Ladies and gentleman, it's been an exciting day at the Spinto Band offices!
First, we observed, studied, then rehearsed the choreography of The Shadows' historic 1981 performance on Noel Edmonds' Swap Shop.
It's not perfect yet, but by the time we play your city, we will have it down! Wait, "play your city"? Oh, about that. We've got some tours planned. Are you ready?
First, we cross the Atlantic ocean and traverse the United Kingdom (with just a punch of Belgium, France, and The Netherlands). It's been a while since we've been there. Do they still have Pret a Manger? Joe wants to know.
09.22 - Brussels - Botanique / Rotonde
09.23 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
09.24 - Paris - La Maroquinerie
09.25 - London - The Borderline
09.27 - Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
09.28 - Oxford - Bullingdon Arms
09.29 - Glasgow - Oran Mor
09.30 - Liverpool - Korova
10.01 - Stoke - Sugarmill
10.03 - Bristol - The Louisiana
10.04 - Leeds - The Cockpit
10.05 - Manchester - Night & Day
10.06 - York - The Duchess
10.08 - Cambridge - Soul Tree
10.09 - Nottingham - Bodega Social Club
10.10 - Birmingham - Barfly
After that exhilarating jaunt, we make our way back home. If all goes as planned, we will have safely smuggled Scotland's own Frightened Rabbit through U.S Customs. Why? Because they fit into our backpacks and we're going on tour with 'em!
10.17 - Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church
10.18 - Brooklyn, NY - The Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.19 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Cafe
10.20 - Montreal, QC - Petit Cafe Campus
10.21 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10.22 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
10.23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.24 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10.25 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10.28 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10.29 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
10.30 - Portland Oregon - Holocene
11.01 - San Francisco, CA - The Bottom of the Hill
11.02 - San Francisco, CA - The Bottom of the Hill
11.03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
11.06 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
11.08 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
11.09 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11.11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
11.12 - Atlanta GA - The Masquerade*
11.13 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theater*
11.14 - Washington, D.C - The Black Cat*
*No Frightened Rabbit on these dates
But the real reason we're excited today is because Moonwink is available for pre-ordering!
For residents of North America, please direct yourself to Park The Van's Web Store. You can purchase a CD, Vinyl (180 gram!), or a "bundle". Now, I know what you're thinking: "Bundle? What is a bundle?" Well, the bundle comes with a copy of Moonwink, a comfy t-shirt, an adorable poster, a modest sticker, and a roguish button! For only $30.
For residents of Europe, please direct yourself here. Each purchase comes with a digital copy, and the first fifty customers will get a free copy of the Decade: 10 Years of Fierce Panda compilation...So order fast...and often!