The Dutchess and the Duke Ready to Tour Their Fiefdom

October 5, 2009  |  3:30pm
Don't let their names throw you. Although their curiously-spelled titles hint at the grandeur of royalty and even monarchical consanguinity, the Seattle-based Dutchess and the Duke have been consistent purveyors of warm, subtle pop more suited to pastoral backwoods cabins than palatial halls.

They're definitely not rock royalty, but they prefer it that way. And so, with tomorrow's release of their sophomore LP, Sunset/Sunrise, they're journeying forth from their own quiet kingdom for a nationwide tour.

Pay homage at the following dates:

October
9 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
10 - Olympia, Wash. @ Northern
14 - Spokane, Wash. @ Whitworth University
17 - Portland, Ore. @ Scion Garage Fest 
24 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge, Hardly Art / Sub Pop CMJ showcase

November
7 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Luigi's Fun Garden 
8 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill 
10 - Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Crepe Place 
11 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Spaceland 
13 - Irvine, Calif. @ UC Irvine, Acrobatics Everyday 
14 - San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah 
15 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room 
17 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad 
18 - Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge 
19 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court (early, all ages) + Urban Lounge (late)
21 - Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux

December
4 - Grinnell, Iowa @ Gardner Lounge, Grinnell College
5 - Chicago, Ill. @ The Empty Bottle
6 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry
7 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room
8 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Replay Lounge
9 - Columbia, Mo. @ Mojo's
10 - Little Rock, Ariz. @ Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
11 - Denton, Texas @ Rubber Gloves
12 - Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
14 - New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jack's
15 - Birmingham, Ala. @ The Bottletree
16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
17 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Locals Only

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