THE DRESDEN DOLLS this FALL: HALLOWEEN in D.C. + 3 intimate Boston shows
beautiful poster design by our old friends in Italy, malleus rock art lab…and YES, will be on sale at the shows as you may know, Halloween is near and dear to the heart of every little dresden doll.
And this year marks SEVENTEEN years (wtf??) since we met that beautiful & fateful night in 2000 and started our band. it feels unreal.
here we are back in 2003, photographed by scott irvine:
to celebrate this time around, we are going to play a HALLOWEEN SHOW at the 9:30 club in WASHINGTON, D.C..
that’s right, boys and girls, our nation’s capital, where the current forces of trickery and terror must be battled head-on by the forces of the punk cabaret.
the last time the dresden dolls played the 9:30 club was in 2008, for a Rock the Vote concert during obama’s inauguration.
get up, stand up, GET DRESSED….get fuckin’ ready.
after that we are going to head to our old stomping ground, the PARADISE ROCK CLUB in boston, where we threw our very first record release party (for “the dresden dolls” eponymous CD) in 2003 and where we famously filmed our first DVD after a massive black-out (directed by Michael Pope) in 2005.
this year marks the FORTIETH BIRTHDAY of the paradise (see? we’re not THAT old!!) and they were gracious enough to invite the dolls to play some super-special shows to commemorate the awesome.
these shows will be SWEATY and LOUD, the way we like ’em.
we will be playing old and new material.
we will be sharpening our knives.
we are READY.
THESE VENUES ARE SMALL.
the paradise holds less than a thousand people, so tickets for these shows will sell incredibly fast. please be ready to grab tickets the moment they go on sale.
and here’s a word from brian:
“Halloween and the act of transforming yourself outwardly to strut your inner, totem-animal are in the very life blood of The Dresden Dolls. From the very first time we played the Paradise in autumn 2003 for our debut album release, we called on our fans and friends to come dressed to the nines for the occasion, and soon it spread worldwide via our most spunky followers in The Brigade. It’s a perfect time to celebrate the Ruby Red 40th Anniversary of this classic Boston rock venue, and the 14th Band-iversary of the cities stripiest duo.”
October 31 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C. – Tickets/Info* – Onsale Aug. 17 @ 10am EST
November 3 – Paradise – Boston, MA – Tickets/Info – Onsale Aug.18 @ 10am EST
November 4 – Paradise – Boston, MA – Tickets/Info – Onsale Aug.18 @ 10am EST
November 6 – Paradise – Boston, MA – Tickets/Info – Onsale Aug.18 @ 10am EST
*with This Way to the Egress!
LONG LIVE THE PUNK CABARET.
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