Black Kids announce U.S. tour dates
The boogie-lovin' Jacksonville, Fla., five-piece known as Black Kids had a hell of an '07. Starting in August, they wowed the crowds at Athens Popfest, which was swiftly followed by a cascade of blog posts and swooning reviews of the band's sole output to date: a self-released demo/four-song EP entitled Wizard of Ahhhs that, until recently, the band was offering for free download on its website.
The poppy upstarts garnered a dedicated post on the New York Times blog during the weeklong, can't-stop-the-music CMJ Marathon, and there's no rumble strips in sight for '08, either. Black Kids have already been tagged a Rolling Stone 2008 Artist to Watch and one of NME's ten selections for the makers of New Noise 2008. All this with not one LP to the band's name and no American tour outside of the Southeast.
That's about to change, though. According to Pitchfork, the band will begin recording a full-length sometime in March of this year; until then, fans will have to be sated with the UK-only CD/7" single of "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You."
As for getting the rest of the U.S. into the groove, Black Kids can cross that off the to-do list starting in April, when the group hits the road with Australian "pop/pop/pop" band Cut Copy. Before that, Black Kids will wrap up some UK dates with Kate Nash and The Futureheads.
Where to attempt to teach your boyfriend how to dance (with or without you):
24 - Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Hall Auditorium (w/Kate Nash)
25 - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre (w/Kate Nash)
1 - Wolverhampton, England @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (w/Kate Nash)
2 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City (w/Kate Nash)
4 - Manchester, England @ Apollo (w/Kate Nash)
5 - Preston, England @ Guildhall (w/Kate Nash)
7 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands (w/Kate Nash)
8 - Lincoln, England @ Engine Shed (w/Kate Nash)
9 - Portsmouth, England @ Guildhall (w/Kate Nash)
10 - London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo (w/Kate Nash)
12 - London, England @ ICalif.
13 - London, England @ ICalif.
20 - London, England @ Brixton Academy (w/The Futureheads)
27 - Indio, Calif. @ Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
27 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Mezzanine (w/Cut Copy)
28 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/Cut Copy)
29 - Vancouver, BC @ Richard's on Richards (w/Cut Copy)
30 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos (w/Cut Copy)
2 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge (w/Cut Copy)
3 - Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge (w/Cut Copy)
5 - Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room (w/Cut Copy)
6 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry (w/Cut Copy)
7 - Chicago, Ill. @ The Abbey (w/Cut Copy)
8 - Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Stick (w/Cut Copy)
9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lee's Palace (w/Cut Copy)
10 - Montreal, Quebec @ Cabaret Musée Juste Pour Rine (w/Cut Copy)
12 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise (w/Cut Copy)
15 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat (w/Cut Copy)
16 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Pure (w/Cut Copy)
17 - Baltimore, Md. @ Sonar (w/Cut Copy)
18 - London, England @ ULU
13 - Kinross-shire, Scotland @ T in the Park
19 - Dorset, England @ Camp Bestival
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