, an infectious dose of dark pop detailing fast getaways and faster women. Less than three weeks after the Hot Pink release, and in the midst of a nationwide tour, the band found themselves at the center of a major-label bidding war.

The Pink Spiders landed a deal with Geffen/Suretone, and in short order released their major label debut, Teenage Graffiti, produced by hit-maker and legendary frontman of The Cars, Ric Ocasek. That album spawned the single “Little Razorblade,” which exploded on radio stations from coast to coast as well as on MTV’s Total Request Live. Now, having made the wise choice to move to the indie world – Friction’s own Mean Buzz label via Adrenaline Music Group — as major labels continue to sway unsteadily on shaky ground, Matt Friction and his bandmates are poised to prove that the success of Teenage Graffiti was no fluke. They have persevered to make sure that their best work to date sees the light of day on the strength of their own efforts.

The Pink Spiders Fall 2008 Tour Itinerary

September 11 Nashville, TN Movement Nashville Festival – Cannery Ballroom #

September 13 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs ^ @

September 14 New York, NY Knitting Factory – Main Stage ^ @

September 17 Allentown, PA Masquerade Room ^

September 18 Philadelphia, PA JC Dobbs ^

September 19 Baltimore, MD Noise in the Basement – The Talking Head club *

September 20 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon

September 26 Murfreesboro, TN Main Street #

September 29 Champaign, IL IMC ^

September 30 St. Louis, MO Bluebird ^

October 1 Kansas City, MO Record Bar #

October 2 Boulder, CO The Black Sheep ^

October 3 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre ^

October 7 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk +

October 8 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour +

October 10 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction +

October 12 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse +

October 15 Salt Lake City, UT Studio 600 +

October 16 Provo, UT Velour +

October 17 Rexburg, ID The Westwood Theatre +

October 18 Boise, ID The Venue +

October 19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre +

October 20 Seattle, OR Chop Suey +

October 23 San Francisco, CA Slim’s +

October 24 Visalia, CA 210 +

October 25 San Luis Obispo Downtown Brew +

October 31 Austin, TX Emo’s ^

November 1 San Antonio, TX The Rock Bottom %

November 2 Houston, TX Walter’s %

November 4 Pensacola, FL The Handlebar %

November 6 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits %

November 8 Miami, FL Respectable St. %

More dates to be added.

^ all ages show

@ w/The Loved Ones

# 18 and over

* w/The Pretenders

+ w/Sherwood, Barcelona and Reign of Kindo

% w/Cruiserweight and Mondo Primo