THE VIRGINS PLAY THE OLD BLUE LAST SHOW 20TH JUNE

THE VIRGINS PLAY THE OLD BLUE LAST SHOW 20TH JUNE

CONFIRMED AS THE KILLERS US TOUR SUPPORT. NEW ALBUM ‘STRIKE GENTLY’ OUT NOW THROUGH CULT RECORDS

 

The Virgins, who recently released their new album ‘Strike Gently’ through Cult Records, will perform at London’s The Old Blue Last on 20th June. The band have also been confirmed as support on the forthcoming The Killers tour in the US. The video to recent single ‘Prima Materia’ can be viewed here:

 

“A sharp-sounding return” 4/5 Q

“Classic…. shifting from skuzzy, hungover romps to soft, romantic croons and smooth, sexy hits” 8/10 NME

Recorded in New York at the East Village Recording Centre (underneath the site of the storied former rock club ‘Brownies’), the long-awaited second album from the New York band was produced by The Unicorn Parade (Johnny T. Yerington and Gus Oberg). Cult Records founder Julian Casablancas notes, “When I first saw the Virgins I was psyched there was such a rad new band from NYC. Donald’s such an awesome guy and it’s great to meet someone who’s such a true artist. I think they’ve made a classic record and we’re really excited they chose to work with us.”

Thurs 20th June London The Old Blue Last

http://www.gigsandtours.com/event/the-virgins/old-bluelast/706059/?pre=virgins

The Killers US Support Shows:

May

Mon 6th El Paso,TX Abraham Chavez Theatre

Weds 8th Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

Thurs 9th Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Fri 10th Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center

Sun 12th Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House

Tues 14th New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Weds 15th Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre

Thurs 16th Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

Sat 18th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

Sun 19th Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Headline Shows:

June

Fri 14th Hamburg Gruenspan

Sat 15th Cologne Luxor

Mon 17th Frankfurt Batschkapp

Tues 18th Munich Strom

Tues 25th Strasbourg La Laiterie Club

Thurs 27th Paris Le Trabendo

‘Strike Gently’ is the follow-up to the Virgins’ 2008 self-titled debut, which NME raved was “jam-packed with pop hits” and Entertainment Weekly called “punchy and slinky and over before you know it, but good, dirty fun while it lasts”. SPIN noted “these New York kids reflect the mirror-ball gleam of primo INXS and ‘Emotional Rescue’ era Rolling Stones onto the lives of today’s young, rich, and wasted.”

The group was started by frontman Donald Cumming in 2006 and features Max Kamins (bass), Xan Aird (guitar) and John Eatherly (drums). They have shared stages with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and Patti Smith and have appeared on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly.’ The single ‘Rich Girls’ from their 2008 release was included on Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘100 Best Songs of 2008.

STRIKE GENTLY’ tracklisting:

1. Prima Materia

2. Wheel of Fortune

3. Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams

4. Figure on the Ice

5. Impressions of You

6. What Good is Moonlight

7. Travel Express (from me)

8. The Beggar

9. Amelia

10. Blue Rose Tattoo

See www.returnfromthevoid.com and www.cultrecords.com for additional info on the Virgins.

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