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Australia's The Drones US tour dates (SXSW) + watch "The Minotaur" video

The Drones

Australia's The Drones are kicking off a US tour next week in support of their recently released album, 'Havilah'. Dates include several shows in Austin for SXSW followed by dates with The War on Drugs and Band of Horses.

Watch "The Minotaur" video:

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'Havilah', like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where
bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars. Singer Liddiard's incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry on the nature of, in no particular order, the moon (Penumbra), divorce (The Drifting Housewife) and the acquisition of godlike power and the cult of John Frum (I Am the Supercargo).

It's an album that's brimful of the innovation and artistic integrity that has made The Drones one of Australian rock's most critically acclaimed acts in the US and overseas during the past four years.

'Havilah' is available now through ATP Recordings.

The US last saw The Drones during their tours with Built To Spill and The Meat Puppets in 2008.

The Drones March/April 2009 US tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

3/15 - Aussie BBQ @ Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
3/16 - Aarvark - Ft. Worth, TX
3/17 - ATP SXSW Event @ Emo's - Austin, TX
3/18 - Little Radio/Topspin SXSW Event @ Red Eyed Fly - Austin, TX
3/20 - Aussie SXSW BBQ @ Brush Square Park - Austin, TX
3/20 - Karma Lounge - Austin, TX
3/21 - Spider House - Austin, TX
3/26 - Aussie BBQ @ Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
3/28 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
3/29 - T.T. The Bears - Boston, MA *
3/30 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY *
4/1 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA *
4/2 - Piano's - New York, NY
4/7 - Schubas - Chicago, IL
4/9 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN
4/12 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
4/13 - Someday Lounge - Portland, OR
4/15 - Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA #
4/17 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA #
4/18 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA

* w/ The War on Drugs
# w/ Band of Horses

All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP)

For more of The Drones, head to:

The Drones Official Website
The Drones MySpace

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  2. By Switchblade06 on Mar 15, 2009 | Reply

    Hey everyone watch this vid it is a great band!!!

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