Friday, August 7, 2009

The Sounds hit the House of Blues Sept. 16

Holy canola, talk about ambition! The Sounds have launched a massive world tour, which brings them to the House of Blues on Sept. 16. Kinda big for them, eh? I LOVED the Sounds when that first album broke a few years ago, and while Ihaven't been up too hard on their recent stuff, I'm feeling all Papa Bear watching them explode. Such cool people, and worthy of fame. From the Hotline blog, and jesus fuck look at those dates!

The Sounds launch world tour, hit Boston Sept. 16
Nothing is better than seeing a band at a large venue while reminiscing how you once saw the same band in its early years at a club show with a handful of people. That seems to be the sentiment behind Swedish indie-wave band the Sounds, who play the House of Blues on Sept. 16.

Wasn’t too long ago they were packing out a sweaty T.T. The Bear’s in Cambridge (no, it really wasn’t) so this venue up-sizing is pretty ambitious.

But the Sounds have always had a dedicated indie rock cult following, and after completing a three-month stateside swing with No Doubt and an arena tour in Europe with Fall Out Boy, perhaps the band is ready for prime time on big stages. With a modern electronic rock sound winking suggestively at retro-based new wave pop, they certainly have the hooks as well as the chiseled Scandinavian looks. Charismatic vocalist Maja Ivarsson, a modern-day Blondie, is quite the sparkplug on stage and a budding star.

The House of Blues gig is the fourth stop in a massive 75-date world tour supporting new album “Crossing the Rubicon” that concludes in Helsinki, Finland on Dec. 19. So at least we’ll get the boys and girl all fresh and clean.

No word on ticket on-sale information just yet, but we do know support on the U.S. dates will be Cincinnati rock kids Foxy Shazam and a host of DJs. Check out their world-tour itinerary, action packed into four short months:

September 11th Downtown Quebec Quebec City, QUE
September 12th Metropolis Montreal, QUE
September 13th Phoenix Theatre Toronto, ONT
September 16th House of Blues Boston, MA
September 17th Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
September 19th TLA Philadelphia, PA
September 20th The Rams Head Baltimore, MD
September 21st 9:30 Club Washington, DC
September 22nd The Norva Norfolk, VA
September 25th HOB Myrtle Beach, SC
September 26th Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
September 27th Orange Peel Ashville, NC
September 29th Ritz Tampa, FL
September 30th Revolution Ft Lauderdale, FL
October 2nd HOB Orlando, FL
October 5th One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
October 7th House of Blues Houston, TX
October 9th La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
October 10th White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
October 11th HOB Dallas, TX
October 12th Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
October 14th Club 101 El Paso, TX
October 16th Marquee Tempe, AZ
October 20th Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
October 21st Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 23rd HOB San Diego, CA
October 24th Warfield San Francisco, CA
October 26th Commodore Ball Vancouver, BC
October 27th Showbox Seattle, WA
October 28th Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
October 30th In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
October 31st Ogden Theater Denver, CO
November 5th First Ave Minneapolis, MN
November 7th Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
November 17th Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
November 18th Sputnikhalle Munster, GER
November 19th Vera Gronningen, NL
November 20th VK Brussels, B
November 21st Ac 2 Birmingham, UK
November 22nd Oron Mor Glasgow, UK
November 23rd AC2 Manchester, UK
November 24th Electric Ballroom London, UK
November 25th Casino Noveau Paris, FR
November 27th Joy Eslava Madrid, SP
November 28th Apolo Barcelona, SP
November 30th Alte Bors Zurich, CH
December 1st Les Docks Lausanne, CH
December 2nd Rockhouse Salzburn, AT
December 3rd Arena Wien, AT
December 4th Backstage Werk Munchen, GER
December 5th Live Music Hall Cologne, GER
December 6th Reithalle Dresden, GER
December 8th Proxima Warsaw PL
December 9th Eskulap Poznan, PL
December 10th Postbahnhof Berlin, GER
December 11th Uebel&Gefearlich Hamburn, GER
December 12th KB Malmo, GER
December 13th Vega Copenhagen, DK
December 15th Klubi Turka, SF
December 16th Pakkahoune Tempere, SF
December 17th Teatria Oulu, SF
December 18th Rytmikorjaamo Seinajoki, SF
December 19th Cable Factory Helsinki, SF

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see this show. I've been listening to the Sounds for about 3 years now and I'm stoked about this show.