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July 26th, 2011
After an unsuccessful attempt to finish a tour of North America last year, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore are giving it another go this fall. The Aussie duo have scheduled an eight-stop tour that includes a show in Toronto at the new Echo Beach on September 13th. Expect lots of colours, costume changes and maybe even some live animals, if we’re lucky. (Via Exclaim!)
Speaking of North American tours, The Drums have announced a full tour that’s about triple the size of Empire of the Sun’s. It will include three Canadian dates – Montreal’s il Motore on September 30th, Toronto’s Mod Club on October 1st and Vancouver’s Venue on October 11th – in support of the band’s new album, Portamento (out September 13th), which will now be released by Frenchkiss Records (The Antlers, Les Savy Fav, Passion Pit). (Via We All Want Someone)
Hot Snakes are reforming to play at the Nightmare ATP festival in England. The band, who were led by Rick Froberg and John Reis, who were previously members of Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu each went in their own direction following Hot Snakes’ demise: Froberg started Obits, while Reis formed Night Marchers. On a message board post, the band said they’re not sure what will become of the reunion, but would rather not hear any suggestions on the matter. (Via The Daily Swarm)
London, UK pop adventurers Still Corners will release their debut album, Creatures of an Hour, through Sub Pop on October 11th. They’ll also be embarking on a North American tour in the fall that will include Montreal’s il Motore on October 24th, Toronto’s Drake Underground on October 25th and Vancouver’s Media Club on October 31st. (Via One Thirty BPM)
There’s not much to go on, but Radiohead’s Phil Selway has hinted that the band will possibly go out on tour, thanks to the response to their recent headlining spot at Glastonbury last month. (Via NME)Tweet