1/12/2005

zeppelin reunites!

Bobbie Gale at Capitol (that's EMI) seems proud to announce tour dates for Leed's (UK) own The Music. Anyone paying attention will likely recall that the band's sophomore LP Welcome to the North arrived in the US last October. You may possibly even have noticed that a video for "Breakin'," the album's first single, has just been put into rotation on MTV2.

I jest in the post heading because I saw The Music a couple years ago and I thought they sounded way too much like Led Zeppelin, which I think is humorous and should be made fun of. Get it? Hear it for yourself. (I send you there, because at the band's "official" site there's nothing under the downloads section but wallpaper's, screensavers and e-cards) And anyway, it's not just me making the Zep connection. Says The Music site that EMI built: "Celebrated by The Los Angeles Times for 'a grand sound that mixes Zeppelin, Queen and U2 into an electronics-spiked sonic storm.'" Right.

The band is going to be in the States throughout February and March, performing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on March 14th... They are also apparently scheduled to appear at South By Southwest. Recall that this is one of those major label bands marketed as indie. Playing at SXSW. Remember when the majors didn't care about the indie market share? Thanks Nirvana. Hey, thanks Matador!

Robert Plant (aka Robert Harvey, The Music's lead singer) has this to say about Americar: "We're excited to get back over and play our own gigs out there. It's been an amazing experience touring a country as diverse and intense as America."

So get all diverse and intense with The Music this Feb/March:

February
17 New York, New York Irving Plaza
18 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Theatre of the Living Arts
22 Providence, Rhode Island The Call
23 Boston, Massachusetts Paradise Rock Club
24 Montreal, Quebec The Imperial
26 London, Ontario Centennial Hall
27 Detroit, Michigan St. Andrews Hall
28 Covington, Kentucky Jillians

March
2 Chicago, Illinois Metro
3 St. Louis, Missouri The Pageant
7 Seattle, Washington Neumos
8 Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore Ballroom
9 Portland, Oregon Crystal Ballroom
11 San Francisco, California Slim's
12 Los Angeles, California Henry Fonda Theatre
13 San Diego, California Canes Bar & Grill
15 Tempe, Arizona Marquee Theatre
17 Dallas, Texas Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

zeppelin? try straight-up jane's addiction ripoff.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jane's addiction ripoff?
Try every fucking rock band from the 70s

1:08 PM  

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